Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Because Life is Wonderfully Messy

Our Little Messes, because life is wonderfully messy

We chatted with Amy from Our Little Messes about the unique handmade baby gifts that she and her mother create and sell, including cotton baby bibs, organic burp cloths, designer crayon art cases, and other trendy products for kids.  Here's what she had to say:

Tell us a bit about yourself and what arts/ crafts that you make?
We are a mother/daughter team whose goal is to create stylish, giftable items for babies and kids. Diane is a mother of three, a former teacher, and grandmother to five energetic kids. She lives in Hendersonville, Tennessee and brings over 40 years of sewing experience to our team. Amy, who lives in Austin, is also a mother of three and is a former technology consultant. Between the two of us, we have dabbled in numerous crafts such as scrapbooking, cross stitch, needlepoint, quilting, crochet, knitting, painting, and even making porcelain dolls. We have always come back to sewing as our true love. We share both a love for sewing as well as a healthy addiction to fabric. If we are not at our sewing machines, we are in the fabric stores searching out the newest, cutest, most unique fabrics for our products.

Is there anything unique about your product?

We offer a line of contoured burp cloths that uses super soft organic cotton velour. When customers feel the organic velour they are amazed at the softness. It is really the most plush cotton fabric you can find. We also offer monogramming on both our bibs and Crayon Artist Cases. Our monograms are created by embroidering an initial on top of a piece of colored velour that has been appliqued to the product. This is a multi-step process that produces a unique style of personalization.

What is your best seller?

Currently, our best seller is our Crayon Artist Cases. We have had so many wonderful comments from customers about this product and hope that they continue to sell well over the holiday season. We are currently in the process of producing many more of these cases for the holiday season so there will be a large variety of prints to choose from in our store.

How do you make your shop and your product stand out from the others?

We try to use a lot of bright, vibrant, unique fabrics for our products and take the very best photos that we can. We also make sure to nicely package all of our items so that they can be easily given as gifts. All of our non-monogrammed items are in stock and ship out immediately so there is no wait time. This is a great selling point for us as most people who are buying items as gifts don't want to wait weeks for them to ship.

"We make gift giving easy!"
Amy and Diane, Our Little Messes