Tuesday, May 25, 2010

chatting with kimberly matthews of westmama designs - win a tee too!



Just a few weeks ago we came across this oh so chic
super soft tee shirt line made by one stylish momma.
Well, we just couldn't wait to share the tees that are designed with care!

We absolutely adore the hip designs and fun shape -- the giraffe tee is the perfect combo of 100% organic cotton that is pre-shrunk for the perfect tee fit.

The mod lightweight bunny graphic tee ($18) with fun flowers is perfect to capture the essence of spring in the air. The one-piece body suit is made of 100% luxurious Pima cotton - we love the pink & purple - and believe us when we say SUPER SOFT!

Of course we can't get enough of all the designs but most of all we adore the customized feel -- don't see the size or color you need? Just send Kimberley a message -- she is beyond wonderful to work with and will do her best to get you what you need -- it is all about satisfying mommas and making littles smile at westmama designs.

Oh, and we can't help but notice their super eco-chic website recently designed by Lizzie Sorensen. It really shows off how organic & fresh westmama designs are ---it is nice to see your not so average tee -- to be unique and far from retail.


INTERVIEW WITH DESIGNER OF WESTMAMA: KIMBERLY MATTHEWS



Where did you come up with the name westmama?

My son is named West, not Westley, just West. When I was coming up with a shop name I wanted something to play on my general location and my family. Hence Westmama.

Where do you get your inspiration?

I get my inspiration mostly from my back yard, my imagination and my son. I am fairly whimsical on my own and a tad geeky, which means my sons interests are a tab nerdy too. He's only two and instead of the typical fist bump (ala Obama style) that most people do, we do something in our house called the Cuttlefish boom (fist bump with ones fingers becoming tentacles afterward). I am also a big bird lover and love gardening. If I could have a shop with all bird designs I would.

What made you take the leap and begin your own biz?

I had been plotting my company for a year or so before I started selling. I was really into freezer paper stenciling and wanted to stencil baby clothes. I also had planned on sewing my own apparel to stencil on. Then I got pregnant with my second baby and just didn't think I'd have the time to open my shop. After my daughter was born I was blessed with a mellow baby and had time to learn some easy DIY screen printing techniques, after some practice and confidence I branched out to more advanced methods and thus was able to grow my shop and design gallery.

What made you decide to go eco-chic?

I never made the "decision" to become eco-chic, it is just something that has been important to me for a long time so it was a no brainer that if I wasn't going to be the one making my own apparel then I needed to find sources that cared about the people making their stuff and the environment. It is just not about having something that says they are "organic"... it is also about the conditions the workers are in and where the items are made and shipped from. Ideally I'd love to go local first, then local and organic, then organic. My two main suppliers of shirts fit my criteria.

make sure you stay-up-to date with all things westmama!

westmama blog
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westmama shop

*GIVEAWAY DETAILS*

Head on over to the westmama etsy shop & spread the the love on your favortie style & color -- which would you little love? This comment is mandatory. You also MUST be a follower of cupcakeMAG & Sprinkles.

For extra entries, please leave a separate comment for each entry letting us know! The more you comment the better chance you have to WIN!
1. Follow cupcakeMAG on Twitter
2. Follow westmama on Twitter
3. Make sure you "LIKE" us on our NEW Facebook page.
4. Subscribe to our updates(top right corner above) -
just sign up with your email!
5. VOTE for us on Top Mommy Blogs here - just select "click to vote" - you don't have to register or anything - just a simple click!
6. Tweet about this giveaway and include @cupcakemag-
you MUST tweet, not just follow.
7. Tweet about this giveaway and include @westmamadesigns - again, you MUST tweet, not just follow.
8. Write a blog post about this giveaway on your blog and send us the link.

Please comment below with your email address and we will select a random winner on Tuesday June 2nd after 11pm, EST. This is open to US residents only.

35 comments:

  1. my little cuz Americus would love the "Owl Pants Hoo hoo" they are so cute! my grandma loves owls and has all of us grandkids loving them too:)

    i love following Cupcake Mag/Sprinkles. even though I do not have kids i get so many great gift ideas for friends and family.

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  2. i love the owl pants so much! her otter design rocks too. :-D

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  3. I find myself on her site often and try and figure out what a future order will be. I have a few of her items already and adore them. She has a new owl coming out that I would love. You asked what my little one would like and my Toddler who does not have anything from this creative mama yet unlike his little sisters would like a pumpkin Giraffe T-shirt, 4T. He loves Orange and loves african animals. Plus, he knows Mom has a love for Giraffes. Biggest hearts of any land animal if you didn't know! hehehe

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  4. Following cupcakeMAG on Twitter!

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  5. Following westmama on Twitter!

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  6. Love the elephant & the giraffe design. They are so adorable.

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  7. Following cupcakeMAG on Twitter.

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  8. Following westmama on Twitter.

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  9. Liked cupcakeMAG & Sprinkles on Facebook.

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  10. Subscribed to updates.

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  11. Voted for you at Top Mommy Blogs.

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  12. My favorite is the born at home bird on a branch shirt in either olive green or pink.

    cindy@buybarefootbooks.com

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  13. Following cupcakeMAG on Twitter.

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  14. Following westmama on Twitter!

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  15. I "LIKED" your new Facebook page.

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  16. I subscribed to your email updates.

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  17. forgot my email in that one:

    Voted for you on Top Mommy Blogs

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  18. i follow westmama on twitter.

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  19. i follow cupcakemag on twitter.

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  20. i subscribed!

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  21. Tweeted about the giveaway @cupcakemag!

    cindy@buybarefootbooks.com

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  22. Tweeted about the giveaway @westmamadesigns!

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  23. i voted on topmommyblogs

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  24. i tweeted!
    http://twitter.com/Geoduck/status/14838829473

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  25. i tweeted again!
    http://twitter.com/Geoduck/status/14838998425

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  26. I love the Born at Home tees and body suits. Cuteness! thanks for the opportunity!

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  27. I love all her stuff! Especially the tree and bird shirt, owl and cuttlefish designs. Sher is so talented!

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  28. I liked you on Facebook too!

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  29. asked you to sprinkle my inbox!

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  30. voted for you on the top Mommy blogs!

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  31. I follow you - @reesieD

    devilette98 at yahoo dot com

    OMG - wanna cuttle is HILARIOUS!! (in pumpkim, 6mo)

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  32. I tweeted - @reesieD

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  33. I'd love the chocolate brown cuttlefish shirt in large!

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