Hi! Opening this little shop has been a dream for a long time. My great-grandmother, Penelope Eleanor (we call her Mama Nell), was a seamstress and would sew for my mother "a dress before she woke up in the morning." She passed that love of creating and making on to my grandmother, Elma Ruth, and my mother. It is a legacy I hope will live on in my daughter, Eleanor Ruth.

My hope is that the products I make will be an heirloom in your home, hand-crafted to make those every day moments intentional and special.

Penelope Handmade began with unique baby quilts and book sets. Each quilt was been inspired by a favorite classic children's book and the fabrics were carefully chosen to match! "A gift for now and a gift for later." 
Now Penelope Handmade offers other quilty items and soon patterns! 

"The humblest of tasks get beautified if loving hands do them." Louisa May Alcott


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