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Quit Your Day Job: HaydenJ

Dec 21, 2010

by Mary Andrews

Etsy.com handmade and vintage goods

How did you originally get into the business of making things?
I have been sewing since high school and before that I was always making stuff like clothes and furniture for my Barbies. Later I made pillows, duvet covers and curtains for the house. I went to school for fashion design and merchandising; I guess you could say creating as a career was a natural progression.

Tell us about your previous working situation and how you discovered Etsy.
I worked as a designer for a clothing manufacturer in California and enjoyed it but never felt that sense of pride and ownership in my work. After my step-mom first told me about Etsy, I did some research and fell in love. When my sister-in-law was pregnant with my nephew, Hayden, she needed a new diaper bag, and that was the birth of HaydenJ.

How did you make the transition into selling on Etsy full time?
Working in the fashion industry prepared me a great deal for what I needed to know to run my own business. Much of my artistic, business, pricing and sourcing experience translates to HaydenJ. I also took business classes in college. 
I relocated at the same time as making HaydenJ my full-time job so I really didn’t have the time to prepare as much as I would have liked to.

What’s been your most popular item or line to date?
It’s a toss up between the Hip Pouch and the Weekend Tote. Some of my favorite orders have been for bridal parties. Brides have requested anything from my Weekend Totes to Ruffle Clutches and all styles in between. It’s great to be able to personalize each item for the bridesmaids and provide a gift that they will use and remember for years to come.

What are your best marketing tips?

  • The most effective way I’ve promoted HaydenJ is through word of mouth.
  • I have a Facebook page which helps promote sales and new items.
  • I have also had success with Category Showcases.
  • Finding a team that is active and supportive is important — they can often help with the business basics and offer feedback when needed.
  • I try to list new items periodically throughout the day to keep my shop fresh so shoppers can see the different styles offered.
  • I take my time taking pictures, paying attention to lighting, props and backgrounds.
  • Use all the tags and create detailed descriptions.
  • Take advantage of the many tools Etsy has to offer.
  • I never leave home without carrying a HaydenJ bag.

 

What have you found to be an unsuccessful promotion?
I have found that doing blog giveaways don’t bring in traffic and sales for me. I have heard these are great venues for other shops, so don’t exclude it — just find one that fits your demographic. Use Google Analytics to track how traffic comes to your site.

What is the biggest challenge you face during your daily schedule?
Some days it is incredibly hard to stay focused on what needs to be done. I have a to-do list a mile long and all I can think is how nice it would be to take the pup for a long walk or go spend the day with my nieces and nephews. I also find it difficult to get motivated to do the bookkeeping side of the business. I would much rather be sewing or working on new designs.

What do you enjoy most about not having a day job? Anything you miss?
Knowing that I can make a life for myself with something that I create from beginning to end is pretty amazing. It’s something that I have always dreamed of and never thought would actually happen. I do miss interacting and socializing with coworkers on a daily basis. I certainly don’t miss the three hours worth of driving each day!

If you could go back in time, what advice would you give yourself or someone considering a similar path?
Soak up as much knowledge as possible! Anything from how to price your items to business courses.  Most importantly create something that you truly enjoy, your passion will translate to your customers.

What goals do you have in store for the future of HaydenJ?
Continue to grow and introduce new styles and amazing fabrics in the new year. I am a stickler on quality control, but someday I would like to have a couple extra sets of hands around to help out.

Have any favorite Etsy shops we should know about?
tinatarnoff: I have a necklace from her and love it. I get compliments on it all the time!
sweetpetula: The best soaps!
madebyjackie: My family loves getting her cards.
CampanaCeramics: I have five of his pieces — they are amazing.

Thanks to Aimee for sharing her story. You can see some of her work in the Seller’s Items below.

