Thursday, July 28, 2011

Vendor of the Month: Designs by Cace

For our very first vendor of the month we have Sara of Designs by Cace. She makes adorable diapers, slings, Bite Me dinos, and more!

Sara has her own HyenaCart store and she also stocks on the CWCB Congo every month and the Boytique Congo which is having it's grand opening on Aug 23rd.


How did you become a WAHM?


Sara- I have always done my own small business ideas. My husband and I used to work together to rebuild and paint motorcycles and cars to resell before I got pregnant. A few months before I
got pregnant with my son Cace we had opened a dog bakery in Florida and sold to local dog friendly stores. I was laid off at 9 months pregnant and my idle thinking about cloth diapering turned into a need because my husband had been laid off months before as well. Since I already new how to sew I started making my own. Six months later I started doing testing and in March of 2010 I opened my Hyena Cart store Designs by Cace!

How long have you been sewing/creating?


Sara- For as long as I can remember. My mo
ther and her friends used to do a weekly craft get-together and she brought me along. They also attended craft shows every year. They taught me sewing, quilting, basket weaving (I can whip up a mean basket in no time, lol) decorative painting and stenciling. All sorts of stuff.

What motivates you to sew?


Sara- My mother passed away when I was 13 and I don't have very many other memories of her. I do it because I enjo
y it and it makes me feel close to her and that she is proud of me.

Are there days when you just want to throw yo
ur hands up and forget about being a WAHM?

Sara- Sometimes, but we could use the ex
tra money it brings in. With my son Cace being sick at random times every month with his fever disorder and all of his appointments a "real" job would never work out. I need the flexibility being a WAHM offers even if it means I will never again remember what sleep is.

In an average week, how many hours do you devote to your work?


Sara- I try to do 3 hours a day, but it only happens maybe 5 days a week. So I'd say an average of 15 hours, 20 if the star
s align, everyone takes good long naps and my husband helps out so I can tie up loose ends before a stocking.

What would you say is the most challenging thing
about being a WAHM?

Sara- Trying to not say "just a second" 8 times in a row and ignore what my son wants. Sometimes his train tracks will sit in pieces a little longer then they should because I am determined to finish something. I'm trying to break the habit, but some days I just can't. Trying to find that perfect balance of work and family time is hard.


What is your favorite thing to make?


Sara- I think my favorite thing to make curr
ently is the Bite Me Dino from Booger Bear Creations. They are so cute and I love all the different fabric/ribbon combos I can create.

Do you have a favorite fabric print?


Sara- My cotton Red Sox print. Super hard to
come by and an awesome yard sale score!

Have you ever made something to sell and t
hen decided you couldn't part with it?
c
Sara- Pretty much anything New England sports related has a very hard time leaving my house. I usually have to make two


And last but most importantly, which came first
, the chicken or the egg?

Sara- the egg, the chicken wasn't here yet when I got the itch to CD, and he was 5 years in the future when my husband
and I first started being in business for ourselves :P

Check out some of the cute stuff she makes:






And now for the giveaway, Sara would like to offer the winner their choice of a custom diaper or a custom Bite Me dino!

There are three ways to enter. Make sure you include an email address so that we have some way to get in touch with you!!

1. Comment here. Easy, right?

2. Go to our Facebook page and "like" us. Come back here and comment that you did.

3. Share the link to this blog somewhere out there in cyberspace. On your facebook page, on a forum, on your blog, wherever! Then, come back here and share the link to where you posted.

Good luck! The giveaway will end on 8/10 and I will draw a winner using random.org!

83 comments:

  1. Sorry, forgot my e-mail. It's stacey3nicole@gmail.com and I said that I love all the cute Bite Me Dinos that I see when she stocks.

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  2. I also liked you guys a while ago. Same e-mail as above

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  3. https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=45009352
    I linked you blog via my facebook page.
    Again, same e-mail.

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  4. I would love a diaper!
    hmahan_0529 @yahoo dot com

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  5. Liked you on FB.
    Amanda Hartman

    Isaplan@yahoo.com

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  6. already like the fb as Alexis Schlaikjer

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  7. Linked you on my FB group...

    http://www.facebook.com/groups/ourbirthjourneys/


    Isaplan@yahoo.com

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  8. Would love to win a diaper- I just switched to cloth and need to stock up!

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  9. shared this blog on my FB page <3

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  10. I'd love to try a designs by Cace!! plumpdiapers@gmail.com

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  11. And I shared to my personal facebook

    Kassi Sikes
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    http://www.facebook.com/kassi.sikes

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  12. Awesome, Sara!

    I'm already liking the cwcb page, and I shared on my personal and Daisies pages :)

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  13. What is better than new fluff? Free fluff!!
    marybrumbaugh11@yahoo.com

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  14. I already "like" CWCB Facebook page!
    marybrumbaugh11@yahoo.com

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  15. Shared on my FB fanpage...3 Girls and a Dress!
    marybrumbaugh11@yahoo.com

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  16. Awesome choice for vendor of the month :o)
    tnt101499@yahoo.com

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  17. already a FB fan : Terri Veach

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  18. liked on fb caygaston@gmail.com

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  19. It is fantastic that there is a CWCB Blog.

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  20. :) I don't just "like" you on Facebook, I *love* you! I suppose I should give you my e-mail: HarrisonsHandDyed@gmail.com

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  21. I'd love to win some new fluff.
    firefly_mcl@yahoo.com

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  22. I previously "liked" you on FB. :)
    Same email as above.

