Congratulations to our January 2013 Boutique of the Month--
Jessica Stewart from Snickerdoodle Stew
We've had our eye on Jessica for a while. It seems like right out of the gate, she was already sprinting towards boutique success. For a new shop, she has learned the ropes quickly and her business has grown because of it. Certainly she owes some of her success to her daughter, the cutest model ever!
After I got married, a lady that I knew sold everything she had and moved to Africa. In the purge of her estate, I received a really nice Bernina sewing machine, complete with motorized sewing cabinet with an elevator to lift the machine up from the bottom. I was teaching school at the time and really didn't have time to try a new hobby, so it sat. And sat. Until I was pregnant with my daughter, Lydia. Then I had some motivation to learn to sew on my machine! My friend came over and showed me how to use it and within a day, I had jammed it up pretty good and couldn't get it fix it myself, so it sat again for another 18 months! I finally took it to get repaired, and literally hit the ground running. I made a few things here and there, and most were way off with the sizing. I AM one of those people that started a Facebook page just because I was creating something, but at the beginning it was just so I had a place to show off my work! I gradually got better and I think my very first "aha!" garment was this sweet brown and tan ruffled skirt that I made my daughter for our family photo shoot almost 2 years ago. I don't think I even intended for the colors to fit into my Snickerdoodle Stew idea, but it did.
Jessica was sweet enough to share a sneak peek of her new Valentine's Dress- so precious!
(Robin) I asked Jessica if she had any special talents she could share with us, and her response was, "Well, I'm really good at tying bows."