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I stumbled across Jennifer and
her fabulous shop of goodies for the little ones,in July of this year.
And HAD to have something from her beautiful selection.
I decided on the beautiful cupcake burp cloths pictured below and
recently purchased more burp cloths to mail to a friend of mine.
They were priced just right and so beautiful.
I had trouble not keeping them for myself!
Since I loved the items at BabyMomo so much,
I decided that other's should be introduced
and given a chance to love Jennifer and her shop as well.
I approached Jennifer about doing a quick 'interview' and she kindly obliged.
So Jennifer, how did babymomo get started?
After I had my daughter Naomi, everyone kept telling me I should sell the baby stuff I was making for her. After a year, I finally gave in and decided to do it! I started Baby Momo in September of 2007, the same month my son Henry was born. The name Baby Momo comes from my nickname "momo" which means "peach" in Japanese. Since I was making baby things, Baby Momo seemed like the perfect brand name!
What machine do you use and what crafting tool could you just not live without?
I use a Kenmore and I could not live without my scissors!
I cut out more patterns than I ever have time to sew!
How did you get started sewing?
I did a lot of hand sewing when I was little, then one year my Mom gave me a sewing machine and I just took off sewing! I was making bedding, clothing, costumes, etc by the time I was 13!
You mentioned your 2 kids, how do you balance being a mom and running Babymomo?
I have specific times where I work more on my business - when the kids nap, when my husband is home and spending time with them, I stay up after everyone is in bed sometimes to cut out patterns to be sewn the next day. It's a lot of work, but it means I can run my business and be home with my kids which is irreplaceable to me! I also involve my kids in the fun stuff, they love going fabric shopping with me and my daughter likes to help me lay out fabric to cut and watch me sew. We have a lot of fun together!
Outside of babymomo and sewing what are your other hobbies.
I love baking and cooking - especially new things. I love watching movies, spending time with my kids, eating out with my husband, painting, writing, reading, swimming...and pretty much anything domestic!
Thursday, December 18, 2008
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You can use, felt of any kind, fabric, lace...
whatever your little heart desires.
(and you'll need paintbrushes for the body and hair)
See a full list of supplies here.
Martha's site also says to double up on the arms to make them thicker.
I did not.
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Friday, December 12, 2008
I love all her bags, wristlets, and pouches.
Just look at these:
Makes you want the whole stack, doesn't it?
Everything is so clean and beautiful looking...
One blogger recently described her bags as
After lurking around on her blog, I had a few questions for Abby.
How & when did you learn to sew?
I learned to use a sewing machine when I was about 15 I think. My aunt showed me the basics and then I dove right in and made my first pair of pants (with a lot of help from a friend). Over the next few years I played around here and there, and then somewhere in there I ended up in college and sewing went by the wayside. I picked it up again about a year ago and I am in love. Over this last year my skill level and ability to focus has grown immensely.
What inspired the start up of Infusion and how did you get
I had discovered a few of the many amazing craft blogs and web sites out there while trying to learn some new sewing techniques. It was through one of those sites that I found etsy... a little over a year ago now. I was SO inspired by the many artists making beautiful and interesting things, and some of them were even making a living at it (!). I decided to try to sell some of my sewn creations, which was one of the best decisions I may have ever made. I have been thoroughly enthused with the progress of infusion since day 1. I can honestly say that infusion has changed me, and is changing my life.
Where do you craft your beautiful bags, pillows and other items such as the cute little booties I've seen on your blog?
I am lucky enough to live and work in the most beautiful place on the planet... well, at least it seems that way to me! I live with my boyfriend in a lofty studio overlooking the Pacific Ocean. It is a small space (about 700 sqft) that has now been mostly consumed with my work. Our space has been through a number of transformations (all forged by my amazing boyfriend) in order to accommodate my machines and fabrics and tools, so that I can work more efficiently (while also allowing space enough for us to comfortably live in our home... sigh).
I have many ideas floating around at any given time. Usually I make those ideas happen during a break from order fulfillments, or when I just need to wander and do something different. I find it's important for me to make time for fun, light projects (like booties and birds!) to balance the more focused production work.
Goals, future plans with Infusion?
My near goal is to release a line of organic clothing. My longer goal, which I am super excited about, is to do infusion full time. For now, I am in a unique job situation as manager at an ocean front retreat center, so I will continue to balance this job with infusion until the time feels right to shift.
Other hobbies, interests, loves?
I have recently learned to knit again and I think I am taken by it :) I also enjoy doing yoga, learning new ways to heal and grow and change, learning to prepare raw gourmet, walking on the beach or anywhere out in nature, people watching, bird watching, wave watching... thrifting, sipping organic red wine with my beau and doing all sorts of crafty things when ever I can. I think I am starting to bring a new balance back into my life where sewing does not consume my every moment!
I'll take one of each of these please :)
All Photos featured here today are copyright of Infusion.
Wanting more?? I know you are!! :
Thanks Abby for all your time involved in answering my questions . You are extremely talented and I hope to have my hands on one of these gorgeous bags soon!! Though it will be tough to decide which one...