Meet Frances of Bibeez Baby..
1. Tell us a little bit about yourself and how you got started in the biz of sewing.
My name is Frances, and I am an Air Force wife to Russ and a Stay at Home mom to my 11 month old son, Nate. I learned to sew at a young age, while home but never really stuck to it for any length of time. My grandmother (Mimi) makes the most beautiful quilts, and I have admired them for so long and even attempted to make a couple. The problem is- I never had the patience (or attention span for that matter) to complete one. After having my son I started to sew again in order to have a little time for myself. My projects started out as bibs with snaps because my son would pull the “velcro” ones off the moment I put one on him. Then, I added in some patchwork diaper bags and clutches which made my little hobby grow quite rapidly into what Bibeez Baby is now. In case you are wondering- I still can’t make a full sized quilt.
2. Where do you draw inspiration from?
I am inspired by so many things! For starters, I am inspired my my little boy! Without that little booger I wouldn’t be here! My husband inspires me because he is full of incredible ideas, things that I could NEVER think of. I am inspired by the women who have gone before me and a few who are going with me. I have some lovely family role models, who’ve taught me how to balance home, work and creativity. And a few encouraging cousins and friends never hurt anything :-) To sum it all up- I am inspired by what God has given me. My Husband and son, my family and friends, my circumstances; all inspirational and all from Him.
3. What does a typical workday look like? -this includes family ;)
My day starts whenever Natee wakes up. While he is having breakfast I have a quick date with the treadmill. Russ heads to work and Nate and I play til his nap time. His 1st nap of the day is when I do the “computer part” of my business. You know, writing my blog posts, reading other blogs, ordering supplies etc. Then when nap time is over we play again and have lunch. Then we play some more! Now that Spring has finally arrived we can start spending more time outside which we are THRILLED about. If I have to run any errands around town, this is the best time to do it. Then it’s time for the 2nd nap of the day. THIS IS WHEN I SEW :-D Russ usually arrives home sometime after the Little One wakes up and then we have dinner. Dinner is followed by a little more play time. Then if Russ is home he does the whole bedtime routine (bath, storytime, etc.) I use this time to sew as well. After Nate is asleep the rest of the night is spent watching our favorite T.V. shows, sewing, tidying up the house, things like that. Then I SLEEP!
4. If you could travel to anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
If I could travel anywhere it would be Crete. Let me tell you why. My husband and I used to live in Oklahoma. One of my greatest friends also lived in Oklahoma and as her “Bachelorette Party” her mother and I took her to Eureka Springs, Arkansas for a relaxing weekend. It was quiet, quaint, and just what we needed. While we were there we went to a cute little spa where we met the most unique woman EVER! She had just gotten back from Taiwan where she was studying and developing her own method of massage therapy. Anyhow, in all her travels she said the most glorious place she had ever been was the island of Crete. I have wanted to go ever since.
5. What is your favorite dessert?
Without a doubt- my Mimi’s cheesecake. It is unlike any cheesecake you have ever had. Mmmmmmm :-)
Frances is giving away an adorable Diaper Clutch, the perfect size for the necessities!
Holds several diapers, a travel size wipe case, and even a diaper cream!
Patchwork quilted, envelope style diaper clutch.
Made with all sorts of plaids and stripes. It is lined with “quilter’s tweed” which is a smooth, durable cotton that has the look of tweed. It has a snap closure with a decorative large wood button on the outside flap. Wristlet strap to make carrying convenient, made of a sturdy cotton webbing.
All you have to do to win is leave a comment here of your favorite item from her shop.
3. Blog, facebook, or tweet about this giveaway (make sure to include @lollipopscards and @bibeezbaby in your tweet) and include the link to this giveaway. (one entry each)
*THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED*