Etsy Interview & Giveaway with Bobbityboo

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

(Psst... don't forget to enter our other giveaways from B.Inspired Vintage & Sushipot!)

Today's interview is from super sweet Bobbi, of Bobbityboo. I found her shop when I fell in love with her colorful little apron skirts and was over the top when I entered and saw adorable little man ties, too! Let's hear what she has to say...


Etsy Shop: Bobbityboo
Blog: Bobbityboo


Tell us a bit about yourself, Bobbi.
I live at the base of the beautiful Rocky Mountains with my sweet hubby of 25 years and 4 crazy kids (three teenagers, AAAAAH, and one little 8 year old caboose). I love to create, no....I need to create. Taking a little bit of "nothing" and turning it into "something" is total therapy for me, my anti depressant if you will! Give me a Diet Coke, a nice fresh piece of fabric and a couple of uninterrupted hours and I am in Heaven.


What 5 words would you use to describe yourself?
fun
friendly
honest

thoughtful
A.D.D.ish!



Tell us a bit about your Etsy shop, Bobbityboo.
Bobbityboo was totally the product of a midlife crisis. My last child had just started 1st grade and I found myself at home....alone! You can only clean the house for so many hours a day, so out came the sewing machine. I really missed sewing for my girls (they were in that "I wouldn't be caught dead in my mothers hand made clothes" stage), so I decided I'd sew for other peoples girls. The funny thing is that now my daughters BEG me to sew for them. Love it!

It's important to me that my clothing is affordable. When our children were young we were starving college students, money was tight and I have never forgotten how hard that was. It is important to me to create adorable, stylish clothing that is also affordable. I have been told that my prices are too low, but I honestly can't feel good about charging an arm and a leg for something so simple.


You see OOAK a lot in my listings (that's "one of a kind"). The reason being that I am a little A.D.D.ish when it comes to sewing. I get tired really quickly of working with the same fabric. I usually only buy about 2 yards worth of a fabric to make skirts out of. Once it's gone I move onto another pattern. I also use a lot of scraps in my pieces, which makes duplication kind of tricky.



What 5 words would you use to describe your shop?
unique
inexpensive
quality
cute
friendly



Give your 5 favorite websites.
Tatertots and Jello
One Pretty Thing
Pretty Little Things
Allsorts
LDS.org



Give your 5 favorite Etsy shops.
pretty little me
Rosierosies
Fab Addiction
Giggles & Grins
Paper & String



What advice would you give other Etsy sellers?
Renew, renew, renew. If you want your things to be seen you have to make sure that they are towards the top of that list of "thousands" in your category. I usually renew something three times a day, morning, noon and night. That way my shop is always in the top several pages in my category. Don't let the .20 cent charge bother you, you have to spend money to make money. BLOG... if you don't have a blog, create one. Your blog is basically the front door to your etsy shop. Don't be afraid to approach other bloggers to host giveaways for you or write up a feature about your shop. If your stuff is great, they will jump at the chance.


Anything else you would like to share?
Although I love selling and creating my little ditties for children, I equally love getting to know others in the bloggy world. I would love you to come play at my blog, and link me to your blogs as well....we can soak up so much creativity from each other if we share!


GIVEAWAY!
Bobbi was so kind to offer...
**ONE ITEM OF CHOICE from Bobbityboo!!!**
Thanks so much, Bobbi!

Here's how to enter:

Visit Bobbityboo and leave a comment on this post mentioning your favorite item.

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*Submit to be Featured on EtsyInterviews, too!



The winner will be chosen via Random.org on Tuesday, February 9th at 9PM EST. The winner will be emailed within 24 hours. Please make sure your email is in your profile or in the comment. GOOD LUCK!

105 comments:

Kim said...

LOVE: Sister Dress

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The Lingo Family said...

LOVE the Paisley Rose Drawstring Skirt. Sooooo cute!

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Marci said...

