My regular readers will remember my earlier interview with my friend Sharon Fraser seamstress extraordinaire and a good friend. You liked the blog post so much that some of you actually went shopping at Sharon's etsy store. However, I'll recap for those of you who missed the first blog.
Sharon and I have known each other for quite a few years. Our families knew each other and attended many of the same church events. Sharon was even brave enough to take me on her team when she was cheerleader coach at the high school I attended. Sharon has always been a busy person. She enjoys so many activities but her absolute favorite roles in life are wife, mom, and grandmother. She and her husband are people of integrity, faith, and loyal friends. That is why, though Sharon isn't a knitter or a crocheter, I didn't hesitate for a second in doing a blog post about her business Needlebean. Which, by the way, has steadily grown until I wonder how she keeps up :) Her business is hand sewn beautiful bag organizers, essential oil bags, and she's even introduced some new product lines to keep up with her customer's requests. That's the recap.
When I checked back with Sharon's etsy page I saw her 5 star reviews. This did not surprise me because her work ethic is amazing. She works very hard every day to give stellar customer service. I know that she pours over every item. Each item is flawless when it leaves her NEW studio!
Sharon says: "I love my customers! They are so good at posting pics of their bags on social media. I love seeing the little bag that I carefully constructed in its new home. I also enjoy hearing that my customers really love their bag!" (Its so true, when customers put pictures up on their social media pages it does make the artist a little giddy)
Needlebean has NEW product lines that she made based on customer requests. Now in my business I know how many new items are coming out everyday. This business is Sharon's "baby", if you will, so her designs and products are based on requests of her customers. When I asked Sharon about new lines she wrote back with very exciting news. "I recently introduced a couple of new sizes. I now carry a micro dumpling which will hold tiny vials. I also introduced a mini dumpling which holds six, 5 ml bottles. It's perfectly sized for a purse. My newest bag is a mani-pedi bag with loops to hold nail polish with room for cotton, clippers, file and what have you." The fabrics have a WOW factor of 10 out of 10. Take a look at the slide show:
Sharon has a GREAT studio in which to work. Her very talented husband helped her create the ideal space for Needlebean Designs to flourish. Sharon told me:
"I love my studio! It is my happy place. There are a couple of favorite things in my studio. To my right is my fabric stash which is cheering just to look at. Above my window is an old "Singer" sign that I purchased years ago. I have a large work table that works perfectly for what I do. Another favorite thing is my Ott light! It gives me a nice bright light to work by. My studio is a work in progress and I have some ideas brewing for a remodel when the Christmas rush is over!"
Sharon invites you to shop at Needlebean "Check out my shop at Needlebeandesigns.etsy.com to see my new products. While you are there order one for yourself or a friend. They make thoughtful gifts!" Thanks Sharon. It was a real pleasure following up with you today. Your creations are amazing! I have fabulous friends.
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