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!


  1. cute styles for kids.

    Thanks for the visit to my blog.
    I really like your Butterfly Brides piece in your shop!

  2. Thanks for sharing. The clothes are so cute, they make me wish my daughter was little again.

  3. Rasberry Kidz...great article! I'm following you now too! Great to see other sellers promoting kids related Etsy shops!

    Baby Chick Designs