Interview with Thea from Thea Jeanne Designs & a Giveaway!
This month I really wanted to do some guest posts, interviews & guest reviews from fellow bloggers and today I have an old friend, the lovely Thea, over from Thea Jeanne Designs. We are going to mix things up a bit and step away from books & reading for a lil' while today because Thea has some wonderful kids designs that she hand crafts and some smexy adult designs too.
Crystal: Hi Thea & welcome! Can you introduce yourself please and tell us a little about Thea Jeanne Designs?
Thea: Hello my name is Thea and I am a single mother of two. My son 6 and my daughter 4 and I live in bend, OR. I came up with the name Thea Jeanne Designs because my middle name Jeanne and obviously my first is Thea.
Thea Jeanne Designs offers custom hand made clothing that is unique and personalized to fit you and your child's imaginations. I make everything from tutus to capes, aprons and all kinds of accessories in between ;-) I have adult tutus being sold at a local adult store called Tres Chic, children's aprons, tutu sets and capes being sold at a children's store called Sweet Peas 'n Me in Redmond, OR and I also make costumes for a local dance studio called The Vibe and have a display there as well.
Crystal: How did you get started?
Thea: I started first making stuff when I lived in Florida right after my daughter was born....I was a stay at home mom married at the time and wanted a hobby. I first started out with scrap booking then moved on to making clothing and accessories. After I moved back home to Oregon I stopped crafting and went to beauty school and used my artistic ability on hair nails and skin. After school I still found myself wanting to craft and when my step dad was opening his own business he told me that I could use one of his office spaces and Thea Jeanne Designs was born. I have had a lot of support from my family and friends and get involved in as many local events as I can to get my stuff out there.
Crystal: What is your biggest inspiration?
Thea: My biggest inspiration would have to be my children....They help me pick out fabrics, embellishments and colors for almost all of my designs.
Crystal: Do you have any advice for amateur crafters out there? Thea: Hmmm.....That's a hard question cause I still consider myself an amateur lol...but I would have to say that the sky is the limit when crafting there is no right or wrong, whatever your imagination can think of you can turn it into art.
Crystal: Besides handcrafting beautiful tutus & accessories, is there anything else you are passionate about?
Thea: I am passionate about dance, both of my kids are in dance now and they love it. Im so happy that I am able to pass that along and help out the studio as well by making costumes for them.
Crystal: Who is your favorite author or do you have a favorite book?
Thea: I love to read! I read myself to sleep every night....I don't have a favorite author but i do love to read true crime books and mystery.....But surprisingly one of my favorite books is Eat Pray Love, that women is so inspiring!
Crystal: Where can we find more of Thea Jeanne Designs?
Dog Ears or Bookmarks? dog ears Lender or Hoarder? lender YA or Adult? adult Hot or Flirty? hot Contemporary or Historical? historical Suspenseful or Tearful? suspenseful Vampire or Werewolf? vampire Angels or Demons? demons
Coffee or Tea? coffee Coke or Pepsi? ew neither Right or Left? right
Day or Night? day
Light or Dark? dark
Fast or Slow? fast
That was fun. =) Thank you so much Thea for stopping by and make sure to check out her fabulous items on her sites listed above.
Thea has graciously offered a giveaway for either a child's apron, cape or tutu with wings to one lucky person. All valued at 20.00....The winner can choose which one, the theme/colors and size. Just in time for Christmas! The giveaway will end at 11:59pm on December 12th and is open to US residents. Winner will be selected using random.org.
You don't have to be a follower to enter but it'd be awesome if you were & it'd earn you an extra entry. Comments don't count but are always appreciated. ;) If you are interested in doing a guest post, interview or guest review this month feel free to contact me @email@example.com