Frustrated that good vintage style dresses are either extremely fragile, the wrong shape for today’s bodies or too expensive, I turned to creating my own designs.
I started making clothes for my daughters back in the 1980s. They’re all grown up now, very much into the Vintage scene and my youngest asked if I could make her a dress.
So I returned to college, studied garment construction, pattern drafting and tailoring techniques, developing the skills to make any women/child a beautiful bespoke dress, jacket or outfit for any special occasion.
It’s so lovely to return to exhibiting at craft and vintage fairs, meeting so many new people.
And now I’ve started passing my skills on through a series of sewing classes; from beginners taking their first steps in sewing, to giving intermediates the confidence and experience they desire to create their own garments and designs.
You are an entrepreneur who is building your business, perfecting your service and product, and also creating your brand, but what exactly is a brand? You will find thousands and thousands of definitions. If you went to college for business and took marketing you know it’s cemented in your head that the brand is the logo, symbol, design, and beautifully cohesive Instagram feed. This simple concept from the past has evolved – a brand is not just what you present to your ideal customers and clients in how you want them to perceive your brand it is also your ideal market’s experience of YOU! The gold mine of your success is when your brand is aligned with how your customers experience your brand. It is vital that everything in your business is consistent and precise – everything should be crystal clear. Unfortunately, when it comes to meeting your clients, your big photoshoot for your business, or being interviewed or featured in a magazine – you realize your clothes do not align with your brand and you have nothing to wear, resulting in a mini meltdown. A missing piece for entrepreneurs and small business owners is their clothes! They want their brand to be fresh, fun, and innovative but in their photos they are wearing a black blazer with pearl earrings – talk about unalignment in your branding.
Serena is a style brand expert who helps women entrepreneurs, creatives, and professionals align their personal style with their brand. Serena is a certified personal stylist who is passionate about supporting women by defining and aligning their personal style to elevate their brand. Whether it’s meeting with clients, guest appearances, videos, or photoshoots, Serena gives confidence to women entrepreneurs because their clothes reflect both who they are and their brand.
Ways to collaborate and work with Serena:
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Elements in Focus is a Fine Art Photography Studio located in Cary, NC, specializing in nature and cityscapes. Photographer Jill Denbow captures scenes from nature and cities locally and around the globe, featuring her photography in a wide variety of products, including matted, canvas, and metal prints, boxed notecard sets, prints in acrylic frames, as well as other hand-crafted items. Elements in Focus participates in several local craft fairs throughout the year, including Downtown Cary Food and Flea and the Town of Cary’s Spring Daze. In addition to the products Jill has for sale at these events and on her Etsy shop, she also takes custom orders. Visit the Elements in Focus website or contact Jill directly via email for more information and to find the location of her next event.
Riven= broken, split apart
Revive= restore to life
At Riven Revive, ethically sourced, recycled, and fair-trade pieces are used whenever possible to make unique geometric and minimalist jewelry. North Carolina native Kristin Harvey is the designer and artist behind Riven Revive and makes each piece by hand in her Clayton, North Carolina workshop. From simple everyday pieces to gifts to wedding jewelry, you will find your unique handmade accessories at Riven Revive. Visit https://www.etsy.com/shop/RivenRevive or find us at a local event.
Paula offers personalized style services to simplify your life and elevate your style. Whether you need help creating a capsule wardrobe, planning outfits for a photo shoot, or choosing the perfect accessories for your bridesmaids or a holiday party, Paula will be able to help you.
Contact Sparkle with Paula where she’ll help you sparkle from the inside out!
I am the owner of a sewing and embroidery business. I make everything from baby items to upcycled clothing for adults and children. I also create Memory bears, pillows and t-shirt quilts. I can custom make almost anything you are looking for. I will digitize and embroider most images.
I have worked with two local dance studios to make and create costumes.
I do most alterations out of my home as well.
I’m a part-time executive paper pusher by day and a full-time wife and mom all day, every day!
A collection of my hand-crafted jewelry and small watercolor and oil paintings, The Painted Pearl is my creative passion project and side hustle once my kids to go bed.
Adventures in Bloom offers fun, hand stamped metal jewelry as well as “hammer-it-yourself” metal stamping parties!
