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Hello, I’m Sonya and my little shop is Gourmet Handbags, www.etsy.com/shop/GourmetHandbags , where I make one-of-a-kind extremely unique and whimsical purses and accessories. I believe art can be functional and style is up to the individual and shouldn’t be massed produced.

As for me, I’m from a small town in southern Ohio. The great thing about growing up in a small town was I got to use my imagination to create adventures for myself because, let’s face it, there was nothing else to do. It was amazing to be able to pretend to be anyone or anything and to go on quests in my backyard. I really treasure the simplicity of country living because it really inspired me to be imaginative and creative. When growing up the moments I loved the most were when I was able to make crafts with my mom, who is very talented when it comes to making imagination come to life. She has always been an inspiration…

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  • Female
  • Joined July 15, 2011

Favorite materials

fabric, beads, plastic containers, thread, ribbon

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About

Hello, I’m Sonya and my little shop is Gourmet Handbags, www.etsy.com/shop/GourmetHandbags , where I make one-of-a-kind extremely unique and whimsical purses and accessories. I believe art can be functional and style is up to the individual and shouldn’t be massed produced.

As for me, I’m from a small town in southern Ohio. The great thing about growing up in a small town was I got to use my imagination to create adventures for myself because, let’s face it, there was nothing else to do. It was amazing to be able to pretend to be anyone or anything and to go on quests in my backyard. I really treasure the simplicity of country living because it really inspired me to be imaginative and creative. When growing up the moments I loved the most were when I was able to make crafts with my mom, who is very talented when it comes to making imagination come to life. She has always been an inspiration and I’m sure I get my love for creating from her.

When it comes to my designs I try to think outside the traditional shapes and material and try more to create something that redefines what everyday items look like. My creations also reflect who I am as an individual. They’re whimsical, humorous, complex, and just fun! I love to make people smile and I want my creations to be able to do so. As weird as it sounds my inspiration for my creations and life in general comes from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. My favorite song from the movie is Pure Imagination and it has inspired me to push my creativity as hard as I can in order to create items people haven’t seen before. I love it when people see one of my purses and they have to do a double take and elbow the person beside them so they’ll look too. I love putting smiles on people’s faces by creating items that can’t be found at your near-by department store. If I could pick what I want my designs to convey it would be to stop, breathe, smile, be unique, and have fun with life.

“Hold your breath, make a wish, count to three. Come with me and you'll be in a world of pure imagination. Take a look and you'll see into your imagination. We'll begin with a spin traveling in the world of my creation. What we'll see will defy explanation.”~ Willy Wonka

Please like my shop's facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/#!/GourmetHandbags

Happy shopping!

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