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  23. Really cute diapers...in love!!!

    dmoretti1967 at yahoo.com

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  24. like you on fb as debnmike moretti

    dmoretti1967 at yahoo.com

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  25. fb share

    http://www.facebook.com/demimo/posts/246402528713535

    dmoretti1967 at yahoo.com

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  26. "liked" you on FB! Great interview! idojeeps@gmail.com

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  27. "What motivates you to sew?

    Sara- My mother passed away when I was 13 and I don't have very many other memories of her. I do it because I enjoy it and it makes me feel close to her and that she is proud of me."

    That's so sweet!!!

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  28. Liked on facebook always
    Shared on my facebook
    :)
    gladys_gibson@yahoo.com

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  29. Cute diapers! I love to sew my own too, but I'm just getting started.

    harrisk3(at)mymail(dot)shawnee(dot)edu

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  30. Super cute stuff! I'd love to win a diaper
    karlawsuarez at gmail dot com

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  31. Very cute diapers!! I'd love to win :)

    graceink at yahoo dot com

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  32. I like Cuties with Cloth Booties on Facebook (Carolyn Hughesman)

    graceink at yahoo dot com

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  33. Shared on Twitter:
    http://twitter.com/#!/Graceink/status/99535655234846720

    graceink at yahoo dot com

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  34. Oooh I <3 Fluff!! thank you for the giveaway!
    onliquidice at gmail dot com

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  35. I like you on Facebook as Raquel Beaty
    onliquidice at gmail dot com

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  36. love diaper giveaways and love the easy entry of this one!!! thanks a bunch!
    quietct at gmail dot com

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  37. like you on fb as mp phaiah
    quietct at gmail dot com

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  38. shared on fb:
    http://www.facebook.com/quietct/posts/114733315291414
    quietct at gmail dot com

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  39. Cute diapers! Would love one!

    mrandmrsryankolbe @ gmail.com

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  40. Liked you on FB!

    mrandmrsryankolbe @ gmail.com

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  41. I tweeted this giveaway! http://twitter.com/#!/newwife777/status/100178029757743104

    mrandmrsryankolbe @ gmail.com

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  42. Thanks for the great giveaway!

    gothickornchic at gmail dot com

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  43. I like you on Facebook as Samantha Cuhel

    gothickornchic at gmail dot com

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  44. Thank you for the awesome giveaway, very cute diapers!

    vsoul2213 at comcast dot net

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  45. Like you on FB via Virginia Lee

    vsoul2213 at comcast dot net

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  46. Thanks for the Giveaway! Always looking to try new diapers :)
    larajarrette at gmail dot com

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  47. Like you on FB - Lara J
    larajarrette at gmail dot com

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  48. Thanks for the giveaway!!

    hun423 at hotmail.com

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  49. I'm AAF of your fb page!!
    ~Vashti McMurray
    hun423 at hotmail.com

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  50. I shared on twitter!

    https://twitter.com/#!/MamaHunfy/status/100407353471541248

    hun423 at hotmail.com

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  51. cute stuff!
    Dagmar B.
    sirentattoo at hotmail.com

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  52. like you on facebook!
    Dagmar B
    sirentattoo at hotmail.com

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  53. tweeted!

    http://twitter.com/#!/sirentattoo/status/100422664870576128

    Dagmar B.
    sirentattoo at hotmail.com

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  54. they are so cute! amgranad {at} yahoo.com

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  55. wow I think if I won I would be so torn between more super cute fluff or that aFREAKINGdorable dino!!
    ticklemetiffy[at]gmail[dot]com

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  56. fb fan (tiffanyUchi..)
    ticklemetiffy[at]gmail[dot]com

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  57. I would LOVE to win a diaper! TJSPLBrat at AOL dot com

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  58. I am AAF of Cuties with Cloth Booties! TJSPLBrat at AOL dot com

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  59. I shared this on Twitter! http://twitter.com/#!/CrazyLeoMom - TJSPLBrat at AOL dot com

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  60. We loved our newborn diapers from Sara! Keilerts at gmail dot com

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  61. Already a fan on facebook! Kristen Alwell Eilerts
    Keilerts at gmail dot com

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  62. I LOVE her dipes!! :-)

    domestic_hippie @ live.com

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  63. I already like the FB page! Name there is Teascha Hulbert

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  64. Linked on my personal FB and will link on my business page soon as well :D

    http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/profile.php?id=100000009542412

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  65. I want to try a Designs by Cace!
    trublonde617@aim.com

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  66. Liked your facebook already :)
    trublonde617@aim.com

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  67. Shared here: http://www.facebook.com/#!/kari.haydon

    trublonde617@aim.com

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  68. I'd love a diaper

    bmweida at yahoo dot com

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  69. I'd love to win a diaper! allison_barnes AT shaw DOT ca

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  70. I like cuties with cloth booties on FB. allison_barnes AT Shaw DOT ca

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  71. shared on FB.
    https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=882655031
    allison_barnes AT Shaw DOT ca

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  72. i would love to win one of her diapers

    linniegurl14 at gmail dot com

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  73. i liked them on facebook as Linda Marie

    linniegurl14 at gmail dot com

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  74. cute diapers- love the salamander print!

    annae07@aol.com

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