I met Jennifer through EtsyMoms, and she actually ended up being the winner of Jarrett Baby's first give away! We live only miles apart but have yet to meet, so in an effort to begin my blog features again I thought I would start with someone local - so - Jennifer Harris of Lavender Ave it is :)
Jennifer is a stay at home mom, aka Taxi Driver. She has three busy kids, 2 boys and 1 girl, ages 11, 6 and 3 1/2. Her 11 year old swims for a competitive USA swim team (watch out Michael Phelps!), and the other two have swim lessons because they want to be just like their big brother. That's a TON of pool time! Anyone else wondering what Jennifer's tan looks like??
"I learned to sew reluctantly. I liked piecing together fabric to make blankets and things for my dolls, but I didn't really want my mom to teach me how to do it. It took me a long time to see the value in what my mother was trying to teach me. Eventually, after we bought our first house, I started to really want to know how to make things. I moved on from pillows and basic curtains to sewing dresses for my niece. I loved it, and I guess the rest is history. I get a lot of satisfaction from looking around my home and knowing that I have developed the skills to make my home beautiful - and save money too!"
Her etsy shop is www.lavenderave.etsy.com, where she sells mostly pajamas and nightgowns with a few other things. She also has a custom sewing business for mostly local customers.
When not crafting and sewing some of Jennifer's hobbies are: gardening, reading, bike rides with her kids, knitting, and someday may return to her scrapbook... :) She has also been very involved with the start-up of three charter schools over the last five years and is passionate about education, and passionate about helping parents have more choice in where they send their kids to school.
You can see Jennifer's shop here: http://www.lavenderave.etsy.com
Her Blog here: http://www.mylavenderave.blogspot.com
and Her Facebook page here: http://www.facebook.com/mylavenderave
Thank you so much Jennifer, best of luck with your businesses!