Mar 29, 2011

hear us roar IV

Meet . . .

Back in February, Helen of Jack and Eleanor purchased some of my flowers to use in photo shoots for her custom made dresses. Ever since, I have been enamored with her designs and fabric combinations, wishing my girls were little enough to wear her clothes. Her work is top notch and she has a faithful following that is growing all the time.

Here are some of my favorites:

Helen is a busy empty-nester living in Southern California, but she was kind enough to step away from her sewing machine and answer my questions (in blue):

How long have you been in business? One year on Etsy.

How did you start? I've been sewing my whole life, mother of 4 daughters and 11 grand daughters.

What's your biggest satisfaction regarding your business? I love to see the little girls twirling and having fun in the dresses.

Biggest frustration? TIME . . . wish I had more time . . .

When do you work? Everyday I make something . . . 7 days a week, 8-12 hours some days.

Any other thoughts/tips/suggestions/advice? Do what you love . . . and make what you do be something you can put your heart into.

It's obvious to me Helen's heart is in her work. Check out her lovingly made creations in her shop and follow her on Facebook!


Kim said...

Um, I'll take one of everything, please! Those are darling!!

Jackie said...

Wow, I can see why you love these. They are so gorgeous!

Shannon said...

Thanks for introducing her to me. Now I can covet these adorable dresses!! Super cute!!!!