Ever since I was a kid, I have always loved crafts and sewing. I grew up with a grandma, who was a seamstress, and a mom that could make anything including cakes, prom dresses and dance costumes. In junior high, I learned to use a sewing machine and began making clothes and pillows for fun. After experimenting with patterns and learning tricks from my mom, I purchased my own sewing machine. Finding that I could replicate handbags that I saw in stores, I began to experiment with my own designs and various fabrics.
Melinda MaeTM Handbags was established in 2007 through the encouragement and support of my family and friends. I love experimenting with new designs and fabrics and wanted my own brand to express my creativity, design handbags for people like me, and to inspire others to pursue their dreams and passions. Each Melinda Mae handbag is designed to complement individualís extraordinary and unique styles, moods and personalities. My handbags are made specifically "for playful days and soulful nights" to celebrate carefree attitudes and enjoying life. I am inspired by days spent playing on the beach and relaxing in the sun and influenced by soulful music and the nightlife. All handbags are personally handmade to combine playfulness, quality and functionality. Through my business, I also want to showcase and support up-and-coming independent artists.
Learn even more at the Melinda MaeTM blog!