My name is Christina and I am the owner and sewist behind My Lovely Muse. I am a mom, wife, and teacher who loves Star Wars, Real Simple magazine, and canning homegrown food. I’m on a mission to save the planet from fast fashion and other needless waste by handcrafting custom, sustainable garments and quirky, convenient eco-conscious housewares to help prevent the unintentional contribution of waste to our landfills. It is a pleasure to have you browse my selection of unique pieces, handcrafted in Jenison, Michigan!
I've been sewing for myself and my family since 2011 when I was gifted my first sewing machine.
I began teaching myself how to use my machine, making small, practical items for myself and my family. Soon, our spare room turned into a sewing paradise!
In 2012 we moved into our first house. In looking at houses, I made sure that there was enough space that I could have a dedicated sewing room to keep my fabrics and notions. We chose a house with plenty of space! Before I moved into my new sewing room, my husband and I painted the walls and refinished the floors. Soon enough, I was making my small space the most beautiful sewing room I could! In the summer of 2014, our daughter was born. She didn't stop me from sewing! It was then that I added a serger to my space.
In 2015, I started researching what it would take to start my own business. I enjoyed sewing for my family so much that I wanted to share my love for making handmade items with others as well. I started the process toward starting My Lovely Muse in 2016, becoming compliant and building my business fabric and notions stash. Our son was born in the summer of 2016, so I moved my sewing room to a slightly larger, more dedicated space in our house so we could use my old sewing room as a nursery.
I finally opened my shop in January 2017 and hit the ground running. I'm so happy to provide quality, handcrafted items made with love for yourself and your loved ones!
In 2017, I had a line of clothing at Tap House Bo in Lowell, MI. The owner, Martha, came to my sewing studio in November 2017, to interview me in my space! Check out the video below:
Please keep in mind that My Lovely Muse is run solely by Christina. As of right now, there is only one person who does the purchasing, planning, bookkeeping, sewing, packaging, and mailing. I work on getting orders out as fast as possible, while maintaining attention to detail and quality craftsmanship on your order. I will keep you updated with any forseen delays. See our FAQ page for more information.