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My sister's last earthly address was on Mulberry Hill Road. She didn't live there very long, but we made many happy memories there. Although she left us too soon, her heart and spirit endure in those whose lives she touched. My business name is our way of honoring her boundless love, support, and influence.
When I create or find a new bag pattern, I make a sample to test it before offering it to my customers. These samples are available as Ready To Ship items, and their photos serve as inspiration and examples for your customization. Custom bags are the backbone of my business and my passion - I believe we should own beautiful bags that meet our individual needs. And I am all about the pockets!
Hi! I am Michaelanne and I love to sew. I **may** be a tad obsessive about creating each detail flawlessly, and constantly researching new techniques and materials to deliver the absolute finest products. Collaborating with my clients to deliver the "Wow" factor is the best part of my job!
I added and upgraded equipment over the past few years (including an industrial sewing machine and embroidery machines) to give my products high-end glamour and durability without the high-end prices. I use equal or better quality materials, zippers, thread, and hardware as the most discerning big-name designers. But I focus on one bag at a time, with individual attention, in collaboration with my client - creating the item specifically and exclusively for each client.
I got my first sewing machine at the age of 8 and started making doll clothes. I eventually advanced to making my own clothes and modifying store-bought and thrifted items. Over the years, I used my sewing skills to make curtains and other home decor. I've started several quilts and actually finished a few! I loved making clothes for my children too. No other type of sewing ignited my passion like bagmaking.
I started focusing on bagmaking 8 years ago and have spent those years learning new techniques, how to best work with different materials, and how to identify stress points so I can create bags and purses that are durable, attractive, and functional. Because I make each item myself from start to finish, I can add various sizes and styles of pockets so no one has to settle for "good enough" and can instead carry their stuff in a way that helps them stay organized.
In addition to honing my bagmaking skills, I explored many different sources for materials and hardware. I now have a short list of vendors I support because the quality of their items meets my standards. Most of my suppliers are also small businesses and most of them are woman-owned as well.