Friday, June 8, 2007
Interview with Henrietta of Henrietta's Handbags.
Interveiw on: Tell Us About Your Home Based Internet Business
Sponsored By: Candles By Victoria
Henrietta's Handbags got it’s official start in 2001 when a love of handbags and sewing turned into a thriving business within a few years.
I always loved bags ever since I can remember and my happiest hours were spent playing with my Mom’s purses in the bottom of her closet. This passion for bags blossomed when I started sewing at the age of 16 but found that making clothes did not give me any satisfaction but sewing handbags was a complete pleasure! You had a finished project in anywhere from hours to a few days and family and friends seem to really appreciate a handmade handbag.
Henrietta's Handbags first began as an experiment on E-Bay with a few hand-crafted purses and they actually sold, which was confirmation that something I was doing that was completely fun could really earn me some money! This is when the idea of an online handbag business was first born.
Within a few years of starting the online handbag business, we added purse patterns to the site and found that a lot of our biggest customers were in Europe and Asia. We also found some very talented pattern designers in Australian, including Monica Poole/Moonshine Designs and Melly & Me. There are also some lesser know American pattern designers that we carry such as Purse-O-Nality of Palm Harbor and StarFlash Designs as well as the more well know companies like Amy Butler, Indygo Junction, and StudioKat Designs.
A few years ago, I decided I wanted more control over how the website was presented so I started reading books on web design, which eventually lead to taking college classes towards a Web Design certification. I have found this is yet another avenue towards exercising creativity and I have come to love working on Henrietta's Handbags almost as much as making bags!
Our goal is to give our customers the greatest variety of purse patterns to choose from at the best possible price. About a year ago we decided to offer free shipping on all purse pattern, purse pattern, purse pattern kits, and purse pattern books. The response has been great and we have testimonials from many satisfied customers.
We plan on expanding Henrietta's Handbags by adding an even greater variety of purse patterns, unique handbags, and purse pattern books. We also offer a blog that is updated weekly, an RSS feed, and a handbag fact of the week to keep the true handbag fanatic up to date on the latest and greatest bags and patterns. As we grow, our product line will continue to offer top quality at the lowest possible price. We have been online since 2001 and plan on staying true to our commitment to our customers.