When I first thought about doing a designer interview on my blog, my first question was who would be a great person to start out with. I naturally thought about asking my good friends, but then thought I really want to start with someone I would like to get to know better. After that was established, I thought it would have to be someone I admire, someone I have worked with, who I know does excellent work and who strives to make their customers happy. Okay, now I have narrowed it down a bit. While I was reading a friends blog I came across a post from Chelsea, and thought, she is it! She meets all of my criteria! What I love about Chelsea's designs is her use of fabrics and colors. I think her color combos are unique and show her personal style. What I love about Chelsea is her willingness to do whatever it takes to make her customers happy. Her customer service goes above and beyond what I would expect. So, without furthur ado, her is my interview with Chelsea:
Where were you born and raised?
I was born and raised in Ogden, Utah.
Where do you live now?
I now live in Salt Lake City, Utah.
How many children do you have? Names and ages?
I have 4 children. 2 boys Gabriel 10,
Ethan 7, and 2 girls Lily 4, and Olivia 1.
What are your hobbies (besides designing and sewing)?
I like to play tennis, garden, go to movies,
and cook (sometimes). I go to
Target enough to call that a hobby too:)
What is your eBay ID?
My ebay Id is vintageandchic*boutique,
but I go by vintage*chic.
Are you a member of a design group? How long have you been a member of that
I am in the group BonBijou. It's a newer group
that I started with my friend Amie about 11 months ago.
How long have you been selling your designs on eBay?
I dabled in boutique eBay for about 1.5 years under
the eBay ID LollyPop Lily. In the last 1.5 years I have
become more serious about it. So a total of 3 years.
What got you started?
I was looking for cute boutique baby headbands for Lily
and I came across The Pixies! I was amazed at the talent
and the cute clothes they were making. Since I had a little
girl and I loved to sew, I decided to give it a try.
What is your inspiration for your designs?
My inspiriaton for my designs comes from my own style and
taste in clothes, things around my house, favorite fabrics,
and my girls. I also get alot of inspiraton from my group
mates and the many, many talented designers out there.
Is there any other designers you admire?
There are a few designers I admire quite a bit, but
the one that I have enjoyed the most in the last year or
so is Amelia of Sweet_Feet_Boutique. Her designs are so
fresh and stylish and she has really been an inspiration to me.
I have recently gotten to know her a little better and she
is such a sweet person! Another person I admire is Dayna
of my*unbirthday. Her quality is amazing and she is so
much fun :) I also love and admire all the girls in
BonBijou and I couldn't do what I do without their
support and friendship.
What is your favorite design you have created?
A favorite outfit that I have designed..... that is a tough
one. I have a few that I have really loved, but I think my
most favorite is my Kaleidoscope set. It was my first big
seller and I still get a lot of compliments on it.
(Pictured On Top Right)
What is your favorite fabric designer?
My favorite fabric designer is Amy Butler, but I am also
loving Heather Bailey. I can't get enough of their fabric!!!
What is your favorite custom auction on eBay right now?
My favorite custom auction on eBay right now is a toss up
between bellabebecoand mamapatrice. They are very
different instyle, but I love them both!
What can we expect from you in the future?
You can expect me to be around for a while. I love to
design and I have found that through eBay boutique I
can not only stayat home with my kids, but I am also
able to spend quality time with my girls traveling
around to different locations taking pictures and
just having fun! I am always trying to be more
creative and I try to come up with things that
are original. It's hard to do, but I like the challenge:)
Chelsea's "Me" Page
Chelsea's eBay auctions
Chelsea's Blossom St. Store
Chelsea is offering a 10% discount off any purchase if
you tell her you read her interview on the BBB.