Monday, September 19, 2011

Etsy Shop Feature ~ b. childrens wear

Oooooh I love this etsy shop! Love love love it! Im happy to share an interview with the owner of b. childrens wear! If you have a little one please do check out her amazing items! Of course I am partial to the boys but I kinda want to buy this ruffle hoodie and put it on max just because its so darn cute!  Enjoy!
~ What is the name of your Etsy shop and how did it come about?

I went to The Art Institute and studied fashion design. Part of our portfolio project included creating a brand and a line of clothes. I sketched out my logo and really liked it. The idea was that each line (or item) would have a different adjective to describe it. So, it would read b. (as in to be) __________. I could not register the letter b. as my primary business name, so I needed something after it. So, in comes "children's wear and accessories". I figure its nice to give people a little clue about what I sell. :) My last name is Barnes and I felt like having the b. was a part of me. I later discovered a fun fact, all those who had married into my family since my great grandparents have come from a B maiden name to Barnes. So that made it extra fun
red and aqua ruffled hoodie Seen in PARENTING mag $34.00

~Tell me about yourself, anything!
I have a serious love for mail. And when I say love, I mean LOVE. The whole idea that you can stick a stamp on something, with an address and in a matter of time it will arrive in someone's mail box is nothing short of magic for me. It was a love that started when I was little and would receive things in the mail from a friend or distant relative. I would hold the letter in my hand and study the stamp, read and re-read the contents inside. It made me feel so special to have something waiting for me with my name on it. That feeling has always stuck with me. Letter writing and package sending is something I try to keep as a regular part of my routine. Sometimes I am better at it than others. I am at the point now, in my business, where I should really have a postal scale. But, I love my daily outings to the post office. It is the highlight of my day. You might ask why I don't go get a job with the post office. To that I answer, I am saving it for my retirement. It is something for me to look forward to. :)

~What are your hobbies?
I love to travel any chance that I get. I have been so blessed to be able to see different places in the world and to learn about other cultures. It is such a great reminder of just how blessed that I am.
I love being with my friends and family, playing games, going to concerts and just enjoying experiencing life with those I love.

~What do you sell on etsy and how long have you been making it?
I make unique, simple and fun clothing for kids. Most of the items in my shop consist of t-shirts, hoodies and cardigans. I started making them for baby gifts, leisurely, and would sell them to friends. My friends and family encouraged me to sell them. So in 2009 I put some of my shirts up on etsy. It took a bit to get going, but it has been a wonderful adventure!
~Find B. childrenswear here

mustache onesie $21.00

~What goals do you have for yourself in the future 
 Well, since I just told you that I would work on blogging, I guess I should put that as goal number one. Darn accountability. Besides that, I hope to continue to grow into the woman, artist, business woman, auntie and friend that God wants me to be. Taking it day by day. Picking myself up as I trip and fall and learning from my mistakes

~What inspires you?
Everything! I am constantly gleaning from my two awesome niece's and 6 crazy nephews. Reading children's books, design magazines, travel, blogs, music, friends and family. Inspiration comes from different places for me. I wish there was a well that I could go to and always draw from, that would be nice and easy. But, alas, thats not the case. I take it when it comes from where it comes
15% off with the coupon code FEMMEPETAL until the end of the month
striped anchor pullover CLEARANCE $20.00

1 comment:

Mrs. T said...

Oh, my gracious!! Those baby things are SOO cute!!!!

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