Thursday, June 7, 2012

BCA Boutique of the Week

Boutique Challenge Auctions is all about a group of designers who come together to challenge each other and help each other step outside of our comfort zones. This week we would like to feature one of our amazing designers so that you can learn more about her and why she does what she does!

This week's Boutique of the Week is Oh! Sew Precious!

Let's talk to Amber from Oh! Sew Precious to learn a little more about her!

When did you open shop?
I started selling my creations in November of last year.  Started my Facebook page in January and it has grown to almost 1,500 fans quickly.  My Etsy store opened just a few months ago in April, but has already been featured in several treasuries!!  So much has happened so quickly!

How did you start sewing?
I knew I needed to learn to sew when they told me I was Prego with a girl!  My husband is a preacher and I'm a stay at home mom.  Needless to say we don't have a lot of extra money for boutique clothes.  So, I decided I would sew my own!!!  I asked several ladies in the community if they would be interested in teaching me, and finally found two VERY precious ladies!!  Ms. Judy and Ms. Janice started sewing classes every Tuesday night and I was HOOKED!  They taught me so much in a short time.  I started classes in Feb. and we moved to a new state in July.  Although I was without my teachers I still wanted to sew and wanted to know more, so I would say since then I've been self-taught :)  I had no idea I had a talent in this area until I started.  I'm addicted now and I tell people all the time it is my therapy!

What did you do before you were a stay at home mom?
I was actually a 5th grade teacher for four years before having my son and deciding to stay home.  Now, we have decided to homeschool our children, so I guess you can say I'm a teacher again. 

Who are your favorite fabric designers?
I LOVE all things Amy Butler, Heather Bailey, and Jennifer Paganelli.  I know people like things other than florals so for those I love to go with Riley Blake, Michael Miller, and Robert Kaufman.

What is your favorite style of clothing to make?
SHABBY CHIC!!!!  I like the girly feeling of all things Shabby Chic!  It is just so feminine and classic! 
When do you sew?
Since I have two kiddos the ages of one and five, most of my sewing takes place at night!  I always say I'm a mom by day and seamstress by night!  :)   Most days I'm exhausted, but I do take a few nights off on the weekends. 
What does Oh! Sew Precious mean to you?
Oh! Sew Precious has been a huge blessing for our family!  Helping us pay the bills at times.  It also is an outlet for myself.  A lot of moms give up a lot of things about themselves when they have kids, and I wouldn't have it any other way! However, I needed a way to express myself and to just think about something I loved for a few hours a day.  Oh! Sew Precious has done that for me!  It has given me an outlet to find myself again and bless my family at the same time.  I had no idea I would find such a love in fabrics and sewing, but I'm so thankful I did!  It really helped me transition in our move last July!  Thank you to all the family and friends that have supported me along this journey!  I love to see precious kiddos in my clothes and the smiles they create on their faces!  I have the best fans and I'm forever grateful for your support!!

Thank you so much Amber, it was great to learn more about the history of Oh! Sew Precious!

If you would like to visit Amber's store, she is offering a 15% discount to Boutique Challenge Auctions Fans only! Visit her shop and enter the code BCA15

Visit Oh Sew Precious on Facebook
And on Etsy

In addition to an amazing discount, Oh! Sew Precious would like to offer a GIVEAWAY!
She will be giving away a $15 gift card to her shop!

To enter the Giveaway, just follow the instructions on Rafflecopter Below! It's super easy. Just log in with your facebook or email. Then "Like" the Boutique Challenge Auctions Page, the Oh! Sew Precious Page, and once you have done both of those, you have a chance an an additional entry by leaving a comment on Oh Sew Precious' Facebook page letting her know that Boutique Challenge Auctions (BCA) sent you! It's THAT easy :) Good luck!


  1. Just discovered Oh! Sew Precious. She has some of the cutest clothes. Thanks for featuring this boutique!

  2. Congrats on your blog spot!!!! Hope it brings you lots and lots of new peeps!!!!