A handmade boutique
based in Charleston, IL
Emily Jeanne Designs has closed
after 7 successful years as an Etsy shop :
1,028 items handmade and sold;
167 five-star reviews received;
rank among the top 6% of Etsy shops
in the world achieved,
piles of one-of-a-kind handmade treasures
sent to buyers in 44 states,
and on 4 continents;
and thousands of little moments
of joy and sorrow,
passion and grit,
naked authenticity and
shared with some of the
greatest people on Earth:
Much love to those who
traveled on this journey with me,
and I wish you
all the best in the future.
Meet Emily, the Sewist behind the brand
Besides sewing, my favorite hobbies are reading (fantasy and YA are my favorite genres, along with an ever-present non-fiction audiobook in the car – usually history or science related), drinking wine and coffee, gardening, and doing my daily crossword puzzle. I also enjoy our weekly board game night with my husband and kids, as well as playing the occasional RPG video game like Zelda or Assassin’s Creed.
No matter what I’m doing, if I’m at home, I’m guaranteed to have at least one companion with me at all times – whether it’s one of our dogs : Sophie the shichon or Vincent the morkie – one of my parrots : Picasso the hawk-headed parrot or Coco the turquoise conure – or one of our kids’ pets : their budgies Queeny and Sunny or their guinea pigs Maple and Cupcake. We like to call it our own little zoo!
Travel is also a major passion of mine, so I spend a lot of my spare time studying up on places I want to go and casually learning foreign languages for fun – I’m up to decent fluency in Spanish, French, and Italian, with barely passable Duolingo / Memrise practices in Japanese, Greek, Latin, and German… so far!
I also work part time at our family business Tomco Insurance Agency, which helps keep me active in the community and involved with the business that's been in my family since 1972!