This is huge! The biggest and best give-away that I have ever had at A Moment Cherished! I was introduced to Beautiful Brown Eyed Girl Boutique and Amy last fall. I was looking around online for Christmas presents for my children. I wanted to buy items where at least part of the money supported social injustices, and I landed on Amy's website. I immediately fell in love with her boutique clothing. It is exactly how I would dress my Cadi everyday if I could. Everything is handmade/ hand sewn with the most perfect, girly details. I emailed Amy, and we quickly became online friends. I learned of her love for orphans and orphan care, of her precious Bella who became her daughter because of the beautiful blessing of adoption, and I also learned that our sons shared the name Jameson (just different spelling). We instantly clicked, and I purchased a beautiful dress with ruffle pants and matching ties for my children. I thought that I had loved the clothing in Amy's photographs, but when they came packaged in the mail I was blown away. They were flawless and gorgeous.
I asked Amy a few questions about herself to give you a better idea of the creative, kind-hearted, sewing genius behind the boutique.
Amy and her beautiful family.
When did you start sewing?
My first experience with sewing was in my Junior High School Home Economics class, and I was a huge failure! I didn't try again until our sweet Isabella came home. I loved all of the boutique style clothing for little girls, and thought I would try to make some for my daughter. To my surprise I seemed to have a knack for it, and REALLY loved the creative outlet. People started to ask me to make things for their kids after seeing outfits I made for Isabella, so I thought I would give selling them a try. That was 3 years ago.
Where do you get new inspiration for your designs?
There are some really great pattern designers out there now; they make patterns so fun to create. I love seeing a new pattern come out...all of the ideas and possibilities of what materials I would use and where I would use them. Seeing in my head what I could do to tweak the pattern to add the BBEG feel to it.
What have you liked the most about owning a boutique?
By far the best part about starting and owning Beautiful Brown Eyed Girl Boutique has been the wonderful people I have met. My customers really are some of the greatest people, and I feel blessed by each and every one of them. I have made some of the best "online" friends through the store!
How did you name your business?
I named the boutique after my very own beautiful brown eyed girl, Isabella Soliz, because she was my inspiration for starting the store.
Why are you passionate about orphan care?
I have always been passionate about orphan care and adoption. I knew that I wanted to adopt from a very young age. I remember telling my Mom that my Cabbage Patch Dolls were all from China...even though they all had blond hair and blue eyes, ha! We brought our precious Isabella home from Guatemala in 2007. I think for a lot of us our eyes aren't really opened to the orphan crisis around the world until we have a personal experience with it. Starting our own adoption process opened my eyes wider than they had been before. I am so grateful that others buy BBEG Boutique clothing so that I may help with another person's adoption process or mission trip. Being able to send profits to those who need food or an education to help stop the cycle of poverty is something I couldn't do without being blessed by my customers.
Amy's heart is bigger than life. She gives back a portion of her profits to help orphans and adopting families. Amy agreed to do an amazing give-away on my blog for you, my sweet readers. I SO wish I could enter this myself! Amy has very generously offered to give one reader a $40 credit towards any custom boutique product or ready-to-ship item! I will randomly draw one entry to win this amazing prize, next Tuesday afternoon, January 31st.
Here is how you can enter the give-away. Please read the rules carefully and follow the directions so that your entries can be counted. Please also leave your email or blog address, so I have a way of contacting the winner.
- Simply go to Beautiful Brown Eyed Girl Boutique and scroll through the products and fabrics that Amy has listed. Come back here and leave one comment telling me what your favorite item is.
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