Friday, June 3, 2011

Featured Etsy Designer -- Alyson of Eisley Rae

Eisley Rae is a {sweet} little Etsy shop we came across for our oh-so-chic Littles. Looking to dress them in something not so average? Eisley Rae is your go to place & we are jumping for joy {literally!} to share them with you.

Alyson is the designer behind the name and Eisley Rae is her everything {besides her 2 precious kids & darling hubs of course} and that passion shines through not just her personality but her work as well. Alyson pays close attention to detail and mixes fabrics you won't always see together -- just a few things we LOVE about Eisley Rae. From her very famous so to speak, Lily Pants, perfect skirts, and just about any custom item you want - Alyson does it all & is so amazing at it!

{the cutest ruffle pants around, Lily Pants, $16}
Read on to see what inspired the MOMpreneur and what is up next for Eisley Rae in our exclusive chat with Alyson.

{1.}Tell us about yourself & your shop, Eisley Rae?

Hi! My name is Alyson and I live in Southern California with my husband and two kids. I have a 7 year old daughter and a 3 year old little boy. Eisley Rae is where you can find all kinds of cute clothing for your little ladies & lads!

{2.}When did you begin sewing?

I've sewn here and there since I was young, but I didn't really start sewing on a regular basis until I was pregnant with my son.

{3.}What made you decide to open your Etsy shop?

After spending way too much money on shopping for customs for my daughter, I decided it was something that I could do. I started out making her a couple of summer dresses and people began asking where I got them and if I would make one for their child...the rest is history.

{It's a Hoot Skirt}
{4.} Where do you pull your inspiration from?

Most of my inspiration comes from my daughter, Etsy, Pinterest, fabric and the season! I love that my 7 year old will suggest something, I'll search for fabric, buy it and make our ideas come to life! Even just searching for fabric online is a great inspiration to me, to see a beautiful print and think that it'd look great as a dress, skirt, ruffles, etc!

{5.} What is your favorite part about having your own biz?

I absolutely love that I can work at my own pace. Not having a boss or a "strict" schedule. I try to always allow extra time in case "life happens", to keep my customers happy. But, most of all, I love the relationships that I've gained from "working" in the handmade community! I've made some lifelong friends and learned some wonderful lessons from women who really inspire me. Being home with my kids is the icing on the cake though!

{6.} Do you have any other favorite Etsy shops?

I have SO many favorite Etsy shops! Lately I'm in LOVE with everything over at Bubblewrapp'd! But, I also love Mama Matryoshka for adorable paper goods & party supplies. Very soon, I plan to order a wristlet from Hiya Luv. There are so many more that I could go on and on about!

{the jacket that has our heart, Sweetheart Jacket, $16}
{7.} What is up next for Eisley Rae?

This summer I'm working on lots of new things for Eisley Rae. I'm excited to start on the home decor line which will include pillow, framed hair clip/head band/bow holders, framed jewelry racks and lots more! There will surely be lots of ruffles and adorable stuff for little girls and their mamas!
Make sure you LIKE Eisley Rae on Facebook to stay up to date on all things and to make sure you don't miss any Facebook sales! We are BIG fans of their sales. Follow Alyson on Twitter and check out her blog for a great read!
Check out Eisley Rae on Etsy and support HANDmade now.

1 comment:

  1. I love her designs they are so adorable. That blazer is to die for. Do they make it in big girl sizes? New follower by the way.


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