Friday, July 22, 2011

Girly Giveaway Sponsor #5: bridechilla (just us three)

A few months ago I searched the pages of Etsy to find a gift for my 3 year old niece and stumbled upon bridechilla. I was just so thrilled with the quality and cuteness of the item I ordered that I just had to ask Rachel to send us something for our Girly Girl Giveaway! She was kind enough to send this:

Ships within 24 hours - OOAK Raw Braided Bow - Girls Onesie
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I had never seen anything like it, such an original concept!

Rachel really knows how to doll something up. Look at this adorable headband:
Cream Silk Wrapped Rosette  - Girls Headband
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It's just TOO much, isn't it?! I just want to eat that baby ;)

Or this one (wearing both a headband and a bracelet from bridechilla):

OOAK Baby's First Pearl Bracelet with Silk Rosette
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I would run out of room if I posted all of the items/babies I love! It'd probably be better if you went and checked them out yourself!

Okay, fine. ONE more.

I'm a Hoot -  Girls Onesie
Buy it here
No, I'm sorry but the baby is not for sale!

Let's change gears and talk about the girl behind these amazing finds at bridechilla:
Q: Where did you learn your craft?
A: Self taught on everything from my artwork & paper goods to my baby products. I have experience in designing cards and other paper goods that started in the work place and I began to do it personally for my own wedding and then all the baby goods came with the birth of my daughter. I love how my own life experiences have led me to make things that others love just as much as I do! It's the best feeling in the world to know that what I considered a hobby has turned into something more. It's definitely nice to have an outlet for my crafty talents.

Q:  How do you balance work and home life/real job?
A: UGH! This! Haha! It's always a struggle especially when you add an 11 month old baby into the mix. LUCKY for me I am a TOTAL night owl that does well on little sleep. I do most of my work on weekends, while watching TV or late at night when others are sleeping...including my husband. LOL!

Q: What do you find most challenging about running your shop, and how do you overcome it?
A: Not giving everything away! LOL! I started my shop for this very reason. I was doing practically everything for free and while most of my friends and family appreciated it they encouraged me to start a shop where I could charge for my work at a reasonable rate....a WIN WIN for everyone.

Q: Where do you promote your Etsy shop?
A: I promote on my FacebookBlog and pass out business cards to anyone and everyone. Hehe! I've been involved in some giveaways lately and am thrilled to be approached about opportunities like this anytime! 
Q: Who (on Etsy) inspires you?
A: SO MANY PEOPLE! Eight Baby LegsThe Shop HousePotter and Butler and the list goes ON AND ON! Check out all my favorites...there are TONS of them!
Q: What has been your biggest success so far?
A: My feature in July 2011 Edition of Arizona Bridal Magazine for my Floral Wedding Invitation. I of course have purchased several bridal magazines for a single feature page {45.}
But I love to make people happy. For me it's all about making a fabulous piece for a person that will make their event/gift/day! There is nothing more that I love than working with someone to get them exactly what they want and hear how thrilled they are. I'm cheesy like that!
Also the launch of my Etsy shop + Facebook + Blog has been something amazing that I never thought would happen. For me it's not about the number of sales, likes, hits or's about having items of mine out there that will find a home with fabulous people that love them as much as I do!
Congratulations on your many successes Rachel!

Rachel at bridechilla wants you to know she can do anything custom. She says the sky is the limit and she LOVE special projects that force her to think outside of the box!!!

Thank you so much Rachel. We really want to wish you the best of luck, both with your new shop & your family :)


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