Designer of the Week - Peanutbutter and Ellie

Name: Amy Shearer

Where do you live? Hillsboro, Oregon

How old are you? 30

Do you have any children, if so what ages? 4 - Lauren-9, Madeline-7, Ave-6, Elise-14 mths

To view current auctions:Peanutbutter*and*Ellie.


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

I am self taught although I did take some classes in middle school! I had to borrow sewing machines for awhile until I finally got one. It was a cheapy and broke rather quickly. My husband kept hearing how I "needed" a sewing machine and serger so unbeknownst to me he did some graphic design work for a friend and presented me with money on our 9th anniversary to buy a sewing machine and serger. He's definitely a keeper!

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 about 5 months ago. I have another business selling used and new ready made clothing on eBay called Clothed*in*Scarlet. I have been doing that for about 5 years.

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?

The first outfit I sold was an embroidered tulip outfit. It sold for $25.65. I was so happy.

3. How did you decide upon your name?

My second oldest went through a phase where she would only eat peanutbutter and jelly sandwiches . My youngest is named Elise but we call her Ellie. We put the two together and had Peanutbutter and Ellie.

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 don't belong to any group yet.

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

My favorite thing is to make is vintage style clothing. I hope to do more of it soon.

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

Amy Butler has to be one of my favorites. I can't wait to get my hands on your new Ginger Bliss line! I love vintage, stripes and polka dots!

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

I do most of my sewing at nap times and at the kids bedtimes. I try to be neat about it but the cut thread gets everywhere! One time I went jogging and looked down at my shirt and it had a stray thread on sitting on it. It was thread I had worked with the night before. How it got on my shirt I don't know!

8. What other things do you enjoy besides sewing?

I love reading, exercising, playing monster with my youngest and shopping with the girls.

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