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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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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
$38.00 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
Miscarriage Ornament Remembrance. Owl Ornament with Baby. Angel Baby Ornament.
Miscarriage Ornament Remembrance. Owl Ornament with Baby. Angel Baby Ornament.
OrdinaryMommy
$56.00 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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
Fall Leaf Clips. Autumn Hair Accessory. Leaf Barrette.
Fall Leaf Clips. Autumn Hair Accessory. Leaf Barrette.
OrdinaryMommy
$15.00 USD
Peach Felt Flag Banner. Nursery Garland. Modern Notched Flag Bunting. Felt Flag Garland. Handmade by OrdinaryMommy
Peach Felt Flag Banner. Nursery Garland. Modern Notched Flag Bunting. Felt Flag Garland. Handmade by OrdinaryMommy
OrdinaryMommy
$30.00 USD
Fall Leaf Clips. Autumn Hair Accessory. Leaf Barrette.
Fall Leaf Clips. Autumn Hair Accessory. Leaf Barrette.
OrdinaryMommy
$15.00 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
White Feather Garland with Gold Tips. Bohemian Nursery Wall Hanging. Boho Bedroom Decor. Boho Wedding Decoration.
White Feather Garland with Gold Tips. Bohemian Nursery Wall Hanging. Boho Bedroom Decor. Boho Wedding Decoration.
OrdinaryMommy
$75.00 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
$68.00 USD
Mini Angel Baby Owl Ornament. Remembrance Ornament. Miscarriage Keepsake.
Mini Angel Baby Owl Ornament. Remembrance Ornament. Miscarriage Keepsake.
OrdinaryMommy
$18.00 USD
Mini Owl Ornament. Pink Felt Christmas Ornament. Glitter Woodland Ornament.
Mini Owl Ornament. Pink Felt Christmas Ornament. Glitter Woodland Ornament.
OrdinaryMommy
$15.00 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
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
Macrame Key Chain. Gift for Girlfriend. Bohemian Zipper Pull. Boho Key Clip.
Macrame Key Chain. Gift for Girlfriend. Bohemian Zipper Pull. Boho Key Clip.
OrdinaryMommy
$18.00 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
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
$56.00 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
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
$68.00 USD
Zodiac Christmas Ornament. Owl Ornament ARIES Constellation. Gift for the Star Gazer. Astronomer Ornament.
Zodiac Christmas Ornament. Owl Ornament ARIES Constellation. Gift for the Star Gazer. Astronomer Ornament.
OrdinaryMommy
$45.00 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
Nursery Decor Dream Catcher. Peach Felt Feather Wall Hanging. Baby Girl Nursery or Bedroom. Bohemian Modern Dreamcatcher Decor.
Nursery Decor Dream Catcher. Peach Felt Feather Wall Hanging. Baby Girl Nursery or Bedroom. Bohemian Modern Dreamcatcher Decor.
OrdinaryMommy
$56.00 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
Small Felt Nursery Dream Catcher Wall Hanging. Navy and Aqua Nursery Decor. Felt Feathers Dreamcatcher. Modern Dream Catcher Wall Hanging.
Small Felt Nursery Dream Catcher Wall Hanging. Navy and Aqua Nursery Decor. Felt Feathers Dreamcatcher. Modern Dream Catcher Wall Hanging.
OrdinaryMommy
$56.00 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
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
$12.00 USD
Turquoise Flag Bunting Ombre. Modern Felt Accent Banner. Color Fade Wall Hanging Playroom Nursery Decor. Notched Flag Garland
Turquoise Flag Bunting Ombre. Modern Felt Accent Banner. Color Fade Wall Hanging Playroom Nursery Decor. Notched Flag Garland
OrdinaryMommy
$30.00 USD
Felt Owl Ornament for Expectant Mother. Aqua Christmas Ornament. Pregnant Mother's Day Gift. New Mom Ornament.
Felt Owl Ornament for Expectant Mother. Aqua Christmas Ornament. Pregnant Mother's Day Gift. New Mom Ornament.
OrdinaryMommy
$45.00 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
Angel Baby Remembrance Owl Ornament. Mini Owl Ornament. Miscarriage Keepsake.
Angel Baby Remembrance Owl Ornament. Mini Owl Ornament. Miscarriage Keepsake.
OrdinaryMommy
$18.00 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
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
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
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
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
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
Red Macrame Key Chain. Boho Accessory Gift. Keychain Accessory. Bridesmaid Gift.
Red Macrame Key Chain. Boho Accessory Gift. Keychain Accessory. Bridesmaid Gift.
OrdinaryMommy
$12.00 USD
Orange Cat Ornament. Cat Lady Gift. Embroidered Felt Christmas Ornament. Plush Cat Head. Handmade by OrdinaryMommy on Etsy
Orange Cat Ornament. Cat Lady Gift. Embroidered Felt Christmas Ornament. Plush Cat Head. Handmade by OrdinaryMommy on Etsy
OrdinaryMommy
$28.00 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
$56.00 USD
Black and Gold Dream Catcher Wall Hanging. Shimmer Feather Dream Catcher. Tribal Nursery Decor Felt Feathers.
Black and Gold Dream Catcher Wall Hanging. Shimmer Feather Dream Catcher. Tribal Nursery Decor Felt Feathers.
OrdinaryMommy
$68.00 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
$100.00 USD
Remembrance Keepsake Ornament Guardian Angel Owl Holding Baby, Felt Christmas Ornament Keepsake Handmade by Ordinary Mommy Design
Remembrance Keepsake Ornament Guardian Angel Owl Holding Baby, Felt Christmas Ornament Keepsake Handmade by Ordinary Mommy Design
OrdinaryMommy
$56.00 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
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
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
$15.00 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

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