Friends, we are SO EXCITED to introduce the newest member of the Peekawhoo team, Laura Cox!
Laura knows how to get her monogram on, and she’ll be assisting with both our custom and web orders, and we couldn’t be happier that she’s going to be joining us in the studio.
I could wax poetic all day long about how awesome Laura is, but I’ll let her awesomeness speak for itself in the very fancy, very formal interview we recently conducted.
1. Tell us about yourself, Laura. Where were you born and raised? How did you get to Greenville?
I am a daughter, sister, sister-in-law, wife and mother which means I am very blessed!! I grew up in Anderson, South Carolina but was actually born in New Braunfels, Texas.
2. What are your favorite products that you’ve used with your kids?
Well I have a super soft spot for anything Aden+Anais. It is just so sweet and cuddly and of course is even sweeter with a monogram!
3. What was your first concert?
I am ashamed to admit that I had to think back to figure out if New Kids on The Block was first or Nelson (OMG!!), pretty sure NKOTB was first. And yes, I did go see them when they came to the BiLo Center a few years back!! Ha!
4. How did you get into sewing?
After I had my daughter in 2008 I realized the importance of having something personalized!! I wanted her initials on EVERYTHING!! I bought my first sewing machine only because it had an embroidery attachment and I wanted to know how to monogram her things. I watched a lot of You Tube videos and online tutorials and taught myself to embroider! So many people assume that I am a seamstress as well but that is the farthest things from the truth!! I can barely hem pants!
5. What’s your favorite font?
That is a very hard question!!! I love a lot of the fun curly fonts but I think the classic vine(interlock) monogram is hard to beat. It is just so timeless and everyone’s initials work well with it!
6. What’s the best part about Peekawhoo(shameless!)?
I love Peekawhoo because it is such a fun working atmosphere and really beats the heck out of me cranking out monograms in my closet by myself!! (It also doesn’t hurt that we all share the same love of good embroidery and mimosas!)
7. What’s the best book you’ve read lately?
I am just going to be safe here and say The Bible. (Which means, I can’t remember the last book I read, it was probably before I had kids)
8. Do you play Candy Crush?
No! Am I fired?
9. Have you watched Friday Night Lights? What’s our favorite TV show?
I have not watched Friday Night Lights!!! I have a tie for favorite TV show!! I am equally addicted to Nashville and Downton Abbey.
10. What’s your favorite color/fabric combination for appliques?
For girls it’s hard to mess with a good pink and green combo! Especially when you are using some fun, funky fabrics!!!
11. What’s the best race you’ve ever run?
The Nashville Rock n Roll Half Marathon. It was my first half so it was quite an accomplishment for me! I would love to do another one at some point but going to look into a course a little less hilly!!
12. Who would play you in the movie of your life?
Not because I look like her in anyway but Im going to go with Rachel McAdams. I love her. And I wouldn’t be disappointed if my husband was played by Ryan Gosling….. I’m just sayin.
13. Are you into this sort of interview?
Lovin this interview.
14. Any closing thoughts?
I couldn’t be more excited about my new venture at Peekawhoo! I’m looking forward to seeing what’s next!!
Given her love of Ryan Gosling, Downton Abbey, and the Interlock font, not to mention her graphic design and sewing skills and her creativity, it’s obvious that Laura is a great fit for Peekawhoo. We’re so excited she’s joining us and we look forward to continued growth, jam-up service, and even more fun, creative Peekawhoo products getting out the door and all over the country to all of you. Thanks to Laura, we can continue to meet the growing demand for Peekawhoo love!
Thanks for checking in, friends, and have a great weekend!
Locals, don’t forget about the drop-in today from 9-12. Come see us!