Thursday, July 14, 2011

The Stitch and Tickle Store Now Open on Etsy!

Yes! If you've been reading this blog for a while, you might have seen a few comments here and there about me toying with the idea of opening an online store.. During the last couple of months, I decided to embrace the fact that I am indeed a maker, and that I would much prefer to make beautiful things and sell them rather than go back to a corporate job (who wouldn't actually??). I realize it could be a long way before it is successful  but decided to give it a try and stick to it. So far, the journey has been pure bliss - I love going in to the studio every day and just make things. I am of course inspired by materials and enjoy working with beautiful linens, soft leather, unusual yarns, etc.. I found this amazing leather hides a couple of months ago in NYC and I started making bags.

Sitting at the computer to get everything set up has surely felt more like work, but today, I finally started posting the first few wares on Etsy, all made by me :)

While this may look like a handbag store right now (it is!), it is my intention to add other items such as jewelry, home accessories, and whatever else I'll come up with. So stay tuned, visit often (I plan to post a couple of times a week) and please please please,  let me know what you think!

Oh, and if you are a follower of this blog, you get a 15% discount on any order placed between now and Sunday, midnight, Eastern Time (discount doesn't apply on shipping or tax).  So please visit the shop and see if you like anything (enter coupon code: OPENINGFRIENDS)!

Thank you for your continued support! It is always SO appreciated.


  1. Your shop is just beautiful Sophie! Great photos...I want everything in it. Kudos to you. XO

  2. Woo Hoo!!!! So proud and so blown away. You have made such amazing things, I absolutely love, love them all. Not to mention all of your other works ... hoping those show up soon on etsy too. Congrats!

  3. Love your ideas. The leather inspired wonderful bags. I particularly like the tote. Everything looks great, Sophie.

  4. Stunning photography of Truro (the one at the topmost portion of this thread). Thank you for sharing the eye candy.

  5. "I love going in to the studio every day and just make things. I am of course inspired by materials and enjoy working with beautiful linens, soft leather, unusual yarns, etc.. "

    It's me again as I just read your words above. Well, bravo you. You are living the life to which I aspire. It feels good to read of others who are achieving it. I did leave the corporate behind, for as you say, "who wants" that? I have yet to find a lucrative, read that, not "rich"; simply able to be self sufficient income thing that I can do. I think the problem lies in so many interests and abilities. Most probably it will be centered around our small family farm, textiles, soaping, or some such endeavor.

    Keep up the good work and best wishes to your continued success.

    1. good luck to you too! it sure is a journey, and a fun one so far!


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