Designer of the Week - Janea-Princess

This week get to know Gaby of Janea-Princess. She lives in Northern Germany, near the Danish border. She has 17 year old twins, a little boy, 7 and the little princess Janea is 5 years old.

See her current eBay auctions: Janea-Princess

JM: When did you get started sewing and creating?

GABY: My dear mother was a seamstress and taught me a lot of sewing when I was a teenager. Sewing always was my passion, but when my little princess JANEA was born, I started to let loose with pink and ruffles.

JM: When did you start selling your designs on eBay?

GABY:I started selling doll designs on German ebay for about 2 years ago...and people liked the designs so much, I decided to make some dresses for my little girl!I have a little shop on Blossom Street too ( and a new one will open nov 17. !! ) I also have my own website http://www.janea-lysrö ,so there is a lot of work to do!!

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

GABY: my first design on ebay was a little DOLL dress !! I got about $20 for it.

JM: How did come up with your name, Janea-Princess?

GABY: The name is very easy..the name of my daughter is JANEA !!

JM: Do you belong to any boutique group?

GABY: I belong to IVYLANE ..and very proud to be a member !! I was one of the first German, being a member of an american ebay group, Germany there are NO groups at all! I LOVE to be in a group, it's more easy to work, and everyone is just so KIND .....!!

JM: Do you have a favorite item to create?

GABY:oohh..there are so MANY favorite things to create...and always new designs and ideas to do !!

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

GABY: ...there are so many new skills I would love to learn...but as a mother of 4 and a nurse there is NO time left !!...maybe when I`m getting much older..I would love to travel !!

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

GABY:I would LOVE to travel to the USA one many friends over there now, I would love to see!!

JM: What other things do you enjoy besides sewing?

GABY:I love to DRAW !! I am drawing for my friend Antonette ( from SMARTNEEDLE embroideries ) I am drawing the designs and she is making great embroideries out of them!! ...and I was creating the euro FARBENMIX pattern drawings at the beginning, that was really fun to do !!

JM: Anything else you would like to add?

GABY:I just LOVE the way the US ladies are creating the EURO patteners !!I like to combine the EURO style with a touch of american feeling.

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Katalina | Thursday, November 30, 2006 8:29 PM | flag
oh dear, your are the best german designer on the american market. i love all your designs and Janea is a cutie princess. all my love for you! cheers katalina

| Wednesday, November 22, 2006 6:24 PM | flag
Gaby, You know I love your designs and Janea is the perfect little model!!! Lane

gyl of rhembein | Tuesday, November 21, 2006 2:34 PM | flag
Love seeing your stuff Gaby! Always so fun and cute!!

Rachel | Thursday, November 16, 2006 9:20 AM | flag
Way to go Gaby! Great interview! :)Rachel

Leslie | Thursday, November 16, 2006 6:35 AM | flag
Hey, Gaby! You are just so creative! You know I love your designs! Hugs, Leslie

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