Monday, February 20, 2012


Introducing Diane’s Dream Designs!

I’ve worked for months making pretty bags to sell!


And now before I put them on ETSY,

I would like to offer them to my blog buddies!


So I have a new blog with my BAGS FOR SALE!

This afternoon I’m going to work on a post with the Wristlets that I’ve made and they will be on Diane’s Dream Design tomorrow!


Please give me your thoughts and ideas!  Do the photos look good? Are these bags you would carry and enjoy? How do you think the prices look? I need some feedback and maybe just a little bit of encouragement!


Stay tuned! I’ll let you know when I have added to the items for sale! Prices on my new blog HERE !


Thanks to everyone who has encouraged me!

WHEW! It’s a bit scary to put yourself out there!

Please visit Diane’s Dream Designs !

Will I succeed? Tell me what you think!


Della said...

I already left a comment on you other blog! I'm so glad you went for it!
Your bags are amazing!

The Bear's Blog said...

Congratulations. Will you succeed? YES YES YES. Prudence bought me my Easter prezzie. (o:


Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

Oh, Diane they are gorgeous! Truly.
I'm so happy for you.
p.s. Female eagle just left her egg
unattended. She's making a liar out of me. She called for her mate but I guess she couldn't wait! That's unusual for them.

Vee said...

They are lovely, Diane. I'm sure that there's a taker for every single one. Good for you for following your dream. There's a local gal here who just had orders for 800 bags for the Emmys. Can you believe that? She turned her home into a regular factory.

sissie said...

Hi Diane,
Congratulations on starting up your shop. Your bags are beautiful and yes, I'd carry any one of them!


Angie Berry said...

Beautiful Diane!! I don't think you will have any problem at all selling them! I can't even pick a favorite, love them all!! =]

Kim K. said...

Congratulations on starting up your shop. Your bags are just beautiful. Fingers crossed that you sell out quickly.

TheRustyThimble said...

OH They are BEAUTIFUL Diane
Congrats to you and an etsy shop too!!! YAY

I am so happy for you love love them


laurie said...

I give it a big thumbs up!!!!

How exciting for you!!

Claudia said...

Congratulations, Diane! Your bags are very pretty!


PatC - All is Bright said...

So pretty! Congrats on your new adventure. I think your prices are great! I'm sure you will go wonderful.


Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

Congrats on your new blog and shop! I think they bags are all lovely. The only thing I might suggest would be to brighten the photos just a bit. Not sure what you use for photo editing but just a little tweak makes a big difference. I like the different angles and that you show the inside too! I have no advice on pricing. I struggle with that part too :)

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

YAY!!! Congrats. I am headed over there right now to check everything out.

Kaybe said...

Very nice new blog site for your pretties. I could see these would make nice bride's maid gifts.

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

Congrats to you for following your dream, Diane!!! I'm on my way to visit your new blog!

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

Vintage cream is my absolute favorite! They are all beautiful. I think the prices are good, especially since the shipping is included. A couple of the pictures could be a little brighter tho. And Kaybe is right - they would make beautiful bridesmaids gifts or a pretty clutch for the bride herself. Much success! I am smashing a bottle of champagne for you!

Cozy Little House said...

Diane, these are exquisitely made! Good for you, girl! I saw that some are already sold, so way to go. If my financial predicament wasn't so scary, I'd be buying one.

Marina said...

Diane, those bags are so fantastic! I love it. Of course you'll make it, don't doubt yourself. It's beautiful!


Hi, I just visited your other blog and I think you have your answers, two sales already, so the price is right and the quality looks great. Good luck with your new venture. Cyndy

Joanne said...

Oh they are beautiful! I make bags too but I haven't had the courage to sell them. You are awesome!
Blessings, Joanne

Cindy F. Adkins said...

Congratulations, Diane! I think your bags are darling! Yes, I'd carry one! I'm headed over to your new blog now! Good luck!!
Hugs, Cindy

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Yay for you! I think they are adorable! I'm heading over to check them out! hugs, Linda

Ames said...

Those are adorable Diane. Ruffles seem to be all the rage with some of those at home purse parties. I am going to go look at your new blog too!~Ames

Best of Luck my friend. I hope you do really well!♥

Richters Victory said...

They are wonderful! I would carry one, Congratulation on your new business. You will do awesome! They are all gorgeous, I like them all. You are very very talented.

Debbiedoo's said...

Oh Diane, I am so happy for you. Your bags are darling and the pics were fantastic.

Deserae said...

Congratulations! The bags are beautiful.... and your pictures are wonderful :o)

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Congratulations, Diane! They are lovely bags and perfect accessories for many occasions. Best of luck with this new endeavor!

Donna said...

They are so cute! How exciting! Those have a great cottage look to them. You'll do great!

The photos could use a little brightening. I don't know what editing program you use, but you might try a "levels" adjustment and see what you think. The background is great. It looks like you got a window light to the right and the shades are closed because of the bright sunlight. If you use a diffuser and opened up the blinds, you would get the nice soft light, but it would be brighter. Another trick to use is have a reflector on the left-hand side to bounce light back. For an inexpensive diffuser, you can just hang up a thin white cloth over the window. For a reflector, you can use a piece of styrofoam. I hope that this helps!

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

All the best with your fabulous business, Diane!! The bags are so lovely... and the fact that you have so many designs in your mind just tells me you're on the right tract! I feel similar with my fabrics.

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Diane, your bags are beautiful!!! Each one is so unique and so very feminine. I see you sold two and that is quite a successful start to a business that I am sure you will soar in!!!

Happy stitching!!!!


It's All Connected said...

I don't think I could pick a favourite. They are all lovely and I'm sure will sell like hotcakes! ~ Maureen

Pam at Antique or Not said...

I'm so thrilled for you, Diane...I know you'll do very well!

Big hugs,

Kasia said...

These are FANTASTIC!!!! I LOVE the lace and creamy colours and flowers!!! Brilliant work! These will sell out in no time, what a creative feat girl! >:D


jeanetteann said...

Your bags are lovely. I'm sure you will do well.
xx jeanetteann

Vicky said...

They are SO LOVELY! I think you'll do well! Then pictures look good and you have a nice variety. Good for you for jumping in and getting those feet wet!! Heading over to visit the new blog1

Gollywobbles said...

Your work is lovely! You will do very well I'm certain! Best of luck...Sam

Carla said...

I came over via Cozy Little House.

Your wristlets are very cute. In the future, you might want to consider some that can be worn jogging or walking for exercise. I wear an ugly one that slips over my and can carry my driver license, $20, insurance card/emergency card. If I remember to separate my car keys before leaving home, then I add my car key. That way, I don't worry about losing anything and if something happens while I'm out walking, then there will be some id.

Yours are very pretty.

Dayle said...

A big congratulations!

Joy said...

Beautiful, congrats on starting the Etsy shop. Can't wait to check it out. I really like 1 and 4 but they are all very nice.


Oh your work is beautiful!
I love your colour palette and all the ruffles!

Good for you...I think when it's in you to create, you only fail when you're not creating! Much success to you.

Ciao Bella
Creative Carmelina

Jo's This and That said...

I love It ! Joann

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Congratulations!!! I just visited your other site and it looks awesome. You are so talented.

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Whoa! These are so adorable! I'm heading over to take a look at your selection but right off the bat I adore that cowboy one!

Reena Walkling said...

Beautiful and congrats on your new venture!

Diane Writes said...

Hello there name mate! I'm so proud and happy for you. Of course you will suceed. I wish you the best and I will surely head out to your new site.

LillyLavande said...

Your bags are beautifull! I love it! Greetings from switzerland Judith