My favorite is the Button Down Shirt Skirt!
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Ware Family said...

I love the brother tie and sister dress. That is the cutest thing EVERRRRR!

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Anonymous said...

Orange and Lime Apron Skirt -- love this!

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Kristen said...

I love the sister dress!

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Erica said...

The Snowbird Apron skirt is adorable! :) I love the apron skirt idea it's sweet.

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I follow your blog.


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Nature Manipulated said...

My favorite item is the Orange and Lime Apron Skirt

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My favorite item is the Snowbird Apron.

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Sherry said...

my favourite
Paisley Rose Drawstring Skirt


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Wehaf said...

I love the Hip Little Newborn Gown in the green pattern!

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jakiesmom said...

i like the little guy tie in pink, purple and green stripes

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Angie said...

I would pick the Paisley Rose Drawstring Skirt in sz. 8 for my daughter. She could totally rock this look!

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Bethany said...

LOVE this skirt!

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Linda Kish said...

I love the polka dot ruffle skirt


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Liz said...

I love 2 items together - the brother tie and sister dress!

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free indeed said...

Love that blue polkadot skirt...my granddaughter would love to twirl in that! freeindeed at myfairpoint dot net

Stephanie said...

Love the paisley rose drawstring skirt.

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mframe said...

I love the Little Chickies Hoedown Skirt.
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momtoem said...

My favorite item is the Sister Dress

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Julie said...

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=32735894 happy and bright ruffle skirt-so darling

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Anonymous said...

I love the 'pocket full of sunshine apron skirt'. beautiful! thanks for the chance to win. dandelionfirebird{at}hotmail{dot}com

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Tj and Amy said...

I love the Polka Dot Ruffle Skirt. amypugmire@live.com

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noreen said...

I adore the Sister Dress
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icitea said...

Got to love the Snowbird apron dress, but I have a feeling the Happy and Bright dress matches my niece more xD

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Chacoy said...

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Perfect Blue Moon said...

I love the polka dot ruffle skirt!

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Deanna said...

I love Bobbi's stuff and am lucky to live close to her.

Fata Azzurra said...

I like: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=39587952

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scott and christy gilvear said...

i love the Reserved Listing for Weissegirls! so cute!!! choose me -teegilvear

scott and christy gilvear said...

i love love love the
"Sister Dress"

Ember said...

I love the little guy ties.

Lyudmila said...

I like the Snowbird Apron Skirt

Mama Lusco said...

Little Chickies Howdown skirt is one of my favorites. Thanks! alusco@centurytel.net

Beverly/bibay said...

i like the Pocket Full of Sunshine Apron Skirt

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Lady V dZine said...

My favorite item is among her sold items, the Olive Rose Apron skirt.

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LisbonSky said...

The colors of this dress is so cheery so it's my fave: Sister Dress.

Ginny said...

I love the Happy and Bright Ruffle Skirt

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debbiejackson said...

love the bluepolkadot skirt jacksond@nhr3.net

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Tylerpants said...

My fave is the cool Rocker Boy - Little Guy Necktie! tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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Bachuchay said...

I would love to have the Button Down Shirt Skirt

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trixx said...

I love the cute & colorful Polka Dot Ruffle Skirt!

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I'm a feed subscriber

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I'm a follower!

babalisme said...

Reserved Listing for Weissegirls is my favorite

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I'm a follower

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also a facebook fan

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twitter follower too

Chris & Kitty Bishop said...

Pocket full of sunshine is definitely my pick!
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Lynsi said...

I love the My Lucky Green Skirt !

Can you make adult sizes too? LOL. My neice doesnt need it that bad. I would definitely sport this for St. Patrick's Day - too cute !!! And who doesn't love a twirly skirt?!

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Now following your blog !!

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Annie Shaw said...

I love the Little Chickies Hoedown Skirt!

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I follow your blog!!! :)

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Michelle said...

I love the Polka Dot Ruffle Skirt! Thanks for the chance to win.

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