Thursday, February 24, 2011

An Interview and Giveaway with Paisley Baby





For a 15% discount on any Paisley Baby purchase use code PBABY15 - Until March 14th!




My mother Dianne and I started Paisley Baby in 2002. Paisley Baby is a combination of my love of fabric shopping and Dianne’s 50 years of sewing experience. Together we design and create unique baby accessories and all kinds of fabric bags. Pretty fabric and quality craftsmanship make us smile. We hope they make you smile too!

We both live just outside Montreal, Quebec - Dianne on the South Shore and I live off the West Island. I have two children (a boy and a girl) and it looks like my son has inherited the interest in fabric and desire to sew! We are fortunate enough to be surrounded by friends and family who are constantly inspiring us with ideas for new products.


1. What inspires you to come up with new designs?

It is not hard to find inspiration with all the beautiful fabrics that are available. Every day I find new prints from my favourite designers and also from new designers that I find hard to resist. Sometimes a customer will ask for a specific design and we just don't have any fabric that will make it work. Then I'll see a certain fabric and it will all come together.



2. How long have you been creating?

I've been creating for Paisley Baby, with my mother Dianne, since 2003. However I've been doing some kind of needle and textile craft (embroidery, needlepoint, sewing, knitting) since I was 8 years old. My mother has been sewing for over 50 years.



3. Where do you do your work? Do you have a dedicated area of your home, or?

I am fortunate enough to have my my own office/studio attached to my bedroom. It has a large bay window with a view of our backyard and swimming pool.



4. Tell us about a goal you have for your business.


In the next few months I want to develop a proper media kit and wholesale line sheet for Paisley Baby. I also need to find a live cute model for our hooded towels and a live model for our capri pj pants.



5. What is your favorite album?

This is a tough one! I'll go for something Canadian, I'm dating myself, how about Five Days in July by Blue Rodeo or Sarah McLachlan Surfacing.



6. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

Another really hard question. My children will both be teenagers by then so I am sure my life will be very different. I hope everything works out so that I can be doing some kind of creative work that will also allow me to be involved in what is going on with my kids.



7. What is your favorite thing to do on a weekend?


In the winter my daughter usually has hockey games on the weekend and I do enjoy watching those. In the summer I am always hopeful there will be a couple of hours where there are no household projects to be completed and we can all relax around the pool together.



8. Tell us about a new skill you'd like to learn.

I want to learn how to play guitar.



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Maria is giving away a small wet back of of your choosing!



To Enter;

Visit Paisleybaby and pick your fave item, and leave it in a comment.

To qualify for additional entries you can..

2. Like Paisley Baby On Facebook
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11. Purchase from Paisley Baby - 5 entries - leave 5 comments

Closes March 14th

143 comments:

Brigitte said...

Fantastic interview from an awesome lady.

I own both Paisley Baby capris and a Paislet Baby business card holder and they are both beautiful to look at and beautifully constructed. They capris are so comfortable. I lived in them last summer.

Brigitte:)

Cat said...

I like the Zipper Snap Handle Wet Bag in Blue 2D Zoo. This is such a smart idea!

Meredith said...

My favorite item is the Hooded Towel in Splash Blue Dream Dot...very cute!
Thanks for the chance
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Meredith said...

I'm a liker on FB,
thanks again!!!!

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Tina said...

I have purchased several items from paisleybaby in the past from a bib, to wet bags and cosemetic bags. All are very well made and the fabrics are awesome! Great interview!

Kaylie said...

I extremely heart "Zipper Snap Handle Wet Bag in Black and White Polka Dots"
Oh my god!!
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Jenny said...

My favorite is the terry baby bib in I think I can!

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Attila & Tamara said...

I love the Zipper Snap Handle Wet Bag in Juicy Jungle

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Jessica said...

Wow - so much great stuff and beautiful fabric!! The Overnighter Cosmetic Zipper Pouch in Earth Peace Signs is awesome!
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Homemaker Honey said...

Large Wet Bag in Turquoise Birds of a Feather

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ligata said...

I love the Zipper Snap Handle Wet Bag in Chocolate Brown 2D Zoo!
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Marta said...

Hi! It’s hard to choose just one, but my favourite item from Paisleybaby is Zipper Snap Handle Wet Bag in Juicy Jungle, it’s just perfect for my little son, he loves animals and bright colours!
Thanks!
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Marta said...

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Rebecca said...

I like the turquoise polka dot cosmetic pouch. Such a cute shop!
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I follow via GFC!
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Heathery said...

