Designer of the Week - Annabella*Designs

This week get to know Aida of Annabella*Designs She lives in Denmark, Scandinavia with her three beautiful children, a 12 year old boy and 3½ yr old twin girls, my models and is "married to the most wonderful and supportive man in the world."

See Aida's current eBay auctions: Annabella*Designs

JM: When did you get started sewing and creating?

AIDA:I started a little over 2 years ago, encouraged by 2 of the most amazing designers on eBay. I found the most wonderful designer/teacher here in Denmark and the rest is history. The learning process never stops. It seems the lack of creativity I suffered for the most part in my life is finally kicking in.

JM: When did you start selling your designs on eBay?

AIDA:I started on eBay about 1½ years ago. I also sell on my website, www.annabella-designs.com, and on Etsy. Before eBay, I worked full time in corporate America and then became a SAHM. The transition was difficult at first only because of the lifestyle change. Now, I consider myself to be a WAHM and LOVE every minute of it.

JM: Do you remember the first outfit you sold on eBay?

AIDA: OMG, I do remember! It was called Tropical Delight and it sold for $24.99, which included Free Shipping! So as you can see, the amount wasn’t much, but the feedback I received was priceless.

JM: How did come up with your name?

AIDA: The name was easily decided. My daughter’s names are Isabella & Julianna. So I took their nicknames, Bella & Anna, to create AnnaBella*Designs. After all, they are the inspiration behind every single design.

JM: Do you belong to any boutique group?

AIDA:I am a proud member of BonBijou. I was asked to join by a dear friend in June 2006 and knew right away that I found my “home.” We are all friends first and at the end of the day, that is what counts

JM: Do you have a favorite item to create?

AIDA: I find that I enjoy everything I make so far, the more I learn the more new things ive been trying. I guess if I had to choose though....it would be the swing tops, they look so fabulously cute on my little girl.

JM: If you could learn some new skills, what would they be?

AIDA: Drawing! OMG, if only I could I wouldn’t have to RUN to my work table and start cutting patterns every time I had an idea for a set. Graphic Design. I would LOVE to be able to create my own graphics.

JM: If you could travel anywhere, where would it be?

AIDA: Oh my, I would have to say Dubai. When we flew home from Bangkok, I opened the window hatch and saw Dubai at night and fell in love.

JM: What other things do you enjoy besides sewing?

AIDA:Travel. We travel a lot and I enjoy every minute of it.

JM: Anything else you would like to add?

AIDA:Amy, thank you so much for this great honor and opportunity to share a little about myself with everyone. I would also like to thank all of my customers for their continued support; without them, AnnaBella*Designs would only still be a dream.

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Comments

Ricardo | Saturday, November 17, 2007 5:46 PM | flag
WOW Mami, te felicito por todo tu trabajo .

| Thursday, October 11, 2007 8:28 PM | flag
Gracias Zeny!!!! No sabes cuanto me ha emocionado tu mensaje!!! Gracias Gracias desde lo m�s profundo de mi coraz�n!!! Besos y Abrazos!!! Nos vemos pronto!!! Aidita :O)

| Thursday, October 11, 2007 1:06 PM | flag
TE FELICITO. ESTO ES MARAVILLOSO, TODO ESE TALENTO ESTABA ESCONDIDO PERO GLORIA A DIOS SALIO A LA LUZ. MUCHO EXITO EN TU NUEVA EMPRESA TE DESEO DE TODO CORAZON. CON MUCHO AMOR....ZENAIDA AH, LAS MODELOS ESTAN PRECIOSAS

Aida :o) | Wednesday, October 10, 2007 10:02 PM | flag
Ohh Maria!!! Thank you soo much for those kind words...I am Truly touched!!! Thank you Thank you!!! God Bless you and your family!!!

Maria~buddha*belly*babies | Wednesday, October 10, 2007 7:36 PM | flag
Aida, I'm so proud of you! You have an awesome gift and I'm very honored to have you as a close friend! Your designs are beautiful, your family is beautiful, and you are beautiful! May you always be blessed with good fortune.

Aida :O) | Wednesday, October 10, 2007 10:15 AM | flag
Brooke!! Thank you very much for your kind words!! :O)

Aida :O) | Wednesday, October 10, 2007 10:14 AM | flag
Heather..SISTA!!!! Thank you soo very much for always thinking of me...Thank you Thank you!!!

Aida :O) | Wednesday, October 10, 2007 10:12 AM | flag
Patty!! Girlfriend!! Thank you soo much for always being there!!! You are TRULY a Friend and for that I am Very Grateful!!! Thank You!!! HUGS!!!

Aida :O) | Wednesday, October 10, 2007 10:11 AM | flag
Angel...What can I say but Thank you Soooo Very Much for all the inspiration you have sent my way...I am blessed to have you as my friend!!! Thank you Thank you!!!

Aida :O) | Wednesday, October 10, 2007 10:08 AM | flag
Marianne, Thank you Sooo Very Much!!! Ayme, Thank you Thank you!!! You have always been very supportive!! Thank you!!!

WillowTreeBoutique/ Brooke | Wednesday, October 10, 2007 7:12 AM | flag
Beautiful Designs. I enjoyed your interview! Brooke

Daisy-Head-Maisy | Tuesday, October 9, 2007 5:19 PM | flag
Aida, you are truly a gem! I just love your designs and you are so nice to boot!

Patty/modkidboutique | Tuesday, October 9, 2007 5:06 PM | flag
Congrats on the interview, Aida! You are so talented and such a great person! I am proud to call you my friend! :) Patty

Ayme~uniquefavors | Tuesday, October 9, 2007 3:12 PM | flag
Congrats sweetie on such a wonderful interview and feature! You deserve it! So happy to see you are doing so well! Love ya tons!!!

Angel~Bayoubabe5 | Tuesday, October 9, 2007 12:59 PM | flag
I am so proud of you. A wonderful person and wonderful designer! CONGRATS:)

Marianne | Tuesday, October 9, 2007 12:46 PM | flag
Hi sweety, congrats on the grrrreat interview. LOVE your outfits....and your darling girls LOL

Aida :o) | Tuesday, October 9, 2007 11:50 AM | flag
Jeramie...Thank you soooo much!!!You are GREAT for my Ego..LOL!!! Renee.. Wow it has been a very long time..Thank you sooo very much for your sweet comment...

Aida :O) | Tuesday, October 9, 2007 11:47 AM | flag
Thank you Lisa!! You are too kind!!!!

Renee (Treasures*of*Joy*Boutique) | Tuesday, October 9, 2007 10:13 AM | flag
Congrats. Your clothing is gorgeous! Love the girls to...so cute!

| Tuesday, October 9, 2007 8:23 AM | flag
YEA! Congrats on the AWESOME interview and attention! You deserve it! HUGS! Jeramie

Lisa ~ Pitter Patter Boutique | Tuesday, October 9, 2007 2:46 AM | flag
Gorgeous stuff!!

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