Introduce Yourself: Hi, I'm Tammy, and I live in Martensville, Sk with my husband and 2 children.
What is the name of your shop? My Etsy shop "Ashryla" (pronounced ash-rye-la) is a combination of my kids' names.
How long have you been open? I opened my shop about 5 years ago, but it has evolved a lot since then. I started out making some clothing and baby items, then eventually tried making a leather bag and I got hooked!
How long have you been doing your craft and how did you get started? For the past 4 years, I've been making leather handbags, clutches, wallets, and accessories, all based on my own designs. I've been doing a lot of custom work lately, mainly consisting of matching clutch sets for bridal parties. I've been sewing and designing since I was a little girl, so this was a natural progression for me.
What do you like about selling on Etsy? As a mom, it's fantastic being able to set my own schedule and work around my family life. One of my favorite things about Etsy is that it's helped me connect with customers outside my local area. Also, the support that members shows each other is truly outstanding, and teams like this one really make me feel like part of a community.