Droolist

Droolist Custom sewing & embroidery for all with a small collection of ready-to-ship items at
http://droolist.etsy.com
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Some families have small gymnasts, scientists, or artists. Our family ... we had a droolist. Our third child was a soaking wet mess from 4 months until he was over two years, and I developed some super absorbent dribble bibs to save myself some laundry! Fortunately for me, my solution was able to become a solution for others, and my sewing and embroidery work grew from there. Currently, most of my sewing and embroidery work is done to order with some ready-to-ship pieces from the original line of my dribble bib & baby accessory collection at Etsy (http://droolist.etsy.com). My favorite work is custom work -- bibs for adults and older kids with special needs, special outfits, creative solutions, and "I saw this on Pinterest" project work! From memory animals and pillows to baptismal dresses, and from baby gift sets to birthday shirts, and everything between, I love working to make unique items that are fashionable, functional, and -- of course -- drool-worthy! I look forward to hearing from you! Britta Sincerely, Britta

Sometimes the projects take control and I am just along for the ride. This was one of those cases. I knew glow in the da...
01/10/2019

Sometimes the projects take control and I am just along for the ride. This was one of those cases.
I knew glow in the dark thread was a must, and it didn’t disappoint.

01/09/2019

Custom projects have been peppering my studio this year, and I’m always happy for the creativity they allow me!
Here’s a reminder to save a few baby clothes or blankets from the kids or to collect a couple items from parents & grandparents. Bears aren’t the only keepsake animal you can create. This lion from baby sleepers is a new favorite.

Happy 2019!I started the year yesterday with an urgent poncho make for a little girl who broke her clavicle, and did ano...
01/02/2019

Happy 2019!
I started the year yesterday with an urgent poncho make for a little girl who broke her clavicle, and did another today for a smaller one with a fractured arm. Other life surprises aside, it’s Etsy orders and planned makes for the rest of the week!

Local friends, I have three pillow lounges (for 4 standard pillows) remaining and ready for pick up before Christmas! Le...
12/22/2018

Local friends, I have three pillow lounges (for 4 standard pillows) remaining and ready for pick up before Christmas! Let me know if you need one so I can hold it for you. $40 cover only/$50 with pillows.
—Dots [SOLD]
—Llamas [SOLD]
—London [SOLD]

When people wonder what it’s like living with a maker of things this time of year, I usually say it’s an adventure. ...
12/19/2018

When people wonder what it’s like living with a maker of things this time of year, I usually say it’s an adventure. Truthfully, though, it’s barely controlled chaos and the maker’s wares have exploded beyond the studio and have taken over the whole house. Orders are printing, labels are being affixed, photos are underway, lists are being checked twice and pick ups (starting at 6:30am!) are being organized.

‘Tis the season of giving! Today I’m swooning over this custom gift order.And, yes, I *can* work with any state.
12/17/2018

‘Tis the season of giving! Today I’m swooning over this custom gift order.
And, yes, I *can* work with any state.

12/17/2018

Among the Etsy orders going out today are a few Dumpster Fire ornaments. And because it’s 5am and I’m on four hours’ sleep, I’m laughing too much at this gift note from a buyer:

Amidst the madness and hustle, when I see the love emanating from those I’m privileged enough to work for, I take a de...
12/15/2018

Amidst the madness and hustle, when I see the love emanating from those I’m privileged enough to work for, I take a deep breath and say, “THANK YOU.”

This elf is busy, but not too busy to share a few highlights. Four big memory bears, two little onesie keepsake bears, t...
12/14/2018

This elf is busy, but not too busy to share a few highlights. Four big memory bears, two little onesie keepsake bears, two onesies, 13 stockings, three backpacks, one car seat canopy, a customized robe (featuring an avocado ...), and 20 of the remaining 50 special needs bibs down. Send my magic-making machines good vibes!

These are the busiest weeks of my year each year. I’m so grateful to all of you for trusting that it will all get done...
12/12/2018

These are the busiest weeks of my year each year. I’m so grateful to all of you for trusting that it will all get done. Shipping keepsake bears, special needs bibs, an extra long table runner, and embroidery orders today, making another 50 special needs bibs over the next week to fulfill existing orders, and working on memory pillows and more ...
🎄🎄 For the curious, fifty special needs bibs mean 250 pattern pieces and 400 snaps are still on my list!

In the midst of all the holiday hustle, I’m glad to have made time for this. A mom handed over her wedding gown to hav...
12/05/2018

In the midst of all the holiday hustle, I’m glad to have made time for this. A mom handed over her wedding gown to have a replacement made for their family Christening gown & slip after hitting multiple roadblocks with other makers.
Just a little hand-sewing to go so it’s ready for its debut this weekend.

