Welcome to our 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|
- 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 (www.babylovecustoms.etsy.com) then expanded to Facebook early in 2012 (www.facebook.com/babylovecustoms). As of March 2013, I have launched my first website (www.babylovecustoms.com). 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 www.babylovecustoms.com 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!