I love the Juicy Jungle wet bag!
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Lee said...

I love the wet bags and the cosmetic bags.
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Wehaf said...

I love these lounge pants: http://www.etsy.com/listing/68741147/capri-lounge-pant-s-small-in-pink-mango

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Heather said...

I love the whale print hooded towels

Heather said...

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Trena said...

I love the Small Wet Bag in Turquoise Birds of a Feather! And the Hooded Towel in Alphonse and Mona is so cute!

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AIMEE said...

I like the wet bag in splash blue dream.
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Alicia C. said...

I love the Zipper Snap Handle Wet Bag in Green Hooty Hoot Kangaroo.
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avatarlady said...

I pick this http://www.etsy.com/listing/58202094/slim-cosmetic-pencil-zipper-pouch-in

cuz I like the guitar prints.

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Cerissa Beveridge said...

i really like the zipper wet bag there was a really pretty pink one

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Katelyne said...

gotta love the small wet bag in dig it! So cute for the little girl i am an au pair for...she LOVES cars, trucks and all types of automobiles :)

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Hind&Hare said...

My fav item is Daytripper Zipper Pouch in Black and White Polka Dots


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Wolf said...

My favorite item : flat pencil cosmetic pouch in sky blue owl hoots

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Lola said...

I really love "Daytripper Cosmetic Zipper Pouch in Sea Glass Green Homer"!
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caty said...

I love Daytripper Cosmetic Zipper Pouch in Pink Green Church Flowers
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Splendid Things said...

I love this: Hooded Towel in Sky Blue Owl Hoots featured on Parents.com Thanks for the great giveaway! Jeanette at splendidthings.etsy.com

subfertilefrugalista said...

I love the Blue Lindy Leaf wetbag! So pretty!

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I'm a GFC follower!

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Darcy said...

I really love the Large Wet Bag in Turquoise Birds of a Feather!
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Darcy said...

I follow your blog.

Darcy said...

I follow you on twitter - smartbottomkids

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liz said...

Absolutely love love love this http://www.etsy.com/listing/66137630/daytripper-cosmetic-zipper-pouch-in-pink

Much Thankies for the chance dear
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Pam said...

Love the shoe lingerie bag in turquoise birds of a feather.

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Tim, Allyson, and kids said...

I love the brown java jungle jam

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Anna said...

I like the sipper snap handle wet bag in blue green vintage bittersweet. It's really cute.

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I like the mini polka dot baby bib

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Beth said...

My very favorite thing is the Zipper Snap Handle Wet Bag in Pink Green Pachyderm Parade. My second favorite is anything in a Laurie Wisbrun fabric.

Thanks for the giveaway!
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Heather said...

I like the Large Wet Bag in Turquoise Birds of a Feather.
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Klemm Family said...

My fav is the Changing Pad in Blue Blast Off.
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The Knapps said...

My favorite is the Sky Blue Owl small wet back

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kmogilevski said...

Fave item: Large Wet Bag in Turquoise Birds of a Feather
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Mary said...

i love the Overnighter Cosmetic Zipper Pouch in White Marshmallow Owl Hoots!!!!


so cute!!!!



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Mary said...

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Rachel said...

sooo hard to choose a fave... I think I'd have to go with Zipper Snap Handle Wet Bag in Blue 2D Zoo.

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asuka said...

My favorite item is the Large Wet Bag in Juicy Jungle.

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asuka said...

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Mariah said...

I love the small wet bag in Splash Blue Dream Dot! So cute!

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Mariah said...

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Tylerpants said...

I like the cute Washcloth Set of Two in Lilac Chenille Juicy Jungle. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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Ashley said...

I love the large wet bag in Turquoise Birds of a Feather.

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Ashley said...

I like Paisley Baby on facebook. (Ashley Toth)

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Ashley said...

I follow your blog via GFC. (Ashley)

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Ashley said...

I like you both on twitter. (@owlheart)

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Ashley said...

I like Paper*Cakes on facebook.

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So sorry, I just realized I was missing the 'm' at the beginning of my email address in the last post. Hope you notice this if I am lucky enough to win! It should read 'madaleysah at gmail dot com'.

Mischa said...

Not to copy but I LOVE sipper snap handle bag in blue green vintage bittersweet but I could pick 20 and love em all

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Mandee said...

I love the zipper snap handle wet bag with polka dots
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FIT for a child said...

I LOVE the pink regent bib!!

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