So, I’d be like, “THIS WORK IS HANDMADE WITH LOVE” and I fucking meant it, because it wasn’t being made from any amount of monetary support that could even support feeding my family. I was working 8-10 hour days for about $3/day. Here. In America. Because that’s what the SAHPs on Etsy told me through their pricing that is all I am worth and I believed it.
The biggest thing that differentiates VT from other online boutiques is our vision of what gender “neutrality” looks like, though, and what has been happening in my brain is now so far from what has been happening in our real-life inventory that it’s time for a makeover.
The short story is, that seeing shattered glass for the third time since our lease started broke me, too. There's a much longer story in here about the daily transients who would wander in, some of them aggressive, some of them refusing to leave, some trying to grab items on the way out, all of them requiring that my toddler go hide quietly in the back of the store.
Know a tot, but know not what size that tot shops? Did a friend of yours put Velocitoddler on their baby shower wishlist? Have no clue if your kid friend likes sloths or dinosaurs more? Coolio coolio. We have a solution for Albuquerque locals.
The shop is owned by me, Tabatha Hansen. I went to school for Anthropology and Theatre and graduated with an interest in other humans. I’m a film actor; this business was originally my side job, but after transforming it into something I love, it stands on its own. I am a seamstress for tots. I also hang out on film sets.