So I've never written a blog before.
But here it goes ... I thought this would be a great way to chronicle my new adventure into the crafting world.
I got married to a wonderful man in May (YAY!), and as I'm sure other brides have experienced ... without flowers to pick out, seating arrangements to master and thank you cards to write, I found out how much free time I really had. I've always been a crafter, but until now I've been to busy with the "other stuff" in life to sit down and really get anything done. I took my first sewing class this past winter so my first thought was, "Hey, why not sew something?"
I had this great pattern for a purse that I found months earlier and never got around to. Perfect! I went down to my favorite fabric store (http://www.voguefabricstore.com/), picked out some batiks in the remnants section and got to work. A few hours later I was happy with the outcome, but already thinking of ways I'd change it for the next one. I went to work the next day and the girls just couldn't believe that I had made the purse myself. One of them jokingly said to me "You should sell those!" I didn't think much of it, but slowly the thought came into my head that maybe I could sell purses. I did need something to keep me busy and out of my husband's way as he finishes law school and studies for the bar. Perfect!
Three more rough drafts of purses with different sizes, pockets and materials and I finally came up with something I considered sellable. I jumped right at it and have officially opened up my online etsy store called Lama Works!!! ( http://www.lamaworks.etsy.com/ )
My mother-in-law came up with the catchy name. We all looked at her like she was crazy until she pointed out that La are the first two letters in my first name and Ma are the first two initials of my last name. Ahhhhhhh ... I loved it!
Since then I've been playing around with a bunch of different things that I like to make. So far it's a mix of sewing, knitting and hand made cards. This week is my first official day with open doors so I'm really excited to have a grand opening sale and hopefully make my first sale as a new business owner!
I'm going to use this blog to keep you all posted on how I've made products and new ideas that I have for my store. More new projects and store updates to come!
Until next time, this is the girl behind the lama.
ps. Mention my blog in your order for free shipping!