Tuesday, February 12, 2013

A little more about me...

Over the next few weeks I'm going to be featuring a few of my favorite shops and some of the contributors to my 1K giveaway on my blog. I love it when I go to an etsy page and shops have info on how they got started and why they love what they do. So here we go - first up - me!

Where are you located?
I'm in Central Illinois 

A little about me...
I'm the mom of three kids, wife to my high school sweetie, - ok this is starting to sound like the intro to Pioneer Woman (who I love) so I need to start over.

I have three wonderful kids who keep me on my toes. My husband is the most amazing man you will ever meet. He's generous and kind - bit of a neat freak, The support he gives me in my business is enough to overlook his compulsion with dusting the top of my refrigerator. I'm a good southern girl who has been transplanted to this frozen tundra. Until McDonald's started selling sweet tea I wanted to move home everyday. I am obsessed with polka dots. I'm sure you can see that as I try to use it in every item I make. They are just fun and they make me happy - even after sewing 15 polka dot dresses in one day I still like them. I can't say that about florals ;)

How did you get started?
A good friend of mine gave my daughters matching dresses for one of their birthdays. I figured if she could do it I could! So I borrowed a sewing machine and went to work on one of those dresses. That went well so I started watching youtube on how to sew. My next project was a diaper bag and then it just snowball'd. I have this amazing group of friends. Seriously no one has a group of friends like these. There is something about our bond that just can't be explained. We live all over the country and communicate with each other every day. Anyway they encouraged me to start selling my ideas and designs. My dear friend Caroline suggested etsy to me. I started selling a few things on there and I've been busy ever since. I never would have gotten this far without their encouragement and support in the beginning. Thank you girls!!! 

What inspires you?
My kids really inspire me. Their little personalities really help me figure out what would look best on them. Then I just translate that to my shop and it usually covers all the bases of what people are looking for. 

I love to be busy. If I have things to do I am focused and don't just wander around aimlessly. I volunteer like crazy! I am on our schools PTO Board, several committees at the school and their extra curricular activities. I'm a girl scout leader to both of my girls troops. I love pinterest and wish I had more time to do the things I pin!


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