Monday, May 18, 2009
This week's featured artisan is Samantha of My Beautiful Girl. A fellow member of Artiste Congo and all-around super fabulous gal, Sam makes gorgeous, high quality handmade cloth diapering items and boutique clothing for every member of the family.
Tell me a little bit about you and what you do.
My name is Samantha and I own My Beautiful Girl. I am the mother of 3 and currently TTC. I have been married to Trent for almost 14 years! Wow, the time sure does fly. I have always enjoyed crafts, but didn't specialize my skills until I was in my 20's. Now I enjoy sewing boutique clothing, wetbags, cloth diapers and many other miscellaneous items.
What 3 words best describe your work?
functional, cute, affordable
What inspires you?
My children are a huge inspiration. I also love vintage chic items and trying to put a modern spin on them.
What drives you to create what you do?
My families needs are my biggest drive. My daughter and niece needed rompers for the summer, so I created them. I needed comfy shorts and great fitting yoga pants, so I made them!
What makes your work unique?
My work is unique because I create each and every piece by hand, one at a time. I rarely make duplicates and everything has a function.
What role does your work play in your life?
My work keeps me sane; it gets crazy with 3 kids, 2 businesses, a husband, a house and pets. I schedule my day just like any other working Mom and the stability makes getting it all done, much easier.
What role would you like your work to play in your life?
My future goals are that my business will be an even bigger financial contributor to the family income. But with more income, comes more time. Its a hard act to balance.
How do you see your work and/or your business evolving in the next five years?
I see the business thriving and focusing more on clothing and less on cloth diapering items.
Where can we find you on the web?
All of my information and locations to buy can be found at www.mybeautifulgirldesigns.com.
Are you an artist or craftsperson? Would you like to be featured here? I would love to hear from you. Leave a comment here with a link to your shop, and I'll be in touch about future opportunities.