Alida Rad's Profile
Hi, I'm Alida, proud owner and operator of Martilena - Handmade Bags. I have been sewing most of my life in some form or fashion. My great-grandmother got me hooked on it when I was a young girl. She owned one of the old foot powered machines that had zero bells or whistles. It stitched in a straight lines and that was it. But it didn't matter to me. Once I discovered the possibilities of sewing I was all in and ready to learn all that I could.
Fast forward many years later and I created a small sewing business under the name Wicked Stitch Designs. Originally I sewed pillows, diaper bags, hand bags, zipper pouches and many other bag accessories. My items were sold through Ebay (the online option at the time) and then Etsy as it became more mainstream. As time went on my customer base started to request items more specific to photography such as camera bags, lens bags &…
- Joined July 25, 2009