It must be the holidays... 4:30am calls for a little snark. 😂I’ll hope to see at least a few of you at our local el...
11/29/2018

It must be the holidays... 4:30am calls for a little snark. 😂
I’ll hope to see at least a few of you at our local elementary’s Holiday Santa Shoppe & Vendor Event this Saturday from 9-1!
Link in comments.

My only public appearance this season will be at the kids’ elementary craft show THIS SATURDAY! I’ll be bringing my ...
11/27/2018

My only public appearance this season will be at the kids’ elementary craft show THIS SATURDAY! I’ll be bringing my dumpster fire ornaments, pillow beds for kids (awesome for reading!), and a limited supply of my original SCES-inspired ORNAMENTS! I hope to see you there!
https://www.facebook.com/events/483616162127880/?ti=icl

... AND, I’m BAAAAACK!After a month of very limited work beyond the activities that made days feel normal for the kids...
11/12/2018

... AND, I’m BAAAAACK!

After a month of very limited work beyond the activities that made days feel normal for the kids, I’m FINALLY back to your work! I won’t be running full bore until 2019 because 2018 was a dumpster fire of a year if ever there was one.
Which brings me to the project at hand... I’m splitting proceeds with our local Fire & Rescue Dept this year because - all kidding and self-protective sarcasm aside- they saved my husband’s life one night before the bypasses happened.
I cannot wait to share a check with them.
https://www.etsy.com/listing/498804571/2018-dumpster-fire-ornament-by-droolist?ref=shop_home_active_1

I try not to mix business and pleasure too much, but since this is neither... My clean-eating, triathlon-finishing, hard...
10/12/2018

I try not to mix business and pleasure too much, but since this is neither... My clean-eating, triathlon-finishing, hard-driving 44 year old husband with a strong family history of heart disease (genetically high cholesterol, bypasses, valve issues on his dad’s side) has had his own reckoning.
I’m here to say you cannot outrun genetics in the long term, but being on top of things will let you catch things before the really awful stuff happens.
I’m occupying my hours at the ICU stitching (“Bless Your Heart”) while he recovers from quintuple bypass. I hate seeing him this way, but having him alive is awesome.
Send us the good vibes for a standard, by-the-book recovery and a healthy happily ever after.

Reversible project bag! This commissioned piece was a perfect quick sew project for a friend. She sourced the fabrics an...
10/05/2018

Reversible project bag! This commissioned piece was a perfect quick sew project for a friend. She sourced the fabrics and I put them together. Love it! Perfect for all the crochet, knitting, and needlework that needs a portable home while in progress!
#droolist #projectbag #projectbags #knitting #knittingaddict #harrypotter #fangear #hp #wristlet #reversiblebag #sewingproject #wipbag #crochetwip #knittingwip

How perfect is this #panda pashmina for fall and winter?! OMG!! It has put all the warm fuzzies into my #fridayfeeling m...
09/28/2018

How perfect is this #panda pashmina for fall and winter?! OMG!! It has put all the warm fuzzies into my #fridayfeeling mood!

#droolist #warmandcozy #fallaccessories #pashmina #blackandwhite #giftideas #custommade #pandas #giantpanda

TGIF! How sweet is this little shirt?! It made me take a little break to look for local tea spots and I think I’ve fou...
09/21/2018

TGIF! How sweet is this little shirt?!

It made me take a little break to look for local tea spots and I think I’ve found the perfect place to venture out to with my own fancy little human as a reward for lots of hard work... once the hard work is completed, of course. 💖
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#droolist #birthdayshirt #teafor2 #2ndbirthday #toddlerbirthday #teatime #dressup #littlefashionista #applique #embroidery #embroiderylove #birthdaygirl #arbblanks #stitchtopia #rivermillembroidery #embroiderydesign #embroiderywork

Totally loving all the special needs orders that I have in right now. These are part of a twenty bib resupply for a clie...
09/19/2018

Totally loving all the special needs orders that I have in right now. These are part of a twenty bib resupply for a client, and other dozens and half dozens are underway as well. 😅
Dawn ‘til dusk and beyond!

Finally falling into a school year routine at our house now that Labor Day is in the rearview. Systems and routines keep...
09/13/2018

Finally falling into a school year routine at our house now that Labor Day is in the rearview. Systems and routines keep me sane as the work ramps up going into holiday madness.
Special needs orders are on the agenda today along with some finishing work for embroidery and sewing orders. And coffee. ☕️
Extra coffee.
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#droolist #specialneeds #bigkidbibs #bibsforkids #swallowingdisorders #customorder #madetomeasure #custompattern #differentnotless #momthemaker #madeinvirginia #sewloutions #bibs

Shopped Thursday all day solo. Shopped Friday with one of the BFFs of 30+ years... both were great days, but if you can ...
09/02/2018

Shopped Thursday all day solo. Shopped Friday with one of the BFFs of 30+ years... both were great days, but if you can shop the fashion district with a friend, it’s like visiting heaven.
#droolist #lafashion ❤️#fabrics #fabricaddict #fabricshopping #buyallthefabric #bettertogether #oldfriends

Goodbye sweltering swampy Dulles! I’ll see you in a few days! LAX and the Fashion District are calling. Time for a fab...
08/30/2018

Goodbye sweltering swampy Dulles! I’ll see you in a few days! LAX and the Fashion District are calling. Time for a fabric buying trip!!! Eeek!!

