Thursday, October 1, 2009

Inspirational Interview- Tracey Hageman

This is Tracey. She owns and operates a beautiful business called Tiny Sprouts. I have been a huge fan of her work and have had the opportunity to own many different pieces from her collection of goods. All of the clothing is both hand dyed and hand embroidered. The clothing and accessories that I have purchased from her are simply beautiful. Her attention to quality and detail are second to none. She also keeps a lovely blog where she keeps the fans of her work entertained with details and stories from her personal life. We readers have followed her throughout the past years in her determination to conceive and one day be a mother. In reading the answers to this interview, it was revealed that Tracey and her husband are in fact expecting their first child. What a thrill. Congratulation to you Tracey. Keep up the wonderful work, your inspiration is abundant...

1. How did you choose the name of your business and or blog?
this took a lot of thinking. I didn't want anything that had the product
name in the name of my business. just something that was simple to
identify with my products. my sister, our friend mandy and I narrowed it
down and when we heard "tiny sprouts" it clicked.

2. What inspires you?
photography. I love a good picture.

3. Favorite day of the week/why?
saturday. I love the weekend and this day off with my husband. I promised
myself not to work on saturday's and it is always a nice treat. especially
when it starts with buttermilk pancakes!

4. Greatest influence?
my friend dyan. I have learned so much for her. how to be a better person,
kinder to people and a more generous person (I hope).

5. Earliest childhood memory?
breaking my leg in florida when I was 4. I was on one of those carriers on
the back of my mom's bike and my ankle got stuck in the spoke. needless to
say, I broke my ankle. I  vividly remember my mickey mouse shoe flying off
into the road.

6. When did you know that you were ready to embark on creating your own business?
after I had embroidered a birth announcement for my friend. it inspired me
to jump in. I didn't know much, never took a business class, but was ready
to be my own boss. it was the best decision I've ever made for myself.

7. When was the last time that you laughed until your belly hurt?
my niece & nephew make me laugh all the time. one of my favorite moments
from my niece was when she said to my sister, "whoa mom, nice jeans, where
did you get those, costco?" she was 3.

8. When was the last time that you cried?
when I told my husband I was pregnant. it was the single best moment I've
been able to share with him.

9. How old were you when you gave birth to your first child? 
I will be 31 (baby is due on may 28). it was a long road to get here but I
am so glad to have the opportunity. I am so looking forward to being a

10. Everyday must have?
a little time to myself in the morning with a big cup of chai before I
begin my day .

11. Most treasured item?
old letters & cards. I have a big box of them that I have carried with me
from high school to college to now. it is so nice to go back and reread
all the letters or cards I have received over my life.

12. Hopes for your future in both business and your personal life?
I hope to continue making people smile when they receive their order. I
truly love what I do and it makes me happy when others feel happy.
for my personal life, I hope to one day live on a lot of land in an old
farm house with our dogs running free and a few kids to share our life

13. Advise for others who might be contemplating following their dreams?
don't let anything hold you back. if you feel you have something to offer
the world, go for it! you will never know unless you try.

14. Chocolate... Dark, Light or white?
I will take them all, please. I have the biggest sweet tooth.

15. Middle name?


Molly W. said...

My daughter has modeled for TS and I always enjoy Tracy's blog. We have several things in common and she always inspires! Thanks for the interview!

Amy said...

This is my first visit to your site...I saw it on Tiny Sprouts. I love your interview with Tracey...I also love her products and am inspired by her work. Thanks for the site...I'll be visiting often:)

Amy Z

kaylin rose and mara anne said...

love tracey at ts, she is so wonderful, thanks for the interview!

Simply Mel said...

Just found your blog, and I love it! So much fun, and I think Tiny Sprouts is wonderful!

Jenna said...

Tracey is the best. Her generosity and love for life and all things in it inspires me. :) I do her photography and she is a pleasure to work with.