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Nov 26, 2014

by Faith Lex

Etsy.com handmade and vintage goods

My name is Faith Lex, and I’m the designer and maker behind Ordinary Mommy Design. I handcraft stylish home decor items and keepsakes using wool-blend felt, a needle and thread, and my own two hands. My home is in Easton, Pennsylvania; sharing in my crazy handmade-biz lifestyle are my husband of twelve years and our three children.

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From the time I was young, I’ve had the desire to create things – whether that meant meticulously working on a counted cross-stitch project, making simple throw pillows or writing down a story. The first time I worked with felt was when I made hair clips for my eldest daughter; I fell absolutely, head-over-heels in love!

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Felt is a wonderfully versatile medium, and I’m inspired by its willingness to mold and its readiness to forgive mistakes; I’m also inspired by the mistakes I make along the way.

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All of my pieces are my own original designs. Ideas often come to me as I drift off to sleep, so I jot them down as notes and sketches. The first step is to weed out potential problems with the design by mentally working through production; then I start on the task of drawing out my pattern. This part of the process is always a challenge for me, since drawing is not an area that I am gifted in, but it has forced me to be creative. My favorite part of the design and production work is the actual stitching. I don’t use glue or a sewing machine when I craft my pieces – it’s such a personal thing to place each and every stitch myself.

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I first opened shop in 2008, and since then the Etsy community has been an essential part of my growing process. I’ve learned so much about presenting my products and networking, and the other makers I’ve built relationships with are a crucial part of my support system. I’m thankful for the exposure I’ve gained and that I get to do all of this from my home, where I’m happiest. My goals for the future are to continue to expand my influence and eventually have an office space to call my own. Currently, all of my making is done surrounded by my loved ones, and while I don’t want that to change, it would be nice to have all of my far-flung tools and supplies gathered in one room in an orderly and organized fashion.

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Portrait and process shots by Photography by Leah Molinari, all others by Ordinary Mommy Design.

