Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Day 2- Evangeline Handmade

I first met Melissa when I attended MOPS last year at our church.  It was a brief meeting but I knew that there was something about her that I liked!  Over the past year Melissa and I have had the opportunity to get to know each other better through various activities and conversations.  Melissa is an amazingly talented woman who started a small business called Evangeline Handmade.

Melissa says this...
Prior to my daughter being born, I didn't think I had a crafty bone in my body. That changed when we learned how to make fabric rosettes at a MOPS meeting last spring. I became addicted and started making rosette clips and headbands for myself and my daughter. One day last summer I had the idea to make a necklace with the rosettes (I'm sure I saw them on Etsy or something!). I loved the first necklace I created and wore it all the time. I made a few more for myself and received so many compliments that I decided to try selling them. I opened my Etsy shop in September 2011. I also participated in a small craft open house last fall. This spring I began making vintage style baby headbands, per the request of a photographer friend who wanted them for photo props. My business is still pretty small, but eventually I would love to be able to have the time and resources to develop an inventory so I can do craft shows and have ready to ship items for my customers. I would love to see this business grow to a point that it helps my family financially. Some goals I have include adding new accessories and home decor items to the shop this year and to start holding fundraiser sales and auctions to support local ministries and adoptive families.

Melissa has a HUGE heart!  I am blessed to know her!  Please check out Evangeline Handmade...you will not be disappointed!

Below are just a few of her amazing creations

Until June 22 enjoy 15% off on all orders placed using the coupon code

Thanks Melissa for your donation to our Adoption Auction and for all of your support!!
You are such a HUGE blessing to our family!

Dont forgot abour our current Matching Gift Fundraiser.....click here for more details!