Previous Quit Your Day Job posts

Large Convertible Hip Pouch - Waxed Canvas in Chocolate Brown - Printed Lining
Large Convertible Hip Pouch - Waxed Canvas in Chocolate Brown - Printed Lining
HaydenJ
$55.00 USD
1 yard - Anna Marie Horner -innocent crush -bark
1 yard - Anna Marie Horner -innocent crush -bark
HaydenJ
$6.00 USD
1 yard -  Diamond Damask mutli White blue natural
1 yard - Diamond Damask mutli White blue natural
HaydenJ
$4.50 USD
1 yard - Black and White Fleur De Lis Damask
1 yard - Black and White Fleur De Lis Damask
HaydenJ
$4.50 USD
1 yard - Black and White Classic  Damask
1 yard - Black and White Classic Damask
HaydenJ
$4.50 USD
1 yard - Black and White Diamond Damask
1 yard - Black and White Diamond Damask
HaydenJ
$4.50 USD
Utility Messenger - Amy Butler - Soul Blossoms  - English Garden in Stone Blue
Utility Messenger - Amy Butler - Soul Blossoms - English Garden in Stone Blue
HaydenJ
$49.00 USD
1 yard -Neutral Vine Print - Chris Stone California Sale
1 yard -Neutral Vine Print - Chris Stone California Sale
HaydenJ
$6.00 USD
1 yard - Joel Dewberry Fabric - Modern Meadow Dogwood Pond
1 yard - Joel Dewberry Fabric - Modern Meadow Dogwood Pond
HaydenJ
$4.50 USD
Weekend Tote - Neutral Vine Print
Weekend Tote - Neutral Vine Print
HaydenJ
$72.00 USD
Weekend Tote - Waxed Canvas in Charcoal
Weekend Tote - Waxed Canvas in Charcoal
HaydenJ
$89.00 USD
Weekend Tote - Black and Linen Damask
Weekend Tote - Black and Linen Damask
HaydenJ
$72.00 USD
Weekend Tote - Anna Maria Horner - Innocent Crush - LovesMe LovesMeNot in Bark
Weekend Tote - Anna Maria Horner - Innocent Crush - LovesMe LovesMeNot in Bark
HaydenJ
$75.00 USD
Weekend Tote - Amy Butler, August Fields, Graceful Vine, Ivory
Weekend Tote - Amy Butler, August Fields, Graceful Vine, Ivory
HaydenJ
$72.00 USD
Weekend Tote - Joel Dewberry Wildflowers in Pink
Weekend Tote - Joel Dewberry Wildflowers in Pink
HaydenJ
$72.00 USD
Soho Snap Tote - Waxed Canvas in Chocolate Brown
Soho Snap Tote - Waxed Canvas in Chocolate Brown
HaydenJ
$110.00 USD
Utility Messenger - Joel Dewberry Ginseng - Wildflowers in Pink
Utility Messenger - Joel Dewberry Ginseng - Wildflowers in Pink
HaydenJ
$49.00 USD
Soho Snap Tote - Waxed Canvas in Charcoal
Soho Snap Tote - Waxed Canvas in Charcoal
HaydenJ
$110.00 USD
Utility Messenger - Waxed Canvas on Charcoal with Red Lining
Utility Messenger - Waxed Canvas on Charcoal with Red Lining
HaydenJ
$69.00 USD
Petite Shoulder Bag -  Amy Butler August Fields - Graceful Vine in Ivory
Petite Shoulder Bag - Amy Butler August Fields - Graceful Vine in Ivory
HaydenJ
$52.00 USD
Large Convertible Hip Pouch - Waxed Canvas in Chocolate Brown
Large Convertible Hip Pouch - Waxed Canvas in Chocolate Brown
HaydenJ
$52.00 USD
Faux Croc Envelope Clutch - Black Faux Leather
Faux Croc Envelope Clutch - Black Faux Leather
HaydenJ
$39.00 USD
Fleur de lys Box Bag - Apple Green Lining
Fleur de lys Box Bag - Apple Green Lining
HaydenJ
$28.00 USD
Chocolate Envelope Clutch - Faux Leather
Chocolate Envelope Clutch - Faux Leather
HaydenJ
$39.00 USD
Convertible Hip Pouch - Joel Dewberry Deer Valley Artichitectural in Sky
Convertible Hip Pouch - Joel Dewberry Deer Valley Artichitectural in Sky
HaydenJ
$39.00 USD
Bucket Messenger  - Waxed Canvas in Chocolate Brown
Bucket Messenger - Waxed Canvas in Chocolate Brown
HaydenJ
$98.00 USD
Convertible Hip Pouch - Black Duck Canvas
Convertible Hip Pouch - Black Duck Canvas
HaydenJ
$39.00 USD
Convertible Hip Pouch - Joel Dewberry Modern Meadow Dogwood Bloom in Pink
Convertible Hip Pouch - Joel Dewberry Modern Meadow Dogwood Bloom in Pink
HaydenJ
$39.00 USD
Convertible Hip Pouch - Joel Dewberry Dogwood Bloom in Pond
Convertible Hip Pouch - Joel Dewberry Dogwood Bloom in Pond
HaydenJ
$39.00 USD
1 yard - small damask - white and Black Damask
1 yard - small damask - white and Black Damask
HaydenJ
$4.00 USD
1 yard - small damask - natural and chocolate brown
1 yard - small damask - natural and chocolate brown
HaydenJ
$4.00 USD
1 yard - large damask - natural and black
1 yard - large damask - natural and black
HaydenJ
$4.50 USD
Abstract Floral Box Bag
Abstract Floral Box Bag
HaydenJ
$28.00 USD
Black Dottie Box Bag with Pink Lining
Black Dottie Box Bag with Pink Lining
HaydenJ
$28.00 USD
Bee Embroidered Zipper Pouch
Bee Embroidered Zipper Pouch
HaydenJ
$18.00 USD
1 yard - Joel Dewberry Fabric - Modern Meadow Majestic Oak
1 yard - Joel Dewberry Fabric - Modern Meadow Majestic Oak
HaydenJ
$4.50 USD
1 yard - Joel Dewberry - Home Decor Fabric - Ginseng - Wildflowers Pink
1 yard - Joel Dewberry - Home Decor Fabric - Ginseng - Wildflowers Pink
HaydenJ
$6.00 USD
1 yard - Joel Dewberry Fabric - Modern Meadow sunglow
1 yard - Joel Dewberry Fabric - Modern Meadow sunglow
HaydenJ
$4.50 USD
1 yard - Gracful Vine in Ivory - Amy butler August Fields collection
1 yard - Gracful Vine in Ivory - Amy butler August Fields collection
HaydenJ
$6.00 USD
1 yard - Joel Dewberry Fabric - Modern Meadow Dogwood Pink
1 yard - Joel Dewberry Fabric - Modern Meadow Dogwood Pink
HaydenJ
$4.50 USD
1 yard - Glam in Mocha - Home Decor Cotton Canvas
1 yard - Glam in Mocha - Home Decor Cotton Canvas
HaydenJ
$3.50 USD
1 yard - Amy Butler August Fields -Fresh Start - Gray - Sale
1 yard - Amy Butler August Fields -Fresh Start - Gray - Sale
HaydenJ
$6.00 USD
1 yard - Suzani Brown Damask
1 yard - Suzani Brown Damask
HaydenJ
$6.50 USD

