Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Baby Love Customs: April 2013 Business Spotlight


This week's guest is Elizabeth of Baby Love Customs.
Please read on as Elizabeth tells us a little bit about herself, her business, and her inspiration.
  • Tell us a little about yourself.
I am currently a work at home mom to 3 boys, Judge-3, Zavier-18 months, and Sidney-4 months.
  • How long have you been sewing?
"All American Boy" from A Stitch For You
My grandmother first taught me to sew when I was 8 years old. I have been sewing off and on ever since then (16 years!), but never really tried to teach myself anything new. One of my New Year Resolutions this year is to learn more advanced sewing skills. I hope to eventually start making clothes for myself and to sell in my boutique.
  • How did you get started using an embroidery machine?
I first became interested in embroidery when a close friend of mine offered to make a few personalized items while I was pregnant with my middle son in the summer of 2011. Her mom had a machine at the time, little did we know, we would spend countless hours at her mom’s house in front of the machine. It quickly became an obsession, haha! About 2 months later, I finally convinced my husband to let me buy my first embroidery machine.

Star & Swirls from Embroidery Boutique
  • What is your favorite item to make?
Right now, my favorite items to embroider are shirts and baby gifts, especially for little girls! Since I have a house full of boys, I really love being able to make cute, girly items. I’ve always told my husband that we would be in trouble if we ever had a girl, lol.

  • Do you have a shop? Name? Location/website/s?
In October of 2011, Baby Love Customs was born. I started selling on Etsy ( then expanded to Facebook early in 2012 ( As of March 2013, I have launched my first website ( I love seeing new, adorable designs from all the awesome digitizers out there, and not too long ago wanted to try my hand at it as well. I love having the ability to now create my own unique designs.
  • Bestselling item?
I offer custom shirts and onesies for every occasion, baby gift sets and diaper bags/tote bags of all kind. Holiday shirts are always big sellers.

  • In all of your years of embroidering, what is the best tip you've heard and would like to pass on?
The best pieces of advice I can give anyone about applique and embroidery is to never be afraid to try something new, and ask questions!
  • Closing words of wisdom.
I am part of several online groups for applique (my favorite being Applique This & That Too on Facebook), they are large groups of  people always willing and able to answer questions and give inspiration and encouragement.
I would like to offer readers a coupon good for 10% off any order placed through using code OS10, valid through April 30, 2013.
Applique from Planet Applique
Thank you so much for allowing me to be a part of this!

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