Hello. My name is Nancy and I am the designer and owner of two shops on Etsy. My first shop that I opened is NancysBagsEtc… It opened in Oct. 2009. My other shop is DesignsStainedGlass and I opened that shop in Dec. 2009.
I have been married for almost 33 years to my high school sweetheart, Guy. We have two adult kids, Kim is 25 and Aaron is 22. We live in Rhode Island and are recently empty nesters. Still trying to get used to that idea. Although our kids do not live very far away and visit often we still miss them. My birthday is August 10th.
I have been sewing since I was a little girl. I started sewing my own clothes, then went on to sewing for friends and family members. When our kids were born I made many of their outfits. Now I am sewing pillows, quilts, and some clothes for myself along with the purses in my shop.
I started taking stained glass lessons 9 years ago and was immediately intrigued with the art. I have been selling my stained glass items at local gift and consignment shops for 5 years now.
In my free time I like to spend time with my family and friends. We recently built a beautiful new home and have plenty of room to have large get togethers for our families and friends. I also love to cook and garden. I enjoy knitting, cross stitch, and other crafts.
We belong to a wonderful parish in our town. We joined this parish many years ago when our children were young and have formed many great friendships. We do try and volunteer in our parish when something comes up that we have time for. (My husband and I also own our own small business and our time is very limited.) I recently volunteered to help sew a quilt for the church that will be auctioned off to raise funds for our church.
My husband and I were brought up in Christian families and have always been active in our church.
My favorite item in my shop right now: NancysBagsEtc… I would have to say it is my new Bridal Purse. I just love the way it came out.
In my DesignsStainedGlass shop: I like my black cat suncatcher. It reminds me of my cat looking out the window.
If we were having a team party I would definitely bring something made with chocolate. I love to cook and bake and chocolate is my main ingredient when I am baking.
I am scared of heights so I will not be hang gliding or bungee jumping or going to the moon any time soon.
But if I have to chose I do love to sit by the pool - if you want to bring me a nice refreshing drink while I am there I won’t say no to that.
We have two cats, one is 16 pounds about 2 years old, and our other cat is almost 1 year old and weighs about 5 pounds. It great to see them together with such a big difference in their size.
I am always trying to create different items for both of my shops. As a newbie here on Etsy I am still playing around with different items to see what draws more interest from buyers. I am very glad to have found Etsy and have met a lot of very nice, friendly, and extremely talented people. I love it here.