Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Designer Chat with Heather Niziolek, Daisy-Head-Maisy.

Heather is known for her fun and fantastic custom tutus here on Ebay.

What is your favorite thing that you have done for the holiday season?

We always try to take a trip as a family to Brookfield Zoo in Chicago for their Holiday Lights Festival~it is a blast! There are little white lights EVERYWHERE and it’s cool to be in the zoo at night time and check out the animals that are usually sleeping during the regular zoo hours. We’ve been doing this since my husband and I were dating-so this year will be our 18th year doing it! ~we used to bring my brothers when they were young but now we bring our own children and it’s been fun to come back each year and enjoy the night with them.

How would you describe your style?

My tag line is “get your fun on” if it’s not fun, I don’t make it! LOL!

What do you think about the ebay boutique community?
I think it is this whole amazing “underground” community that outsiders don’t even know exists! I remember first discovering it a couple of years ago and was amazed at how much of a whole “culture” it is! I adore 99.9% of the people that I’ve met and would not ever consider leaving!

How has the boutique world changed your business?

Most of my business is centered right here in the ebay boutique community~and I am so grateful for all of my wonderful customers~and I’ve become friends with so many of them. I can honestly say I have a following now and I feel so blessed because of that. If ebay disappeared tomorrow, my business would all but disappear as well. The heart of my business I believe will always come through the ebay boutique community.

Tell us about the Wounded Warriors fund and your brother Will?

Since the end of June, Daisy-Head-Maisy has donated over $400 to an awesome foundation called Wounded Warriors. I am doing this on my own (and not through ebay) but I donate 10% of all my ebay sales and occasionally throw in more to this great organization that helps wounded marines. This organization provides vacations to marines and their families (or survivors) to cool places like Disney World~and I can’t say enough good things about them. It is run by Colonel Folsom, a true American hero. You can check out their site at http://www.woundedwarrirors.org/

In June, one of my two brothers who are United States Marines were seriously wounded in combat in Iraq. His name is Will and he is 23 years old. He has come to live with our family while he is recovering it is a miracle that he is even with us at all and each day it is such a HUGE blessing to watch him make strides and recover from his injuries. It has been a really long haul for him and he is still facing some seriousl challenges but we are very proud of him and have received so much prayer support and friendship from our friends in the ebay boutique community. Thanks to all of you that email and ask how he’s doing!

Thanks Heather for the chat!!


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