Back in April after a conversation with my sister, I decided to start sewing face masks. She works at one of those essential businesses and at the time she had to be in the office and was required to wear a mask all day long. The problem was she only had one. Remember back in April they were very hard to find. So every night she would come home tired from the long workday and wash her mask. As she was telling me her story, I suddenly realized I could put my sewing talents to use and make her a whole set of face mask.
Here at Ellemichelle Style LLC I am still open online. Ellemichelle is a small business and I make most of the items right here in my home-based design studio. While it may be hard at this time to get new supplies for new items, the existing inventory stock is still available for sale in the online store. As long as the US Post Office is open, I can ship items directly to your door.
Wow! 2020!! Can you believe it? Honestly, I am still trying to mentally process the idea of this. In a lot of ways 2020 just feels like a really really big number. For a long time, I don't think I really believed this year would ever arrive. And suddenly there it is!!!
For me, 2019 was a pretty big deal. And a lot of that is because of all of you who have taken the time to believe in me. THANK YOU!!! I would not have made it this far without all of you...
Can you believe the holiday season is here and Small Business Saturday is just around the corner on November 30th? SBS is a great opportunity for us all to join the Shop Small Movement and support local businesses. You'll be helping the designers, artists, makers, and dreamers in your own community who are working hard every day for you. The SBS movement was started by American Express back in 2010 to encourage people to support the businesses in their neighborhoods during the holiday season.
This is a story that started 8 years ago when I was getting ready for a 3-month dream trip to Shanghai. Back then I had no idea that one day this little dress would turn into a full business idea. A few months before the trip I had seen a reversible summer dress hanging in a local store window. I did not end up buying it, but I did decide to go home and sew one for my Shanghai trip.