Shop link: Etsy Shop
Getting to know Lyanna Jean Designs (BluJean83):
What got you started in selling items in your Etsy shop?
I thought it would be a good idea, maybe it would help to fund my fabric/yarn/textiles addictions :). I have been making things since I was about 6, so it just seemed to fit.
Where did your shop name originate?
Just my name... followed by the word Designs... I know, really original.
What is one piece of advice you wish someone would have told you when you started cloth diapering?
It's not really fun. I mean, who really likes cleaning out diapers. With that said... I am so glad to be putting more natural products on my kids, making less waste, seeing my kids in adorable fluff, and above all, saving some dough.
What is your favorite thing to do when you’re not sewing/working for your shop?
I really like to garden, bike with my kids in tow in our trailer, and just about anything to do with the beach/pool/water.
What is your current favorite item in your shop, and why?
My favorite thing is the Medium Wetbag- Modern Fried Eggs Print, I just love love this fabric!! It almost didn't go up in my shop... hehe
What is your favorite material to work with?
Hmm, I would say all-around material to work with is cotton. I love the simplicity it can have in forms like yarn and linen, and at the same time you can play with an array of colors and textures in almost any medium! I just love the versatility of it and the different weights it can have.
How long has your shop been open?
Since July of 2008. It's been kind of slow going, but I had a 10 month old when I opened up shop, and have since had another baby. So, even though I've been open, I've kinda been a little slacking in that arena of my life, could you imagine why?! ;)
I am a stay-at-home mommy to 4 wonderful children. In my spare time (what little I may have :) ), I enjoy creating things. When I was a young child, my dear grandmothers got a hold of me to teach me what they felt were "the things every girl should know". Thus, I learned to sew, crochet, cook, etc. I am a self-taught knitter though, got the bug in high school ;). My friends growing up would tease me that I was an "old lady" knowing how to do such things. I have always loved it though. There is nothing quite like the feeling of giving a handmade gift!!!
Fluff-a-Rump Giveaway details! GIVEAWAY CLOSED
(Drawing to be held May 26th, 9pm PDT)
This week, Lyanna from Lyanna Jean Designs is offering one winner this large wetbag! Retail value $28. Open to Continental USA and Canada.
-Visit Lyanna Jean Designs' shop; come back here and leave a comment with your favorite item (or past item from sales).
Additional optional entries (leave a separate comment for EACH of the following that apply) (be sure that you are signed in or leave a way to contact you in each comment):
- An extra 10 entries for purchases made from Lyanna Jean Designs' shop during the entry period!
- Follow Lyanna Jean Designs (BluJean83) on Twitter
- "Like" Lyanna Jean Designs on Facebook (formerly known as Become a Fan)
- Follow the Etsy Cloth Diaper team blog publicly
- "Like" the Etsy Cloth Diaper team on Facebook (formerly known as Become a Fan)
- Follow the Etsy Cloth Diaper team on Twitter
- Tweet about the fluff-a-rump giveaways (limit one per day) - be sure to use @etsyclothdiaper and @BluJean83 in your tweet
A random blog comment number will be selected using random.org. The winner has 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. You MUST comment on this blog post to be entered, and have contact info in your profile. Each entry entry must be its own comment. If you combine entries into one comment, it will only count as one entry. Winning entries will be validated, and you MUST do the required entry to have any additional entries be valid. Must be 18 years or older to enter. Thank you for entering!
Check back in 2 weeks for another Fluff-a-Rump on Hump Day featured Etsy shop and Giveaway!