Now a little about Kerstin!
"First I would like to thank everyone for voting for me. I am excited and honored to be named Haute Couture's Designer of the Year for 2009 and be among a group of very talented ladies. I am Kerstin the creative mind behind Bambini Dreams.
I live in Germany close to the Netherlands with my DH Sören and our DD Sarah. I’ve been sewing and selling childrens boutique on e-bay for about 5 years now. Just this past year, I opened my own web site.
I love designing children's clothing with bright and colorful fabric and to embellishing them with appliques or embroideries. I hand draw and digitize each design. Digitizing and creating graphics has become a second passion of mine, and a second business as well, operating under the name Fresh-in-Design. "
Model of The Year, Maddie of maddiesbowtique.
Now a little about Maddie and her Mom Monica!
"We are so grateful for this opportunity! I am Monica, photographer behind Maddiesbowtique. Maddie is my oldest daughter/model. She is 6 years old, and has been modeling on ebay for 2 1/2 years. She was actually quite camera phobic when she was younger, but something miraculously changed when she turned 4 and all of a sudden, she wanted to have her picture taken. She started out modeling bows for me until I got a Canon Rebel xti camera and then we started in the ebay modeling business.
Maddie is a smart, extrememly self-disciplined child. She excells at reading and art and is just so sweet to be around. Adults and children alike are drawn to her calm, nurturing personality and she seems to make an quite an impression wherever she goes.
Maddie takes her modeling very seriously and will often suggest props, poses and ideas for best showing off the sets. She often gets comments from her teachers that she has quite a sense of her own st yle. Maddie says she would like to be one of four things when she grows up. A Fashion Designer, a Kindergarten Teacher, the President of the United States or a Princess at Disneyland. All very noble causes."
Congratulation to our winners!