My name is Becca Lambert and I own Rusty Truck Stitchery. Rusty Truck came about as a way to support my expensive horse hobby and it has been an awesome adventure so far. My mom had taught me little bits of sewing growing up and I’ve always been drawn to fabric. My husband bought me my sewing machine for my birthday in 2
014 and it just sat in its box for about a year until I got the courage to play with it. I was afraid I’d break it, which I’ve learned is almost impossible to do! I taught myself to sew with lots of trial and error, and from then on I was sewing like crazy! My first project was saddle covers, to keep our riding saddles clean and safe. Then I moved on to making my signature dish towels as gifts for my friends and family. I then bit the bullet and jumped right into sewing zippers, which can be one of the harder sewing projects. At this point I realized that people actually liked the things I was creating. I opened an etsy shop and started reaching out to local small businesses to see if they would like to carry my products. Then I started to get more involved with the markets, that’s when I found A Day in the County! It is by far the best market I have ever attended.
Thankfully I have a wonderful husband that has let me take over “his” basement and we have turned it into my sewing studio. I still mostly only do my sewing on the side but would love for it to become my full-time job. My favorite part is shopping for fabric. I’m drawn to anything floral, vintage, or animals. You will see that a lot in my work. One day I would like to open my own fabric shop, but that’s still pretty far in the future. We love to travel and I try to find a cute local fabric shop to visit wherever we go. Then we end up having to ship a huge box of fabric home!
I love setting up at the markets and interacting with the customers and other vendors. You meet so many cool and interesting people! At first I was so nervous to set up anywhere, but that quickly changed when I realized how much fun it is to set up and personalize my booth and how kind and helpful the other vendors can be. My husband and family are my biggest supporters. You will normally find my mom, sisters, cousin, or husband helping me out. This whole adventure has taught me to not be afraid to put myself out there, and to be confident in who you are and what you make.
You can also find me online at Etsy.com, Facebook, and at email@example.com