Bags by Bloom Opening Soon!

Bag by Bloom

I'd like to thank you for the encouragement and support you've provided as Bags by Bloom has grown and blossomed over the past year.
 
I can't tell you the countless times I've held my breath and posted a picture of a finished product
on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

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Your sweet and cheerful responses have given me what I've needed to move forward with style and design development.

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You may not know this but it's very unnerving to create a product and place it out into the world for people to see.

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Seeking the approval of family and friends has been a tremendous part of the process of creating product for Bags by Bloom.

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Creating patterns, making bags, re-creating patterns and making bags again until they're exactly the way I want them to be.

All of this takes time and attention to every little detail.

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The process has been long and at times frustrating. Just when I would think I had a design and pattern mastered, I would realize it needed tweaking once again.
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There were times when I never thought I would feel confident enough with my sewing to actually sell the product. It took many months of sewing to hurdle beyond insecurities and imperfections.

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Bags by Bloom could have opened months ago but I wasn't ready.

Something kept telling me to wait it out. Wait until I was 100% certain that Bags by Bloom represented all that I dreamed it would be.

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So that's where we are.

Finally.

After many months of creating patterns and sewing and creating patterns and sewing, Bags by Bloom is finally ready to proceed with opening it's virtual doors for the world to see.
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Even as I type this post Leigh Ann, creator of Freckled Nest Design, is putting the finishing touches on the Bags by Bloom Shop design.

There's absolutely no one that could have captured all that I had dreamed for Bags by Bloom like Leigh Ann.

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We've spent countless hours Skyping and I have totally fallen in love with her!

Leigh Ann is truly a one-of-a-kind designer, and that's exactly why I chose her to bring BLOOM to life!
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Again I thank you.
Thank you for every comment on Instagram.
Thank you for every "Like" on Facebook.
Thank you for every text and for every email cheering me on as Bags by Bloom came to life.
Thanks to those of you who are carrying around Bags by Bloom! Thanks for letting me know what you love about the bags and what others are saying about them!
Thanks to friends here on Bainbridge Island who have cheered me on! Thanks for all the times I have shown you bags and needed your feedback and stamp of approval. Thanks for the smiles and the times that you have asked about Bags by Bloom.
I honestly could not have gotten to this point without your love, enthusiasm and encouragement.

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Thank you for your patience.

I realize it's been a long wait and I promise you Bags by Bloom will become a reality very soon.
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Soon I'll be posting a little about what you can expect from Bags by Bloom.

For now I'd like to announce that Bags by Bloom will open online March 1, 2013!

I know March seems like a long time, but for me it's right around the corner.
There's lots to accomplish before BLOOM opens. For many reasons we felt it best to wait until March.

Happy Weekend to you all!
March will be here before we know it!
Love & hugs from me to you!
Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
The JOY you bring my way is such a blessing.
xo
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35 comments:

  1. HUGE Congratulations and WARM Hugs coming across the miles to you my sweet friend!! I'm SO happy for you and I know how hard you have worked to make this dream become a reality!!! I'm still your cheering section all the way from NY!! Wishing you Tons and TONS of luck. I just KNOW that BLOOM will be all you DREAMED it would be!!! xo Jeanne

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  2. Your product line is beautiful and the most cheerful ever. Sincere best wishes on launch. A wonderful and exciting year is in store for you and Bloom come March.

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  3. Congratulations Teresa, your bags are really beautiful. I really love the colour combinations. Best wishes on the launch and many, many successful sales. Really, really nice!
    I have to tell you, I had started reading your blog long before Leigh-Ann had relaunched your new blog. I had been researching Tofino (we are traveling there this summer and staying at a cottage...really a home for a week on Chesterman's beach). While researching, it had brought me to your blog, the trip that you and your husband had taken there at one time....I fell in love with Tofino, seeing your pictures and knew I wanted to be there right on the ocean. So I retired in June and my husband is retiring in March and we are going to Tofino in late June to celebrate our retirement. I can't wait. Thanks for being part of our decision making, my husband loved seeing your pics also.
    I love your blog and really love the new look. I am always amazed by Leigh-Ann's talent.
    Thanks again. :)
    Leigh-Ann's Momma

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  4. Oops, my name at the top should have been my name, Sharon. :)

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  5. Your bags are so sweet! I can't wait until the shop opens!!

