Tote Bags and Bows and Watches, Oh My!

Hello? Excuse me? Why haven't I heard about Karen's Creations until now? Holy ridiculously adorable tote bags, batman! My friend, Kerry, recently referred me to Karen's Creations online boutique. Very similar to the style of 1154 Lill in Chicago but amazingly more affordable and just as cute, if not cuter than the DIY bags you can create at Lill. I need one of these bags for every day of the week!

Here are a few of my favorites:

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Also, these watches are SO COOL! You can pick out which band you would like on your watch. You can view a few of the different color schemes here:

You get SIX different bands with your watch and it is also ridiculously affordable.

Karen took some time out to answer some of our questions about her wonderful little boutique:

Mums: When and why did you start this business?

K: I started my business in the spring of 2003 and officially opened my website in February 2004. I originally started making hair bows for my daughter – korkers to be exact. I thought they were so fun and unique, and nobody around here sold them. Around that time the diaper/tote bag craze hit, and I couldn’t resist! I’ve been sewing since I was 9 years old so I knew it was something I would enjoy doing.

I’m a CPA by trade and had a “real” job when I first started my business. For years I had searched for a way to be able to work from home so that I could spend more time with my children. Thanks to the fantastic support of my customers I was able to quit that job in January 2004 and devote myself to my business. I’m having a blast doing what I love to do and hope to keep adding new items to offer to my customers.

Mums: Where are you located?

K: Baton Rouge, LA

Mums: Can consumers purchase your products in a physical boutique or online only?

K: My products are available online through my website and in carefully selected boutiques (both physical and online) around the US.

Head over to Karen's Creations and look at all the fun mommy stuff now!