144 comments

  • EmilyWiserJewelry

    EmilyWiserJewelry said 5 years ago

    very nice!

  • summerwoodphoto

    summerwoodphoto said 5 years ago

    I love your stuff! Your fabrics are amazing and your story is so inspiring. Keep up the great work!

  • LabyrinthLeather

    LabyrinthLeather said 5 years ago

    I always love these articles - they are so inspiring. Keep up the excellent work and never lose you passion :)

  • kikisthisandthat

    kikisthisandthat said 5 years ago

    Inspiration! Good luck with everything!!

  • kikisthisandthat

    kikisthisandthat said 5 years ago

    Great inspiration and article!! Good luck with everything!

  • vKnit

    vKnit said 5 years ago

    lovely seller and article! xox

  • HulaGirl1922

    HulaGirl1922 said 5 years ago

    "Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it." ~ Goethe a wonderful read ~ helpful info ~ FaBuLoUs Bags Thanks a bunch! Best wishes & Happy Sales :D Good day to all ♥

  • kikisthisandthat

    kikisthisandthat said 5 years ago

    woops....thought the first one didn't post...Oh well, a wish of double luck!! :)

  • LeRosieCheeks

    LeRosieCheeks said 5 years ago

    Enjoyed visiting your sight--good inspiration and advice. Love your products.

  • sophisticatedwedding

    sophisticatedwedding said 5 years ago

    Wow, I absolutely love your bags, the colors are great and the designs are so fun, keep up the good work!!!!

  • hattieshouse

    hattieshouse said 5 years ago

    Congrats to you and thanks for sharing your success!

  • pamwares

    pamwares said 5 years ago

    congratulations! great little shop!

