Krista Lawhon

Huntington Beach, CA

About this pro

How does your service stand out?

Each blanket is very unique with special touches to each. You may add boxers, socks, purses, pillowcases, flags, patches to make your blanket like no other. Your options are pretty much endless. These blankets are useful, durable and can be kept forever. I guarantee my work and will fix problems for free. I work fast, but diligently. I always take pictures and get approval before moving on to the next step. I communicate well and am always around (by phone or email)

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

I love that I can make a useful product for people who can keep their memories together for a lifetime and perhaps even pass down. I reuse (shirts), which is environmentally conscience. Handmade items are filled with care, love and energy. Every blanket has its own "life", so to speak. I love sewing and especially love making these wonderful blankets.

Location

Huntington Beach, CA 92649

Background check

Complete

Years in business

10

Number of employees

1

Times hired on Thumbtack

15

Reviews

19 Reviews
  • Kelly O. Feb 9, 2014
    Friendly, quick, accommodating, very open to specific requests, lots of pics along the way, professional looking. Krista loves making custom blankets & it shows!
  • Sharon G. Jan 21, 2014
    Krista was attentive, prompt and communicative and the blanket turned out cozy and beautiful. She turned the whole thing around in less than two weeks. I will definitely work with her again (as soon as I have some more old t-shirts collected)!
  • Edward R. Dec 15, 2013
    Krista did a wonderful job fashioning a box of Boy and Cub Scout neckerchiefs into a colorful, tradition-laden blanket. The communication was excellent as the project moved along. From the start to finish about six weeks passed, including time in transit.
  • Georgi S. Dec 14, 2013
    I just received my daughters blanket and am thrilled with the great job Krista did on the blanket! She was so accommodating as to getting it to me by Christmas as she had closed all ordering! She had pictures of each step and we communicated throughout the process! I can't wait to give it to my daughter as a gift!
  • Mike D. Nov 27, 2013
    We could not be happier with our blanket!!! It is exactly what we wanted. Krista was an absolute pleasure to work with. She walked me through each step in the process and delivered a memory that will last forever!!! Thanks Krista!!!!
  • Pauline R. Nov 26, 2013
    Working with Krista was an absolute pleasure. She always replied very quickly to any question I had. The blankets are BEAUTIFUL!!! I couldn't be happier. I highly recommend Krista!!
  • Lisa M. Nov 20, 2013
    I found Krista on Etsy to make quilts from my mom's t-shirts who recently passed away suddenly this year. She did an beautiful job on the quilt. She even did embroidery for me which I love. I will cherish this quilt forever. I also had her to do a second blanket of my relay for life shirts and that was equally as beautiful! thank you for doing an outstanding job!
  • Samantha R. Oct 11, 2013
    Verified Review
    Krista was AMAZING. She made a layout unlike any other quilt I've seen. The blanket brought tears to lots of eyes. It's so beautiful. She did my uncle justice. No shirt was left unused! Even the buttons were saved. Presentation was great! Came wrapped in a beautiful ribbon. I was kept in the know for the entire process with pictures showing progress along the way. She took care of each picky request I had NO PROBLEM. The blanket is your own but with help from her creative eye when you want it. She is so pleasant to work with and I am so happy to have found her!
  • Jessica G. Sep 26, 2013
    Krista was very helpful, keeping me informed at every step of production and getting my input on all changes! It's a great quality product and I love it!
  • Sandy R. Jul 27, 2013
    Verified Review
    Krista made us 12 quilts from my Mom's clothes and they are beautiful! Each unique and special just like our Mom! We will recommend Krista to all our friends and co workers. THANK YOU!!
  • Sarah W. Jun 6, 2013
    Verified Review
    Krista did an outstanding job! She was so time efficient and easy to work with and my blanket looks better than I ever could have imagined!
  • Kristen S. Jun 4, 2013
    Verified Review
    It was great to work with Krista. She was reliable, honest, and brilliant at figuring out the best layout for my blanket. Additionally she was great at making the changes that I requested. She stands by her work and I don't hesitate to recommend her.
  • Sherry H. Jun 2, 2013
    Verified Review
    So happy with all the blankets they turned out amazing! Highly recommend her. Such a sweet lady! Very talented! Great job! Thanks so much Krista!
  • Kathy T. May 29, 2013
    Excellent comminication, finished my job SO FAST and its perfect, exactly what I wanted. Would highly recommend to anyone thinking of giving this gift! Cant thank you enough :)
  • Lori M. May 17, 2013
    Verified Review
    Thank you Krista!!!! I was finally brave enough to break thru your perfect packaging to see my sons blanket! I love it!! For anyone viewing this post: Krista is amazing! I do not have a creative flair, so I counted on Krista to be my better half. She pulled thru at 200%. Hugs to you!!!! Lori Creber
  • Kiara H. May 15, 2013
    AWESOME!!!! Krista was so great! She made herself extremely available at the beginning and throughout the process of my blanket. I just received it and it's better than I could imagine. I would and have recommended her to my so sorry sisters for their blankets. If you're thinking about working with her, please do! You won't regret it and you'll absolutely LOVE the final product!!! I surely did!
  • Debbie H. May 8, 2013
    Verified Review
    Krista was wonderful to work with and the blanket turned out even better than I imagined! I can't wait to give it to my daughter at graduation:)
  • Yewande F. Apr 8, 2013
    Verified Review
    Krista is an amazing, warm hearted, patient and diligent person. She understands the importance and seriousness of her responsibility when taking one's memorable items into her care. Not to mention her level of work exceeded my expectations, which is not easy to do considering I have a tendency to be a bit anal when it comes to other people handling my personal belongings. Well worth the cost. Krista is great!!!
  • Jan P. Mar 1, 2012
    Verified Review
    Excellent experience getting t-shirt blanket done for my son. This is the 1st time I have dealt with Krista. She did an awesome job and the blanket was everything I was hoping it would be.....my son was speechless!! Krista was very prompt in her service and communication. I plan on sending her more shirts in the near future for my other boys!

Q&A

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I read tutorials and expand on other ideas. I also watch sewing shows on tv once in a while.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
I do not have a complicated pricing system. One flat fee plus shipping.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I'm a stay-at-home mom and wanted to contribute how I can.
What types of customers have you worked with?
Sorority t shirt blankets or college t shirt blankets
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
I just finished a blanket that was full of band shirts. Each a different size shirt. I was sable to arrange them in a manner that looked very cool and turned out great!
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Don't be shy. I'm nice, open and mentally flexible.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
I have high ethics and integrity. I am honest and fair.