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Holiday Key Chain. Christmas Macrame Key Chain. Hostess Gift. Housewarming Gift.
Holiday Key Chain. Christmas Macrame Key Chain. Hostess Gift. Housewarming Gift.
OrdinaryMommy
$12.00 USD
Miscarriage Ornament Remembrance. Owl Ornament with Baby. Angel Baby Ornament.
Miscarriage Ornament Remembrance. Owl Ornament with Baby. Angel Baby Ornament.
OrdinaryMommy
$56.00 USD
Mini Angel Baby Owl Ornament. Remembrance Ornament. Miscarriage Keepsake.
Mini Angel Baby Owl Ornament. Remembrance Ornament. Miscarriage Keepsake.
OrdinaryMommy
$18.00 USD
Baby's First Christmas. Personalized Ornament. Felt Sheep Christmas Ornament with Name. Nativity Animal Ornament. Handmade by Ordinary Mommy
Baby's First Christmas. Personalized Ornament. Felt Sheep Christmas Ornament with Name. Nativity Animal Ornament. Handmade by Ordinary Mommy
OrdinaryMommy
$50.00 USD
Felt Cat Ornament. Spooky Black Cat. Gift for the Cat Lady. Plush Cat Head Christmas Ornament  Embroidered. Handmade by Ordinary Mommy
Felt Cat Ornament. Spooky Black Cat. Gift for the Cat Lady. Plush Cat Head Christmas Ornament Embroidered. Handmade by Ordinary Mommy
OrdinaryMommy
$28.00 USD
Macrame Key Chain Small. Bohemian Keychain. Girlfriend Gift. Sister Gift. Teacher Gift. Galentine Gift Under 20.
Macrame Key Chain Small. Bohemian Keychain. Girlfriend Gift. Sister Gift. Teacher Gift. Galentine Gift Under 20.
OrdinaryMommy
$12.00 USD
Monogram Penguin Ornament. Personalized Felt Christmas Ornament for Baby. Baby's First Christmas.
Monogram Penguin Ornament. Personalized Felt Christmas Ornament for Baby. Baby's First Christmas.
OrdinaryMommy
$45.00 USD
Two Color Macrame Key Chain. Turquoise Key Clip. Women's Boho Accessory. Bohemian Keychain.
Two Color Macrame Key Chain. Turquoise Key Clip. Women's Boho Accessory. Bohemian Keychain.
OrdinaryMommy
$12.00 USD
Polar Bear Ornament. Baby's First Christmas Ornament. Personalized Felt Christmas Ornament. Polar Bear in Sweater Keepsake Ornament.
Polar Bear Ornament. Baby's First Christmas Ornament. Personalized Felt Christmas Ornament. Polar Bear in Sweater Keepsake Ornament.
OrdinaryMommy
$50.00 USD
Cat Christmas Ornament Embroidered. White Cat Multi Colored Eyes in Blue and Green. Felt Cat Head Christmas Ornament for Cat Lover
Cat Christmas Ornament Embroidered. White Cat Multi Colored Eyes in Blue and Green. Felt Cat Head Christmas Ornament for Cat Lover
OrdinaryMommy
$28.00 USD
Pink Nursery Dream Catcher. NurseryWall Hanging. Boho Chic Dreamcatcher. Felt Dreamcatcher. Coral Ombre Decor for Baby Girl.
Pink Nursery Dream Catcher. NurseryWall Hanging. Boho Chic Dreamcatcher. Felt Dreamcatcher. Coral Ombre Decor for Baby Girl.
OrdinaryMommy
$56.00 USD
Angel Baby Ornament. Miscarriage Ornament. Loss Remembrance. Owl with Baby Keepsake. Felt Owl Christmas Ornament.
Angel Baby Ornament. Miscarriage Ornament. Loss Remembrance. Owl with Baby Keepsake. Felt Owl Christmas Ornament.
OrdinaryMommy
$56.00 USD
Mini Owl Ornament. Felt Christmas Ornament. Woodland Christmas Ornament.
Mini Owl Ornament. Felt Christmas Ornament. Woodland Christmas Ornament.
OrdinaryMommy
$15.00 USD
ORION Ornament Felt Owl. Embroidered Zodiac Gift.
ORION Ornament Felt Owl. Embroidered Zodiac Gift.
OrdinaryMommy
$45.00 USD
House Color Key Chain. Harry Potter Inspired Gift. Macrame Keychain. Friend Girlfriend Gift Under 20.
House Color Key Chain. Harry Potter Inspired Gift. Macrame Keychain. Friend Girlfriend Gift Under 20.
OrdinaryMommy
$12.00 USD
Moon and Star Wall Decor. Metallic Stars. Small Nursery Wall Hanging. Metallic Wall Mobile. Twinkle Twinkle Nursery.
