Designer of the Week - XOXOTova

This week get to know Tanya of XOXOTova.

She lives in Rockville, Maryland with her husband and two children, Noah will be 5 in July and jenna is 2 1/2.

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JM: Tanya, where did you get the idea for your clippies?

TANYA: I was looking for something besides bows for my daughter jenna, I started w/ hair flowers and then became addicted to making clippies to match her clothing.

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

TANYA:I started 5 years ago on ebay with jewelry but now I sell mostly clippies! Sure do! I sell my jewelry hair bow holders and clippies in local boutiques and online at my website: http://www.xoxoboutique.com

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

TANYA:My first clippies on ebay were pink and brown hair flowers, I think they sold for about $6 a pair. But my fisrt sale was a mother's name bracelet. Now I sell mostly clippies and bow holders, occasionally I list a bracelet or necklace.

JM: Where did come up with your name?

TANYA:Tova is my hebrew name and I've always signed my name with an xoxo..I've used this name since I was a teenager selling various crafty "stuff"!! You should see some of the hideous 80's puffy t shirts I made!

JM: Do you belong to any boutique group?

TANYA: I belong to H2MG Boutique Kids Room, WDAS Boutique Cheers. and the CBD and BDB boards, I enjoy having the flexibility to work with many designers! There is so much talent out there! I enjoy chatting and sharing with the other talented and supportive creative people in my groups.

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

TANYA: Photography, HTML, computer graphics, painting , sewing..hmmm I would really love to take a class in making silver clay beads! that's my short list! I sit in awe of so many of the talented artists out there I could play craft ALL day!!, but I will never sell an item unless it's perfected b/c I am picky and would rather have an original and perfected item before I ever put my name on it.

JM: If you could travel anywhere, where would that be?

TANYA: I've alwyas wanted to go to Italy, amd Paris...

JM: What other things do you enjoy besides making great bows?

TANYA: Besides crafts, i enjoy playing w/ my kiddos, and family. I was a teacher before kids and I love seeing my kids discover new stuff and enjoy the world! I was also a ballerina ( a realllly long time ago) so I really enjoy the performing arts!

JM: Anything else you would like to add?

TANYA: Just wanna add that I am honored to be chosen as a Designer of the Week among all of the talented creators out there! Thank you so much for the opportunity!

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Comments

PamperingBeki | Monday, August 7, 2006 11:34 AM | flag
Your clippies are so cute! And your baby is pretty darn cute too. ;-)

| Friday, August 4, 2006 5:04 PM | flag
Thank You everyone for the sweet compliments It means a lot..I sooo appreciate you all! xoxotanya

| Thursday, August 3, 2006 12:54 PM | flag
Great interview---this girl makes the most beautuiful clippies---every little girls needs to have them!! :0) Michelle Pixie Couture

Julie of paintedbutterflystudio | Thursday, August 3, 2006 12:28 PM | flag
Congratulations on the feature!! Adorable stuff! Julie

| Thursday, August 3, 2006 6:24 AM | flag
Congts! Your clippies are so original and adorable. Great job!

gyl or rhembein | Wednesday, August 2, 2006 11:20 PM | flag
LOVE THEM! So cute!

Melinda of funky*faiths*fashions | Wednesday, August 2, 2006 7:39 PM | flag
Very cute clippies :) Melinda

Pam (Black Sheep Designs) | Wednesday, August 2, 2006 6:11 AM | flag
Love Tanya's clippies - they're so colorful and fun! Congrats on the feature!

| Tuesday, August 1, 2006 10:03 AM | flag
We LOVE her clippies! They are SO stinkin' cute! GRREAT choice in interviewing her! Alisha ilovetoselltoys

Bethany ruby_and_ida*s | Tuesday, August 1, 2006 9:43 AM | flag
Your clippies are so darling!! That picture of the little angel with the 2 teeth is so precious !! Love the interview :)

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