My Beautiful Girl was born shortly after my oldest daughter. After months of searching for the perfect wetbag, I finally decided to make my own. I had been a quilter for many years and I had always enjoyed sewing, so it just came very organically. With a bit of technical guidance from my Mom, I was off and running. Three and a half years later my business has grown and changed with the market and I now offer a large selection of products including wetbags, wipes, clothing, wool interlock, eco-friendly kitchen products and so much more!
My 4 children:
Babywearing at the Zoo:
The Love of my Life with our newest addition:
Team Hyena:: How do you fit sewing time into your days?
MBG: I treat my business like a regular job with extra perks! I get all the kids ready in the mornings and then head to work in my studio downstairs. The older kids are at school, toddler is playing in the family room attached to my studio and baby is in my studio with me.
Team Hyena: What does a typical day look like?
MBG: Get up at 6:30 am, kids to school at 8, work until 11:30 or so, fix lunch and run errands, work a couple hours in the afternoon, pick up kids, do homework, etc, dinner at 5:30 or so, clean up, bath time starts around 7:30, everyone in bed by 8 and then I work or watch a couple hours of tv before bed at 10 or so.
Team Hyena: What led you to working at home (wahm-ing)?
MBG: I started wahming because I wanted a product that I couldn't find available so I made one and I was hooked.
Team Hyena: You make lots of different types of items ... what is your favorite thing to make?
MBG: I have self-proclaimed crafting ADD so it changes almost daily. I enjoy making OBV yoga pants, but if you would have asked me that at the end of my last coop, they were the last thing I wanted to make. I really enjoy making everything, that's why I am kind of all over the place. :-)
Team Hyena: What is your favorite fabric to work with?
MBG: Quality knits! I much prefer sewing knit clothing than any other and working with lush thick interlock is just heaven!
Team Hyena: What do you love best about being a WAHM? What would you change if you could?
MBG: I love being able to be with my kids. I can drop everything and go to the science fair or rock the baby all day and I don't have to explain myself to anyone. If I could change anything, it would be the fact that I am a workaholic. I work more hours now than when I worked outside the home.
Now ... it's giveaway time!
My Beautiful Girl will give away one FREE Squishy. What is a Squishy? Luscious Organic Bamboo Velour to comfort and soothe your little one. Sized at approximately 17"x17" and perfect for your child to hold, snuggle, chew on and even as an impromptu blanket.
Value $12, Open to anyone
How to enter:
* Visit My Beautiful Girl on etsy and leave a blog comment telling us your favorite item
* Follow the team blog and leave a separate comment telling us you are a follower
* Fan the team on facebook and leave a separate comment telling us you did so
* Fan My Beautiful Girl on facebook and leave a separate comment telling us you did so
Please make sure to leave each comment in a separate post, and be sure to give us a way to get in touch with you in case you win! Winner will be picked using random.org on Monday, June 7th - good luck!
* Winner = Ľubaša - congratulations!
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