The Music Box Moments Story…
Once upon a time, back in the day when I and my closest friends were ever so much younger and babies were the focus of our lives, I saw a sweet, little musical pillow that my bestie had created for yet another new arrival and I was smitten.
With the baby, of course, but especially with the gift.
The face of the little pillow was done in delicate, counted cross-stitch and it played Jesus Loves Me. I remember being absolutely fascinated with this little thing, so reminiscent of times gone by and, as I too loved counted cross-stitch and all things reflective of simpler days, I felt compelled to try my hand as well.
My first gift would, ultimately, be for my best friend’s brand new son.
Time and life moved on and in between I was stitching music boxes — sometimes as gifts, sometimes to sell, sometimes out of pure necessity, but always with love. Creating them was something I truly enjoyed and even more so the reaction they garnered when received.
In the beginning, it was all about babies, but over time it became apparent that a personalized, musical creation meant to commemorate or honor a special moment in a life story was an appreciated and cherished gift — that designing things for weddings, holidays, friendship, faith, etc. broadened the possibilities and was, in fact, a unique opportunity for building the small business of which I had always dreamed.
And so, Music Box Moments was born…
Over the years, the basic design of my music boxes has changed little, however the technique has. I no longer hand stitch the designs in counted cross-stitch. Instead they are embroidered on my single-needle machine, enabling much more design diversity, depth, color, and options for customizing and personalization.
I absolutely LOVE seeing a vision come to life under the needle!
What I enjoy the most are the endless possibilities — from design choice to color palette to special verse to personalization. There is something for everyone, with ideas limited only by the imagination.
Each music box front is beautifully embroidered to your specifications, backed with a coordinating fabric, topped with a ribbon for hanging, and has a traditional key-wound musical movement tucked inside. The result is a unique, one-of-a-kind gift that will be considered a keepsake and remembrance of a special moment in time.
Almost exclusively, my business was by word of mouth, but in 2010 I took the plunge and created a website for marketing and in 2016 I opened my little Etsy Shop which has been a wonderful experience, as I have had the pleasure of shipping musical packages of joy all over the country. The feedback has been incredibly rewarding and I absolutely LOVE when customers remember me when they are again in need of a special gift!
Please visit my Music Box Moments Etsy Shop here!
Not sure what kinds of events/occasions can be captured by way of a Music Box?
Here are some Suggested Themes…
Baby, Christening/Baptism, Weddings/Bridal Party, Graduations, Mother’s Day, Birthdays, Christmas, Faith/Motivational, Dance/Gymnastics/Skating, Monograms, School Spirit, Confirmation/First Communion, Hostess Gifts, Fraternal Organizations, Cheerleading, Easter, Girl’s Sports, Hanukkah, Secret Santa, Valentines, Birds, Anniversaries, Friendship, Horseback Riding, Sororities/Societies, St. Patrick’s Day, Thank You Gifts, Pets, Businesses, Red Hats, Teachers, Band/Choral Awards, Churches/Sunday Schools, Eastern Star, Godchild, Memorial, and Get Well Soon.
Looking for a theme not listed?
I have literally THOUSANDS of designs and access to thousands more. Ask me! I would love to design something especially for you.
Creating a Music Box to reflect your vision is one of my favorite things to do! Challenge me!!
Click here to access the listing for a Custom Order.
Here are just a few samples from over the years…
Looking for something unique — personalized — a gift that will become a treasured keepsake reflective of a significant moment in time?
You need look no further!
Visit Music Box Moments and let me create a special memory just for you!
Also, I invite you to join me on Facebook at Music Box Moments where I share samples of custom made orders, gifts, special design previews, and more.
Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than for men. (Colossians 3:23)