I am blessed to have come from a family of talented crafters.
My mother was an excellent sewist who made me and my sister’s clothes. She was so good at it, that she entered contests and won on more than one occasion.
My father, a wood worker/carpenter, made everything from grandfather clocks to kitchen cabinets to jewelry boxes.
My sister is a painter, published author, custom jewelry designer, and a handbag maker.
Naturally, I became inspired. There are many fond memories of being a helper in my dad’s workshop, and helping my mom cut fabric from patterns. The inspiration runs deep!
Many years later, I had a great idea to make crocheted handbags as Christmas gifts to all of the important women in my life. I began four months before Christmas and ended up making eleven purses; each were given a name after the relative that I gifted them to. A few of the ladies even ordered some for their relatives. And thus, selling handbags became my new adventure!
I added leather accents to some of those handbag gifts, and found out that I kinda’ liked working with leather! I decided to upgrade my hand-me-down domestic machine, invested in industrial sewing machines, and here I am today. My product line is growing and evolving. It gives me great joy to create, and even more joy if I can bring a smile to all who receive one of my creations.
Thank you for visiting my shop! 💕