Shop Etsy

Featured Shop: Ordinary Mommy Design

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.

etsy-featured-shop-ordinary-mommy-001

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!

etsy-featured-shop-ordinary-mommy-designs-ornaments-felt
etsy-featured-shop-ordinary-mommy-designs-ornaments-many

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.

etsy-featured-shop-ordinary-mommy-designs-ornaments-002
etsy-featured-shop-ordinary-mommy-designs-ornaments-process

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.

etsy-featured-shop-ordinary-mommy-designs-ornaments-bunting
etsy-featured-shop-ordinary-mommy-designs-ornaments-003

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.

Follow Ordinary Mommy Design on Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, and Facebook.

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

1411_instagram_banner_2
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
$32.00 USD
Modern Nursery Bunting Flags Felt, Baby Bunting Banner for Girl Nursery, Soft Wall Hanging Handmade by Ordinary Mommy Design
Modern Nursery Bunting Flags Felt, Baby Bunting Banner for Girl Nursery, Soft Wall Hanging Handmade by Ordinary Mommy Design
OrdinaryMommy
$50.00 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
$52.00 USD
Macrame Bohemian Wall Hanging. Jungalow Decor. Nursery Wall Decor.
Macrame Bohemian Wall Hanging. Jungalow Decor. Nursery Wall Decor.
OrdinaryMommy
$44.00 USD
Small Felt Plant. Potted Snake Plant. Fake Plant Sculpture for Dorm Apartment Cubicle. Handmade by OrdinaryMommy
Small Felt Plant. Potted Snake Plant. Fake Plant Sculpture for Dorm Apartment Cubicle. Handmade by OrdinaryMommy
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
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
Coral Ombre Nursery Bunting. Notched Flag Banner for Baby Girl Nursery. Modern Color Fade Garland Handmade by OrdinaryMommy
Coral Ombre Nursery Bunting. Notched Flag Banner for Baby Girl Nursery. Modern Color Fade Garland Handmade by OrdinaryMommy
OrdinaryMommy
$30.00 USD
Dream Catcher in White. Bohemian Wall Decor. Tribal Southwestern Nursery. Bedroom Wall Hanging.
Dream Catcher in White. Bohemian Wall Decor. Tribal Southwestern Nursery. Bedroom Wall Hanging.
OrdinaryMommy
$110.00 USD
Constellation Ornament Felt Owl, Big Dipper URSA MAJOR, Astronomy Gift Galaxy Christmas Ornament Plush by OrdinaryMommy on Etsy
Constellation Ornament Felt Owl, Big Dipper URSA MAJOR, Astronomy Gift Galaxy Christmas Ornament Plush by OrdinaryMommy on Etsy
OrdinaryMommy
$45.00 USD
First Christmas Ornament, Embroidered Personalized Ornament, Baby Polar Bear in Purple Sweater,  Handmade by OrdinaryMommy on Etsy
First Christmas Ornament, Embroidered Personalized Ornament, Baby Polar Bear in Purple Sweater, Handmade by OrdinaryMommy on Etsy
OrdinaryMommy
$50.00 USD
Baby Ornament Personalized. Felt Owl with Monogram. Baby Girl 1st Xmas. Pink Felt Christmas Ornament.
Baby Ornament Personalized. Felt Owl with Monogram. Baby Girl 1st Xmas. Pink Felt Christmas Ornament.
OrdinaryMommy
$45.00 USD
Felt Owl Ornament in Raccoon Mask, Plush Woodland Animal Christmas Ornament Embroidered, Handmade by OrdinaryMommy
Felt Owl Ornament in Raccoon Mask, Plush Woodland Animal Christmas Ornament Embroidered, Handmade by OrdinaryMommy
OrdinaryMommy
$45.00 USD
Macrame Plant Hanger. Modern Macrame Plant Holder. Hanging Plant Holder. Jungalow Style.
Macrame Plant Hanger. Modern Macrame Plant Holder. Hanging Plant Holder. Jungalow Style.
OrdinaryMommy
$44.00 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
$52.00 USD
Felt Bunting Banner in Earth Tones. Modern Nursery Flag Garland. Southwestern Decor Wall Hanging. Made in America by OrdinaryMommy
Felt Bunting Banner in Earth Tones. Modern Nursery Flag Garland. Southwestern Decor Wall Hanging. Made in America by OrdinaryMommy
OrdinaryMommy
$30.00 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
$54.00 USD
Gray Monochrome Dream Catcher. Small Nursery Dreamcatcher. Feather Wall Hanging. Mini Felt Dreamer. Modern Nursery Feather Wall Mobile.
Gray Monochrome Dream Catcher. Small Nursery Dreamcatcher. Feather Wall Hanging. Mini Felt Dreamer. Modern Nursery Feather Wall Mobile.
OrdinaryMommy
$52.00 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
Macrame Wall Hanging. Bohemian Decor. Textile Wall Art. Boho Nursery.
Macrame Wall Hanging. Bohemian Decor. Textile Wall Art. Boho Nursery.
OrdinaryMommy
$38.00 USD
Handmade Macrame Wall Hanging. Bohemian Wall Decor.
Handmade Macrame Wall Hanging. Bohemian Wall Decor.
OrdinaryMommy
$44.00 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
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
$60.00 USD
White Dream Catcher. Modern Bohemian Home Wall Hanging. Felt Feathers. White Nursery Decor. Textile Wall Art.
White Dream Catcher. Modern Bohemian Home Wall Hanging. Felt Feathers. White Nursery Decor. Textile Wall Art.
OrdinaryMommy
$94.00 USD
