My name is Melissa and I am the owner and creator of Mystic Needles. I LOVE sewing, knitting, and crochet. I love using textiles to create new items. My favorite things to bring to life are unique children toys and quilts. One of the best things is to see the joy on someone’s face when they receive a toy or quilt that I made. I especially love to see the wonder and joy my creations bring to children.
A few years ago my husband and parents bought me a sewing machine for Christmas. I loved it! I started taking quilting classes. I found some patterns to make toys for children. My son, nephews and nieces all received stuffed toys for Christmas. I had so much fun making the toys. I thought of how wonderful it would be to make toys for others.
I donated toys to charity and friends with sick children (and still do), but I wanted to do more. I began to think about starting my own business. I opened my Etsy shop in February 2013 and haven’t looked back. I have been having such a great time making unique children toys, fun and functional bags, and quilts for people all over the world. I have been so blessed to have such a supportive and loving family. I am blessed to have wonderful customers from all over the world.
How did Mystic Needles get its name?
When I began to think about opening a shop I had a hard time coming up with a name that seemed just right. I had a couple good ideas, but none were perfect.
I finally asked my sisters and cousins for help. I told them I had been thinking about creating a name that had its roots in our childhood loves and in my current loves. We loved to watch the movies “Mystic Pizza” and “Shag” every time we saw each other. (We can all still quote most of “Shag.”) A suggestion of Mystic Needles was made. I knew that was it! Mystic Needles was born. Mystic Needles represented my love of family and of creating toys for others to love.