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Nicole is an artist and a mom hard at work, creating things she loves! She specializes inBreast Pads for the New and Nursing Mothers!Stop waisting money on disposable breast pads with these stylish, yet eco-friendly reusable pads made with layers of all natural organic flannel, bamboo cotton and 100% cotton completed with a waterproof barrier!
NICOLESBREASTFRIENDS is giving away a FREE PACIFIER CLIP!!Perfect for keeping your baby's binky from getting lost. This clip can attach to practically everything and the plastic teeth will not snag material. Measures 9-10" long by 1" wide.
I am originally from Jamaica. I have been drawing and creating since I was a little girl. I graduated with a bachelors in fine arts. I have sold my art with furniture stores, target.com costco.com and several private customers. I also do something called belly casting, where I cast a pregnant mommy and create art on it. All of this can be seen on my website, www.visualparadiseinc.com But one of my other true passions is sewing. When I was a little girl I remember my grandmother teaching me how to sew quilts before she passed away from breast cancer. I used to make little outfits and diapers for my dolls while most kids would be outside.
2. Tell us about your shop and or blogMy shop is www.etsy.com/shop/
nicolesbreastfriends . Recently after having 2 little ones, I became interested in cloth diapering and eco-friendly ways to save money. I was spending a lot of money on disposable breast pads and decided to sew some for myself. I really liked the way they came out and decided to start selling them on etsy, along with other mommy/baby related items.3. When did you first begin to create?I have always had my hand in sewing here and there. I guess I could say since I was a young girl.4. How would you describe the items you make?Earth friendly, yet vibrant, hip, and fun.
5. From where does your inspiration come?I have always been an artistic person, I have to thank God for that! I think a lot of my inspiration and what I am attracted to as far as patterns, derives from nature.6. What is your one most cherished possession and why?Hmmm that’s a hard one, I can’t think of anything at the moment, I really appreciate all that I have, If I could say one thing maybe it would be my talent. Why, I am thankful that God gave me this talent, which allows me to stay at home with my family and make money from doing what I love.7. What do you like to do when you are not creating or blogging?Spending time with family is important to me, we don’t have to do anything special, just as long as we are together.8. Tell us a little about where you live in this big ol world.I live in South Florida where it is sunny most of the time. I have only seen snow once and was happy to go back to the warm weather. Although I am thin blooded, I still enjoy seeing new places.9. Where would you like to see yourself in five years?Continuing to do what I love and being successful at it. Painting, sewing, creating…10. Tell us what your ideal weekend would consist of.