Behind the Scenes, Birdie B’s Etsy Shop

Hi I’m Tania, owner of birdie b’s children’s clothing.  I started birdie b’s in 2011 after much cajoling from friends and family. They insisted that I needed to offer my creations for people to buy instead of just admire. This was a huge undertaking for me since I had four children, the youngest being only 2 years old and still not sleeping through the night. Being the crazy woman that I am I decided to go for it!

I create everything you see at birdie b’s right here in my home studio. Being the creative person I am I typically do not have it this clean as I work on multiple projects at a time but I figured you wouldn’t want to see my messy piles.

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Whether I am choosing a completely new creation or starting an order for a customer I typically start with my inspiration board. I am constantly adding cute pictures or swatches of fabric that I would like to play with. It may spark an idea or make me look at a new way of doing an old favorite. Then I head to my fabric selection. Choosing what colors or design can help me choose what pattern I may use or if I will make any modifications to my existing pattern.  I have a set group of patterns I like to work with but I am always on the lookout for more. I test and re-test patterns before offering them to my customers though. I want to be sure I make quality clothing that will last through everything a child can throw at it.

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Then I get to the real work of cutting, piecing and sewing the garment together so it fits well, is comfortable and long lasting. I am typically doing all of this while feeding, refereeing, and entertaining children. Not to mention my breaks for homework, chef and chauffeuring duties. Luckily I work well in a chaotic environment!

One of my favorite parts of the process is when I receive a picture or a special message telling me how much a child loves her new birdie b’s. There is nothing better than learning that your creation has become a special outfit in a little ones wardrobe.


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Meet the owner

Tania is a work at home mom to 3 lively boys and one very precocious little girl (the Birdie in birdie b’s) and a wife to one very supportive husband. She moved to Holly Springs NC 12 years ago from her home state of NJ and in 2011 started birdie b’s to support her fabric addiction. Follow Tania on Facebook here!

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