It all started during the Summer of 2011. I had always wanted to learn how to sew, but never made the time to actually learn. That August I was in between jobs, and well, finally had the time. My grandmother is super handy around the house. Upholstering furniture, drapery, clothing, etc. You name it, she could do it. So it was very important to me that I learn from her.
I was playing around on her sewing machine with some scrap fabric she had when I brought up the idea of making a clutch. Originally, I loved oversized bags. At the time, clutches weren't a major accessory. I could think of the kind of clutch I would want to own, but could never actually find one in stores. I wanted a clutch that was unique, large in size and lined with something fun. Statement making to be exact. Well, my grandmother was more than happy to teach me. She even took me to a local fabric store where I picked out some fabrics, printed linings and matching zippers. It took me over 3 hours to make my very first clutch. It was definitely a learning process, but I enjoyed it.
A week after learning to sew I opened my Etsy shop with just 3 bags available. Today, I've done over 200 different styles and branched out from clutches into making totes, bucket bags, waist bags, backpacks & accessories. I wanted to create something that everyone could enjoy but couldn't necessarily be found just anywhere. With every piece handmade by me, I believe I have achieved that.
I married the love of my life in July 2015 and in April 2017 my daughter was born. I currently work from home while entertaining a toddler. Business and momlife are busy, but what a fulfilling journey it has been.
I hope that you enjoy my collection as much as I do. Make a statement and shop Love,Cortnie!