Sunday, October 25, 2009

Interview with MEGbabyBoutique + $25 Giveaway


Interview with Connie from MEGbabyboutique
By: Lauren


Site: http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5254096

1. How long have you been making baby items? Did you start out this way, or were you creating other products first?

I have been making baby items for 3 1/2 years. My grandmother taught me to sew when I was in high school. I worked at a fabric store while I was in college and fell in love with fabrics! After realizing I could make my own clothes without people laughing at me (at least out loud) I began to experiment with curtains, purses, quilting & even made a wedding gown and bridesmaid dresses for my brother's wedding. When my youngest daughter was born in 2006 7weeks premature, I for the first time began sewing out of necessity. The doctors told us not to use the vinyl changing pads with our fragile preemie as they can carry a large amount of bacteria, and since we could not find a cloth changing pad, we decided to design one. So our Travel Changer was the first official MEG Original item we created.


2. What made you decide to start selling on Etsy? Do you wish to have your own website in the future?

A friend of mine referred me to Etsy and I instantly fell in love. The more I explore Etsy, the more I love it. My husband and I have finally managed to get our website up & running. We haven't added all our products yet, but received our first sale on the second day it was up so we are encouraged!


3. Feedback from customers is always great. What is something that you've heard about your products that meant a lot to you?

Feedback is so great & so completely appreciated! Nothing means more to me than feedback about quality. As a mom, I think it is relatively easy to look around and see beautiful baby items. Who doesn't love shopping for babies?! What is more difficult is to find items that are lovely in appearance, completely functional, and can withstand constant wash & wear. So I get the most satisfaction from customers when they leave feedback saying they are repeat customers because of the great quality items. It's an awesome feeling!


4. Can shoppers expect to find anything new in your shop in the future? When do you normally create and sell new pieces (by season, whenever, etc)?


In the near future, shoppers can expect several new additions to our inventory. Not only are we bringing in a lot of new fabrics, but we are also adding nursing covers to match the rest of the products. Also, after experiencing the trials of trying to find hats, bibs, onesies etc. to fit a preemie, we have decided to add a line just for our tiniest treasures!

5. If you could wish on a real shooting star, what would you wish for and why?

I do wish on shooting stars!! It's so exciting! I always wish the same wish...simply for happiness for my 3 girls. I think all the other specific things I could think of can all be wrapped up in happiness for them.


Giveaway-

To Enter: What do you like about the shop or the interview?

Open To: U.S.

Ends: November 7th

Prize: $25 gift certificate to the shop. She also said " enter STAR20 in the notes section with your order and get 20% off your purchase" if you don't win or want to buy something before this ends!

Extra Extra!

+1 if you follow (leave a new comment)

+1 for every giveaway you enter on this site

+1 if you post this somewhere

And remember, every time you bid here, you get 5 points to spread through any giveaway or you can put them all into one giveaway!!

72 comments:

elnice said...

I like the Travel Changer in Brown, Blue, and Green Dots. Sometimes those changing tables are yuck and other changing pads are too bulky. Great item.

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Jessica said...

I love that she starting sewing in high school! What a great talent for her grandmother to pass on to her.
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GroverFamily said...

i love that she learned from her grandma! i love my grandma:)
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GroverFamily said...

im a follower
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GroverFamily said...

i entered the handmade booties
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GroverFamily said...

entered
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Linda K said...

I like the black and white minky dot gift set

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Linda K said...

I follow

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Deanna said...

The boutique is great! I really like the Handsome Blue, Brown and Green Burp Cloth Set

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myspiral said...

I like that she learned to sew from her grandmother!
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Birdie said...

I love the shop so many beautiful things the blue minky is my fav birdson@roadrunner.com

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Mommyofthree said...

I just love the gift set especially the Black and White minky dot.

The Spears Family said...

I really love the way MEGbabyboutique has the gift sets packaged. Presentation is so important and I think that the set tied up in a big bow with the their tag front and center really makes a great presentation! Plus the minky blankets looks SOOO comfy! Thanks for the chance to win!