  • nikkimichele

    nikkimichele said 5 years ago

    how great to make a living at what you love..still trying to over here :)

  • outofline

    outofline said 5 years ago

    Fun fabrics and designs, congrats!

  • HandmadeHandsome

    HandmadeHandsome said 5 years ago

    very nice, thanks for sharing, I love your brooch :)

  • go2girl

    go2girl said 5 years ago

    Congrats on your success and wish you much more on future endeavors! I've always admired HaydenJ's designs.

  • TwinkleStarCrafts

    TwinkleStarCrafts said 5 years ago

    Great items. Good for you. Congratulations on your success!

  • jollyfish

    jollyfish said 5 years ago

    Congrats!! I always love reading these. Marketing Tip : "I never leave home without carrying a HaydenJ bag." This is great advice for all shops to make an item you are proud to use!

  • HomemadeZen

    HomemadeZen said 5 years ago

    Beautiful bags, congrets on your success!

  • cheirozza

    cheirozza said 5 years ago

    your bags are beautiful!!!

  • HomemadeZen

    HomemadeZen said 5 years ago

    congrets on your success!

  • FlanneryCrane

    FlanneryCrane said 5 years ago

    I love your items! Congratulations, and BTW, I love the sewing table. Awesome! Looks like a pleasant space to work in.

  • SatinandBirch

    SatinandBirch said 5 years ago

    Im so glad to find you, Congrats on the feature!

  • purrpower

    purrpower said 5 years ago

    There is nothing like a good purse to make a girl very happy!

  • elevatewithadora

    elevatewithadora said 5 years ago

    Thanks for sharing!!

  • LoveRachael

    LoveRachael said 5 years ago

    Such an inspiration! Congrats HaydenJ :)

  • DayDreamerVintage

    DayDreamerVintage said 5 years ago

    How inspiring, Thank you :)

  • CosmicFirefly

    CosmicFirefly said 5 years ago

    very nice etsy shop

  • darklings

    darklings said 5 years ago

    I luv reading these articles, yours was very inspiring, thank you for sharing, and I luv luv luv your shop!!

  • zJayne

    zJayne said 5 years ago

    Thank you for sharing and wow, you look ~way organized! Enjoyed.

  • SusanStudio

    SusanStudio said 5 years ago

    loved reading your story....your nephew must be proud!

  • bayleafhome

    bayleafhome said 5 years ago

    Love your article!!

  • allisonmooney

    allisonmooney said 5 years ago

    Thanks for sharing your story!

  • melida

    melida said 5 years ago

    Your studio looks amazing! Makes me want to spend the day organizing...

  • accentonvintage

    accentonvintage said 5 years ago

    Your story and beautiful bags are amazing!

  • designsbytaylor2u

    designsbytaylor2u said 5 years ago

    Wonderful article. Marking for inspiration.

  • AZCreativeStudio

    AZCreativeStudio said 5 years ago

    Congrats!!!!!!!! Great story!!!!

  • AmandaCox

    AmandaCox said 5 years ago

    Nice, organized studio, very inspiring story!

  • baconsquarefarm

    baconsquarefarm said 5 years ago

    Congrats to you wish ya continued success....great story too...xo

  • DieselDOGwear

    DieselDOGwear said 5 years ago

    Great photos...These articles are always inspiring.

  • Nathalyc

    Nathalyc said 5 years ago

    I LOVE IT thank you !!!

  • gizmofiberarts

    gizmofiberarts said 5 years ago

    Beautiful work, nice feature.

  • HeavenlyMoon

    HeavenlyMoon said 5 years ago

    Your stuff is amazing and you are an inspiration. Thank you for sharing your story. :)

  • perebags

    perebags said 5 years ago

    Congrats!!!!

  • WhisperingOak

    WhisperingOak said 5 years ago

    What a nice, candid interview. Very refreshing. Congratulations

  • ekra

    ekra said 5 years ago

    I agree with the finding it difficult to do the bookkeeping part of the business. Great article and thanks for sharing!

  • divinagioielli

    divinagioielli said 5 years ago

    Lovely! Congrats!

  • paramountvintage

    paramountvintage said 5 years ago

    great bags, great packaging, great life.

  • FeltShmelt

    FeltShmelt said 5 years ago

    Wonderful inspiration, thanks so much for sharing! And I LOVE your work!

