Saturday, 16 April 2016

Ladies of The Creative Café: Julie Blume

Julie Blume, owner of J Blume Bags, Tags & More
This month we will introduce you to Julie, an American "expat" who has been living in Switzerland for over 17 years. Julie has a passion for all things to do with fabric, stamps, paper and whatever other cute idea she happens to see.

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!"

Thursday, 14 April 2016

Mother's Day is 8 May...

Come see our selection of unique gifts for Mom - lovely lotions, bags, notebooks, cards and more!

Mother's Day is just around the corner - are you ready? We have some lovely items that any mom would appreciate. Choose from our selection of handprinted textiles, jewelry, bio skincare products, stamping and paper products and other handmade products. We look forward to seeing you soon!

We have a wide selection of specialty paper blocks, tin boxes, tags and other bits & bobs.

Pretty spring pillows, bracelets, word blocks and pin cushions