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  6. Teresa your bags are so beautiful.. adorable.. fun.. cute, love them.. Tis the season to give one away? okay okay. ;) cant wait for you to open your shop. Congrats

    ERIKA

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  7. I'm ready to order!!! The colors are absolutely beautiful!! I'm thinking these would be wonderful bridesmaid gifts for my daughter to give her girlfriends :) Congratulations and Happy Holidays!

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  8. Beautiful, fun, colorful, so so tasteful and, did I say, fun? A huge congrats to you and continued success!

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  9. I've been waiting patiently ~ your bags are beautiful! I make bags occasionally for friends and family and love your tags. Would you share who makes your tags ~ love them.......... thx {{{{hugs}}}}

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  10. TERESA!!!

    This is just so, so exciting! You have such an eye for color and pattern...each bag is so beautiful and fun and HAPPY!!!

    March 1st will be here before we know it. I am so happy and excited for you. Bag by Bloom will be WORTH the WAIT!!!

    Yay! ♥

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  11. Oh my sweetness! I would be happy to buy all of those TODAY! I would fill each one with pens, lipstick, hairclips, notepads, and snacks! I can't wait!
    you are really BLOOMIN' and all of them are beautiful!!!
    Jackie Lee

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  12. I cannot wait. Sign me up for a bag.. or two... or three right now!!!!

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  13. I just cannot believe you only recently started sewing! You have a great eye for colors and pattern. Success is yours!

    PS- I love your choice of buttons!

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  14. Wow!! Can't wait to see the shop open...everything looks amazing! Congrats! Can't say enough about how awesome everything looks. Everything is bright and sunshiny...just like your blog.

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  15. T - this is very exciting news! I'm so glad to hear your beautiful bags will be ready for my birthday! Cool! Fabulous! Can't wait! You are an artist and it's been worth the wait... Thanks, Cheryl Ann

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  16. They are absolutely Gorgeous!!!...can't wait for your lovely shoppe to open.
    Cheers:)
    Debbie from Victoria B.C.

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  17. Hey T...just checking in to see if you received my email with my address?? It seems some people have been reporting my email has been going to spam. I guess because it is a yahoo email address?? Thanks!!

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  18. I am looking forward to buying one of your bags, but it will be hard to decide-they are all pretty! And how can you not just be cheerful carrying such an explosion of happiness on your arm! Your bags are just like your blog, colorful and happy!
    Congrats-I think you will be very successful!
    Layne

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  19. They're beautiful! Best of luck to you!

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  20. These bags are fabulous! You are very creative :)

    How do I order one? I may treat myself to an early Christmas gift!

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  21. I cant wait......great gifts and for me too!!!! Happy Holidays!

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  22. Your bags are beautiful! So glad you are following your dream. Best of luck!

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  23. so excited for you girl! i know you have been working hard for a long time to set up shop. your wares are stunning and i know your business is going to be blooming:)
    gina

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  24. Oh my! The bags are so beautiful! Lovely! Stunning! Congratulations! Happy Monday to you on Bainbridge Island.

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  25. March does seem like a long time! But it will be right around the corner. And did I spy bags with ruffles???!! You are speaking my fashion language! Can't wait:)

    Jessie

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  26. Congratulations!! Big chocolate ice cream sundae with bright red cherry on top Congratulations! Big bright yellow Gerber Daisy with orange polka dot bow tied around the stem Congratulations! Big blue sky with every color of the rainbow helium balloons floating in the wind Congratulations! You get the picture :)

    So looking forward to owning a beautiful colorful bright happy Bloom Bag!

    Darlene

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  27. WOW!! Everything about this post is so inspiring T. You teach us how to GO FOR IT ~ no matter what our "it" is!!! Your Bloom collection is beautiful and I can't wait for your online boutique to open. Let me know if there is anyway I can help you promote :) XO

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  28. I am so excited for you! And I cannot wait to order !!!! yipee!!!
    Amy JO

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  29. WOW It seems like you just got your Bernina and started sewing. You Rock

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  30. Wow, these bags are gorgeous! They make me happy just looking at them! Just think how happy I will be when I can order one! Love the bright colors and patterns, so..you!

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  31. I am so excited! AND cannot wait to buy my first Bags by Bloom! LOVE!

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  32. I am so excited! AND cannot wait to buy my first Bags by Bloom! LOVE!

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  33. These are SO CUTE!! Congratulations to you!!

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  34. I knew they would be adorable and they ARE! so excited for you and for us who will get to purchase them soon!

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  35. Your bags are gorgeous! I can't wait to see the line you put up!!!

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