Custom necklaces, earrings, bracelets, keychains and more are available to be customized with a very fast turn around (usually within 24-48 hours!)
For the DIYer, metal stamping parties are available publicly at a variety of local establishments. Tickets for these events are available on my website. You can also choose a private party. I will bring the party to you if you have as few as 6 guests stamping. Over 10 attendees and the host stamps for free! The private party option is great for co-workers, ladies groups, wedding parties, literally the possibilities are endless!
Whether you are looking for a personalized gift or a unique night out-Adventures in Bloom has you covered!
A branding and graphic design firm established in 2004, Emma Catarino Designs offers clean, effective graphics to help clients cater to their target audience through branding, logos, annual reports, invitations, cards, announcements and more.
Let’s talk about how Emma Catarino Designs can help your business grow.
Brand Design (logos, Business Cards, Brochures, Website, Fliers, Social Media graphics)
Thank-you cards, Save the Dates, Wedding Packages, Party Invitations
Carolina Soap Market is the place to go for handcrafted artisan soap, beer soap, and lip balms. Our products are locally made in small batches with skin loving oils and quality ingredients.
At Beautiful Noise NC, we specialize in customized gifts, home decor and party decor! Whether you are looking for the perfect personalized gift, a customized birthday or special occasion shirt, a hand painted canvas, or a birthday banner or other party decor, we would love to help to create that special item for you! We have an array of customized wine glasses, flour sack towels, coffee mugs, vinyl decals, Christmas ornaments, and so much more, and we always welcome custom order requests.
Oh Lord Help Us encourages and teaches women who to be who they were created to be. Throughout our lives we have been bombarded with lies. We need to replace those lies with God’s truth.
Oh Lord Help Us gives writings, bible studies, speaking, and physical reminders to show women they are loved, pursued, redeemed, beautiful, and enough.
Initial Decor is a Raleigh based monogram & handmade jewelry company. We are a retail/wholesale jewelry and decor company.
We might be best known for our Hook Back Bangle™, a hooking clasp bracelet with beads and monogram discs wire wrapped to the top. They come in several sizes which include adult and children.
We handmade our jewelry and decor in our studio/showroom on Leesville Road in Raleigh. We use our studio space to host Pop-Up events with clothing vendors and meet with our wholesalers.
Checkout our website!
We welcome all boutique owners to apply to carry our line in your store! Application can be found on the contact us page on our website.
Welcome to The Paisley Poppy Store, your source for handcrafted goods including (but never limited to!) reusable snack bags, burp cloths, wet bags, purses, totes, pillow cases, unpaper towels, aprons, and pouches.
We are a one-of-a kind women’s clothing online boutique and brick and mortar store located in Raleigh, NC. We offer a variety of women’s clothing, accessories, gifts and more! We started in May 2016, and have been growing quickly!
Our mission is to bring you the most sought after trends at a reasonable price. We hand-picked all our merchandise and only bring a few pieces of each style, making it exclusive and unique among your friends.Opening Koket Boutique has been a dream come true for me.
Many thanks from our family to yours!
CRB is an online fashion boutique aimed to provide trendy women, professionals, and moms access to unique and affordable clothing. We love fashion, and we know you do too. Our pieces are purchased in small quantities in order to keep our stock unique and fresh.
Carolina Roots Boutique owner, Kristy Blackwell, has always had a passion for fashion! She was born and raised in Durham, North Carolina. After working 18 years in Corporate America, marrying her prince charming, and having two sweet boys, Kristy decided to pursue her dream of owning a trendy but affordable boutique. YOU are her inspiration – EVERY woman should feel like a trend-setter. You can be, with fashion from Carolina Roots Boutique!
Sweet. Southern. Style.
Welcome to Mary’s Floral: a unique place to get your home decor and gift needs. My name is Mary Munnings and I have been designing for over 35 years. I enjoy working with natural materials, cotton boll stems and finding creative uses for found objects. My latest obsession is with cotton stems, succulents, nests and burlap. I just love the ‘farmhouse’ look. My designs incorporate many re-purposed items like glassware, frames and natural products. At this time in my career I am creating mostly artificial flower designs. I create out of my home studio and my work can be found at https://www.marysfloral.net/ https://www.etsy.com/shop/MarysFloral Our Moments in Time at 205 S. Main St, Holly Springs, NC http://www.ourmomentsintime.net/ http://www.Facebook.com/Marysfloral1 and at many area craft shows throughout the year.
