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Interview with DameStar Baby

November 20th, 2008

Please tell us a little bit about yourself and your business.

DamestarBaby is the work of two stay-at-home moms. Amy does the painting and designing, Jaime does the paperwork and puts the word out, propaganda-style. We both sew amid the bustle of our homes, which are filled with the high-pitched squeals of little girls and the guitar-playing of their papas.

What are your favorite crafts and how did you first get involved with crafting?

We sort of dabble in it all when it comes to crafting: a little knitting here, embroidery there, dollmaking, claybaking. I think our favorite crafts are the ones our kids make when imitating mama’s, they sort of take what we do and run with it in their own way. The appeal of handmade, for us, is that little bit of imperfection that makes each piece its own unique work of art.

We first got involved in what we do because Amy’s paintings were piling up and they were just too good not to share. Then she caught a kind of sewing fever that has no cure, and that’s where we are now.

What do you like best, coming up with ideas or executing them?

For Amy, it’s coming up with ideas, for Jaime, it’s the execution. That, among other things, is what makes us a good team.

Are you super organized or messy?What does your workspace look like?

Everyone has their own organizational system, but we’ll go ahead and admit that our fabric is rarely neatly folded and our sewing tables are in the living room. Super organization and children don’t really mix, see.

Any exciting future plans or developments in the works for your business?

We’ve always planned to grow our business into a mom co-op type collaborative. We’d love to give other stay-at-home moms the opportunity to add a little butter to daddy’s bread, like we do. And of course, we intend to keep dreaming up and bringing you ever more awesome kidswear.

Our website is, which has links to our blog,, and our shop,

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