Designer Lori Chalmers:
I have sewn most of my life. I was sewing in the background for many years while I worked as a waitress, graphic designer and cook. On one particular rainy day I went into a job I hated and was fired. I realized that all those temporary jobs had run out and rent was due. I had no other choice but to do what I loved and make it work. I set up a blog that night and started selling handbags.