I will be teaching a variety of classes at Our Moments in Time at 205 S. Main St, Holly Springs, NC. Classes will be held on Thursdays from 6:30 – 8300pm. Come check out the new store complete with local artisans, coffee and baked goods by Baked By Billie!
Hi! Kimberlee and Susan are a mother daughter team of Lularoe Consultants here in Raleigh. We both fell in love with this clothing when we discovered how simply comfortable yet fashionable it is. We feel in love with the buttery soft leggings, and then quickly embraced the whole brand. No longer do we long to get home and change out of our clothes and into “something more comfortable.” Everything that Lularoe makes is comfortable. From the variety of styles of dresses to the to skirts to the different tops, it all just feels good. And to make it even more fun, the prints that are used are continuously changing!
Our inventory is always changing so what you see one day might be completely different the next. Every time we get a new shipment of clothing, it’s a big ol’ surprise! We are always updating our Facebook sales page with pictures of our new inventory. For those that are local to Raleigh, we do offer porch pick up and those that are out of the state we ship. To see what we currently have in our collection join Lularoe Kimberlee and Susan VIP.
If you want to see any of the clothing in person, we often can be found at a pop up boutique in the area. We do advertise when and where we will be on our VIP page. If you’d like to earn free clothing by hosting and in home event, just contact us at email@example.com and we will schedule a party!
As a doTERRA Wellness Advocate, I work with individuals and families to educate and empower them to use essential oils for their personal health and wellness. I chose dōTERRA because I knew I needed a way to keep my family healthy that didn’t cost me an arm and a leg. I found that option through the use of dōTERRA’s CPTG essential oils which are completely safe and 100% natural.
Take control of your health and wellness needs and become a Wellness Advocate yourself. I will personally help guide you through your own path of discovery. Together we will determine the absolute best approach to a more balanced lifestyle for you.
Find your balance naturally.
This handmade paper bead roller holds your paper strip secure so you can wind a tight and consistent paper bead. The winding pin is a diameter of 1/8″. The solid wood 4″ handle is stained and varnished so that it’s easy to keep clean. The larger half inch diameter handle with a spiral groove keeps your grip secure as you wind. Color coded soft-red to indicate the size. The winding pin is approximately 1″ long and may very slightly as the tool is handmade.
Products inspired by everyday living! Let us help you find the perfect gift!
Offering a large line of Monogram Acrylic & Sterling Silver Jewelry, Engraved Jewelry, Wood Monograms, Home Decor and more. We absolutely love thinking outside of the box when it comes to designing! Our ever-expanding line features some great products you’ll only find at Initial Decor!
We sell retail and wholesale! So, whether your shopping for something personalized or a new brand to carry, we are perfect for each other!
Raleigh Handmade Jewelry and Gifts
Welcome to Beyond Words! My name is Dana Smith and I specialize in unique, handmade jewelry and gifts, many of which are made from repurposed materials such as scrabble tiles, dominoes and washers. While I specialize in jewelry, I also make magnets, bookmarks, compacts, pill boxes, purse hooks and ornaments. I began Beyond Words four years ago as a stress reliever and creative outlet after having my third child and becoming a stay at home mom. Being creative is my therapy. In addition to selling on Etsy, I also love participating in local festivals and craft shows in Raleigh/Cary/Apex. Check out my online store at http://www.beyondwords12.etsy.com or find my booth the next time you visit a festival or show in the area. My show schedule is always posted on the Beyond Words Facebook page.
Chunky Beaded Jewelry Handmade
Hey there! My name is Tracy and I love to create statement jewelry pieces for moms and kids. Some exciting projects we’ve done are party favors, bridesmaid gifts, and team spirit wear. We have fabulous, fun, custom, chunky, bubblegum jewelry for Moms and Kids, handmade right here in North Carolina. We make great statement pieces for birthdays, holidays, teacher’s gifts, photo shoots, etc. Have a special outfit? We can match it. Contact me via Facebook for shopping, placing a custom order or to book a birthday party for your little princess.
