When I started making clothes for her it made so much sense to create pieces that would fit her for months or even years, so that's what I did! I started with Grow With Me Pants, and added other GWM items from there: Hoodies, Tunics, Shirts, Shorts, etc.
People kept asking me if I was selling the clothing I made and that really planted a seed in my head! I decided to go for it.
Of course, I had to name the business after the girl who inspired it all and her nickname was Baby Bee."
When asked what she has the most fun making, Heather says, "I love making the Grow With Me Pants. They're fairly quick to make and they were the piece that got this whole thing started!"
We have a little bungalow in Whitby, and in the basement there's a spare room that I slowly took over until everyone started to refer to it as my sewing room. It's cozy, but I have everything in one place and a door I can close when necessary!
I sew most days, whether it's to work on an order, prepare for an upcoming show, or make something for myself or a family member. The most difficult thing, as you may have guessed, is finding the time to create as much as I'd like. Right now I work full time during the day, and I have this business, another business, and a home and family to care for. It's a juggling act at times!
When asked what her favourite piece of work is that she's created, Heather says, "I made this Grow With Me Cowl Neck shirt out of a fabric remnant. It was the last piece the supplier had and there was just enough to make this shirt. I absolutely love it."
I buy all of my fabric from suppliers that are Canadian home-based businesses run by mompreneurs like myself! At the moment I sell online via my facebook page facebook.com/babybeeclothing and in person at vendor events and artisan markets."
You can meet Heather at 30 Craft Market on Dec 2nd at Mark Street United Church (90 Hunter Street East).