Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Feature Shop: My Love Bug Baby

Good morning! We have some wonderful active members on our team. Today, I'd like to introduce you to Monika of My Love Bug Baby. She helps out with Facebook and the blog, and helps keep our team discussions active. Thanks for all you do, Monika! -Cori of Peace, Baby! Batiks

What is your name?

Where are you located?
Orange County, CA

Tell us a little about yourself.
I grew up in a big family with five sisters; we are all very close. My husband is from Michigan; we met nine years ago. We have two children - daughter Ryan (3 1/2 years old) and son Parker (9 months old). My husband owns a flooring business and I stay home with the kids.
Sensory Blanket - Jungle Animal Print

What type of merchandise will shoppers find in your shop?
Useful items from moms, babies & kids made with colorful prints

How/why did you get started?
I have always loved crafting but have had more time to do it after becoming a SAHM when my son was born last year.
Flannel Baby Blanket - Lots of Hearts print

How long have you been sewing? When did you first learn?
I first learned to sew when I was about 10 years old. I stated by hand sewing clothing for my dolls from scrap fabric my mom gave me.

What is your favorite thing to make?
I'm working on pretend play items for baby dolls right now, I love making miniatures!
Pink & Green Layered Flower Clip or Pin

What inspires you to create?
My kids!

What is one thing you need to have with you while you craft?
Embroidery scissors to cut threads

How do you balance mothering and running a small business?
I only sew/create when the kids are asleep or with their dad. I try to keep the two separate so that I can give both total attention.
Diaper and Wipes Clutch with Pop-up Wipes Case

What is your favorite thing to browse Etsy for?
I love looking at soaps, but wish that I could smell them!

When you're not crafting, what are you doing?
Spending time with my family, hopefully outdoors. We all love to spend time outside. Or baking -- we love to eat too!
Bib & Burp Cloth Set - Dog and Dots print

Where can we find you?
Etsy shop:
Twitter: @MyLovebugBaby

What is your favorite shop (not yours) on Etsy currently?
ApplesNAmos, she has the cutest wooden toys!

1 comment:

  1. I grew up in a big family, too! I have 4 sisters and 3 brothers. :) Loved the experience...and I have now been blessed with 9 children of my own (2 boys and 7 girls). Glad to get to know you a little better. :) -Handmaiden Canada-