One of my earliest memories, when I was a very little girl, was when I was gifted a handmade doll by a neighbour. It was so beautiful and intricately made and I treasured it dearly. What I loved most about it was that when I would flip the skirt up, another doll was revealed on the opposite side. I like to think that moment was a defining moment in my life. One that shaped me. That simple gesture of kindness was something that stayed with me well into my adult years. I have never ceased to see the beauty in the handmade, and to see the beauty in giving

I am a maker, a handcrafter, a seamstress. I am also an Early Childhood Educator, a mother of 4, a homeschooler, a stay-at-home wife. My name is Evangeline, and I am the owner of Handmade Beginnings. My blog started out in 2009 as a means for me to keep track of all the handmade educational tools and activities that I was creating for my toddler. Since then it has grown with me, and followed me along my journey through graduating ECE and Montessori, becoming a Kindergarten Teacher, having 3 more children, opening my own Etsy shop, and teaching sewing lessons to women and children in my home studio.

Welcome to my corner of the web! Insha’Allah I hope you have a look at some of the craft and DIY tutorials on my blog. If you’re interested in free educational resources, the latest on product launches and sales, and new blog posts, then please do sign up for my newsletter. Follow my adventures on instagram too where you will see some behind the scenes of what I do.

JazakAllahu khair for stopping by!
Many duas xx

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