Moon and Star Wall Decor. Metallic Stars. Small Nursery Wall Hanging. Metallic Wall Mobile. Twinkle Twinkle Nursery.
OrdinaryMommy
$65.00 USD
Mother and Baby Ornament. Felt Owl Ornament. New Mom Gift. Soft Plush Woodland Animal Handmade by Ordinary Mommy on Etsy
Mother and Baby Ornament. Felt Owl Ornament. New Mom Gift. Soft Plush Woodland Animal Handmade by Ordinary Mommy on Etsy
OrdinaryMommy
$45.00 USD
Zodiac Christmas Ornament. Owl Ornament Virgo Constellation. Gift for the Star Gazer. Astronomer Ornament.
Zodiac Christmas Ornament. Owl Ornament Virgo Constellation. Gift for the Star Gazer. Astronomer Ornament.
OrdinaryMommy
$45.00 USD
Modern Felt Bunting. Notched Flag Garland. Aqua and Mustard Decor Wall Hanging. Handmade by Ordinary Mommy
Modern Felt Bunting. Notched Flag Garland. Aqua and Mustard Decor Wall Hanging. Handmade by Ordinary Mommy
OrdinaryMommy
$30.00 USD
Fake Felt Succulent Sculpture, Small Artificial Potted Plant for Dorm Decor, Office Cubicle, or Apartment Decor Handmade by OrdinaryMommy
Fake Felt Succulent Sculpture, Small Artificial Potted Plant for Dorm Decor, Office Cubicle, or Apartment Decor Handmade by OrdinaryMommy
OrdinaryMommy
$34.00 USD
Felt Elephant Ornament. Christmas Tree Ornament. Plush Safari Animal. Handmade by Ordinary Mommy
Felt Elephant Ornament. Christmas Tree Ornament. Plush Safari Animal. Handmade by Ordinary Mommy
OrdinaryMommy
$40.00 USD
Felt Bunting Flags. Soft Nursery Garland. Bedroom Wall Hanging. Succulent Colorway. Modern Felt Banner. Reusable Party Decor.
Felt Bunting Flags. Soft Nursery Garland. Bedroom Wall Hanging. Succulent Colorway. Modern Felt Banner. Reusable Party Decor.
OrdinaryMommy
$30.00 USD
Felt Triangle Garland. Nursery Wall Decor. Art Deco Triangle Banner.
Felt Triangle Garland. Nursery Wall Decor. Art Deco Triangle Banner.
OrdinaryMommy
$68.00 USD
Silver Mini Owl Ornament. Felt Christmas Ornament.
Silver Mini Owl Ornament. Felt Christmas Ornament.
OrdinaryMommy
$15.00 USD
Felt Leaf Hair Clips. Set of Leaf Barrettes. Fall Accessory.
Felt Leaf Hair Clips. Set of Leaf Barrettes. Fall Accessory.
OrdinaryMommy
$15.00 USD
Modern Dream Catcher. Felt Feather Wall Hanging. Boho Bedroom or Modern Nursery Tribal Decor. Dreamcatcher Wall Hanging.
Modern Dream Catcher. Felt Feather Wall Hanging. Boho Bedroom or Modern Nursery Tribal Decor. Dreamcatcher Wall Hanging.
OrdinaryMommy
$56.00 USD
Felt Feather Dream Catcher Decor. Tribal Nursery Wall Hanging Dreamer. Mustard and Peach Baby Girl Dreamcatcher. Handmade by OrdinaryMommy
Felt Feather Dream Catcher Decor. Tribal Nursery Wall Hanging Dreamer. Mustard and Peach Baby Girl Dreamcatcher. Handmade by OrdinaryMommy
OrdinaryMommy
$56.00 USD
Notched Bunting Flag Felt Garland. Green Gray Blue Nursery. Nursery Wall Hanging Decor.
Notched Bunting Flag Felt Garland. Green Gray Blue Nursery. Nursery Wall Hanging Decor.
OrdinaryMommy
$50.00 USD
Dreamcatcher with White Feathers. Bohemian Wall Decor. White Dream Catcher. Tribal Southwestern Nursery. Bedroom Wall Hanging.
Dreamcatcher with White Feathers. Bohemian Wall Decor. White Dream Catcher. Tribal Southwestern Nursery. Bedroom Wall Hanging.
OrdinaryMommy
$124.00 USD
Owl Christmas Ornament. Expecting Mother Keepsake. Gift for New Mother. Felt Owl Ornament Handmade by OrdinaryMommy
Owl Christmas Ornament. Expecting Mother Keepsake. Gift for New Mother. Felt Owl Ornament Handmade by OrdinaryMommy
OrdinaryMommy
$45.00 USD
Felt Owl Mother and Baby Ornament Gray. Mother's Love Christmas Ornament. Gift for New Mom. Felt Plush Owl Decor Handmade by OrdinaryMommy
Felt Owl Mother and Baby Ornament Gray. Mother's Love Christmas Ornament. Gift for New Mom. Felt Plush Owl Decor Handmade by OrdinaryMommy
OrdinaryMommy
