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Feature Friday: Chikadee Station! and GIVEAWAY!

28 Oct

Feature Friday Presents:

Chickadee Station!

Sarah from Chickadee Station is a part-time reading teacher and stay at home mom.  She was teaching first grade until her son was born three years ago.  She first got a sewing machine when she was pregnant so she could hem her maternity pants.  She taught herself to sew and has been making skirts and personalized gifts for friends.  When her daughter was born last year she began making hair bows and other clothing items!  Girl clothing is so cute…she couldn’t help herself!

**Don’t forget to check out the giveaway below!!**

Toddler girl's floral applique short sleeve t shirt,  purplewith vintage floral fabric, 24M         Toddler Girls Christmas t-shirt dress, 18M, with sash, vintage fabric, perfect holiday dress

Toddler girl’s floral …                      Toddler Girls Christmas t-…

ChickadeeSta…                                  ChickadeeSta…

$20.00 USD                                        $35.00 USD

Brown & white stripe Grosgrain Flower Hair Clip with light blue button accent on alligator clip          Toddler Boys Tie T-shirt, , long sleeve white with green/yellow/navy plaid tie,12M, Handsome

Brown & white stripe Grosg..         Toddler Boys Tie T-shirt, …

ChickadeeSta…                             ChickadeeSta…

$5.00 USD                                    $20.00 USD

Girl's Fuschia/white dot flower hair clip with black button accent on alligator clip          Baby girl's 3rd birthday t shirt, pink short sleeve shirt with paisley  fabric '3', 3T

Girl’s Fuschia/white d…                  Baby girl’s 3rd birthd…

ChickadeeSta…                                   ChickadeeSta…

$5.00 USD                                           $20.00 USD

What got you interested in crafting?

I have always been into crocheting and knitting.  And the past couple of years have taken up sewing.  My children really inspire me though.  I have such a drive to make personal things for them that they will have forever.

What has been your favorite project to make and why?

I loved making my appliqué rainbow T-shirt.  I saw one in the Boden catalog that was rather pricey and set out to replicate it. 

What’s the secret behind your etsy name?

The name Chickadee Station has a few meanings.  The first reason I chose chickadee is because I live on Chickadee Lane.  The other is because we call my daughter Chickie.  I added Station for my son who loves trains.  I didn’t want to leave him out!

If you could open up a shop in your town what would you call it and what would it be like?

I would call it Chickadee Station.  I think it’s the cutest name.  Whenever I tell someone the name of our street they always have a cute comment to make!  I love to picture my skirts, shirts, and hair bows hanging on racks in a store!

What is the most challenging thing you have made?

The most challenging thing was making the patterns for my high waist skirt in all sizes and figuring out the pre-sewn measurements.  I wanted it to be all mine so I really spent a lot of time figuring this out instead of copying from the internet.

What are some of your goals you hope to achieve within the next year?

I’m just starting my shop so I hope that people order from me so I can actually send away some of the cute things I’ve made.  I’d love to have some custom orders too!

What inspires you to be crafty?

Other crafty people and blogs that I follow inspire me as well as my children!  I love creating something they can wear.  It’s so special!

What is your best quality when it comes to your crafts?

I love trying new items.  I’m not afraid to try something new.  Even if it means I’ll be up all night fighting with my sewing machine or starting over several times before I get it right!

If you could have one thing to help your store what would it be?

A serger!  I want one so badly, but they are pricey.  I currently spend a lot of time with the iron so that all my seams are finished.  A girl can dream!

If you haven’t already stopped by Chickadee Station check out her shop here!

For a chance to win a ticket to her giveaway Like her on facebook here:

www.facebook.com/chickadeestation

For another chance to win a ticket to her giveaway Follow her on Twitter here:

@chickadeestation

THE BIG GIVEAWAY – Any one Item $20.00 or under – ready to ship items! Here are a few options to choose from! Each person has three chances to get a ticket to win in her giveaway! Like her on Facebook, follow her on Twitter, and leave a comment here telling us which item in her shop is your favorite!!

Perfect Christmas gifts and fun things to give your kids before the holidays begin!!

Thanks for coming by!!

Love Always,

J

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