My Story

 

Hello and welcome! I'm Amanda - owner & maker at Rainy Day Handmade.

I live in Philadelphia and all products are either handmade or designed in my home in Manayunk. I share that home with Seth, my partner of 10 years, our 2 kitties Poptart and Oreo, and our newest family member Roscoe, a rescue Pit that we adopted during the COVID shutdowns.

RDH was founded at the very beginning of the COVID stay-at-home orders. I was recently laid off from my work in live events (there's not much theater happening when we can't gather in crowds) and I was trying to keep myself busy. I was spending a lot of time working on macrame wall hangings while sitting on my couch. About halfway through a Harry Potter marathon on a particularly rainy, cold day, I thought "wow, this is a vibe." And thus, Rainy Day Handmade was born!

Shortly after, my mom, from whom I learned all my sewing skills, was making cloth masks for friends that worked as essential workers. She called me in to tag-team as the demand was too high to keep up with. We made a few dozen free masks for healthcare workers primarily, and then Pennsylvania's statewide mask mandate went into effect. Our mask demand went THROUGH THE ROOF. We were making almost 100 masks / day and were backlogged by 2 weeks sometimes. As of November 2020 we've sold over 5,500 masks!

Now that the mask demand has slowed down, I've finally gotten back to designing & creating. I love to design stickers, apparel, and other accessories to fill your life with happiness & inspiration. Especially during these dark times. 

Thank you so much for shopping and supporting my small business! Please reach out with any questions you have about my products or site!