Friday, October 30, 2009

New Purses and a Happy Customer

I am actually going to start with the second half of that title. The other week I had someone buy my new Sushi clutch. It traveled all the way to Singapore. How cool. The other day I received an email from her. I was blown away with what she had to say. I decided to share some of it with you.

"I got your package today! It was a lovely surprise (I'd thought shipping would take longer).
I love the way you wrap each bag and I love the way you send out the package. It's so personalised, clearly done with lots of love and care... I know that I have bought something very special! Thank you for the handmade card, too, and for remembering my sister! Your sincerity and personalised touches make it a dream to shop with you. Thank you!
I decided to look for you on facebook and became a fan of your page. :) I am also writing to let you know that you have inspired me...
...Your package made me happy in so many ways. First, just getting anything in the mail -- even if it's a present from myself -- always makes me happy; second, new things are exciting; third, your bags are so gorgeous they really surpassed my expectations (and I had high expectations as I did not want to underestimate you!); fourth, like I said, the personalised touches made it so heartfelt and warm. And then, besides just receiving the parcel, reading your facebook page and your blog made me think that there is hope for me yet. "
I just love hearing that :)

Now onto my new purses. They are a hybrid, size wise, of my Rachelle and Theresa bags. They have one strap and a zippered closure under the flap. The flaps get decorated to mimic the exterior fabric. And I of course have a little fun with the fabric lining. After the first bag I made I changed up one thing though...the interior zippered pocket. They are a pain and I am not always so sure I prefer them. So I decided to make a pouch out of the pocket instead. They have a small loop so you can attach them to the clip inside or just use freestyle, leaving the clip open for keys & such. These pics show 3 of the 4 in this batch.


Now I just need to name this style. I usually name the bags after the first person I make it for or buys it. But this one has not been bought yet. I suppose I could just refer to it as Mid Size Purse until one sells....

8 comments:

Athena said...

What a wonderful email! Makes it all worth it, doesn't it? :)

Rose Works Jewelry said...

Congrats on the wonderful feedback from the customer - and I love the new bags!

~~Sew Happy Designs~~ said...

Theresa, your work is awesome! I'm not surprised you're getting great feedback...not at all! PS I fanned ya! Sewhappy is on facebook too!

pinkcloudsandangels.artfire.com said...

How wonderful to receive a response like that! That always makes my day! Your things are deserving of such praise!

Patti said...

That was a great note and a compliment richly deserved; your bags are lovely!

storybeader said...

cute new bags. And what a nice note. Presentation is everything! Hope you have a repeat customer! {:-D

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

What a wonderful note to receive...I bet it made your day :)

The new bags are great...I love mid-sized purses. Not too bulky, but big enough to fit everything you need. I bet you get a name for them very quickly :)

Jennipher said...

I love your purses!