May 12, 2014
happy monday, folks! i’m delighted to hand over the blog today to kim parker, creative behind the sisters of nature mobile boutique. wtih a few pieces of my fabric, sweet as honey, and kim’s expert handbag making skills, we’ve joined forces to bring you one great giveaway! without further ado, here’s kim!
I’m Kimberly Parker, handbag designer, DIYer, and owner of Sisters of Nature mobile boutique. I have been making handbags for over 15 years. I know that’s hard to believe since I’m not quite 30 yet, but it’s always been in my blood. I remember being a teenager and riding my bike to local boutiques to pitch my handbag collections. Sometimes it worked and they would sell my line of bags and sometimes they would just laugh at me because I didn’t know the difference between wholesale and retail and didn’t have a clue.
Sewing and making handbags seems to be the one passion that has stuck around over the years. My mother first taught me how to sew when I was…well before I can even remember. People lovingly called her “the bag lady” because she was always making little totes, filling them with homemade sourdough bread, and taking them to people who needed a little cheering up. I have fond memories of her sitting behind me and coaxing me along as we’d have to stop every few minutes for her to detangle the mess I had made of the bobbin. Really it was her belief in me and her constantly saying, “Kimberly, you NEED to start a business,” that led me to actually doing it.
Today, I create and sell my handbag line along-side many other talented makers and indie designers in my mobile boutique in Nashville. Each of the bags I create are all unique and have their own personality. I sometimes like to imagine the woman who will use it and all the fun places she’ll go with it. I can’t wait to see where our mobile boutique goes next and I hope you’ll stay in touch so you can see where we go too. Thanks for letting me hijack Going Home to Roost for a few moments. I hope you are having fun with Bonnie’s lovely fabric collection too. Now go out and be creative!
deadline: giveaway will end sunday, may 18th at 12am, eastern standard time. the winner will be drawn using a random number generator and announced on this post shortly after.
to enter: comment on this post letting us know which clutch you would choose: 1) bed of daisies – yellow 2) cherished deer – red 3) orchard blossom spring – blue
additional ways to enter:
>> share either giveaway image on pinterest and include hashtags #goinghometoroost & #sistersofnature
be sure to leave a new comment for each additional entry so it counts (limit of 4 comments per person)!
good luck! xox, bonnie
THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED.