In December 2010, I discovered laminated cotton for the first time and decided to try a tutorial I had found for an envelope system wallet, loving the fact that I could use beautiful designer fabric yet easily wipe it clean. It was my first time ever sewing in a zipper, and I was terrified. When the wallet was finished after hours of work, I breathed a huge sigh of relief that I was done and would never have to make one again. Or so I thought...
When friends saw my wallet and then I shared photos with my blog readers, I had people begging me to make them to sell! Since the tutorial gave permission to do so, I sold them first on a limited basis via my blog until I finally took the Etsy plunge in October 2011.
As of January 2013, I no longer make that particular style of wallet that started me on this journey. All of the items I now sell are my original design and the result of both using my own products and gleaning feedback from others who use them. I am always evaluating ways to improve and add to my product line so that it continues to meet the practical and aesthetic needs of my customers.
Since I am passionate about people living within their means and getting out of debt, I have intentionally designed several envelope systems along a spectrum of price points with the hope that each of my customers can find a product that fits her budget, appeals to her personal taste, and functionally suits her needs. My wallets and accessories are handmade by me using designer laminated cotton which is lightweight yet very durable, CPSIA compliant, and free of BPA, PVC, and phthalates.
I appreciate my customers and welcome any suggestions you might have for product additions or improvements.
"He has made everything beautiful in its time." Ecclesiastes 3:11a