Christmas ornaments are special to a lot of people. In this case, they saved a little family of 3.
About 14 years ago, I put a few of my handmade folded fabric ornaments up on eBay to see if I could make a little extra Christmas money.
I had no idea that this one simple thing would one day turn into an ornament club with over 3,000 members!
My adoration for making these fabric ornaments goes way back to when I was about 15 years old. One day my mom came home from the Ben Franklin craft store (remember those?), where she'd just seen a demonstration for making "quilted" ornaments. She'd brought home bags of supplies, and she, my sister, and I sat around for the rest of the afternoon, folding and pinning our hearts out.
I kept making them through the years. When I got married to my Marine love, we were pretty broke (we were young, and he was a Private) ..... so I started making my ornaments with any material I could get my hands on, even cheap dollar store ribbon. I loved making them so much that sometimes I would even take my old ornaments apart, just so I'd have pins and another styrofoam ball to use for the next one.
(This is how I learned lots of little ways to save on pins and materials. I made everything stretch!)
Right after I started my tiny business (okay....hobby) selling my ornaments online, tragedy struck our family. I became a widow and single mom of 2 very young kids. Not wanting to immediately put my kiddos in daycare so that I could go back to work, I decided to see if I could find a way to make my little ornament business support us.
That's when the beginnings of this site that you're on now took shape. Now you'll find not just ornaments for sale, but also our Ornament Girls Club (a monthly pattern/kit club!), along with tons of different quilted ornament patterns.
I hope you enjoy making these ornaments as much as I do! Just, be careful....they are addictive. Just wait until you find yourself folding every single material you come across into little triangles to see how it will look on an ornament. :)
I really appreciate you being here.
Meet the Ornament Girl Team...
STACI ANN LOWRY
Founder & CEO
I'm Staci Ann, and I make my home in Central Florida, with my fiance, and two kids. We live in an old lakehouse with an airplane hanger in the backyard, which we converted into the Ornament Girl Shop (my she-shed!) Although making ornaments has always been my favorite craft, I used to be an avid jewelry maker, and have recently picked up beading again. I also love geeking out on photography, web design, and online marketing.
Head Designer / Creative Director
I'm Monica, and after stumbling onto the Ornament Girl website in 2013, it wasn’t long before every shelf and bowl in my house was filled with ornaments! It was a dream come true to officially join the OG team in 2018. It brought together so many things that I enjoy: design, crafts, art, and (of course) Christmas! When I’m not helping to create ornaments and tutorials, I enjoy spending time with my sweet family, reading, doing genealogy research, and traveling. One of the most unforgettable places I’ve ever been to was the Lauterbrunnen Valley in Switzerland… beautiful!
Hi! I'm so delighted to be a part of the Ornament Girl design team! I happily make my home on a small farm in Kansas where I enjoy spending time with my grandkids, horses, crafting and gardening. I have a thing about collecting old rusty junk and incorporating it into my gardens and landscaping. My mother was a wonderful talented seamstress and loved sewing and quilting...and I hated it! But I did inherit her love of fabric and once I learned to make quilted ornaments (with no sewing!) I just couldn't stop making them! I really love being able to share my designs and seeing the joy and fun others get from being able to create their own beautiful ornaments!
Administration / Billling
I'm Janelle and I live in Texas with my husband, three boys, and two dogs. I love taking late evening walks with my family in the warmer months, trips to the local park and lake with my boys, the delightful scent of magnolia flowers in our neighborhood, and all sorts of fun crafting hobbies. I have enjoyed being part of the Ornament Girls community since 2016 and getting to see the beautiful ornaments created every month.
I'm Maria, and I live in Wisconsin with my husband and two preschool aged kiddos (and dog!). I'm busy being a stay at home mom, but I sneak in time for sewing, my main crafting hobby. I enjoy making clothes for my family and as gifts. I am so thankful to have joined the OG team and love answering your emails. It's so fun to learn this new craft of making ornaments, and enjoy all your beautiful creations.
I'm a Colorado girl and a stay at home mom with 2 little ones. When I'm not making ornaments, I can be found sewing, crocheting or reading. My favorite color is teal and my favorite Ornament Girl pattern is the Rosebud.
Fabric Cutter Extraordinaire
I'm Julia, and I live in northern FL with my husband, mom and several of my precious family members. I was blessed to meet Staci Ann in 2015 when I saw one of her posts on Facebook. I had a friend who had been battling breast cancer she'd posted her beautiful Horizon of Hope Ornament for Breast Cancer. I found out that she didn't live too far from me so I gave her a call and asked if I could pick one up. Staci said of course. I loved her from the moment I met her.
I loved making the ornament, and my friend cried when I gave it to her. In March 2016, Staci sent out a message asking to hire some help. I jumped on that bandwagon instantly. I became one of her very first employees for The Ornament Girl and continue to work for her, loving everything that I do. I guess you could call me the fabric cutting maniac. I cut pretty much all the fabric for each kit every month. I love seeing all the beautiful fabrics and how they are put together to make such gorgeous ornaments. In my spare time I love spending time with my family, listening to christian videos and of course, making ornaments.