Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Talk To Me Tuesday!

Hey There! This week I'm featuring Jadie Bug Boutique (and she's featuring Raspberrykidz on her blog as well!). You can't help but love these beautiful clips. Check out her shop and blog, and leave some comments below. Enjoy!

What did you do before this/along with this? 
Well one time for about 5 years I was tortuously in the Mortgage Business. Yuck!!! and then after I had my daughter I went back to work at a major retail store that I had worked at previosly and totally LOVED IT!!! I love to interact with people and I LOVE to shop!!! So I would be their personal shopper and it was great.

What inspires your designs? 
When I began I wanted to do something that I hadn't seen. I was tired of seeing the typical flowers and so I began with felt and then began adding fabric and then it's just evolved using, felt, fabric & ribbon.

What are 3 words that describe your work? 
Wow! 3 words... Unique, Darling & Sassy

What are 3 words that describe you?
Wow! Sassy for sure, I hope that I am Unique :), and Artsy Fartsy!!!

Do you have a favorite piece from your shop? 
Yes... No... Ok I have to choose?! Carmen, My newest flower I added. I adore pink, white and chocolate brown together and when it comes in the form of damask well, you had me at damask.

What’s your most productive time of day? 
Mid-Day 2-5ish or after 8 when my little ones are in bed. :) That's My Sanity Time ;)Wink!;)Wink! If you are a Mom you totally understand. 

Where do you see your business in 5 years? 
I haven't thought about it. Until this moment. I hope that I can build a business that I can keep staying home with my kids, and I really want to just make sure to build unique custom hairclips that after someone makes a purchase is soo excited to get in the mail. And I just imagine them getting their little girl all dolled up, and putting her new clip in her hair and just can't help but smiling. 
What’s one thing you can’t live without? 
It's bad... Sonic Ice, and a Cherry Coke. I'll take a regular coke if that's what I have but I love ice and to eat ice with Cherry Coke. I AM IN HEAVEN! 

Anything else you would like us to know? 
The most unique thing that people find out about me is that I was born in a car. You are shocked! I know. Don't be. My Mom is Amazing so at #7 she had it down to an art form. She's definately my hero and best friend. 

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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Talk To Me Tuesday!

Not too long ago, I joined Etsy Kids, an etsy team devoted to all things kids and moms. I'm still learning the ropes on their site, but I knew I wanted to meet more artists creating for kids and do some cross-promoting. What better way to do that than with Talk To Me Tuesday? To start off, I interviewed Candice from Butterflies and Rainbows. Be sure to check out her shop and leave her a note!
pink ballerina dress

What got you started in your business? How long have you been doing it?
I learned how to sew in school and from my grandmother but really didn't have a true interest in it until my daughter was born!! I started my business when my second child was born and I became a stay-at-home mom!! 

What did you do before this/along with this?
I have a degree in accounting and I was working as a Receivables Clerk for a Bankruptcy Trustee until I had my second child!
dot pants and  personalized top
What inspires your designs?
My designs are inspired first by my children (I consult with them when I make their own clothes because let's face it, they are the ones that are going to wear it)!! My work IS custom so I would have to also include that my inspiration for my designs pretty much come from my clients and friends!!!

camo fleur de lis baby set

What are 3 words that describe your work?
Sweet, fun, sassy

What are 3 words that describe you?
Fun, easy-going, and hard-working

Do you have a favorite piece from your shop?
My absolute favorite item in my shop right now is my Fleur de Lis Baby Set!! Since I'm from Louisiana, this item is dear to my heart!!
custom applique owl shirt

What’s your most productive time of day?
My most productive time of day is between 7am-8am and also between 9pm-12pm!!!
birthday cupcake dress

Where do you see your business in 5 years?
I would love to move my business to a brick and mortar shop!!! That would be really awesome!!!
pink fleece baby blanket

What’s one thing you can’t live without?
I can't live without my family!! My family keeps me in line and helps me with my daily routine!! My husband encourages me daily and without his support I couldn't do what I do!!!

Butterflies and Rainbows has so much more than I was able to fit in here. She also offers towels, burp cloths, hair bow holders, socks and some beautiful diaper bags, just to name a few. Browse her shop to find YOUR favorites. She might just have exactly what you've been looking for!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Sweet Home Chicago

I love this picture. Maya is a girl who took my after-school art class last semester. At the end of the 14-week session, I offered the parents one free print based on their child's drawing. Maya's parents, Lisa and York, took me up on that, giving me this great picture of the John Hancock and the Sears Tower (excuse me, the Willis Tower) that their daughter drew. 

The e-mail Lisa sent me mentioned some things she loves about the picture, one thing being that Maya chose not to put anything in the center of the page. She also mentioned that their bathroom has many shades of blue, and she would like to play that part up. I hope she's happy with how this picture looks in there! 

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Happy Birthday!

OK, so it's my birthday. I didn't know what else to put for the title. I just wanted to show off the adorable bead my sister sent me in the mail (along with a funny card, a Starbucks card, an Ulta card and a pedometer...yep she's the best!). 

I love them all, but I love the bead the most, because it's just so darn cute, and she made it! And did I mention how cute it is? Well, you can see that for yourself. She put it on a cute heart keychain, but I think I will transfer it to the one that already holds my Starbucks cup bead that she made for me last year.
Check out her blog, maybeads, where she posted the funny card she sent me.
Thanks Lauren! I love you!