Interview with MEGbabyBoutique + $25 Giveaway

Posted October 25, 2009 by shooting in Uncategorized / 72 Comments

Interview with Connie from MEGbabyboutique
By: Lauren


1. How long have you been making baby items? Did you start out this way, or were you creating other products first?

I have been making baby items for 3 1/2 years. My grandmother taught me to sew when I was in high school. I worked at a fabric store while I was in college and fell in love with fabrics! After realizing I could make my own clothes without people laughing at me (at least out loud) I began to experiment with curtains, purses, quilting & even made a wedding gown and bridesmaid dresses for my brother’s wedding. When my youngest daughter was born in 2006 7weeks premature, I for the first time began sewing out of necessity. The doctors told us not to use the vinyl changing pads with our fragile preemie as they can carry a large amount of bacteria, and since we could not find a cloth changing pad, we decided to design one. So our Travel Changer was the first official MEG Original item we created.

2. What made you decide to start selling on Etsy? Do you wish to have your own website in the future?

A friend of mine referred me to Etsy and I instantly fell in love. The more I explore Etsy, the more I love it. My husband and I have finally managed to get our website up & running. We haven’t added all our products yet, but received our first sale on the second day it was up so we are encouraged!

3. Feedback from customers is always great. What is something that you’ve heard about your products that meant a lot to you?

Feedback is so great & so completely appreciated! Nothing means more to me than feedback about quality. As a mom, I think it is relatively easy to look around and see beautiful baby items. Who doesn’t love shopping for babies?! What is more difficult is to find items that are lovely in appearance, completely functional, and can withstand constant wash & wear. So I get the most satisfaction from customers when they leave feedback saying they are repeat customers because of the great quality items. It’s an awesome feeling!

4. Can shoppers expect to find anything new in your shop in the future? When do you normally create and sell new pieces (by season, whenever, etc)?

In the near future, shoppers can expect several new additions to our inventory. Not only are we bringing in a lot of new fabrics, but we are also adding nursing covers to match the rest of the products. Also, after experiencing the trials of trying to find hats, bibs, onesies etc. to fit a preemie, we have decided to add a line just for our tiniest treasures!

5. If you could wish on a real shooting star, what would you wish for and why?

I do wish on shooting stars!! It’s so exciting! I always wish the same wish…simply for happiness for my 3 girls. I think all the other specific things I could think of can all be wrapped up in happiness for them.


To Enter: What do you like about the shop or the interview?

Open To: U.S.

Ends: November 7th

Prize: $25 gift certificate to the shop. She also said ” enter STAR20 in the notes section with your order and get 20% off your purchase” if you don’t win or want to buy something before this ends!

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72 responses to “Interview with MEGbabyBoutique + $25 Giveaway

  1. I like the Travel Changer in Brown, Blue, and Green Dots. Sometimes those changing tables are yuck and other changing pads are too bulky. Great item.

    +1 follower
    +1 I have entered other giveaways, I will go check.
    Elie (Ellz Readz)

  2. I really love the way MEGbabyboutique has the gift sets packaged. Presentation is so important and I think that the set tied up in a big bow with the their tag front and center really makes a great presentation! Plus the minky blankets looks SOOO comfy! Thanks for the chance to win!


  3. I love the variety of fabrics she offers–you can find something that actually reflects you (personally I loved the white-and-black damask printed bib!)

    carmensechristjunk at gmail dot com

  4. Jolynn

    I liked how the baby blankets looked so soft and commfy. My fav was the surfboard blanket.

  5. What a fabulous shop! I love the styles and designs of the blankets,
    bibs and burp cloths. The minky nursery blankets are so plush and comfy looking! The presentation of the products is very nice. The bows are lovely.
    Many thanks, Cindi

  6. I follow your blog via Google Friend Connect! Thanks for the chance to win this prize from a handmade Etsy Shop!
    Many thanks, Cindi

  7. I love the bibs at the shop–since they can be used with toddlers and have snaps, not velcro! (Yeah!) I love what she said in the interview about feedback. I so agree. Feedback is so important!

  8. Well, I'm messing up all over the place to day. I entered this one and forgot to put my e-mail. So I entered the personalized parcels one to get an extra entry so I could ad that, and on my second entry there (since it's pretty easy to tell how you got here) I accidentally mistyped my e-mail. The correct one is…
    ecarian at yahoo dot com (not hotmail dot com)

  9. I love how the store has original baby items, it stays away from the traditional colors and it is a refreshing change!


  10. i thought it was funny that she said " i realized i could make my own clothes without people laughing at me" in the interview…


    thanks for the chance!

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