Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Welcome & an Introduction

My name is Becky, and I am the owner, designer, creator, seamstress, shipper and bookkeeper for BeckyKay Designs. My business is based out of my living room in a small town in south central Kansas. My goal is to create fun, functional handbags that won't cost you an arm and a leg. I work very hard to produce quality bags that anyone can afford.

I began sewing purses about two years ago. I bought a purse pattern so I could make a purse for a gift. Then I made another and another and another. I didn't want to stop making purses, but I couldn't keep giving my mother, sister, friends and in-laws purses for every major holiday. I knew that I could sell the purses I made, so I came up with my own designs and began to produce them. Last year, my sister and I had a booth at our local fine arts and crafts festival. I felt like it was a huge success for me, but figured I would have to wait until this fall before I would be able to sell them again at this and other craft shows.

The day I found Etsy, everything changed. I was amazed that this site would allow me to essentially have my own website for such a minimal fee! I started listing and promoting and selling. I have been on Etsy since the end of January and have sold over 50 items! Who would have the guessed? The other thing Etsy has done for me is give me the confidence and motivation to keep working on my craft.

So, I'm going to blog about my craft, my Etsy obsession and whatever else comes to my mind! I hope it will be entertaining and a little bit informative!


Expressyourself said...

Very nice Blogger!

Jen Nixon said...

What a great blog! I love the name!!!