Friday, May 4, 2007

Designer Interview ~ Ritchie*Rags




Where were you born and raised?
In Kansas.

Where do you live now?
In Kansas...the heartland.

How many children do you have? Names and ages?
I have 4 children...Kieran 13, Sally 11, Parker 8, and Sam 2.

What are your hobbies (besides designing and sewing)?
Running, trying to scrapbook our family's life, hiking.

What is your eBay ID?
ritchie*rags

How did you come up with your ID, is there a story behind it?
Well...Ritchie is my last name...and it just seemed catchy to me...Ritchie Rags. Doesn't every little girl need rags like these??!

Are you a member of a design group? How long have you been a member of that group?
I am a member of LimeVine. They are the best...so sweet and supportive! I have been with them for a few months.

How long have you been selling your designs on eBay?
I sold a couple simple onsie dresses before my 4th child was born in the spring of 2004. I took a break though after her birth, and started selling again in the spring of 2005, and have been selling ever since!

What got you started?
I learned to sew as a girl from my grandmother, and have always dabbled with clothing. I really became interested in designing though, when I discovered my 4th child was another girl. I really had all these ideas of what I wanted to dress her in and create.

What is your inspiration for your designs?
My kids...first and foremost....they are so creative and fresh! I am also inspired by the outdoors...I love to get wrapped up in a perfect sunset...or the smell of rain...fresh snow....a beautiful sunny day...the majesty of mountains...I could go on and on...but there is so much beauty around us..we just have to stop and notice it.

Is there any other designers you admire?
Can I say EVERY one of my fellow LimeVine girls! Outside of them, Geeta of babette!, mylilpixie, crabby*g, and sweet_feet_boutique.

What is your favorite design you have created?
Oh my...that is a tough question! Probably my Punk Princess! Sammy loved this set too...and that is always fun! She has worn it over and over!!



What is your favorite fabric designer?
Heather Ross! Her stuff is fun fun!!!

What is your favorite custom auction on eBay right now?
This one by Sara...crabby*g...this is sooooooooooo something my dd would LOVE!
http://cgi.ebay.com/Boutique-Ivylane-custom-Bear-Cubs-Scrunch-A-Bunch_W0QQit
emZ260113439876QQihZ016QQcategoryZ79714QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem


If you could max out your credit card at one store, what store would that be?
Oilily

What can we expect from you in the future?
I have some more m2m Oilily items ready to get listed...and some fun summery sets...strawberries, candy, roses, cherries! You will see patchwork jeans, skirts, dresses, ruffle pants, applique tops...plus more!!! I try not to get stuck with one look!!

Jeramie's "Me" Page

Jeramie's Auctions

Jeramie Is Offering FREE SHIPPING if you mention you read her interview on my Blog




5 comments:

Geeta said...

Congrats Jeramie!

You know I'm a big fan of not only your wonderful work but of sweet old you! I'm happy the spotlight's on you and so terribly flattered to be picked as a favorite designer of yours. Thank you so much!

Geeta (Babette)

Eva said...

Jeramie rocks the boutique house! She does fabulous work and is a great person as well. I am so proud to call her my groupmate and friend. Great Interview! Hugs, Eva

winipoo jewelry said...

Ditto, Eva!!! Jeramie is such an inspiration.

This is a great blog, Michelle! I am really enjoying your commentary, and your features!! :-)

~Kirsten

couture*4*my*cutie said...

Thanks Kirsten!!

Jeramie ~ I loved interviewing you! I can tell you are highly respected in the boutique community. I love all your designs!!

~Michelle

vintagechicboutique said...

Jeramie:)

I think you are just amazing!
I loved learning more about you:)

Chelsea