Monday, February 15, 2010

Spotlight On Jonie of Childish Thoughts

Welcome to my next installment of Spotlight On. Today, I have the privilege of introducing Jonie from Childish Thoughts. We are teammates of the Cafemom Street Team. I have admired her work ever since I joined a few years ago.

1. Tell us a little about yourself.....
I am a mother of 2 beautiful children, but then again what mother doesnt think her children are beautiful, LOL. My son is 5 and my girl was born in Oct. I do everything for them.

2. What made you decide to get into the crafting boutique business?
I got into the business because my family was insistant on me getting a "JOB", well this was my answer to their need for me to get one. Now I am addicted and they wish they never opened their mouths.

3. What do you sell?
I make crayon rolls, crayon rolls with matching totes, car rolls, crayon aprons and few other odds and ends.

4. Where do you sell, online and off?
I wholesale with several women through out the country, I think there are five of them right now. I cosign with a woman in PA, and I sell on etsy, Hyenacart and I am in the process of trying to create a website.

5. How do you juggle selling your items and your personal life?
Very carefully, not. Really I go day by day. With an infant it has become rather difficult but I love her to death and the five year old is easy peasy, he entertains himself or helps me sew my items. He is a great help.

6. What is your favorite thing to create?
Right now my favorites are the crayon aprons. I dont know what it is about them but I just love to make them.

7. What are your long term goals for your creations?
To get them into my own brick and mortar store. Just got to get there.

8. Any advice for someone just starting out in the creating community?
What ever you do make sure you love it and enjoy it, otherwise you will get bored or irritated with it. And that is just never fun.

www.childishthoughts.etsy.com

www.childishthoughts-childishthoughts.blogspot.com

Jonie has been gracious enough to offer a giveaway! The winner will be able to pick ONE item out of the shop!

Here are the details:

There are 4 ways to enter:
1. Go take a peak in her shop and/or website and come back here and let us know what your favorite item is!
2. Follow this blog and leave a message. If you are already a follower, just leave a message!
3. Follow her blog! Don't forget to come back here and post about it!
4. Heart her shop and come back and let me know. In your comment, please let me know what your Etsy ID is!

Four chances to win, that means you need to leave a comment for each entry! Don't forget to leave a way for me to contact you if you are the winner. The winner will be drawn next Sunday, February 21 in the evening. I will contact Jonie with the winner and you will have 48 hours to get back in touch with her once she contacts you! Of course, I will also post it to the blog too :)

Peace, love and happiness!

59 comments:

Dusty said...

Ooh, my favorite item has to be the vintage style dress! It's beautiful!

mamaslittlemonkeys said...

I love this one because I love the print :) I have seen Jonie's work first hand and its great!
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=34706557

~amy
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hoffee and a nuffin said...

I follow you :)

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hoffee and a nuffin said...

My favorite item is Groovy Guitars Crayon roll set... too cute!

hoffee and a nuffin said...

I do already follow Jonie :)

hoffee and a nuffin said...

hoffeeandanuffin *hearts* Childish Thoughts! :)

Jonie said...

Ohhh yall are making me feel sooo special. LOL> sorry I had to come take a peek.

Michelle said...

Shop hearted, Check...thecrazyelephant ; )

Michelle said...

Following you, Check!

Michelle said...

Following her, Check!

Michelle said...

It is so hard to pick a fave! I really like the crayon rolls with the bag. If I had to pick 1 it would be between Cars, Diego, and Wow Wow Wubzy.

Wehaf said...

I like the route 66 car roll!

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Marci said...

I love the Hearts crayon roll set!
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Alisha L. said...

I really like the Sweet Treats Crayon Roll :)

Thanks!

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Alisha L. said...

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Alisha L. said...

Hearted Childish Thoughts on Etsy Name=Xizelle

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jakiesmom said...

wow...i love the totes with the crayon rolls...my son is sointo coloring right now, it would be great... i love either the diego pattern or the cars, planes, and trains pattern
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jakiesmom said...

i am a new follower of her blog
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Debbie Jackson said...

I love the crayon rolls as it'd be great for traveling jacksond@nhr3.net

Debbie Jackson said...

I'm following jacksond@nhr3.net

jerzycat99 said...

I am following your blog.
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jerzycat99 said...

I am following childish thoughts blog.
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Julie said...

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=39173492
the crayon cupcake roll

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Julie said...

follow your blog

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Julie said...

hearted Jonie's shop 321Gem

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Bethany said...

LOVE the pink leopard crayon apron!

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Bethany said...

I ♥'d Jonie's shop!

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Bethany said...

Blog follower!

Liz said...

I would have to get my daughter the Too cute Ballerina crayon roll set. She is finishing up her first year of dance lessons and would love this.

Danetta said...

I love the Hot Hot Racers Car roll http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=36853565
That is such a great idea for kids to take their cars on the go!
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Danetta said...

I am now following this blog
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Danetta said...

I am now following Childish Thoughts blog
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lin3arossa said...

My favorite item is the Dora Crayon roll set (2 sets)
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lin3arossa said...

I follow Stich'n love.
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lin3arossa said...

I follow Childish thoughts.
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lin3arossa said...

I heart childish thoughts /etsyname = ghainskom)
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Mrs. Olsen said...

I love this one: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=35498622
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Mrs. Olsen said...

I hearted her shop! (Babiesbeautiful) rebolsen at gmail dot com

Sara said...

The vintage dress stands out in your shop and looks amazing. I also like the car rolls, cute idea.

bison61 said...

my favorite would be the
Princess crowns crayon roll

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Nifty Nappy said...

I already know what my fave item is! I love the crayon rolls with the bags! I have 3 of them! :0)

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Nifty Nappy said...

I follow your blog!
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Nifty Nappy said...

I follow her blog too! :)

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Nifty Nappy said...

I hearted her etsy shop!

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Tylerpants said...

The Traffic Jam Crayon roll set would be awesome for my son! tylerpants(at)gmail.com

Tylerpants said...

I follow your blog! tylerpants(at)gmail.com

Tylerpants said...

I also follow Jonie's blog! tylerpants(at)gmail.com

Tylerpants said...

I also hearted her Etsy shop. (mexyplex). tylerpants(at)gmail.com

trixx said...

I love the cute Care bears crayon roll set!

trixx said...

I follow your blog!

trixx said...

I follow your blog too!

Kristen said...

I love the Pink leopard - crayon apron!

Michelle said...

I think the Pretty Little Flowers Crayon Roll is my favorite!! I Love these!!

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Paige said...

I love the Zoo Animals Crayon Roll Set. Thanks for the chance!

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Paige said...

I am now a follower of your blog.

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Paige said...

I am now a follower of Joni's blog.

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Paige said...

I love her Etsy shop!

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Melissa said...

What a cute shop! I love those little crayon aprons!

I think my daughter would love to have the Custom Dora Crayon Roll Set.

Thanks for the chance to win :)

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