08/29/2018

After Labor Day, all the littles Head back! Pre-K and more special needs orders are flowing. Time for more coffee.
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#droolist #backtoschool #prek #embroidery #embroideredtote #limegreen #librarybag #bookbag #personalized #preschool #preschooldays #madeinvirginia #imadethis #momthemaker #thedaysarelongbuttheyearsareshort

Happy (almost) Fall, y’all! Prepping a family for cooler weather and warmer clothing, and loving pumpkins on navy!
08/28/2018

Happy (almost) Fall, y’all!
Prepping a family for cooler weather and warmer clothing, and loving pumpkins on navy!

If your day job is making, this is a great mail day! KAM snaps, key fobs, Raspberry Creek fabric, another hat hoop... li...
08/25/2018

If your day job is making, this is a great mail day! KAM snaps, key fobs, Raspberry Creek fabric, another hat hoop... life is good!
#droolist #mailday #kamsnaps #fabricaddict #rileyblakedesigns #sewingsupplies #readysetgo #maker #fromscratch #planning

I’ll give you all ONE guess what I was making at 6:30 this morning. 😂🤦‍♀️🤷‍♀️1st day of Kindergar...
08/23/2018

I’ll give you all ONE guess what I was making at 6:30 this morning. 😂🤦‍♀️🤷‍♀️
1st day of Kindergarten and 4th for these two. 66% in full day school. Time flies!
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#droolist #momthemaker #kindergarten #4thgrade #lastminute #1stdayofschool

Back to school looks different for everyone. Every day this week, in addition to the BTS shirts, backpack monograms, and...
08/22/2018

Back to school looks different for everyone. Every day this week, in addition to the BTS shirts, backpack monograms, and other requests, I have special needs orders going out.

💖 Each order is made from patterns I have drafted and then customized to meet repeat client needs.
💖 Each of this week’s orders is a repeat client ordering multiple items for BTS.
💖 Partnering with each family to have their child looking and feeling his or her personal best motivates me to get up early to make it all happen.

📆 Today it’s a dozen reversible ivory big kid bibs for a middle schooler over a thousand miles away.

📣There’s no reason a swallowing difficulty should have anyone looking or feeling out of place, regardless of age. Customized solutions are age appropriate and fashionable.

Time to topstitch, close these up and get their snaps set!
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#droolist #specialneeds #adaptiveaccessories #inclusivedesign #bigkidbib #specialneedsbibs #abilitynotdisability

I’ve fallen in love with my own creation. 😂🤷‍♀️😍 What crazy sorcery is this?! No turning back now... I ...
08/21/2018

I’ve fallen in love with my own creation. 😂🤷‍♀️😍 What crazy sorcery is this?! No turning back now... I already ordered more of the fabrics from Raspberry Creek Fabrics .
This is just too precious!
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#droolist #babygift #newbaby #newborngift #babyboyclothes #nautical #redwhiteandblue #applique

It’s going to be a great week! Send the kids (and their parents) some good vibes, though. School starts Thursday for o...
08/20/2018

It’s going to be a great week! Send the kids (and their parents) some good vibes, though. School starts Thursday for our district, and it’s move-in weekend coming up for UVA and a few other area schools. Combined, there will be many a backpack under the needles here before Friday. 🎒🕶🎓
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#droolist #backtoschool #1stdayofschool #monogram #monogrammedbackpack #southerncharm #madeinvirginia #artisansofloudoun #makingtheordinaryextraordinary

For anyone feeling stressed with all the last minute things, you’re not alone and I promise: we will make it through. ...
08/19/2018

For anyone feeling stressed with all the last minute things, you’re not alone and I promise: we will make it through.
I worked right up until the hour before we left for our beach weekend... then I worked half an hour for myself on this cover up. It was perfectly beachy, I had a much needed 48 hours away, and now I can lean in to our back to school projects full force! 🏝 🌞 🌊

Custom creations are always a pleasure to design, but celebrating so many firsts...  😍Loving this one for sooo many f...
08/17/2018

Custom creations are always a pleasure to design, but celebrating so many firsts... 😍
Loving this one for sooo many firsts on the same day!

