How did you become a WAHM?
I adore creating. It seemed that friends were always asking me to make them everything from diapers to flower girl dresses.
I started selling my items, as a way to feed my love of sewing.
How long have you been sewing/creating?
My mother was an extremely craft woman, she was always working on something or other. I was lucky enough to have her often involve me.
I would say that I really threw myself into sewing once I had my first daughter, 4 years ago.
What motivates you to sew?
My daughters. They are my muses. My 4 year old often presents me with creative challenges. "Mom, will you make me butterfly wings?" "Mom, will you make me a bat costume?"
Of course I will!
Are there days when you just want to throw your hands up and forget about being a WAHM?
Yup, especially when sales are few and far between. If that happens, I just change things up. Start working on a new product, or just take a break from WAHM sewing and focus on mom sewing.
In an average week, how many hours do you devote to your work?
Every night I work from the girls' bedtime to midnight, also every naptime. That is about 5-6 hours a day. So I work about 35 to 42 hours each week.
What would you say is the most challenging thing about being a WAHM?
Trying to figure out what on earth to make. More often than not, I find myself just starting at my piles of fabric trying to decided which one to pick.
What is your favorite thing to make?
As a WAHM - diapers. I love making diapers.
As a mommy - clothes for my girls.
Do you have a favorite fabric print?
It changes all the time. I fall in love with different fabrics every time I hit up a craft store.
Have you ever made something to sell and then decided you couldn't part with it?
In a way. I've made items that I loved so much that I just had to make another one to keep.
And last but most importantly, which came first, the chicken or the egg?
The chicken yo.
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