Monday, February 1, 2010

Spotlight On: Jamie of MommaOh!

Welcome to the next edition of "Spotlight On" here at Everything Stitch'N Love. I would like to introduce you to another Yahoo loopie Jamie from MommaOh! She's a great WAHM that I have gotten to know through cyberspace that does some really amazing work. She's even made it easy on me and made up the giveaway rules! I can't wait to here everyone's comments this week.



1. Tell us a little about yourself.....

I am a SAHM/WAHM of one precocious six year old daughter; who is married to a fantastic fella and has one of the sweetest cats you have ever seen (however is not allowed on in the lower level of our home where my studio/warehouse/sewing rooms are located).


2. What made you decide to get into the crafting boutique business?

My aunt is a quilter and one year she gave me a serger and the next an embroidery machine. Then my mother purchased a new sewing machine for me and it blossomed from there. I was making and embroidering items and giving them away. So friends started asking for specific items and wanting to pay for my services and Voila! I started a business in my basement.


3. What do you sell?

Personalized and monogrammed gift items. Basically anything I can get on my hoop or under my sewing/serger's foot I will stitch.

4. Where do you sell, online and off?

Locally by word of mouth, a few shows and online. I have had a lot of success on etsy, (www.mommaoh.etsy.com and am opening my own web site, www.mommaoh.com . I also have blog where I post whatever comes to mind as well as showcasing my items, www.mommaoh.wordpress.com .


5. How do you juggle selling your items and your personal life?

Hmmm, not as well as I would like too. My mother lives close by and she has helped me this year as it has been a building year for my business. My husband does all my book work and is a great support. But I haven't found the magic bullet for balance yet.

6. What is your favorite thing to create?

I love, love, love personalizing lunch bags, pillowcases, apron & chef hats, headbands, key chains....pretty much anything I can hoop I'll try at least once!

7. What are your long term goals for your creations?

Well, I am looking at working with other WAHMs who create, to broaden the lines I offer. If any of your readers have an item they specialize in and wholesale? Please email me!


8. Any advice for someone just starting out in the creating community? Tutorials are a fabulous way to start and most are free or offered at a low cost. Join a group (either virtual or local) that specializes in your art or craft and network, network, network!



I’d like to offer a couple of free items for 3 drawings…a free personalized adult apron, free personalized child’s apron and a set of 3 personalized stretch headbands.


Either leave a comment on Christie’s Blog or mine to enter for one of the 3 drawings.

17 comments:

Annie Shaw said...

Oh I love love love the Adult personalized apron. It just makes me smile!!! :)

mrsannieshaw@yahoo.com

Shana said...

I'm totally loving the child's apron! My 4 year old daughter LOVES to help me cook! But the headbands would be cute too since I have 2 girls!!

Nicki's ~ Notions said...

I love them all! =) But especially the adult apron ...

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hoffee and a nuffin said...

Those aprons are too cute :)

SammiJ said...

I loved this entry/interview~ So nice to hear down to earth other mamas are :)

curlytopsboutique said...

I love it all...your are so talented!!

Bunnyz Bows and Clippeez 2 Envy said...

Jamie-- Your stuff is so cute.. Love the childs apron. Awesome that you can embroider on the lunch totes.. I have such a hard time with that one so I just buy them.. I will go check out your site.. Thanks for sharing your life with us.

Brazzle Dazzle Boutique said...

I love the aprons! My boys and I are in the kitchen as much as we can! When summer hits the aprons could be absolutely awesome for us! Jaime you rock!

~Jessa

Jeanne said...

Beautiful items Jaime! The headbands are adorable!

Kim Raybon said...

Very nice...you do a really great job on everything. Good luck!!

Kim

kimscustoms@yahoo.com

jcase66451 said...

Ilove them all..but the apron is the cutest....love , love ,love it.

Wendy said...

Pick me Pick me! lol

The kids apron, too darn cute!

Robin said...

I'm in love with the adult apron. So cute.
Robin

Glitterati said...

All of your creations are soo cute, my daughter got a kitchen for Christmas and is looking with me and said mom I neeeeeed that apron/hat so I can cook better, and you can put a bow on it, just put one of those loopy ribbon things and I can pick me a bow, lol. Great items.

Donna said...

Jamie...I have always admired your work. I can't sew for beens. Good luck with your business.

Donna
apricelessprincess@yahoo.com

Kerrie - Silly Frilly Kids said...

Yay! Jaime rocks - her embroidery is *perfect* - my little ones love having picnics with their personalized bags. So glad to see her featured on the blog. :)