Designer of the Week - 3 Peas In A Pod Boutique

Name:Julie

Where do you live: Ontario, Canada

How old are you? 31

Do you have any children, if so what ages? I have 3 girls - Shelby 8, Avery 6 and Carsen 2.

Current auctions: 3 Peas In A Pod Boutique

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1. When did you get started sewing and creating? Who taught you?

I started sewing when I was very young, grade 3. My mom always had a sewing room and even ran her own sewing business for several years. I remember being up late with my mom trying to get and outfit finished so I could wear it to school the following day.

2. When did you start selling your designs on eBay? Do you sell anywhere else besides eBay, if so where? (example, web site, local boutique) What did you do before eBay?

I started selling on ebay when I was on maternity leave for my youngest daughter. We get 1 year off and once I started selling I was hooked. I am currently working on my website www.3peasboutique.com. I have also just started working with 2 boutiques in my area and hope to expand that for my fall line.

2a. Do you remember the first outfit you sold on eBay. Do you have a picture? What was it and what did it sell for?

The first set I sold on ebay was my bandana halter set. The buyer had choice of color.... I think it sold for around $40.00.

3. How did you decide upon your name .

I came up with 3 Peas In a Pod, from a picture I had taken for my youngest daughter's birth announcement. It is a picture of all 3 girls feet and the front stated "Our family has grown by 2 feet".

4. Do you belong to any boutique group and if so which one? How did you get started in that group? What do you like most about your particular group?

I belong to Gemzfriends. What I like most about Gemzfriends that it is a group of designers from different design groups working together to create new and fresh auctions. We love to promote unity in the boutique world

5. What is your favorite thing to create? (example: vintage style dresses, totes, overalls, etc) Why?

My favorite things to create are any items my daughters fall in love with. 2 of them are older and are definitely into style, comfort and colors. They both love to design outfits...one day I hope to create one of their designs as a surprise for them. I absolutely love to make hats too, they can give an outfit that needed zing, and my 2 year old is just starting to get enough hair for mini bows! lol It helps people not call her a boy. She can be head to toe in pink and still called a boy! lol

6. What are your favorite types of fabrics or fabric designers? Why?

I like all types of fabrics. I love alot of the big name fabric designers. I love to go to a fabric store here that still has fabric on the bolt from 1950!!! It is an entire day scavenger hunt. lol I shop by feel and color. The fabric has to feel wonderful and the colors have to "pop"!

7. Where and when do you do most of your sewing? Are you neat about it or do you have fabric covering the floor!

I do most of my sewing in the evenings. I am a night owl. I would like to say I am neat but I can't! lol! Depending on the girls activities, depends on where the fabric is. So there is usually a sign of me everywhere! My sewing room is in the basement, but I usually cut my fabric upstairs while catching some t.v. with the girls before they go to bed.

8. What other things do you enjoy besides sewing?

I love my family, we enjoy spending time at the cottage, boating and hiking. I love being involved with my girls figure skating. I also play golf and baseball. I love to read but usually only do so in the tub! ;)

9.Anything else you would like to add?

The boutique community on ebay has evolved so much! I credit Journal Modiste and several groups for the boutique designers to be able to come together and support each other in their endeavors, big or small. I have developed some very strong friendships and have learned more than I could have ever, ever imagined. Thank you!!

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