Our feature this week is of a busy WAHM, Crafty Kelli. She runs 2 shops- Crafty Kelli's Baby Accessories & Crafty Kelli's Kiddos.
I got started sewing when I was a kid and my grandma taught me. She was a neighborhood seamstress and did alterations for the neighbors. She also made a lot of my clothes when I was growing up. My mom made my costumes every year for Halloween so I was around sewing a lot! I didn't sew for MANY years until my kids were born and I moved and had some spare time on my hands. That is when I opened my shops and fell back in love with it. It is so relaxing to me to just sit down in my basement and sew. Since then I have also learned about embroidery and love how they turn out and that I created these beautiful pieces.
Then in Sept. 2012, I met a girl that sold Usborne Books and fell in love with the books and asked her about her job. We got to talking and I joined as a consultant. Now I work with schools and parents to get exciting books in kids hands so they can learn the joy of reading! Usborne Books & More is a great company and I love the books! www.facebook.com/readingwithkelli
When asked about the challenges of having your own businesses, Kelli said, "Getting the kids off to school and daycare 3 days a week so i can work on orders. My house chores usually suffer when I am busy. When I am very busy, I sew on the weekends so that is time away from the kids. No matter how much I enjoy it, that part is hard."
I love to watch a little TV with my hubby before bed. We watch Big Bang Theory, Hell's Kitchen, Mike & Molly, and CSI. My favorite season is fall. I love to see all the leaves change colors! And my favorite way to relax is to sit on the back patio when the night air is cool and watch the kids play on the swingset.
I sew in my basement and have a ton of fabric on 3 different shelving units and in totes. My husband says I hoard fabric. LOL
You can find Crafty Kelli at Crafty Kelli's Baby Accessories, Crafty Kelli's Kiddos, Reading with Kelli, and on Storeny. All fans can save 10% with code VIOLET10, just mention it when ordering.
Kelli is generously offering fans the chance to win a pair of shorts in infant, toddler or child's size (boy or girl) choosing fabrics from 100's of fabrics in stock. You can enter by using the Rafflecopter widget below. The only required entries are to like Violet's Buds, Crafty Kelli's Baby Accessories & Crafty Kelli's Kiddos on Facebook. Several optional entries have been added to increase your chances of winning. The giveaway starts 8/4/13 and ends at 8pm CDT on 8/10/13. The winner will have 48 hours to claim the prize by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. If the winner does not respond, a new winner will be chosen.
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