  • MoonLightSally

    MoonLightSally said 5 years ago

    Always inspiring to know that it can be done! I am so thrilled to be a part of ETSY!

  • MoonLightSally

    MoonLightSally said 5 years ago

    Always inspiring to know that one can make a living from their craft. I am so thrilled to be a part of ETSY!!

  • JiruMess

    JiruMess said 5 years ago

    very inspiring! I love your bags! Thanks!

  • StarBookkeeping

    StarBookkeeping said 5 years ago

    Love the totes! Great motivation :)

  • jguilddesigns

    jguilddesigns said 5 years ago

    Love your shop! Thanks for sharing!!

  • LilianEveDesigns

    LilianEveDesigns said 5 years ago

    enjoy the highlight- beautiful work!!! http://www.etsy.com/shop/LilianEveDesigns

  • KMalinka

    KMalinka said 5 years ago

    Nice bags!

  • girltuesdayjewelry

    girltuesdayjewelry said 5 years ago

    Love your Utility Messenger! Wishing you continued success with your business!

  • HaydenJ

    HaydenJ said 5 years ago

    Thanks for all the compliments and kind words!! My broche in the first pic is from EclecticOrchid for those who were wondering :) Happy Holidays!!

  • MadisonReeceDesigns

    MadisonReeceDesigns said 5 years ago

    Best wishes too you, god bless!

  • bedbuggs

    bedbuggs said 5 years ago

    Inspiring! I love your style!

  • PaperArtists

    PaperArtists said 5 years ago

    So inspiring! Good for you! I love your nautical rope weekend tote.

  • doveandflower

    doveandflower said 5 years ago

    Congratulations on your success. I love your bags and the fabrics they are made with are all stunning!

  • kjgrigoriadis

    kjgrigoriadis said 5 years ago

    You go girl! I'm doing the same thing. I love it when folks have the courage to follow their dreams!!

  • saratogajeweler

    saratogajeweler said 5 years ago

    What a great article ~ thanks for sharing. HaydenJ bags are wonderful ~ attention to detail from start to finish. That's why I have...many!

  • beyondweddings

    beyondweddings said 5 years ago

    Very inspiring. Beautiful bags...

  • ChloeCalypsoCreation

    ChloeCalypsoCreation said 5 years ago

    Thanks for sharing your story! You make great items, congrats on all your success!

  • EverybodyElse

    EverybodyElse said 5 years ago

    Gorgeous work. Loved reading this interview.

  • hilaryandjunejewels

    hilaryandjunejewels said 5 years ago

    I love hearing about full time etsy sellers. Thanks for sharing your story. I inspire to be one sometime in the future!

  • OsoVictoria

    OsoVictoria said 5 years ago

    Good job and great job! Congratulations tosCongratulations

  • OsoVictoria

    OsoVictoria said 5 years ago

    Good job and great job! Congratulations tosCongratulations

  • 2007musarra

    2007musarra said 5 years ago

    Fantastic! Thanks so much for all of the inspiration and advice.

  • thestrandline

    thestrandline said 5 years ago

    Wonderful story and wonderful bags!! I want them all :)

  • BaysideGems

    BaysideGems said 5 years ago

    Such a tidy studio--- and great advice too.

  • Parachute425

    Parachute425 said 5 years ago

    Wonderful designs. Continued success to you.

  • levyphotography

    levyphotography said 5 years ago

    very inspiring, may you continue to be successful

  • pinkbijou

    pinkbijou said 5 years ago

    Congrats for your success!!!

  • kawaiiktsch

    kawaiiktsch said 5 years ago

    very nice! Amazing article!

  • joyoustreasures

    joyoustreasures said 5 years ago

    Thanks for the great article and marketing tips!

  • shop1848

    shop1848 said 5 years ago

    Very nice work!

  • DressMyCurves

    DressMyCurves said 5 years ago

    I am new to Etsy and I really appreciate the great articles and tips offered by successful members. :D

  • FuzzyTailDesigns

    FuzzyTailDesigns said 5 years ago

    Love this article and I love HaydenJ products! I actually favorited her shop before this article. Very cool stuff! LOVE THIS!

  • ginmartini

    ginmartini said 5 years ago

    I hope I get an Article written on me someday! How inspiring!

  • girlbyAileen

    girlbyAileen said 5 years ago

    Beautiful work! I hope to join you one day in quitting my corporate job. Congratulations and enjoy!

