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Let’s visit … Dean Trout’s Little Shop of Crafts!

Today we are delighted to have a glimpse into the Etsy Store ‘Dean Trout’s Little Shop of Crafts’ – with a guest post from Dean herself…

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Once a Speech Therapist always a Speech Therapist, at least that is the way it is with me. I retired from public schools and working as a licensed SLP 5 years ago, but never really left the profession.  Retirement morphed into small business ventures.   Although I do not perform therapeutic services myself anymore, I began blogging and creating materials for other SLPs to use in their daily sessions. Where did I get inspiration to do that? From all those little games, cards, worksheets, and activities that I created in therapy that I found to be effective and that my students loved.  I sell several items on Teachers Pay Teachers.

In addition to speech therapy, I am passionate about crafting and recently opened a store on Etsy to share my handiwork.  I love simple home decor and creating simple items for those who don’t have the time or the inclination to create.  I love to sew, embroider, stencil, paint, and repurpose or upcycle.

My love for SLPs and crafting has recently lead me to start making personalized jewelry and tote bags.  There are tons of things on the market for teachers but few for the SLP so I thought I’d start making some useful and fun things to celebrate our profession.

I am very excited to show you the personalized tote bags because it is something we can all use and they are so darn cute and fun for me to make!

Tote Collage

I cut and sew 2 coordinating fabrics together and then embroider them with your name and SLP (Speech Language Pathologist).

Sewing in Progress

I can also do SLPA (Speech Language Pathology Assistant) or even SLP2B!

I use a variety of fabrics to coordinate with the bag color and select appropriate colored embroidery thread to tie it all together.  I finish it off by sewing cute little button in the corners.

My bracelets are casual and trendy and feature a metal hand stamped SLP charm.

Bracelets Collage

These are available now in my Etsy store

Wilma Dean Layne Trout, retired Speech Therapist, previously co-owned 2 Gals Speech Products. I am widowed and share my home with a fat Himalayan named Mocha 🙂

portraitYou can find Dean on her TpT Store, on Facebook, in her Etsy Store or follow her Blog.




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