Debby Roberts on Oct 30, 2016
thanks for such cute key fobs with extremely fast shipping! going to buy from you again!
How it all began........
Well this story starts in the year 2006 (yikes!) when I was contacted shortly after I had my middle child.
Someone was looking for a seamstress to make bags so they could sell them at home parties and such. I was given a sample bag and went to work. A few months went by and this was my main income. Then things started to slow down, and I thought why can't I do this on my own.
So in August of 2006 I hit Joann's and bought a ton of fabric which would be to start my business. I have to admit the styles I was making back then were, um shall we say interesting..... and well, lets not talk about the photography (not that it is perfect now mind you).
Fast forward to 2007 and I got an email from someone, who now is still one of my closest friends. She was starting a bag business where she would have consultants selling bags, and then I would make them, (perfect). She challenged me to make different shapes and sizes, and I did it. This was the year I started making everything from wine totes to cosmetic pouches. This lasted almost the whole year, and during that time I had my final child.
In 2008 the cosmetic pouches were doing well, so were little rectangle wallets, and the occasional wristlet (it took me until 2012 to perfect that, more about that soon). This was also the year of the shopping tote. Well remember all that fabric I bought in 2006, I was kind of sick of working with it, I was introduced to the finer cottons from designers such as Amy Butler, and Michael Miller. Once I went there I didn't want to go back. So those shopping totes were perfect for using up all that old stuff! I also started doing some craft shows as well.
2009, we will just call the year of the mini key fob. Which to date is my best seller. That's all I made, most of this year I remember being very distracted and didn't get a whole lot done, so I guess we can move forward.
It is now September of 2012 (yes I know I skipped a few years, but hey, I had nothing very exciting to mention). I am going to dub this year, the year of perfecting my craft (with that said, yes I can always learn more). I pulled out several old patterns that I had struggled with in the past six years, such as hobo bags, and wristlets. My cosmetic pouches got a revamping, and so have my wallets. Things were coming together so nicely. Have spent the majority of my summer doing outdoor markets (which was a new thing for me) and have had the best time doing it. I have been able to have my stuff placed in shops around the state.
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Owner, Maker, Designer
My name is Melanie, and I am a stay at home mother with three children. Making bags is my passion, and my salvation. I always try to challenge myself and come up with new designs, just to keep things interesting. Thank you for stopping by.
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- Accepts Etsy gift cards
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