Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Member Interview & Giveaway: June-Bugs and Beila-Bots

VKC: Tell us a bit about yourself and your shop.
Sacha: i am a mom of three smart and beautiful girls, 7 years, 4 years, and 8 months.  i am an ex-chef turned scooter enthusiast, now stay at home mom and urban farmer.  we have a nice garden, 6 chickens, 2 bee hives, and one itty bitty dog named wink.  i love to sew, garden, cook, ride my scooter, and thrift.  i started buying extra cloths while thrifting for my kids because i couldn't bear leaving them there without a home.  i thought i could be their foster mom while i found them a home on etsy.  so was born my etsy shop.
VKC: Why are you drawn to vintage?  Sacha: i had a babysitter that would take me thrifting and dress me up in old outfits.  i started wearing vintage in middle school because of her, and never stopped.  i liked having something unique and no one else would have it. i also found i had a perfect body for vintage, my waist fit all those tiny pants and skirts!  i was also able to bring my love of sewing into old clothes that were too big, it was easy to sew them into something i could wear.  my parents thought it was great, my wardrobe was so inexpensive!  i think my homecoming dress was $75.
VKC: Where do you find your treasures? Sacha: i have my favorite thrift stores.  doesn't everyone?  my secret is my husband, he always knows these far away places that pop up on corners and in dark alleys every other month or so with the coolest things, he has an eye for those places.

VKC: How do you promote your business? Sacha: i write a blog about my life and loves, i talk about my etsy on there.  i also join my friend's circles as much as i can.
VKC: What do you do when you are not creating/working? 
Sacha: gardening, drinking wine with the neighbors, watching the television with my love, or reading a good book.

VKC: What is your favorite item in your shop or that you have sold and why?
Sacha: my favorite items are those my babies wore because they were able to be a part of our life for a little while.
VKC: How do you juggle your business and your personal life/motherhood?
Sacha: i don't know.  i feel we are always on the go.  i work when the kids are in school and in bed:)  that's me time!

GIVEAWAY
Sacha is so kind to offer a GIVEAWAY of...
...a $20 Gift Certificate to June-Bugs and Beila-Bots!

Enter to win by visiting June-Bugs and Beila-Bots and leaving a comment on this post letting us know your favorite item.
OTHER WAYS TO ENTER:
(Leave a separate comment for each one!)
  1. Become a follower of the VKC blog (along the right sidebar).
  2. Blog about this giveaway and comment with the link. 
  3. Become a follower of the June-Bug and Beila-Bot Blog.
  4. Follow VKC on Facebook.
  5. Subscribe to the VKC via RSS or email (along the right sidebar). 
  6. Visit another member shop and let us know your favorite item (one comment per shop visited).
Giveaway end Friday, May 6th at midnight (EST).  Winner will be announced Saturday, May 7th.  
GOOD LUCK!

39 comments:

  1. I love the part about drinking wine with the neighbors, no such luck here!

    My favorite is the Health-Tex Blue Jean Jacket with the Red Gingham, sporty!

    Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

    yumihamano@gmail.com

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  2. I follow VKC via gfc, thank you.

    yumihamano@gmail.com

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  3. I subscribe via email, thank you.

    yumihamano@gmail.com

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  4. I like VKC on FB (jc loh), thank you.

    yumihamano@gmail.com

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  5. Wonderful Sacha! I am loving getting to know everyone through these interviews!

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  6. I love Panda Bear with a balloon!
    hrfarley@gmail.com

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  7. My favorite item is the Lace and Flowers Peasent Dress.

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  8. oh man! so many faves but:
    Red and White Striped Squeaky Bear Romper

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  9. Wow--you have some really great things in your shop! I really like the velour Health-tex pullover though...so cute!

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  10. Oh and I'm following your blog! I read some of the older posts and now I'm addicted to "Dad's, the original hipsters". I have some great pictures of my Dad that would be awesome to share on that website!

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  11. i like the Vintage Red Velvet Embroidered Girl's Overalls

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  12. I love the Handmade Butter Yellow Knit Sweater! So cute!

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  13. My fav is the Mustard V-Neck School Girl Dress.
    fastkat at gmail dot com

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  14. I love the cotton candy pink cardigan. Its so cute.

    katietamblingson at yahoo dot com

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  15. Lace and Flowers Peasent Dress!!!

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  16. my fav is the Little Mexican Fiesta Shirt with a Deer!

    josephine.a.king@gmail.com

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  17. following VKC!

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  18. I like the Little Mexican Fiesta Shirt with a Deer.

    mrs.marcus2 at yahoo dot com

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  19. Vintage Handmade Butter Yellow Knit Sweater

    Handmade Seafoam Sweater, 3-4 Years

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  20. <3 sponsors shop
    Liza767[at]roadrunner[dot]com

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  21. Liza767 [at] roadrunner [dot] com
    is an email subscriber

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  22. GFC follow back
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  23. Follow RSS feed
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  24. fave: Vintage Red Velvet Embroidered Girl's Overalls
    deannalw47 AT hotmail DOT com
    xoxoxo

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  25. new GFC
    deannalw47 AT hotmail DOT com
    xoxoxo

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  26. i love the butter knit sweater jmmccarr@gmail.com

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  27. i follow via gfc jmmccarr@gmail.com

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  28. like you on FB as deanna time
    deannalw47 AT hotmail DOT com
    xoxoxo

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  29. GFC june-bug blog
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    xoxoxo

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  30. visited the vintage nursery and love this: Vintage Sailor Romper
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    xoxoxo

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  31. RSS subscribed
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    xoxoxo

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  32. Nice to get to know you!! Headed over to tweet, too.

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  33. Cross Stitched ABC Teddy Bear Bib is cute but love all the stuff you make rengold69@yahoo.com

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  34. follow on gfc. Thanks, thanks! joleehamlin [at] comcast [dot] net

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  35. I love the squeaky bear romper!
    myheehaw at hotmail dot com

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  36. I think the little Lace and Flowers Peasent Dress is to stinkin cute! What a great shop :) ambrerose at(aol )dot(com)

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