Let's get to know Shannon:
--What does your life outside of Etsy/blogging look like?
Outside of Etsy I am a wife and a stay at home mommy of two wonderful children. I have a three year old daughter and a three month old son. I used to work full time outside of my home but when we moved two years ago, I was able to quit my job and do the job I have always wanted, a mom. My husband is amazing and works extra so that I am able to stay home and raise our children. We have been together for eight years and married for four. He is my best friend and our family means everything to us and I enjoy every day with them.
--Describe yourself (or ask someone else to do it!) in three words.
Creative, quiet, intelligent (those words come from my mother)
--Fall piece you can’t live without:
I am a big fan of the puffy vests with the hood and fur! I think they are still “in” but even if they aren’t, I still love them : )
--Most recent fashion-related purchase:
I bought a red hooded vest from Old Navy. I love red and it just stuck out on the rack to me and had to have it. I am not the most fashionable person so I never buy anything too crazy. Since I no longer work outside the home my wardrobe consists mostly of jeans and sweatshirts, comfy clothes I can wear while playing with my kids.
--Do you craft/make anything else outside of what’s in your shop?
I make a lot of different things. I sew, knit, crochet, scrapbook….the list goes on. I am always trying new things when it comes to crafting. I make my children clothes and blankets, things for my husband. I am focusing most of my time right now on items for babies as I have a newborn and have a “guinea pig” to try my new items on!!
--Any pet peeves?
When things aren’t organized. I tend to be a perfectionist with some things and if they aren’t how I want them it makes me crazy. But don’t look at my sewing room…at least right now, still working on it. lol
Buying too much fabric! I love fabric and every time I go to the fabric store I find myself leaving with at least one piece of it. I always find a cute pattern that I want to make a bib or baby shoes out of and I have so much! Luckily I have a dresser in my sewing room and it is the perfect storage for all of it.
Chips and hot salsa…mmmm
--Three bands/singers you can’t get enough of:
I can’t think of three at the moment but I know one of my favorite singers is Carrie Underwood.
--What made you decide to start a shop?
When my husband told me that our house didn’t need anymore quilts in it! I loved making quilts and baby things but I could only give so many away as gifts and my sewing room was getting taken over by finished projects. I thought Etsy would be a great way to sell my things and make enough money to support my hobby.
--Significance of your shop name?
My shop name was inspired by my children. When my son was born I kept calling him my little buttercup and then my three year old daughter started calling him her little buttercup so that is how Little Buttercup Baby came to be.
--Favorite item in your shop right now?
Infant Set of 3 Bibs – Candy, Sweets, Donuts & Ice Cream themed
Shannon also has a lovely blog where she shares shop updates, yummy recipes and little bits and pieces of what's going on in her day to day life:
You should check it out!
Some goodies from Little Buttercup Baby could be YOURS! Shannon is giving one of our readers a set of two signature bibs in a fun bumble bee print--suited for you little boy OR girl!
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