Quilts... what’s sitting in your closet? Drawers? Boxes unopened from three moves ago? Those clothes you can’t part ...
08/15/2018

Quilts... what’s sitting in your closet? Drawers? Boxes unopened from three moves ago? Those clothes you can’t part with are waiting to become something more. Trust me. ✂️ 💡🤔🤩

Here’s where yesterday’s materials are headed! I love how these are coming together. It was a wedding gown, and now ...
08/14/2018

Here’s where yesterday’s materials are headed! I love how these are coming together. It was a wedding gown, and now it will be handkerchiefs — one for each young person in the next generation, to be given as they celebrate finding their forever person. What an amazing way to bring a dress back to life!
By my count, this hits something old, something new, and even something blue!
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#droolist

Making something old into something new! This project is for a client who needed sewing and embroidery. Any guesses what...
08/13/2018

Making something old into something new! This project is for a client who needed sewing and embroidery. Any guesses what it was? Or what it’s becoming?
I’ll let you in on a secret: Sometimes I feel like I’m a performer keeping all of the plates spinning! 😂 While some projects take 10-20 hours, others need just ten minutes, and to say yes as much as possible I jigsaw the work and always have at least 5-10 projects underway with more scheduled to take their places as I complete tasks. ☕️📖🖊📏✂️⏱🎁📫😴 I allocate a specific number of hours a week to large projects, small projects, and quick work, leaving a buffer for my online orders that I can release to other work if special needs orders are slow, and I work as efficiently as I can during about four hours a day in the summer. The kids are little just once, so we make summer count. But, meanwhile, I keep my plates spinning. 💖

#droolist #somethingold #somethingnew #somethingblue #upcycling #newproject #sewistsofinstagram #sewingproject #sewingaddict #timemanagement #howiwork #behindthescenes #meetthemaker #scheduling #projectmanagement #itsmycircus #butfirstcoffee #ivegotthis #satin #lace #whatsoldisnewagain #sneakpeek #fortheloveofit #artisansofloudoun #makeitwork #handmadebyme #loudouncounty #bespokedesign

The school year is nearly here, and our new Kindergartener needed something special for her big box store backpack to he...
08/12/2018

The school year is nearly here, and our new Kindergartener needed something special for her big box store backpack to help it stand out a bit.
I think we’ve got it covered!

With school starting again, I just want to send out some positive vibes to all for a smooth start. My middle starts Kind...
08/05/2018

With school starting again, I just want to send out some positive vibes to all for a smooth start.
My middle starts Kindergarten this year ... and will be missing her preschool best friend. Desperately.
I’m sure there will be new friends, but I made the girls these today so that they can think happy thoughts about play dates, and hearts and sparkles whenever they wear them.

College kids heading off to school had me busy last month. Lots of bedding and linens and a few super soft throws! Look ...
08/02/2018

College kids heading off to school had me busy last month. Lots of bedding and linens and a few super soft throws! Look how a large monogram absolutely transforms a solid throw:

So many back to school monogramming projects underway for the college crowd that I was thrilled to have this tiny break ...
07/31/2018

So many back to school monogramming projects underway for the college crowd that I was thrilled to have this tiny break yesterday. Someone’s sweet baby will be sitting pretty in this soon!

It’s not often I have time to work for myself or my littles. But, when I’m testing new patterns and Middle Little ha...
07/20/2018

It’s not often I have time to work for myself or my littles. But, when I’m testing new patterns and Middle Little has Princess Camp to attend, I make exceptions. 💁‍♀️💖

Yes, this is a bib. Yes, this is a scarf. Yes, a young lady will look AMAZING!Because sometimes our big kids and adults ...
07/02/2018

Yes, this is a bib.
Yes, this is a scarf.
Yes, a young lady will look AMAZING!
Because sometimes our big kids and adults have swallowing trouble, too, I have the privilege of designing custom solutions.

It’s always a pleasure to personalize little things. Especially little things awaiting the arrival of their wearer. Se...
07/01/2018

It’s always a pleasure to personalize little things. Especially little things awaiting the arrival of their wearer. Sending all the good vibes to this mom as his arrival draws closer!

Housewarming, hostess gift, or bridal shower on the horizon? Customized  kitchen or bath towel sets are always a step be...
06/28/2018

Housewarming, hostess gift, or bridal shower on the horizon? Customized kitchen or bath towel sets are always a step beyond the wish list in a good way!

Happy Father’s Day to the people we know who’ve played the part well in all stages of our lives, and -to those just ...
06/17/2018

Happy Father’s Day to the people we know who’ve played the part well in all stages of our lives, and -to those just starting out- may you grow into the role and blossom.

Whirlwind. So many good things that I haven’t even had time to share! Flying out today...
06/15/2018

Whirlwind.
So many good things that I haven’t even had time to share!
Flying out today...

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43099 Difrank Ct
Ashburn, VA
20147

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 13:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 13:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 13:00
Thursday 08:00 - 13:00
Friday 08:00 - 13:00

Telephone

(202) 930-0393

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