MAKERS MONDAY: Precious Packages by Coral Wiebe

Hello! My Name is Coral and I started sewing and embroidering more full time about 5 years ago ... I love making personalized items and started when we couldn’t find the correct spelling of my sons name on any commercial products, it was always spelt differently:)

I create custom keepsake items, each item is truly unique. I design each one myself with customers input - we use minky fabric mostly so it’s soft for cuddling. Cubbies are another main product ... but all products I like are made to be soft and cuddly.

Why do you create?
I love to create because it gives each recipient something special that was handmade with them specifically in mind. Something they can cherish for years to come.

How has your art practice evolved since you first started?
Each project is new and exciting. I truly believe, you learn something new with each new product your business offers. I try to keep old products while offering new and fresh ideas as well.

How much time do you spend on your art practice? Is it enough?
I am now working full time with this business and we have recently expanded with another new embroidery machine.

What is the most rewarding part of creating?
I love getting customer pictures, with the keepsakes and smiles on their faces - that truly makes my heart full. It makes knowing what I am doing is, also making someone else happy.