Monday, July 28, 2008

1- Tell us about yourself (family, interests, other talents...)
As you know I'm Carol :-) I live in the central coast of CA in Santa Maria. It's right between San Francisco and Los Angeles. My wonderful DH and I will be sharing our 18th wedding anniversary together Aug. 4th. I have two awesome kids, Heather 16, Devin almost 13 and the family dog, Sierra who is an American Eskimo bread. We love doing family outings, such as taking our boat out and watch the kids wakeboard and water ski. We also go camping at least two times a year. I have an identical twin sister who lives about an hour away. We are very close and get together quite a bit. Although she doesn't have kids of her own, she and her DH love seeing my kids and my kids love their auntie and uncle.
2- What or who inspires you?
Of course my kids inspire me in many ways, but as far as my graphic design work or sewing...I'm a very visual person, so when I see something I'll make a note of it. For example for my birthday my MIL gave me a gift in a pretty gift bag. I was inspired to create an auction template similar to it.
3- What is your favorite item (or type of item) to create?
I love creating graphic design work, but once in a while I will get the urge to go into my huge fabric stash, pull out some fabric and sew something.
4- How did you get started?
I've been sewing since I was young. My mother taught me how and I loved it. My sister and I would make our own clothes throughout the years. When my DD was born, I would sew her outfits. I had so much fun creating that I started selling applique dresses and shorts and tee sets at craft shows. With the birth of my son, I was too busy and did not sew as much. Some years had gone by and I was cleaning out the closet. I came across the outfits that I did not sell at the craft show. I started looking on eBay to see what was selling and if I could sell those items. Wow, I was blown away by all the boutique clothes, embellished overalls, etc. I had to start sewing again :)
5- Where do you see yourself with your business in the future?
That's a good questions, LOL. Right now, most my sales are from eBay. I do get a few sales from my web site. But, I the future, I would like to have it such that most my sales are coming from my web site and I do not have to deal with eBay.
Thanks! Carol

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