$45.00 USD
Modern Dream Catcher. Nursery Wall Decor. Bohemian Felt Wall Hanging.
Modern Dream Catcher. Nursery Wall Decor. Bohemian Felt Wall Hanging.
OrdinaryMommy
$56.00 USD
Felt Feather Garland. Tribal Nursery Decor. Peach Banner. Modern Nursery Decor for Baby Girl. Wall Hanging. by Ordinary Mommy Design
Felt Feather Garland. Tribal Nursery Decor. Peach Banner. Modern Nursery Decor for Baby Girl. Wall Hanging. by Ordinary Mommy Design
OrdinaryMommy
$65.00 USD
Hipster Men's Key Chain. Macrame Keychain for Men. Boyfriend Gift.
Hipster Men's Key Chain. Macrame Keychain for Men. Boyfriend Gift.
OrdinaryMommy
$12.00 USD
Felt Flag Bunting Boy. Nursery Banner with Notched Flags. Rustic Mountain Bunting. Modern Nursery Garland. Handmade by OrdinaryMommy on Etsy
Felt Flag Bunting Boy. Nursery Banner with Notched Flags. Rustic Mountain Bunting. Modern Nursery Garland. Handmade by OrdinaryMommy on Etsy
OrdinaryMommy
$30.00 USD
Nursery Feather Garland. Felt Feather Wall Hanging. Sparkle Nursery Decor. Tribal Nursery Decor. Handmade by Ordinary Mommy Design
Nursery Feather Garland. Felt Feather Wall Hanging. Sparkle Nursery Decor. Tribal Nursery Decor. Handmade by Ordinary Mommy Design
OrdinaryMommy
$75.00 USD
Miscarriage Ornament Angel Owl with Baby. Felt Christmas Ornament for Loss. Remembrance Gift Keepsake.
Miscarriage Ornament Angel Owl with Baby. Felt Christmas Ornament for Loss. Remembrance Gift Keepsake.
OrdinaryMommy
$56.00 USD
Personalized Sheep Baby's First Christmas Ornament. Gray Lamb Keepsake. Handmade by OrdinaryMommy on Etsy
Personalized Sheep Baby's First Christmas Ornament. Gray Lamb Keepsake. Handmade by OrdinaryMommy on Etsy
OrdinaryMommy
$50.00 USD
Fawn Owl Christmas Tree Ornament with Mask, Whimsical Woodland Felt Ornament, Animal Tree Ornament by Ordinary Mommy Design
Fawn Owl Christmas Tree Ornament with Mask, Whimsical Woodland Felt Ornament, Animal Tree Ornament by Ordinary Mommy Design
OrdinaryMommy
$45.00 USD
Embroidered Felt Cat Ornament, Plush Cat Head for Cat Lover, Crazy Cat Lady Gift, Striped Calico Cat Rust Orange Handmade by OrdinaryMommy
Embroidered Felt Cat Ornament, Plush Cat Head for Cat Lover, Crazy Cat Lady Gift, Striped Calico Cat Rust Orange Handmade by OrdinaryMommy
OrdinaryMommy
$28.00 USD
Notched Bunting Flag Felt Garland. Succulent Garden Nursery Wall Decor. Nursery Bunting Decor.
Notched Bunting Flag Felt Garland. Succulent Garden Nursery Wall Decor. Nursery Bunting Decor.
OrdinaryMommy
$50.00 USD
Yellow Nursery Garland. Art Deco Triangle Bunting. Modern Nursery Wall Decor.
Yellow Nursery Garland. Art Deco Triangle Bunting. Modern Nursery Wall Decor.
OrdinaryMommy
$68.00 USD
Small Luxe Dream Catcher. Pale Peach Felt Feather Dreamer. Luxe Shimmer DreamCatcher. Dipped Feather Modern Tribal Nursery Decor.
Small Luxe Dream Catcher. Pale Peach Felt Feather Dreamer. Luxe Shimmer DreamCatcher. Dipped Feather Modern Tribal Nursery Decor.
OrdinaryMommy
$68.00 USD
White Dream Catcher Wall Hanging. Boho Nursery Decor. Modern Felt Feather Dream Catcher. Tribal Nursery Dreamer by OrdinaryMommy
White Dream Catcher Wall Hanging. Boho Nursery Decor. Modern Felt Feather Dream Catcher. Tribal Nursery Dreamer by OrdinaryMommy
OrdinaryMommy
$56.00 USD
Aqua Nursery Bunting Banner. Felt Notched Flag Garland. Playroom Decor. Modern Nursery Wall Hanging for Baby. Made in America
Aqua Nursery Bunting Banner. Felt Notched Flag Garland. Playroom Decor. Modern Nursery Wall Hanging for Baby. Made in America
OrdinaryMommy
$50.00 USD
Dream Catcher Aqua Blue. Minimalist Felt Feather Dreamer. Modern Dreamcatcher. Turquoise Feather Wall Hanging. Handmade by OrdinaryMommy