  • magshobbies

    magshobbies said 5 years ago

    Love the weekend tote. Nice work!

  • Hapagirls

    Hapagirls said 5 years ago

    Very inspiring and great handmade products!! I hope to make Etsy a Full Time job!!

  • hankietankie

    hankietankie said 5 years ago

    What lovely & obviously well made purses, very versatile too! Congratulations!!! xoxox Much Success! xoxoxo

  • elizenazelie

    elizenazelie said 5 years ago

    stoked to see someone making fanny packs!! sure you can call them hip pouches, but i know what they are and i love them!!

  • carlossantiago

    carlossantiago said 5 years ago

    love your work! very exciting you are making it happen! never stop, keep going!

  • JudesHandSpunYarn

    JudesHandSpunYarn said 5 years ago

    Very inspiring!

  • julessabjewelry

    julessabjewelry said 5 years ago

    Love these bags! Not doing anything to help my addiction to bags, though. Congrats and keep up the great work.

  • Jusadreamin

    Jusadreamin said 5 years ago

    GREAT CONGRATS hope you the best I am still Jusadreamin I can one day get there

  • encantodesign

    encantodesign said 5 years ago

    Great story thanks...cute bags...my daughter wants study fashion design...great story!!

  • redemptionart

    redemptionart said 5 years ago

    great bags, thank you for your advertising advice Aloha!

  • diaxeirosjg

    diaxeirosjg said 5 years ago

    interesting article,thank you for sharing best wishes

  • padmadesigns

    padmadesigns said 5 years ago

    A good story, nice products in the shop. Thank you for sharing. Success for you. Padmasari

  • LittleWrenPottery

    LittleWrenPottery said 5 years ago

    Great interview, really like your marketing tips : ) Hopefully you'll have much more success yet to come!

  • EnglishShop

    EnglishShop said 5 years ago

    GOOD JOB!

  • myvintagecrush

    myvintagecrush said 5 years ago

    Woohoo, congrats on the feature! Love to hear these stories :)

  • lalalandArt

    lalalandArt said 5 years ago

    beautiful shop and useful tips! thank you for sharing!

  • lazygiraffe

    lazygiraffe said 5 years ago

    brilliant interview! I love her desk! :)

  • Medicalassistant

    Medicalassistant said 5 years ago

    Good job.I love your blog.Wish to buy such cool stuff for my girlfriend. Charlie Medical Assistant

  • DesiCloe

    DesiCloe said 5 years ago

    your bags are simply gorgous! congratulations!

  • prettypipers

    prettypipers said 5 years ago

    Beautiful bags! You're so talented!

  • polkadotmagpie

    polkadotmagpie said 5 years ago

    Such a nice piece. Yes, working in the fashion biz in CA prepared you for running your own biz. Wonderful story, and all the best.

  • SimpleThymePrims

    SimpleThymePrims said 5 years ago

    Great article, love your shop!

  • ezliving

    ezliving said 5 years ago

    wow lot of cute Tote bag looking to have onec! Thanks for sharing!

  • ZakkaAroundTheWorld

    ZakkaAroundTheWorld said 5 years ago

    me too ... i love sewing my own tote .. love your shop too

  • enzone

    enzone said 5 years ago

    I like your color sense and graphic style. Classy.

  • carefullycrafted4u

    carefullycrafted4u said 5 years ago

    very nice tote bags...keep up the great work!

  • SomethingSeaBlue

    SomethingSeaBlue said 5 years ago

    I like the comment you made about continuing to create what you like and are passionate about! so true..sometimes we get so lost in trying to please everyone that we lose our sense of who we really are and what we love!!! and really thats what people want...what we love!!! thanks! keep up the good work!

  • carefullycrafted4u

    carefullycrafted4u said 5 years ago

    very nice tote bags..

  • studio2355

    studio2355 said 5 years ago

    I have been sewing for years and years I love it and feel a connection to needle people. Thanks for sharing your great pieces and tips.

  • studio2355

    studio2355 said 5 years ago

    I have been sewing for years and I love it stil. I feel a kinship with other needle people. Very good designs and workmanship. Thanks and keep up the good work.

  • Banota

    Banota said 5 years ago

    love you wrok

  • rubisartnmore

    rubisartnmore said 5 years ago

    Inspiring story, and very pretty bags!

