Hello! My name is Lesly Birkland! Thank you for stopping in for a visit!
I am creator of the Etsy shop Birkland Boutique and author of this blog.
I love working with my hands and using my imagination to create beautiful things for people to wear and share! I love blogging because it is yet another outlet for me to share my heart.
Purpose behind BirklandBoutique
Deep in the depths of the messy adolescent years, my mother came and offered me, as she did my sister, an item. She said, “every time you look at this, remember how strong and beautiful you are.” I kept that item in a place I saw daily and every time I remembered her words – “I am strong, I am beautiful.”
There was yet again another instance I was given a gift. This one I could wear. I put it on when I went places I felt I could use a little extra strength. The words my mother spoke over me would surface yet again – “You are strong. You are beautiful.”
My thinking is there are a great many women who could use this reminder and so The Birkland Boutique was born.
That is also why I offer personalized metal tags on most of my items.
I was taught by my beloved grandma to crochet. It was with tears in my eyes, and sometimes in hers (cause she could never bear to see us cry) that I learned the art of crochet at a fairly young age. It wasn’t long before I developed a love for it and all the wonderful thing’s I could create!
My mother, also, taught me to sew. It is from these amazing women that my skill for making and creating was born. My hope is these items bring you joy and the simple yet powerful reminder that you are strong & beautiful. Worthy & filled with so much purpose, you can’t even begin to image the thing’s in store for you!
She is clothed with strength and dignity and she laughs without fear of the future. – Proverbs 31:25
Girl behind the blog
I wouldn’t be as strong or motivated as I am today without these amazing guys by my side!
My husband and I met in high school and even thought it wasn’t love at first sight, he won me over with his determination and heart of gold. We’ve been married for 11 years, still can’t believe how fast that flew by.
Together we raise our two boys, Danny (8) and Eli (5).
Life is always an adventure with them! I was raised with girls so when God gave me boys, I was in for a surprise.
They always reminded how out numbered I am but as you know, mom votes count for more than boys… so it evens out in the end 😉