Friday, January 27, 2012

Mom ♥

This is my mom :-) She and I are both embarking on the crafting etsy adventure and having so much fun sharing the process with each other along the way! 

Here are some of the fun things she makes!

Find her here: 

Her presentation on Etsy:

My name is Sandra Hanken and I live a country life in northern Minnesota. My mother taught me to sew when I was a little girl and I have loved to create things ever since. I use lots of re-purposed materials for my creations. I enjoy the variety of colors and textures this allows and it is wonderful to see something old given new life. I have made memory bears since 2006 as BecomingBears® but am currently having fun creating lots of new creatures that I call ETCs (short for Especially Terrific Creatures). I hope you will enjoy meeting them!

Mom, Grandma and Oliver

My mom's mom and my Grandma, Eleanore Mejdrich, who taught my mom to sew and me to crochet turns 95 next week! Happy Birthday, Grandma! 

In these times of youtube, google and online tutorials isn't it wonderful to sit down together and make something? To take time and pass on skills like sewing and crocheting through generations? I feel very lucky to be able to experience that. 

Here I am helping mom sew. :-)

Oliver's turn. :-)


Since my mom is just starting out with Etsy and Facebook I thought we could put together a little giveaway to get the ball rolling. She has just started selling patterns so to celebrate she will give away 1 pattern of choice to 3 winners. 

To enter like her FACEBOOK page and then leave a comment here on my blog post. 

The giveaway starts right now and ends on Sunday night at midnight CST (the 29th of January). If you leave your email address we will contact the winners that way. I will also publish the winners on my facebook page.

You could win the Owl pillow pattern

Or make an especially terrific creature!

Good luck! 

We had fun searching through old pictures! Here we are in 1988 :-)

Have a great weekend everyone! 
Enjoy your time creating!  And if you have snow, make a snowman!


  1. Ohhh you guys are so creative =) Wish I had half of your sewing skills =)

    Hugs from Lilli =)

  2. I "Liked" BecomingBearsETC on Facebook. Beautiful work!

  3. So cute and awesome you and your mom are doing this together. LIKED her page!

  4. Fantastic and cute! I have Liked her page (crochet addictcfs) and I am also in the process of blogging about it

  5. I liked your mom on facebook! Thank you.

  6. Seriously in love with this owl! Have liked on FB, and sure hope I win! readerwoman at gmail dot com

  7. So great!! I would love to win. I'm sharing this on my fb page and have liked her fb page.
    sselora at gmail

  8. Such cute stuff. Love the patterns. I'm optmistic about winning

  9. So cute! Liked you on facebook, too! :)

  10. And the winners are: Carol, Lindy and Reader Woman! Congratulations and thank you all so much for your comments and participation! :-) I will send an email to the winners now. :-)