|Julie Blume, owner of J Blume Bags, Tags & More|
Here's a brief interview with Julie:
How did you come to Switzerland?
"I came to Switzerland with my husband initially for a two year secondment with an international accounting firm (yes, it is hard to believe I was an auditor!!). Two years turned into six and then after a short return back to the USA, we made the decision to move to Switzerland again. We love the beauty of the mountains, hanging out at the lake and much more that Switzerland offers...especially the chocolate :-)!!"
Why did you start your own business?
"I started my business in a very casual way, making cards and handbags for my friends for their birthdays or other holidays. This simple start evolved into more business with the help of very good friends, attendance at local markets and now with the collaboration of other amazing women to have the shop of my dreams!"
What do you love most about your work at The Creative Café?
"The Creative Café provides me an outlet to share my creativity and love of stamping through workshops with others, some experienced and many "I'm not creative" types. Providing handmade cards, bags and other products to local customers is a joy that I've always dreamed of and now have the opportunity to do...all in a gorgeous little shop down the road from my home. I am so blessed and thank my family and friends for helping me fulfil my dream!"