Designer of the Week - Just Cindy's Baby Boutique

This week get to know Cindy of Just Cindy's Baby Boutique. She lives in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and has 3 children, Claire and Olivia 21 months and Damian 4 years old.

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

CINDY: I started sewing when I was just a little girl, my Mom bought me a holly hobbie sewing machine one Christmas. I officially learned to sew in grade 8 when I took home economics courses, we started out sewing an apron and then we moved onto the famous sock monkey.

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

CINDY: I started selling my designs on Ebay in November of 2004 when I was off on maternity leave with the girls. After having girls I renewed my interest in sewing and then began designing. Right now I’m only selling on Ebay because I also work full time as Special Education Teacher.

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

CINDY: The first thing I sold on Ebay was a pair of Dora dress overalls. I sold it on a “Buy It Now” for $49.99. I couldn’t believe that I actually sold something. I was inspired by all the wonderful designers’ on Ebay that I wanted to make more creative designs.

JM: How did come up with your name, Just Cindy's Baby Boutique?

CINDY: My name is Cindy and everyone always thinks my name is “Cynthia” and I am constantly explaining that no my name is “just Cindy”. So hence the name, “Just Cindy’s Baby Boutique”.

JM: Do you belong to any boutique group?

CINDY: I am excited to say that me and 4 other very talented ladies are starting a new group called Hugs and Kisses Boutique Designers the search will be XOXO Boutique on Ebay. We are premiering our first Spring launch on Feb. 14th. We have been working really hard on planning the Debut Launch and hope that everyone will check us out.

JM: Do you have a favorite item to create?

CINDY:I love to create sets that little ones can wear everyday yet still look adorable and stand out in a crowd. Outfits that can be washed easily but you won’t see them in any store.

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

CINDY: I would love to learn how to take better indoors shots. Living in Canada, I only have a few months of outdoor photo shoots with the girls.

JM: What other things do you enjoy besides sewing?

CINDY: I love spending time with my husband, my kids and my sisters and their families. We try to all get together every weekend. We have potlucks and the occasional Karokee party. I also have a passion for photography, especially taking pictures of my little ones. I must have at least 20 rolls of film to develop right now and thousands of pictures! I’m hoping to get a Digital SLR camera in the near future.

JM: Anything else you would like to add?

CINDY: I just would like to thank my husband Steve, for being so supportive in my ventures. He is always willing to help me out with the kids and the housework so I have some time to design! I couldn’t do it without him.

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Comments

| Tuesday, January 17, 2006 5:37 AM | flag
Hi Cindy! It was fun reading about you! I'm a teacher also~kindergarten! I know what you mean about finding time to balance work and designing!!! Lezlie :) little*squirt

Erin | Friday, January 13, 2006 5:02 PM | flag
Congrats Cindy! I can't wait to dress our little baby in your designs! Hopefully it will be a girl! Best of luck. Love Erin and Tim

Bev | Friday, January 13, 2006 3:52 PM | flag
Way to go! Congratulations you've been doing extremely well in this endeavour. I love Cindy's creations and designs and I have purchased two outfits and the Mom adores them. I wish you success with all your designs Cindy and I know you you will do very well.

Congrats Cindy!! | Friday, January 13, 2006 10:56 AM | flag
I wish you the best in this year, for you and also XOXO Boutique! Veronica TTB Boutique

Lynne Barisoff | Friday, January 13, 2006 9:55 AM | flag
I have bought one of Cindy's designs for a friend's granddaughter. My friend raves about the outfit and how sweet her little granddaughter looks in it. I would never hesitate to recommend Cindy to anyone!

| Friday, January 13, 2006 7:50 AM | flag
Don't hesitate to buy from Cindy! I purchased my first custom made set from Cindy for my daughter Madeline, and was so VERY pleased. Cindy is wonderful to work with, and her creative sets are true works of art. Fantastic workmanship! I look forward to your new XOXO Boutique launch, and I love the name! Best wishes, Lisa & Madeline

Kristi | Thursday, January 12, 2006 10:13 PM | flag
I'm a repeat customer of Cindy's and her work is absolutely amazing. Well worth every penny. Cindy made Lendley's first custom set for her. It was listed in a bigger size and she made a 3-6 month for me - babies need to be divas too! Now she is one of the few custom designers that make sets that small and the word is spreading quickly I'm sure! She is always willing to design a OOAK for Lendley and they are always TDF! Don't get too famous or we won't be able to afford you, Cindy!!! We wish you all the best success - Kristi and Little Miss Lendley

Kim | Thursday, January 12, 2006 9:54 PM | flag
Such cute clothes, and models! You're famous for sure and celebs will want your clothes for their toddlers too! Congratulations!

Carol | Thursday, January 12, 2006 9:51 PM | flag
Your clothes are awesome! I wish I was so talented! The babies are adorable too!

the dingwall crew | Thursday, January 12, 2006 9:31 PM | flag
thats cool, now you will be a millionaire!

Emma | Thursday, January 12, 2006 9:11 PM | flag
I LOVE Cindy's work! Very cute stuff girl!!!

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