If you have been following our Orlando Moms Make series where we highlight Orlando “Mompreneurs” who are succeeding at balancing motherhood and their business, specifically in the handmade arts, then you’re in for another special treat! This mama is doing what she loves and doing well with it, and we can’t wait to share her awesome skills and story with you!
Introducing Lisa Fleming & Sweet Summer Baby!
Tell us a bit about yourself and what sparked the idea for your shop!
I grew up in the Midwest, but have called Orlando home for more than 12 years. I learned to sew from my mom, grandma, and from my beloved home-ec teacher. I spent most of my “pre-mom” years working as a 1st grade teacher and then as an editor for a textbook publisher. After being blessed with a beautiful baby girl (who is now 5), I was blessed again with the opportunity to stay home with her full-time. I started sewing little things for my daughter: bedding for her nursery, bibs, a dress for her first birthday, a stole for her baptism, things like that. With my husbands support, I opened my etsy shop, Sweet Summer Baby, with a few of these items. Bibs and baptism stoles are still best-sellers in my shop. And my daughter is, without a doubt, still the biggest inspiration for my shop.
I just started playing around with knit fabrics this summer, and I’m hooked. I found some great Made in the USA knit fabrics that are so bright,trendy and charming that I can’t stop myself from ordering more! I have some darling little knit caps for the fall, and you’ll find more and more knit apparel and accessories start to appear in the shop.
You know all the words to Airplane Jane and 5-Second Rule. We love Mr. Richard!!
Know who you are and what you want to accomplish and surround yourself with others who will support you in your dream. You can do it, Mama!
Lisa wants to share her work with one lucky Orlando Mom! Enter below to win a Kid’s Personalized Apron made by Sweet Summer Baby! Enter by November 17th, 2015 at 11:59pm. Winner will be announced on November 18th, 2015!