April Ballou is the talented seamstress behind the darling 'Zinney Lou' and her totes. You have to go and visit her website and learn all about the time and effort that goes into each hand sewn tote. They are so cute and so well made. I am super excited to have April as one of our sellers.
I asked April what is the story behind the name and it seems that when she was very young her mom would call her Zinney Lou. She has 4 sons and no daughters (no girls to carry those cute bags around?!) and used to make vests for her boys when they were young. But as anyone who sews knows at some point in time it's no longer 'cool' to wear handmade goods so she started sewing for herself. She received a lot of compliments on her totes and decided to sell them. She started selling them in boutiques and hair salons and the rest is history!
Here are a few examples of what you will be able to buy at the show...just imagine, your very own 'Zinney Lou' original.
You'll be the envy of all your friends!
(unless you bring them along and then they can buy one too!) ;D
*Days of Yore*
*I'm so sad to report that April won't be joining us after all. We will miss her and her darling bags!