Dream Catcher Aqua Blue. Minimalist Felt Feather Dreamer. Modern Dreamcatcher. Turquoise Feather Wall Hanging. Handmade by OrdinaryMommy
OrdinaryMommy
$56.00 USD
Felt Flag Bunting. Stylish Flag Garland. Blush Mustard Gray Nursery. Modern Accent Felt Flag Banner. Reusable Party Bunting.
Felt Flag Bunting. Stylish Flag Garland. Blush Mustard Gray Nursery. Modern Accent Felt Flag Banner. Reusable Party Bunting.
OrdinaryMommy
$30.00 USD
Mini Macrame Wall Hanging Offset. Bohemian Modern Wall Decor. Nursery Macrame. Handmade by Ordinary Mommy Design
Mini Macrame Wall Hanging Offset. Bohemian Modern Wall Decor. Nursery Macrame. Handmade by Ordinary Mommy Design
OrdinaryMommy
$30.00 USD
Fall Leaf Clips. Autumn Hair Accessory. Leaf Barrette.
Fall Leaf Clips. Autumn Hair Accessory. Leaf Barrette.
OrdinaryMommy
$15.00 USD
Fall Leaf Clips. Autumn Hair Accessory. Leaf Barrette.
Fall Leaf Clips. Autumn Hair Accessory. Leaf Barrette.
OrdinaryMommy
$15.00 USD
Personalized Felt Owl Ornament for Baby's First Christmas in Gray, Initials or Date, 1st Xmas Baby Keepsake Ornament Animal
Personalized Felt Owl Ornament for Baby's First Christmas in Gray, Initials or Date, 1st Xmas Baby Keepsake Ornament Animal
OrdinaryMommy
$45.00 USD
Personalized Owl Ornament Felt. Plush First Christmas Ornament Keepsake. Baby Girl Monogram. Blush Pink Christmas.
Personalized Owl Ornament Felt. Plush First Christmas Ornament Keepsake. Baby Girl Monogram. Blush Pink Christmas.
OrdinaryMommy
$45.00 USD
Small Modern Macrame Wall Hanging. Boho Nursery Wall Decor. Round Macrame. Bohemian Modern Scandinavian Bedroom Decor.
Small Modern Macrame Wall Hanging. Boho Nursery Wall Decor. Round Macrame. Bohemian Modern Scandinavian Bedroom Decor.
OrdinaryMommy
$30.00 USD
Modern Dream Catcher Mobile with Felt Feathers. Sapphire Blue Wall Hanging. Tribal Nursery Decor. Minimalist Dreamcatcher.
Modern Dream Catcher Mobile with Felt Feathers. Sapphire Blue Wall Hanging. Tribal Nursery Decor. Minimalist Dreamcatcher.
OrdinaryMommy
$56.00 USD
Small Felt Succulent. Artificial Potted Plant Sculpture. Fake Plant. Mother's Day Gift. Urban Home Office or Apartment Decor
Small Felt Succulent. Artificial Potted Plant Sculpture. Fake Plant. Mother's Day Gift. Urban Home Office or Apartment Decor
OrdinaryMommy
$38.00 USD
Felt Fox Ornament. Owl Ornament with Fox Mask. Plush Woodland Christmas Ornament Handmade by OrdinaryMommy
Felt Fox Ornament. Owl Ornament with Fox Mask. Plush Woodland Christmas Ornament Handmade by OrdinaryMommy
OrdinaryMommy
$45.00 USD
Mustard Yellow Dream Catcher. Modern Felt Dreamcatcher for Nursery or Master Bedroom. Small Wall Hanging Decor.
Mustard Yellow Dream Catcher. Modern Felt Dreamcatcher for Nursery or Master Bedroom. Small Wall Hanging Decor.
OrdinaryMommy
$56.00 USD
Nursery Flag Bunting. Aqua Notched Flag Garland. Modern Nursery Banner. Felt Baby Bunting. Handmade by OrdinaryMommy on Etsy
Nursery Flag Bunting. Aqua Notched Flag Garland. Modern Nursery Banner. Felt Baby Bunting. Handmade by OrdinaryMommy on Etsy
OrdinaryMommy
$30.00 USD
Nursery Dream Catcher. Mint Feather Wall Mobile. Felt Feather Decor. Small Dreamcatcher Wall Hanging for Nursery. Modern Tribal Nursery.
Nursery Dream Catcher. Mint Feather Wall Mobile. Felt Feather Decor. Small Dreamcatcher Wall Hanging for Nursery. Modern Tribal Nursery.
OrdinaryMommy
$68.00 USD
Mini Felt Plant Sculpture, Small Potted Artificial Plant, Fake Plant for Office Cubicle or  Apartment, Handmade by OrdinaryMommy on Etsy
Mini Felt Plant Sculpture, Small Potted Artificial Plant, Fake Plant for Office Cubicle or Apartment, Handmade by OrdinaryMommy on Etsy
OrdinaryMommy
$38.00 USD

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