LEO Constellation Zodiac Ornament. Felt Owl Ornament. Unique Hostess Gift.
LEO Constellation Zodiac Ornament. Felt Owl Ornament. Unique Hostess Gift.
OrdinaryMommy
$45.00 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
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
Yellow Nursery Garland. Art Deco Triangle Bunting. Modern Nursery Wall Decor.
Yellow Nursery Garland. Art Deco Triangle Bunting. Modern Nursery Wall Decor.
OrdinaryMommy
$65.00 USD
ORION Ornament Felt Owl. Embroidered Zodiac Gift.
ORION Ornament Felt Owl. Embroidered Zodiac Gift.
OrdinaryMommy
$45.00 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
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
Nursery Wall Decor. Mint and Mustard Felt Baby Bunting. Handmade by OrdinaryMommy
Nursery Wall Decor. Mint and Mustard Felt Baby Bunting. Handmade by OrdinaryMommy
OrdinaryMommy
$30.00 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
$64.00 USD
Felt Dream Catcher Wall Hanging. Nursery Feather Decor. Bohemian Modern Wall Hanging.
Felt Dream Catcher Wall Hanging. Nursery Feather Decor. Bohemian Modern Wall Hanging.
OrdinaryMommy
$94.00 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
$52.00 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
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
Modern Dream Catcher. Nursery Wall Decor. Bohemian Felt Wall Hanging.
Modern Dream Catcher. Nursery Wall Decor. Bohemian Felt Wall Hanging.
OrdinaryMommy
$52.00 USD
Child's Felt Fox Ornament. Owl Ornament with Fox Mask. Plush Woodland Christmas Ornament Handmade by OrdinaryMommy
Child's 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
$52.00 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
$52.00 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
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
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
Bright Felt Flag Bunting, Modern Nursery Notched Flag Banner in Colorful Summer Flowers for Baby Girl, Garland Handmade by OrdinaryMommy
Bright Felt Flag Bunting, Modern Nursery Notched Flag Banner in Colorful Summer Flowers for Baby Girl, Garland Handmade by OrdinaryMommy
OrdinaryMommy
$30.00 USD
Green and Yellow Nursery Garland. Felt Bunting Flags. Neutral Nursery Decor. Felt Wall Hanging.
Green and Yellow Nursery Garland. Felt Bunting Flags. Neutral Nursery Decor. Felt Wall Hanging.
OrdinaryMommy
$32.00 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
Macrame Wall Hanging. Small Bohemian Wall Decor. Modern Nursery Wall Hanging. White and Wood Decor.
Macrame Wall Hanging. Small Bohemian Wall Decor. Modern Nursery Wall Hanging. White and Wood Decor.
OrdinaryMommy
$25.00 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
$64.00 USD
Small Black Dream Catcher. Felt Feather Dreamer. Handcrafted Mini Dreamcatcher. Minimalist Wall Hanging. Modern Nursery Bedroom Decor.
Small Black Dream Catcher. Felt Feather Dreamer. Handcrafted Mini Dreamcatcher. Minimalist Wall Hanging. Modern Nursery Bedroom Decor.
OrdinaryMommy
$52.00 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
$25.00 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
$52.00 USD
Feather Dreamcatcher Silver and Blue. Tribal Nursery Dreamer Wall Hanging. Luxe Felt Feather Dream Catcher. Baby Dream Catcher Boho Nursery
Feather Dreamcatcher Silver and Blue. Tribal Nursery Dreamer Wall Hanging. Luxe Felt Feather Dream Catcher. Baby Dream Catcher Boho Nursery
OrdinaryMommy
$64.00 USD
Spooky Black Cat Hair Clip. Felt Barrette. Halloween Hair.
Spooky Black Cat Hair Clip. Felt Barrette. Halloween Hair.
OrdinaryMommy
$16.00 USD
Miscarriage Ornament Remembrance. Owl Ornament with Baby. Angel Baby Ornament.
Miscarriage Ornament Remembrance. Owl Ornament with Baby. Angel Baby Ornament.
OrdinaryMommy
$54.00 USD
Boy Nursery Triangle Garland. Felt Bunting Flags. Art Deco Wall Hanging Happy Mountain.
Boy Nursery Triangle Garland. Felt Bunting Flags. Art Deco Wall Hanging Happy Mountain.
OrdinaryMommy
$65.00 USD
White Nursery Bunting. Felt Flag Garland for Scandinavian Baby Room. Modern Bunting Banner handmade by OrdinaryMommy.
White Nursery Bunting. Felt Flag Garland for Scandinavian Baby Room. Modern Bunting Banner handmade by OrdinaryMommy.
OrdinaryMommy
$50.00 USD
Small Modern Dreamcatcher. Pink Dream Catcher Wall Hanging. Felt Feather Nursery Decor. Handcrafted Scandinavian Minimalist Dreamer Decor.
Small Modern Dreamcatcher. Pink Dream Catcher Wall Hanging. Felt Feather Nursery Decor. Handcrafted Scandinavian Minimalist Dreamer Decor.
OrdinaryMommy
$52.00 USD
Peach Flag Bunting. Nursery Wall Garland. Bohemian Nursery Decor.
Peach Flag Bunting. Nursery Wall Garland. Bohemian Nursery Decor.
OrdinaryMommy
$50.00 USD
Modern Felt Bunting Flags. Nursery Decor. Blush and Gray Wall Hanging. Soft Notched Flag Garland. Handmade by OrdinaryMommy on
Modern Felt Bunting Flags. Nursery Decor. Blush and Gray Wall Hanging. Soft Notched Flag Garland. Handmade by OrdinaryMommy on
OrdinaryMommy
$50.00 USD

188 comments

Sign in to add your own