Featured Artisan - Sam of My Beautiful Girl

  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:


My Muse:


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!
PRIZE:
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


Additional entries:
* 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!

60 Responses to “Featured Artisan - Sam of My Beautiful Girl”

Natesgirl said...

http://www.etsy.com/listing/46182369/purple-flourish-organic-bamboo-velour
this is my fave
I love Sam's items and her sewing is beautiful!

Natesgirl said...

I'm a FB fan of MBG

Moonstonemama said...

LOVE the frolicking fawns wetbag set!

Moonstonemama said...

I'm a blog follower

Moonstonemama said...

I'm a HC Etsy team FB follower

homeskoolt said...

Autumn Fire Organic Bamboo Velour Baby Blankie, 32x32 is my fav item!

homeskoolt said...

I'm a team fan on FB

Jill said...

love the squishy's!!

Jill said...

I'm a FB fan!

Katie's Story said...

I love the purple OBV capris- so cute and comfy looking. I also really like the OBV newborn knot hat. That would be perfect for any tiny LO. You make amazing things!

Katie's Story said...

I'm a fan of MBG!

Katie's Story said...

I'm also a fan of EHT!

Kady L. said...

I really love the colours in the Cotton Candy Squishy!

kady@thebeerguy.ca

Kady L. said...

FB fan! (Kady Staffen-Lavallee)

kady@thebeerguy.ca

Kady L. said...

Blog follower!

kady@thebeerguy.ca

Katherine said...

I love this-- such a great color and design! http://www.etsy.com/listing/45328852/pink-haze-pocket-clutch-with-vintage

Katherine said...

I'm a team blog follower.

Katherine said...

I'm a fan of the team on FB.

Katherine said...

I'm a fan of My Beautiful Girl on FB too.

Shairbearg said...

My fav item is: Gone Fishing Snack Size Bageez, ReUsable, Eco Friendly, Hand Made

Shairbearg said...

fanned the team on fb.

Shairbearg said...

fanned my beautiful girl on FB

Patricia said...

What a lovely shop!
Favourites
Green Sushi Sandwich Size Cloth Bageez
http://www.etsy.com/listing/40461770/green-sushi-sandwich-size-cloth-bageez
and
Strawberry Fields Womens Peasant Top
http://www.etsy.com/listing/44838538/strawberry-fields-womens-peasant-top

Thanks!!!

Patricia said...

Follower!

Thanks!!!

TopHat said...

I like the Disco Dots Sandwich bag!

hrfarley at gmail dot com

Andrea said...

I love the autumn fire obv blanket

Andrea said...

I;m a team blog follower

Katie said...

those blankets would make such a cute gift! i also love the Pretty Mermaid Hooded Swim Cover-up...that is adorable!

kshuttle@uoguelph.ca

Erin H said...

I love the blue handkerchief eco friendly trashbag. Very cute and perfect for my van!

aprettykitty84@yahoo.com

Erin H said...

I follow the blog!

aprettykitty84@yahoo.com

Erin H said...

i like the team on FB!

aprettkitty84@yahoo.com

Erin H said...

I like My beautiful girl on FB!

aprettykitty84@yahoo.com

Wehaf said...

My favorite item is your Pink Wallflower Bowl Wrapeez, Size LaRgE. I would get so much use out of this!

urchiken at gmail dot com

This is my fav...
http://www.etsy.com/listing/40461770/green-sushi-sandwich-size-cloth-bageez

dinnertimechimes
at
aol dot com

CuddlesAndCamo said...

http://www.etsy.com/listing/48583320/neopolitan-travel-size-spoil-me-wipes
Love this!

brinkels at live dot com

CuddlesAndCamo said...

I'm a follower :)

brinkels at live dot com

fisiwoman said...

Enter me please!! I love Nesting Dolls and Polka Dots, Set of 2 Sandwich Bageez, Eco Friendly, ReUsable


Ana Belén R.M
fisiwoman(at)hotmail.com
Spain

fisiwoman said...

I'm already a follower on GFC


Ana Belén R.M
fisiwoman(at)hotmail.com
Spain

fisiwoman said...

Following on FB (Ana Belén R M)


Ana Belén R.M
fisiwoman(at)hotmail.com
Spain

*-- Not an entry --*

Hi!

Just wanted to let you know that your giveaway was listed on my site.

Here's the direct link:
http://www.internationalgiveaways.com/2010/06/squishy-from-my-beautiful-girl.html

If you happen to have any other internationally open giveaways, I'd love to hear about them!

Thanks,

Ronit
internationalgiveaways[at]gmail[dot]com
http://www.internationalgiveaways.com

Linda Kish said...

I like the Asian Leaves Eco Friendly Trashcan, Everything Bag

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Dhesh said...

I love the Bright Tea Time, Sandwich Bageez.

dhesh at webmail dot co dot za

Candice said...

I would love to win a "Squishy" for my little baby :)
My fav item from My Beautiful Girl is the Disco Dots ReUsable Cloth Bageez.

candy3181@hotmail.com

Candice said...

Im blog follower (publicly)
candy3181@hotmail.com

Candice said...

Im already a FB fan of the 'team' on Facebook - Candice Ecclestone
candy3181@hotmail.com

Betsabè said...

I like Lime Birds in a Window Eco Friendly Trashcan, Everything Bag, ReUsable Hand Made.

ale84.vercelli at hotmail dot it

Betsabè said...

I'm a follower.

ale84.vercelli at hotmail dot it

Betsabè said...

I'm a fan the team on fb.
alessandra lalla vercelli

ale84.vercelli at hotmail dot it

Gretta said...

I love the bowl wrappez .... especially the pink floral one!

bamagv at aol dot com

Kendra said...

My favorite item is the Pink Haze Pocket Clutch with Vintage Button Detail. I love these type of clutches! Thanks for a chance to win!

mscalitx(at)yahoo(dot)com

Kendra said...

I'm a team fan on FB.

mscalitx(at)yahoo(dot)com

Kendra said...

I'm a MBG fan on FB.

mscalitx(at)yahoo(dot)com

Ľubaša said...

I like all these velvet blankets so I chose Hedgie Swirl Deluxe Squishy, Organic Bamboo Velour Lovey, Comfort and Security Blankie as my fav one.
lubaska dot k at gmail dot com

Ľubaša said...

Blog follower
lubaska dot k at gmail dot com

Ľubaša said...

"Like" Team on Facebook (Ľubica Kotmániková)
lubaska dot k at gmail dot com

Ľubaša said...

"Like" My Beautiful Girl on Facebook too (Ľubica Kotmániková)
lubaska dot k at gmail dot com

CinnamonLaine said...

I like the hedgie squishy. thanks for the contest!

cornelio03 said...

I love the Frolicking Fawns Zippered 12x13 Wetbag and Wipes Bag Set with handles, cloth diapers, waterproof

cornelio.mallare AT gmail.com

cornelio03 said...

I'm a blog follower

cornelio.mallare AT gmail.com