Hello! My name is Yvonne, the heart, hands, and blue hair behind By Yivvie, which I started in 2012. What was originally just a one-off collection of small animal holiday ornaments for a local shop, By Yivvie has since become an entire zoo of stuffed animals, finger puppets, mobiles, ornaments, and more.
Each item is lovingly made by hand - the chief tools being needle and twine - using original patterns and quality wool-blend felt fabric. I lay down patterns, cut, and sew each item myself (with the help of some Netflix binging and chai tea to get me through, of course), ensuring consistent quality and whimsy.
I'm one of those people that just can't sit idly and has to be making something with my hands or in my imagination. In my spare time I do other creating like oil painting and DIY home projects. I live with my husband, one toddler, one cat, one leopard gecko, and a school of fish in Collingswood, NJ.