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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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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
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
Gold Star Nursery Dreamer. Glitter Stars. Cascading Star Wall Mobile. Moon and Star Nursery Decor. Handmade by Ordinary Mommy
Gold Star Nursery Dreamer. Glitter Stars. Cascading Star Wall Mobile. Moon and Star Nursery Decor. Handmade by Ordinary Mommy
OrdinaryMommy
$65.00 USD
Cat Lady Ornament Cat Head, Felt Christmas Ornament Embroidered, Soft Gray Plush Cat Face, Gift for Cat Owner Handmade by Ordinary Mommy
Cat Lady Ornament Cat Head, Felt Christmas Ornament Embroidered, Soft Gray Plush Cat Face, Gift for Cat Owner Handmade by Ordinary Mommy
OrdinaryMommy
$28.00 USD
Mini Felt Owl Ornament in Blue. Baby Christmas Ornament.
Mini Felt Owl Ornament in Blue. Baby Christmas Ornament.
OrdinaryMommy
$14.00 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
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
Small Macrame Key Chain. Bohemian Keychain. Girlfriend Gift. Sister Gift. Teacher Gift. Durable Key Ring Clip.
Small Macrame Key Chain. Bohemian Keychain. Girlfriend Gift. Sister Gift. Teacher Gift. Durable Key Ring Clip.
OrdinaryMommy
$10.00 USD
Pregnant Owl Ornament Felt Christmas Ornament, Gender Neutral, Expecting Mother Ornament, Plush Woodland Animal by OrdinaryMommy on Etsy
Pregnant Owl Ornament Felt Christmas Ornament, Gender Neutral, Expecting Mother Ornament, Plush Woodland Animal by OrdinaryMommy on Etsy
OrdinaryMommy
$45.00 USD
Purple Feather Garland. Felt Feather Tribal Nursery Decor for Modern Nursery. Baby Girls Room Bunting Handmade by Ordinary Mommy Design
Purple Feather Garland. Felt Feather Tribal Nursery Decor for Modern Nursery. Baby Girls Room Bunting Handmade by Ordinary Mommy Design
OrdinaryMommy
$65.00 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
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
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
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
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
Mini Owl Ornament. Felt Christmas Ornament. Woodland Christmas Ornament.
Mini Owl Ornament. Felt Christmas Ornament. Woodland Christmas Ornament.
OrdinaryMommy
$14.00 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
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
Silver Mini Owl Ornament. Felt Christmas Ornament.
Silver Mini Owl Ornament. Felt Christmas Ornament.
OrdinaryMommy
$14.00 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
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 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
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
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
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
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
Man's Macrame Key Chain. Hipster Men Macrame Accessory. Unique Keychain for Men.
Man's Macrame Key Chain. Hipster Men Macrame Accessory. Unique Keychain for Men.
OrdinaryMommy
$12.00 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
Bohemian Key Chain Durable. Two Toned Macrame Key Clip. Women's Boho Accessory. Zipper Pull.
Bohemian Key Chain Durable. Two Toned Macrame Key Clip. Women's Boho Accessory. Zipper Pull.
OrdinaryMommy
$12.00 USD
Two Toned Macrame Key Chain. Turquoise Key Clip. Women's Boho Accessory. Bohemian Keychain.
Two Toned Macrame Key Chain. Turquoise Key Clip. Women's Boho Accessory. Bohemian Keychain.
OrdinaryMommy
$12.00 USD
Macrame Zipper Pull. Valentine's Day Gift. Macrame Key Chain. Boho Keychain Accessory.
Macrame Zipper Pull. Valentine's Day Gift. Macrame Key Chain. Boho Keychain Accessory.
OrdinaryMommy
$16.00 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
$100.00 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
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
Turquoise Macrame Key Chain. Bohemian Accessory. Zipper Pull. Galentine Gift Valentine Gift.
Turquoise Macrame Key Chain. Bohemian Accessory. Zipper Pull. Galentine Gift Valentine Gift.
OrdinaryMommy
$16.00 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
$42.00 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
$56.00 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
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
Macrame Wall Hanging. Nursery Wall Decor Bohemian.
Macrame Wall Hanging. Nursery Wall Decor Bohemian.
OrdinaryMommy
$46.00 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
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
$42.00 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
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
$38.00 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
$42.00 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 Mini Angel Baby Ornament. Miscarriage Keepsake. Beautiful Owl Ornament. Remembrance Ornament.
Pink Mini Angel Baby Ornament. Miscarriage Keepsake. Beautiful Owl Ornament. Remembrance Ornament.
OrdinaryMommy
$18.00 USD
Mini Angel Baby Owl Ornament. Remembrance Ornament. Miscarriage Keepsake.
Mini Angel Baby Owl Ornament. Remembrance Ornament. Miscarriage Keepsake.
OrdinaryMommy
$18.00 USD

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