Thursday, December 4, 2008

Hmmm...By Melanie (The Magical Online Store)

I just wanted to take this opportunity to introduce myself. I am Melanie, the designer, creator, and owner of Melanie. I make handbags, coin purses, and other fashion accessories, which I sell on

This little business endeavor is something I started a few years ago with a table, a borrowed EZ-UP, a craft show, and a dream.

In the beginning, I never really thought that I would be shipping handbags to clients all over the globe. It seemed a little more like selling gel candles that look like beer to people within a 10 mile radius. But soon enough, the gel candles started giving me a headache and the crocheted scarves were not really paying for the time and effort spent. I decided to go with what I know best...sewing. (I work as a seamstress during my day job.) That is when I started designing totes, coin purses, and handbags. I couldn't help it, I love making purses. My small stock of fabric soon turned into an overflowing 12 drawers full. I see fabrics and get so many ideas. If I had the time, the possibilities would be endless.

In the mean time, I discovered the online marketplace for handmade goods, Etsy. I decided to give it a try, and branch out a little. It did not take long before I had my first sale and a new addiction. The thought of someone on the other side of the country, or the world, being able to buy something that I created in my little sewing room blows my mind. Thank you world wide web. While I may not be making it big, I am making things with my own two hands. Everything that I make is made with love, thoughtfulness, and sometimes a few cuss words. I plan to continue creating unique handbags and I hope that someone out there will continue to love and buy them!


glassidentities said...

isnt it the coolest feeling in the world... making items that get shipped all over the world.. and getting to know the people you sell to and with... :) love it

Great blog too.. I also just started mine and am loving it :)

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

Isn't Etsy great! I just starting shipping Internationally and have to agree that it is such a cool feeling selling to a new country!

Good luck with your blog...and your Etsy shop!

beadinbythesea said...

What a fabulous first entry into the world of blogging. It is such a thrill to know that things made with your own two hands will be worn or used in places all over the world! Keep up the great work!

threemoonbabies said...

I love Etsy too! I have yet to do a craft show...but really want to. I am off to check out your shop. Your blog looks great!

nikki/WhiMSy love said...

I love making & selling things on Etsy for the same reason. It is SUCH a super duper feeling!