When I started my little Etsy Shop several years ago, I took a break from it pretty quickly as I realized my duaghters were too young and I simply couldn’t find enough time to cover all the important aspects of running an online shop… like making enough product for example! 🙂  After having come back to it at the end of last summer (still with pretty limited time, but more creative energy), I have been pleasantly surprised by how much fun I”m having with it.  I have met so many lovely women and/or customers, some self proclaimed “bagaholics” if you will!!

BPoppies Handmade from bloomingpoppies

The process of hearing what they want or need and being able to create just the right thing for them, has been so fullfilling and satisfying.

BPoppies Handmade from bloomingpoppies

Just this weekend, I was able to finish up another custom order; a Made To Order Project Bag Set and an Indigo and Leather Clutch Purse- love the combination she chose on both!

BPoppies Handmade Clutch from bloomingpoppies

The process of collaborating with someone who knows what they like in a product and being able to create it for them, is really exciting to me. What I have also been able to provide is support and advice for those who know they want a Blooming Poppies bag, and just need guidance to know exactly which style/size is right for their needs.  That feels good! I’d call that a win-win! 🙂

BPoppies Handmade Clutch from bloomingpoppies

Of course I am always happy when I am in between orders and can create exactly those things that I’m drawn to make and that inspire me as a designer.  In fact, for those local fans….. I just dropped off another batch of goodies at Cardigans Knit Shop!  Stop on in when you get a chance!

Happy Monday to you all….

~~~karen