In a nutshell, tell us about yourself.
I am a designer that likes to sew, paint, cook, bake and create. My traveling and living all over the
I have been making bags for friends, family and small boutiques for about six years. I have been selling my one-of-a-kind handbags on Etsy and doing craft shows for about two years.
I specialize in handcrafted handbags made from new, vintage and recycled materials. I really adore the new vintage inspired and retro modern fabrics in cotton, as well. I love haunting thrift stores. I have been going thrifting since I was a child. I had the coolest aunt that collected vintage lingerie, clothing and handbags.
My adoration for handbags began with my grandmothers Julia Belle,
Apart from crafting and creating, what do you do?
What inspired you to open an Etsy shop?
I was inspired to open an Etsy shop because it is so community based and has given me an opportunity to be so involved with the handmade community. It gives you advice, and exposure that an individual website just does not give. The employees are always helpful, as well.
What is your favorite creation in your shop?
My favorite is my Mod Squad handbag. I just love the fabric by a great designer, Melissa Averinos, and the big button.
Where else can we find you?
I just started a blog and it is a lot fun to just put your thoughts, ideas and opinions out in the world. I use facebook, I do a little bit of promoting for my shop, but I mostly use that for personal. I also belong to the Bluegrass Etsy Street Team (lots of great
Handmade Moonshine Blog
What is your favorite Etsy shop?
Cruel, very cruel question. There are so many! One of my favorites is rikrak. I love her colors and fabrics. I also love all the vintage shops as well.
List your favorite book, movie, song & website.
Another cruel question.
Book: Wacky Chicks by Simon Doonan, The Lover - Marguerite Duras, Any Ayn Rand and Anais Nin
Movies: Groundhog Day, The Lover, Momento, Napoleon Dynamite
Song: Absolutely cannot answer. So many and so little time.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
Doing lots more of the same. I would love to be making bags full time, painting more and have a much larger studio.
What is your favorite birdie (as in species of bird)?