Monday, March 26, 2012

Vendor of the Month: Tantrums

Our vendor of the month this month is Lexi of Tantrums. You can find her on Facebook here. And of course, on the Cuties Congo.

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.

Lexi is giving away a custom pocket diaper. To enter, you may do any of the following and each counts as an entry.

1. Comment on this blog with a valid email address.

2. Like the FB page and comment here that you did.

3. Like Tantrum's FB page and comment here that you did.

4. Share the news of the giveaway on your personal FB page and comment here with a link.

5. Follow this blog by clicking the follow link in the righthand column.

I will close the contest at some point on 4/10 and will announce the winner on the Congo's FB page!