HT: Tell us a little bit about yourself.
SJD: My name is
SJD: I don't really remember. I have always loved fashion, fabric and bags. I suddenly had an idea, and before I knew it, I was churning bags out for people. I just loved it so much, I had to sell them to keep up the habit. It has been out of necessity that I make them.
HT: What aspects of your state inspire you?
HT: Have you ever been to
SJD: I have always wanted to go to
HT: What are your favorite materials?
SJD: Fabric, fabric, fabric. I LOVE dupioni silk because of its variegated colors and texture. I also love anything with a pattern or texture. I just love fabric! I am a nerd.
SJD: Uhhh...every color? I don't think there is a bad color, however, I am partial to pink, green and lavender.
HT: What is your favorite item in your shop?
SJD: Right now, my favorite item is The Simpleton in Black and Cream. It is a simple bag, hence the name, and it has a beautiful pattern. It feels substantial and heavy, which I enjoy in a bag as well.
HT: Are there any items on Etsy that you are currently coveting?
SJD: You have to see my favorites list...it is overflowing. I covet so many things, I can't possibly narrow it down to one. I have to empty my Paypal account so I don't 'accidentally' buy beautiful things. I think there are just so many talented people on Etsy, its ridiculous!
HT: As spring approaches, what are you goals for the season?
SJD: My main goal is to make lots and lots of beautiful bags. I just got a consignment order from a boutique in