Designer of the Week - Renea

Name: Renea Powell

Where do you live: Neillsville, WI

How old are you? 39

Do you have any children, if so what ages? none

Current auctions: Renea

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

Wow... Actually, I've been sewing for as long as I can remeber but I got my first sewing machine when I was in my 20's. After much trial and error, I managed to teach myself how to sew in a straight line!!

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 on eBay about 2 years ago and this is currently the only place my offerings can be seen.

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?

Yes, I remember the outift but no longer have a picture of it. It was a very simple chenille pillowcase set that sold for 40.00... I think...

3. How did you decide upon your name?

? It just came to me while tossing around a view ideas... plus, it was the only one that wasn't already taken!!;)~

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?

Nope, I'm a "non-groupie"!!;) However, I have many friends that are members in just about all the various groups and how can a person chose between them... there are so many talented designers in every group.

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

I love to create ensembles that are really representitive of how I think little girls should dress... like little girls!!

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

My favorite fabrics are those that are hard to find and different... I'm partial to everything vintage.

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 work when time permits and I have a special room set aside strickly for work. Sheesh... what a MESS!! Anyone that enters that room better wear shoes or their likely to get a pin stuck in their foot!! When I get started on a project I can't stop... fabric scraps, pins, seam rippers, thread, candy wrappers (I have a sweet tooth)... all of it ends up in a big heap!!

8. What other things do you enjoy besides sewing?

Actually, I enjoy reading and try to squeeze in an hour of quiet time every evening.

Anything else you would like to add?

Just a thank you for asking me to participate... it's very humbling to know that you're interested enough in my offerings to want to know a little more about me.

Some past Renea

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