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I love going Braless in a Ruby Ribbon cami and wear our leggings everyday. Ruby Ribbon is a fashion line with a unique fit. Our products are comfortable and hug, not spank, you to look and feel slimmer, smoother and more confident in your clothing and always looking your best in them. Beautiful colors that go beyond black or nude for shapewear and an entire clothing line that compliments what is in your closet! Contact for private fitting or parties (like for bridal parties and just fun girls night). Your friends will thank you for introducing them to Ruby Ribbon and helping them Style with Confidence.
I am a Senior Stylist with Stella and Dot. I am here for fashion, fun and a stylish way to live! I can help you host a fun little trunk show to show off the entire Stella and Dot line to your friends and get some amazing free Stella and Dot shopping, or if you are interested in becoming a stylist I would love to give you more information about that. Also, if you ever just wanted to place an order please let me know. I am here for you as your Stella and Dot stylist!
A virtual boutique with an vast array of jewelry & accessory selections… We have it all! Necklaces, Earrings, Scarves, Clutches, Rings, and Bracelets all hand selected with YOU in mind! Spectacular Jewels… Amazing Prices… And A Look Others Will Envy! September Jewel – Adorn The Skin You’re In! ™
Hi! My name is Amanda Sulyi and I’m a northerner who transplanted to the south. I lived in Ohio for 25 years, and then moved to Raleigh, NC where I have been for the last 16 years. I am married and the proud mom of almost 10 year old twins, and a 4 year old giant yellow lab.
I started this hobby of making jewelry as something to do while I watched sports on TV. I love watching sports of all kinds, it is a big part of my life. My shop name acutally comes from the nickname of one of my favorite athletes, who is a race car driver. I had made several pieces of jewelry for friends as gifts and they always had told me that I needed to sell what I made. In 2014, my New Year’s resolution was to start an Etsy shop. I followed through on that resolution and here I am. My work is ever evolving, when I get a new idea and go for it…..and I love the outcome.
I truly enjoy it when someone purchase one of my pieces as a gift for a friend or loved one. I believe handmade gifts are the best, because it comes from the heart and there is intention and thought behind such a special gift.
I hope you enjoy what you see…..if you are looking for something in particular, send me a convo and I’d be happy to make something just for you! 🙂
I love making fun and colorful creations that become a part of people’s everyday lives and special memories. In my shop, you’ll find handmade mobiles, nursery and children’s decor, and more.
I have two great kids who keep me busy – as I create new designs that make me feel happy, I am reminded of the things I treasure most.
I am a Ruby Ribbon Stylist and we believe women are beautiful inside and out. Our signature product is our shapewear. Yes we have the cami that allows you to say Bye, Bye, Bra! Ruby Ribbon has developed a collection of camis and deminettes that stand up against the discomfort of traditional bras. The garments give women of all shapes and sizes the support they need and want without painful underwires. The proprietary variable compression smoothes tummies and supports backs without squeezing or riding up.
I do Personal Style Appointments, Cami Challenges and Trunk Shows. Let me show you how you can have a breast reduction and tummy tuck without the knife!!!
For our Mom’s To Be and Nursing Moms we have a Nursing Cami that can be worn during pregnancy then after that not only is comfortable, supportive and easy to use while breastfeeding, it also helps you feel confident while your tummy shrinks back down to it original size.
For our sports enthusiast we now have a Sports Demiette! This demiette supports all cup sizes up to size 50, wirefree. Wicking antimicrobial fabric will keep your cool, comfortable and odor free. Racerback with adjustable straps provides comfortable support you can move in.
Our other two product lines are the Legs (leggings and pants) which have built in shaping. Then we have the Fashion Layers that works well with or without our shapewear.
Need some extra income this is still a ground floor opportunity so contact me for more information. Better yet
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zoo&roo is handcrafted happiness! I take great pride in the items I design and create – gifts such as custom wine tumblers, keychains and jewelry. My goal is to bring a smile to someone’s face and spread happiness through gift giving. In addition to shopping on my website, you can find zoo&roo in Southern Home Crafts in downtown Apex and Briggs Hardware in downtown Raleigh.