As I was growing up my mom would make clothing and dolls for me and my sisters. I must get my craftiness from her.
In my late 20's I started making clothes for my daughter, not well but hey she was little and didn't care.
In my early to mid 30's I started making basic zipper pouches and paper crafts such as scrapbooks and cards. I also started making notebooks which I love to do.
As the years have gone on and on my crafting and sewing skills have improved way more than what I could have imagined.
I love crafting! If it wasn't for crafting I probably wouldn't be as sane as I am.
For my bags I use cotton woven fabrics and I buy most of it on Spoonflower. I also use faux leather and canvas and a whole lot of interfacing to give the bags more structure and strength.
I get most of inspiration from blogs, Instagram and window shopping. Whenever I buy a new purse I can't help but to inspect it to see how it's made.