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Celeste said...

I love the presentation of the products! So professional

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tanya904 said...

I love all of the beautiful minky blankets They looks so soft and come in great colors thanks
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tanya904 said...

i follow
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carmen said...

I love the variety of fabrics she offers--you can find something that actually reflects you (personally I loved the white-and-black damask printed bib!)

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carmen said...

I am following your blog.

one frugal lady said...

The Vintage Airplane Baby Gift Set by MEG Original is my favorite!
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Dolphin Girl said...

I like the Pink and Brown Dots Burp Cloth Set

Aik said...

I love the Autumn Splendor Chenille Baby Blanket.

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Aik said...

Follower.

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Entered Handmade Baby Love Interview + Bootie Giveaway.

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I tweeted.

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Tiff said...

I love that she sells adorable baby items at affordable prices
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Tiff said...

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Tiff said...

entered bootie giveaway
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Jolynn said...

I liked how the baby blankets looked so soft and commfy. My fav was the surfboard blanket.
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Jolynn said...

I follow
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Jolynn said...

I also entered Personalised Parcel giveaway.
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windycindy said...

What a fabulous shop! I love the styles and designs of the blankets,
bibs and burp cloths. The minky nursery blankets are so plush and comfy looking! The presentation of the products is very nice. The bows are lovely.
Many thanks, Cindi
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windycindy said...

I follow your blog via Google Friend Connect! Thanks for the chance to win this prize from a handmade Etsy Shop!
Many thanks, Cindi
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Gale said...

I love the bibs at the shop--since they can be used with toddlers and have snaps, not velcro! (Yeah!) I love what she said in the interview about feedback. I so agree. Feedback is so important!

Gale said...

Well, I'm messing up all over the place to day. I entered this one and forgot to put my e-mail. So I entered the personalized parcels one to get an extra entry so I could ad that, and on my second entry there (since it's pretty easy to tell how you got here) I accidentally mistyped my e-mail. The correct one is...
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Joyce said...

love all the blankets! they look so soft!

Joyce said...

New blog follower :)

Janette said...

I loved the story about how the Travel Changer was created

Janette said...

Follower

Janette said...

Entered your White Collar giveaway

Janette said...

Entered your Personalized Parcel giveaway

Turtle said...

i like that your gram taught you and the down to earth tone the interview kept.

Turtle said...

follow

Kim said...

I like how they talk about what is to come!

Kim said...

follower

Diana D said...

I saw cute bibs that I liked. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

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lanky said...

I love how the store has original baby items, it stays away from the traditional colors and it is a refreshing change!

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lanky said...

I am a follower.

Kim - GlitzyEvents.com said...

The products in this shop are beautiful, I especially like the Chocolate with Pink Dot Chenile Bib and Burp Cloth Set.

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sphinx63 said...

I love the wide variety of items sold there, especially the Lavender minky Crib Blanket. Thanks!

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Abigail said...

i thought it was funny that she said " i realized i could make my own clothes without people laughing at me" in the interview...

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thanks for the chance!

Abigail said...

i follow your blog

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Abigail said...

tweeted: http://twitter.com/AMPaway/status/5240081711

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Sylvia said...

i like the Chocolate with Pink Dot Chenile Bib and Burp Cloth Set
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Danielle said...

I love how she presents her products on the site. They look so professional.

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SandyM204 said...

I love the Lavender and Green Minky Dot Baby Blanket.
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JenniferB said...

I love that her shop has so many really pretty things- I would love to have one of everything.

JenniferB said...

following this blog

JenniferB said...

entered the handmade baby love booties giveaway

JenniferB said...

tweeted
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Brooke said...

I love the hot pink and black baby girl gift set! Awesome colors!

Brooke said...

I follow!

Lizzie said...

LOVE the fabrics. So cute and unique!

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Lizzie said...

I'm a follower.

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Tylerpants said...

She has such a lovely shop! I love the fabric designs, they are beautiful!
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Tylerpants said...

I'm a new follower
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