Hi, I'm Colleen Havel, a passionate seamstress, stuffed animal maker, and button enthusiast based in Carleton Place, Ontario where I live in my Pretty Yellow House.
I have 37 years of sewing experience and was taught by a professional. I use professional techniques honed from years of experience to make the items in my shop and on my website. Established in 2018, Pretty Yellow house uses a lifetime of experience and knowledge. Unlike the self taught craters of today who did not have professional schools available to them, I had 5 years of apprenticeship training to start my career.
COVID 19 Announcement
Non-Medical Cotton Masks
For the time being, I will not be taking custom orders, as I can not do fittings due to covid-19. I am making non medical grade cotton face masks. They are two layers of cotton, with a pocket for a filter.
There are three choices:
Premium Comfort. The elastic goes behind your head instead of over your ears for comfort. Please see the shop page for sizing and fabric choices. Sizes: Toddler, Small, Medium, Large
Premium with earloops. Same style as the original but with loops behind the ears. Small, Medium, Large
Pleated masks. These are the surgical style. Kids, medium, large.
Due to the personal nature of the item and the fact that it is used in the toolbox in the fight against COVID-19 along with handwashing and social distancing, we are unable to accept returns. This is not an n-95 mask.
Health Canada does not recommend the use of masks for any child 2 years old or younger. Our toddler masks are design without a pocket for a filter as it is not recommended young children use filters. When designing the masks colleen strictly adhered to all the health Canada guidelines. View federal guidelines here.
Much love to you all. We can do this!