ColbyCreates

Purses, wallets, and accessories for unique individuals

Boone, Iowa 30 Sales On Etsy since 2018

5 out of 5 stars (11)

ColbyCreates

Purses, wallets, and accessories for unique individuals

Boone, Iowa | 30 Sales

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Sarah Colby

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Sarah Colby

Announcement    I offer custom items, so if you see a bag style you like, but you're interested in a different fabric, send me a message and we'll see what I can do! Thanks for stopping by! -Sarah

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Last updated on Jan 26, 2019

I offer custom items, so if you see a bag style you like, but you're interested in a different fabric, send me a message and we'll see what I can do! Thanks for stopping by! -Sarah

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How It All Began...

Growing up, I watched my parents creating their own businesses. My mom owned and operated a small used book store, and my dad was the third generation owner of the family sign business. I saw my parents doing what they loved every day, and I knew I wanted to do the same.

In 2014, when my son was born, I left my job of eight years to seek more flexible hours so I could be with him as much as possible, and it was while I was on maternity leave that I decided that if I was going to make a go of it for myself, now was the time. But what to do? Crochet was my passion, but I knew that wasn't the answer. So, I got a part time job and just thought about what I wanted to do. What was going to spark.

In the summer of 2016, I stumbled into purse making by accident. I have always carried a small purse, the smaller the better, which is great and all, until you find yourself scheduling crazy work hours and carrying a planner everywhere you go. I was faced with a unique problem. I needed to carry this planner with me, but there seemed to be two sizes of purses available for purchase in my area. "Teeny tiny", which I love but wasn't going to work, and "bigger than my house", which has never been my style.

So, I did what I always did when I couldn't find what I was looking for: Made one. And then another one. And another one. About a year later, it clicked. This is what I'm supposed to be doing! I had finally found a way to channel my creative energies and show off my unique sense of style.

I've had so much fun mastering my craft and sharing it with the world, and I hope you enjoy these items as much as I do.

-Sarah

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  • Sarah Colby

    Owner, Master Maker

    Hello! My name is Sarah. I'm a wife, mother, and fur mom. When I'm not sewing I enjoy spending time with my family, listening to records, and eating tacos.

  • Joe

    Creative Consultant

    My loving husband and my number one supporter. Not a day goes by without me asking "Hey, does this look alright?" and he always gives me honest answers.

  • Thomas/Mr. Pea

    Head Of Distraction

    My funny, smart, imaginative son. His sole job at home is to play "Let's distract Mommy!" and he's very good at his job.

  • Wally

    Maker's Shadow

    Wally is my grumpy old man. His number one job around the house is to lay down on our laps (or feet if I'm sewing) and keep us nice and warm.

  • Mikey

    Cuddler In Cheif

    Mikey is our lover. He wants to snuggle all day, every day, but he understands when Mom works, it's time to go lay in his bed under the sewing cabinet.

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