Carrie Bolin was in need of hobby after retiring from the United States Air Force as a budget analyst. Pulling from her sewing experience, learned from her grandmothers, she decided to create baby items she could sell at farmers markets.
She quickly outgrew her basement sewing room and discovered she was on to something bigger. She opened Into Fruition Baby Boutique in Eden, Utah.
“I focus on baby things, I love to sew baby bedding,” Bolin said. “I just think baby things are so neat and appreciated.”
Bolin has made the business a family affair. Her husband and three children all contribute something, whether it is bookkeeping or sewing.
“Both my daughters help with sewing, and my oldest daughter runs the retail end of things,” Bolin said. “My husband and son are working on the website, everything we do is done by the family.”
Bolin credits requests made for her handmade items from family and friends as her launching point. Her best friend was her first customer, when she asked Bolin to create crib bedding for her upcoming grandchild. Bolin put her finished product on Facebook and quickly received other requests.
“My puff quilts are my most popular items. They are [typically] crib size but I am starting to get orders for twin size quilts.” Bolin said. “That way they can move from the crib to their own bed.”
In addition to the quilts, Bolin creates Snuggle Ups – which are swaddle blankets for car seats that she personally designed, hats, crayon rolls, baby slings and reversible diaper bags. She also enjoys creating custom projects.
Into Fruition, Baby Boutique Eden Center, 2612 N Hwy 162 Unit #4 Eden, UT 84310 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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