Monday, July 13, 2009

Interview with Pamwares

Introduce yourself please.
i am pam. i have a marketing degree from USF and have been doing marketing for the last 15 years. i'm married with pets - no kids. i asked my husband out on first date because i don't like to wait around. i love mexican food. i am simple - it wasn't always this way. i like staying at home on the weekends relaxing and doing my own thing. i'm glad i found etsy and took the plunge to make my stuff and do my own thing at pamwares

What do you create?
Aprons mostly. i love to cook so I use aprons all the time. I thought they would be fun to make so I took a couple of sewing classes and started making them. And on the side I like to make jewelry. I mostly make it when I go camping. I spread out on the picnic table in the sun and create.

hollywood cobalt blue necklace

How did you get started?
i have always been creative and wanted to design stuff. my mom thought I would be a dept. store window designer when i was younger. i just see things, ideas i guess and i try to put them together. the aprons just came out of trying to have a creative outlet without breaking the bank. my day job is talking, typing and dealing with people. when i came home to make my aprons i am using my head and i have no one to justify anything too. it is me, the sewing machine, and the material. i don't even have to talk. not a huge talker.
What is unique about your products?
my uniqueness is the fabrics and the combination of them.

Garden Party Apron
What has been your biggest challenge in developing your business?
time. like everyone else i need more of it.
What is your favorite feature on Etsy?
i have a few...i like the forums, the storque and looking at what is selling.
What other interests do you have?
i have lots of pets...3 dogs, 2 cats and 2 birds...they keep me busy. my husband and the pets love to go camping. i also love my house. i have always wanted to have a house of my own and i finally do. i get to put all my design ideas to the test in my house. it is fun.
Where in Florida do you live?
i live in Gulfport - south st pete. we moved here 5 years ago from Key West. gulfport has key west character but i can afford the house. i do love key west - not going to lie about that. it took some time to get used to living there but once i is a place like no other.
What are some other sites to find out more about you and your art?
i blog but i'm spotty at it. trying to get better.
i'm on flickr but spotty as well.
facebook - i'm on there all the time.
What was an embarrassing moment in your life?
Falling off my bike in key west because i had too much wine on christmas evening. it was sad!
Where would you go if you had a time machine?
A time machine would be awesome. i would go back to the time when king henry and all his craziness with Anne Boyle was happening. the truth is i would just love to dress in one of those beautiful gowns. speaking of outfits...i would also love to be a Las Vegas showgirl...again i love the outfit!
Choose a movie title to sum up your life’s story.
Sex and the City! a tv show and a movie - fabulous! i love the clothes, the friendship, the fighting, the sex and the romance!

Minnie Mouse Apron

I love her fabric combinations !


  1. Great interview and beautiful designs, Pam :o)

  2. Love the aprons Pam, they are too pretty to actually cook in!

  3. How fun to get to know you better Pam! Your creations are always inspiring to me, I enjoy your color combos and creativity!