  • ambersparkle88

    ambersparkle88 said 5 years ago

    lovely story, amazing work

  • InformalElegance

    InformalElegance said 5 years ago

    Beautiful bags!! That's a great story, loved how your shop name came about:) Continued success!

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    kdfein said 5 years ago

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  • turtleagogo

    turtleagogo said 5 years ago

    Good luck on your continued success!

  • surfandsand

    surfandsand said 5 years ago

    I'm SO glad to see you featured here! My mom uses the clutch I bought last year from you every day! Much continued success in the coming year!

  • gilstrapdesigns

    gilstrapdesigns said 5 years ago

    Great interview and I love your bags.

  • chulaart

    chulaart said 5 years ago

    Your cute studio and story inspired me to jump in with both feet. I am a speech-pathologist and love what I do, but creating art/jewelry is my deep passion. I am still knew to all of this but as of August of this year I have done 20 art/craft vendor events. I believe that one creates their own reality. It's time to dream BIG! Best wishes!

  • sarahlista

    sarahlista said 5 years ago

    I love your story and you designs are great. Everything is so tempting. I can't decide which one to get. I agree the business side can be drudgery. I recommend coming up with a system that make that part a little more fun...and a supportive accountant! Good luck always, Sarah

  • janbyersdesigns

    janbyersdesigns said 5 years ago

    Thank you for your story and tips to keep following the dream most of us crafters have. Ahhh...to knit and knit and never quit. Jan

  • SpoonfestJewelry

    SpoonfestJewelry said 5 years ago

    Thanks for sharing your story, tips and great bags. Keep the dream everyone! Marianne

  • sassefrass

    sassefrass said 5 years ago

    Thank you for sharing your beautiful product. Congrats on your wonderful success :))

  • PoshPursesBoutique

    PoshPursesBoutique said 5 years ago

    Inspirational story, love the fact that your able to have a thriving business doing what you love! Congrats

  • VintageHotSpot

    VintageHotSpot said 5 years ago

    Loved this article very inspiring! Thinking about getting a facebook fan page, not quite sure I want to dip my toe in that big pond, any thoughts?

  • SweetlyFallen

    SweetlyFallen said 5 years ago

    Inspiring! Thanks for sharing!

  • movalleyhoney

    movalleyhoney said 5 years ago

    I'm very happy for you, being successful in doing what you love and sharing joy with others. Keep it up!

  • ParkBoulevard

    ParkBoulevard said 5 years ago

    Beautiful work, I love your fabric selections! Congratulations on your success!

  • PinkSherbert

    PinkSherbert said 5 years ago

    Well done! Your items are beautiful.Congratulations on your success!

  • thechicrebel

    thechicrebel said 5 years ago

    Gorgeous shop...keep up the great work!

  • LailapCreations

    LailapCreations said 5 years ago

    Your work is gorgeous!

  • HaydenJ

    HaydenJ said 5 years ago

    Thanks so much for all your wonderful comments! We are offering 10% off - coupon code HJHOLIDAY10 Expires 12/31.

  • abbieslab

    abbieslab said 5 years ago

    Wonderful and inspiring article! I've been sewing all my life, but have been out of practice for a few years. I recently broke my leg and have not been able to work, needless to say I've had a lot of free time on my hands so I started sewing again! I have been toying with the idea of selling my crafts and once I discovered this website and read your story I am inspired to follow foot! Not to say I'll be quitting my day job anytime soon... but your story has definatly lit a fire!

  • tongresa

    tongresa said 5 years ago

    This is awesome. You amongst others have definitely inspired me to action! Be sure to check out my shop as well!

  • GraceSheldon

    GraceSheldon said 5 years ago

    I like this article. Helpful and inspiring.

  • namasteyworld

    namasteyworld said 5 years ago

    Great article.... So creative....

  • Lynnell

    Lynnell said 5 years ago

    Thanks for sharing and inspiring so many!

  • 4Rcom

    4Rcom said 5 years ago

    Thanks for your sharing!! I think i got to working hard to make my products.

  • BasahanAlit

    BasahanAlit said 5 years ago

    Love love love your story! Quit my day job is always my hope!

  • lylegavry

    Lyle Gavry from GavryDollsPattern said 3 years ago

    Thanks for sharing your story, you thing are so beautiful, good luck

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