Designer of the Week - lovemyapril

This week get to knowAmy of lovemyapril. Amy has two children, April is 7 and Abby is 3.

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

MELISSA: You know, I really can’t remember when I started sewing. I do remember always watching my Grandma at the sewing machine. She let me help her take all the pins out. I have just always done little projects here and there. I definitely have my Grandma to thank for giving me the sewing bug. Thanks Granny!

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

MELISSA: I started selling my initial tees on Ebay in August of 2003, right after Abby was born. I made some initial totes for gifts and decided to try them out on Ebay, to my delight they sold and I haven’t stopped since!

Whew, actually I sell all over the place! I have my own website, www.toteandtee.com, as well as our group website, www.boutiquepop.com. I have about 6 different boutiques and a handful of web stores that sell my tees also. One of my newest is www.theathleteschild.com. They just launched and they really have some super cool things!

JM: What did you do before eBay?

MELISSA: Before Ebay…I got a good night’s sleep!! Oh, you mean like a job… I was a manager at a custom bra store. We did custom fittings and even alterations to the bras while the customers waited. This is where I learned to be really quick behind the sewing machine. It was quite an interesting job!

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

MELISSA:Yes, I do! It was a leopard initial one piece. I found a picture that I did last year with the 1st tee and an updated version of it. This was my very first initial tee. Abby was only a few months old! Can’t remember what it sold for, all I remember is IT SOLD and I just kept listing new tees!

JM: Where did come up with your name?

MELISSA:My Ebay name is lovemyapril. I have had that name for probably 5 years. April was my only child at the time, so it came from her.

JM: Do you belong to any boutique group?

MELISSA: Yes, I do! It’s Boutique POP! You can find us on Ebay by searching for Boutique POP!kids How did you get started in that group? I started it with a couple of my pals! What do you like most about your particular group? There are only 6 of us in the group and we all get along really well. They are my best friends! The really cool thing about our group is, almost all of us have met at least one other POP member in real life. We all have very similar tastes and have lots of fun doing collaborative auctions.

JM: Do you have a favorite item to create?

MELISSA: I have made 100’s of tees and I really never get tired of it. I am always on the lookout for a cool new fabric that would be perfect for one of my tees and I love seeing it all come together.

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

MELISSA: Hmmm, maybe a class in Time Management would be a good one!

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

MELISSA:Honestly, I really enjoy being at home. If I did get a chance to travel more, I would go on a road trip around the country to meet all my friends I have met on Ebay. Oh…Oklahoma, Georgia, Florida, New York and Tennessee for starters!

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

MELISSA: Sewing is my ME time. Other than that it’s all family time! We love to go camping and just spend time together. Seems we are always busy running from this practice to that meeting and it never ends. I just love being a mom!

JM: Anything else you would like to add?

MELISSA:Thanks to Amy for bringing us Journal Modiste, it’s such a great resource for Boutique items! I really have a blast making my tees and I want to thank all my super duper wonderful customers for buying from me over and over. I have met so many wonderful friends that started out as customers, I am very thankful for all of them!! (mushy, mushy, mushy)

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Comments

Traci | Wednesday, October 4, 2006 9:24 AM | flag
I am so proud of you Amy! You rock sista and I am lucky to have you as such a great friend and groupmate!

Erin (tylka_brooks15) | Monday, October 2, 2006 11:18 AM | flag
My daughter and I are addicted to Boutique POP!! Especially these initial tees!! You are wonderful as a person and designer!! Thanks

Missy (laniepaige) | Monday, October 2, 2006 7:08 AM | flag
I love Amy's tees and her website! She is one of the nicest people on ebay!

Robin (my3luvbugz) | Sunday, October 1, 2006 3:18 PM | flag
Love your Tee's, Amy!! Wonderful interview!

Janie (Clutterbags) | Saturday, September 30, 2006 7:39 AM | flag
Really nice interview Amy and I love your tees!!

| Thursday, September 28, 2006 12:35 PM | flag
What a treat! You are so sweet Amy and I am glad to see you featured!! Your tees are just too stinkin' cute!! :o) Kacey

Amy Our2peasinapod | Thursday, September 28, 2006 6:57 AM | flag
Amy ROCKS!! Love her tees!!! :) Great reading about you chicky! Amy

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