Designer of the Week - CadyBug Designs

Name: Shari DeVoogd

Where do you live: Oxford Township, Michigan

How old are you? 38

Do you have any children, if so what ages? Three wonderful ones!! Ryen 4 ½, Caitlynne 3 ½, and Lauren 2.

Current auctions: CadyBug Designs

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

I started sewing in home economics in junior high school. Though most of my skills have been self acquired. I also take classes at a local store too from time to time. I love to learn new things!

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 my designs in May 2003. I also do custom work both locally and from people I have met online through eBay. I do have a website with plans of expanding it to include a boutique section within the year!

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?

I do remember my first outfit! It was a pair of embellished shortalls with chenille I made myself! LOL I called it "Lovely in Lavender". I believe it sold for $25 in the last minute the auction closed. Had me on the edge of my seat and then bouncing all over the house!!! LOL

3. How did you decide upon your name?

I took a poll. I was torn between two names and CadyBug Designs won. I actually like the other name better. LOL

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 am a proud member of The Hello Collection. I could just go on and on about what I like about our group!! I think I could some it up with three words?.Trust, Integrity and Honesty. We all have similar business goals and genuinely want the others to succeed which makes the group cohesive!

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

My favorite style is classic with a little twist to it. I love unique eye catching details and using beautiful, quality fabrics. Anyone who knows me would tell you how my heart races when I am fondling fabric!!! LOL

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

love fabric with texture and I am drawn to rich tones. I rarely buy fabric online because I have to know what it feels like. I am blessed to have an awesome fabric store near by.

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

Well, right now I sew out of our bedroom and it is messy!!! But we are almost finished with my studio and it will be beautiful, clean and organized!! LOL I sew mostly at night after the kids go to bed and during nap time.

8. What other things do you enjoy besides sewing?

I have this wonderful husband whom I love to spend time with! Tickling and snuggling with my kids!! I like to make jewelry and crochet too. My family loves to water ski and tube in the summer. I just really love being with my family!! Having three such small children sure can be stressful at times but I can?t even express the joy that fills my heart when I am with them!!

Anything else you would like to add?

Thank you to Christina and Jen for the great pictures of your beautiful angels!! And thank you Amy so much for asking me to do this interview!!

Some past CadyBug Designs

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