Saturday, July 21, 2012

Once Upon A Handmade Time......

Once upon a Handmade Christmas time,Bags By Hags decided to take her handmade items and make the journey to the land of Etsy. She set up her little shop and opened up for business. She really had no idea of how it all really worked but she continued to plug along.

Then one day she met a very special group of people, The Handmade Circle Team, they were so friendly and welcoming! These wonderful artists taught her many things about running a shop, and became more than just fellow members of a team, they became her friends. Friends who encourage, who are happy to help, and who dance with you when you have a sale, and console you when it is slow.

She has now come full circle with this wonderful group of people, and is very honored and humbled to be one of the Leaders of this great team. She hopes to continue to grow, learn, and to now help other people as they make their journey to their own Handmade Dream. Here are a few things she learned over the past year:

  • Never stop believing in yourself or your dream
  • Stay positive- you get back what you put in
  • Hard Work yields beautiful fruits from your labor
  • Encourage each other- What goes around, come around
  • Never forget that at one point you were once a stranger in this land yourself

We would love to have you join our team, there is always room for our circle to grow!

Please go check out some of the great shops who are a part of Handmade Circle:
Right now we are having a Christmas In July Sale and all the listed shops are offering anywhere from 10% to 30% off.

You will be glad you joined us in the land of Etsy, and by the Grace of God we will live happily ever after!

Marsha Bourquin/Head Hag- Bags By Hags


  1. I'm so very thankful to have found this great circle of friends too!

  2. What a lovely post! I'M so glad I found this team - the support and friendship has been AWESOME :) I'd like to share the contents of a fortune cookie I got a few months ago at a critical time in my life. It said, "Failure is the path of least persistence." Enough said!

  3. This is a great post. I have to say, that I honestly feel I wouldn't be where I am without the help and support of this amazing group and it's generous members.

  4. Honored to be in this team! Fantastic blog feature! I 100% believe that my shop also would not be where it is today without the help, support and friendship of Handmade Circle!

  5. How gracious and sweet of you! Beautiful blog post; thank you for writing it. Makes me feel good.

  6. Aw, Marsha, you sweetie!! That post just made me feels warm and loved all over. I hope you know how much we appreciate you, too!

  7. Warm fuzzies back at you Marsha! Thank you for all you do!

  8. I couldn't agree with you more Marsha! You are an invaluable member of this team and helped to make me feel right at home!
    Love, Lisa-ArtisticFunk

  9. Awwww, this is too sweet! HMC is the best team ever! and we're all so glad your gonna be a leader!

  10. What a great post! I'm so grateful that I found this fabulous group of talented artisans. I learn something new every day, and I'm hopeful that with the help and advice of the team I will be able to make my shop a success. It's so refreshing to find a group that's supportive instead of competitive. Handmade Circle is an awesome team!

  11. Beautiful post:) I too am so grateful to have found all of you on the team. And congrats on being promoted to leader Marsha! We are honored to have such fine ladies in charge:)


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