Designer of the Week - CH Heirlooms

This week get to know Cindy of CH Heirlooms. She lives in McKinney, Texas with her husband and three children ages 12, 10 and 5.

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JM: Cindy, when did you get started sewing and creating?

CINDY: I started sewing in high school - I became interested in heirloom sewing and design about 9 years ago.

JM: When did you start selling your designs on eBay and do you sell anywhere else besides eBay?

CINDY: Almost 5 years ago - I started by selling smocked baby bonnets, and then began selling heirloom christening gowns. I currently sell on 2 websites - Baby I'm Yours and Retta Carol Creations.

JM: What did you do before eBay?

CINDY: I have a degree in Elementary Education and taught first grade for eight years. I became a SAHM after my second child was born.

JM: Do you remember the first outfit you sold on eBay?

CINDY:The first outfit I sold was a smocked christening gown - unfortunately, my old computer went down with the pictures - LOL. It sold for $265.00.

JM: Where did come up with your name, CH Heirlooms?

CINDY: I decided to use a name easy to remember. CH Heirlooms - using my first and last initials.

JM: Do you belong to any boutique group?

CINDY: I belong to Round Table Collections. At the time, I had decided to change the way I was promoting my items. This group only offers top quality items using the best fabrics. I enjoy the positive attitudes of the members - our boutique board is a pleasant place to chat and bounce around ideas.

JM: Do you have a favorite item to create?

CINDY: I love creating outfits with a classic look. Christening gowns, smocked dresses, classic portrait outfits and vintage stye sets.

JM: If you could learn some new skills, what would they be?

CINDY: I would love to learn more about pattern design - it would give me more freedom in designing my sets.

JM: Can you tell us about your first job? How much did you earn?

CINDY: My first job out of college was as a secretary/assistant bookkeeper for an electrical coop. I made minimum wage.

JM: So what other things do you enjoy besides sewing?

CINDY:I love to read - I'm afraid I'm in love with the Harry Potter series. I also love the Left Behind books.

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| Friday, December 9, 2005 9:29 PM | flag
I really like your designs. Your smocked dresses are TDF!

Ousa | Tuesday, December 6, 2005 7:43 PM | flag
GREAT interview Cindy!! I LOVE your designs....they are all works of art!

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