Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Sew Sweet Peanut

Today I am featuring another wonderful Michigan artist, Sew Sweet Peanut who makes adorable childrens clothing. She is offering Free Shipping (woot) if you enter the coupon code pinkparchment. You can also check out her blog and Check for a chance to win a $25 credit here in her shop!! http://www.sewsweetpeanutboutique.blogspot.com/

1. Why and/or how did you get interested in making your products?
I actually don’t remember for sure how I started making clothing. My mom and I decided that we would like to learn how to sew so we bought a cheap machine and made some cushion covers and pillow cases. I guess I decided that clothes for my two girls would be more fun, found Etsy and then it just got out of control. :)

2. Do you make/design the product or do other people help you?
I sew all of the items myself.

3. What is the favorite piece you have made and why?
My favorite piece may be the My Little Pony knot dress I made for my youngest daughter. I really don’t sew much for my own girls now that I have the Etsy shop and she is huge in to all things ponies. This was also the first knot dress I made and it came together perfectly. My daughter’s face was the best though; it was great making something specifically for her.

Here are some of her favorite pieces:

This is what she has to say about this peice. I usually stick pretty close to the pattern I am working with but I really wanted something different when I started this dress working with a knot dress pattern. I think the modifications, the fabrics, the photos and my adorable model/daughter came together really well and I am proud of myself for branching out a little from the pattern. Isn't this just adorable?

She really loves this one because it is the only boy item in her shop (She thinks she needs to work on that). And she feels so lucky to have customers who send her amazing photos of their little men in her ties to use for promotion.

She just loves this outfit (and so do I). It turned out just like she had imagined, and she loves everything about it; the style, the colors and how it fit on her little one. She had a mom buy this outfit for her daughter to wear in a pageant and it won best casual wear, she was so excited.

5. Do you do craft shows?
I did a couple of small local craft shows last fall but am not planning on any this year. They are a lot of work and take up more time than I have right now. I would love to do some in the future though because I really like the atmosphere and the immediate feedback on my work. I do create items for a local children’s boutique though and that has been a great opportunity to get my items out locally.

6. Do you have facebook, twitter, blogs? If so please give me the links
I do not have a facebook or twitter account. Gasp, I know. :) I know I am in the vast minority but I don’t like what the social networking phenomenon is doing to families, marriages, children, and computers. I do have a blog (http://www.sewsweetpeanutboutique.blogspot.com/) and website (http://www.sewsweetpeanut.com/) though.

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