1. Tell us about your business! What kind of products/props do you offer?
What makes them stand out from the rest?
I love fibers. Mohair,
silk, wool, angora, anything that is soft. I work with the best yarn suppliers
and produce items that are not only soft and delicate, but have interesting
textures and designs. I love the look of delicate lace designs and try and incorporate
it in my products. My basic bonnets are a staple for photographers and can be
used with tiebacks for additional variety.
2. How did you get started in the prop vendor industry?
Well, I started out as a
painter of primitive items years ago. Because of market saturation here in
Ohio, that business soon changed into a quilting and sewing business called
NRBDesigns. Since I've always crocheted, I added a few hats to my line. More
and more requests for hats and props changed my direction into less sewing and
more crocheting. It was shortly after when I picked up a set of knitting
needles and started off with mohair. Many said I was brave using mohair, but I
found it challenging and here I am today, EweBaby. Love my mohair. I still have
both shops in operation.
3. Where do you find your inspiration for your creations?
I love antique lace
doilies and tablecloths. I look at all the stitches in them and marvel at the
craftsmanship. Tatting is another art that inspires me. I also love the look of
vintage quilts and imagine a sleeping little one wrapped up in it in years ago.
4. What is YOUR favorite product/prop that you offer?
Right now, I would have to
say my ruffled romper. I love how the ruffle rests on the baby.
5. Do you work with a group of photographers to photograph your products?
If so, name your 3 faves and what you love about their work.
I love working with all photographers, but I do work with a few who have helped me get to the position I am in right now.
Brenda Horan of Brenda Horan Photography is a gem. Her ability to capture the beauty of innocence in each photo is amazing. I love her ideas that enable me to create new and exciting items. And she loves color.
Missy Eckert of Missy Eckert Photography has been with me a long time. She is so willing to work with me on new items and I love all her photos from newborn on up to family photos. Thanks dear.
Jamie Anderson of JMEPortraits is such a fresh breath in the photography industry. She uses her creativity to get some very dynamic photos and never fails to make me smile. It was a pleasure meeting her and sitting in on a newborn photo shoot to see how hard photographers work for those precious photos.
Oh I wish I could name all of you!
6. Please share with us your top 5 favorite images featuring your creations.
Why are they your favorites?
I love the look
of all the purples on the romper and the setup by Brenda Horan Photography
My adjustable turbans are becoming one of my favorite hats to make, and in so many colors.
Jamie requested this for the holidays. It was a true labor of love, but I love it.
I simply love the look of his feet in the air and my overalls are so adaptable for boys or girls.
My lace stitch bonnet that I designed. Missy Eckert captured the look perfectly.
7. Share with us your website and social media links so we can check you out!
Shop | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram
8. Tell us about YOU! Who are you other than a prop vendor?
I am a wife of over 40 years to the same man, a mom to 2 beautiful married daughters, and grandma to 4 super sweet grandkids. I love to go hiking, visit new places, and work outside in the garden. We own property in the mountains of Pennsylvania and visit there during the year when weather permits. No cell phones, no computers, no TV. Just the quiet of the mountain stream and maybe a radio playing the only station it can pick up, Top of The Rock. I love to cook and bake with my grandkids at our annual holiday cooking baking day. My husband and family are the most important things in my life and I am so thankful for all their support.
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