TAG BAG was truly an inspiration!
After my second miscarriage in January 2007, I felt like a part of me had died. My sister, Cynthia, mentioned that she was trying to find a cute temple bag and asked if I had any ideas. I went to sleep thinking about how I could design a cute temple bag. Heavenly Father inspired me for this new style made from beautiful fabric.
In the morning I bought some fabric and sewed my first TAG BAG. I brought the temple bag to my mom's house and she said "Tonya, this is going to be something special!"
I have felt Heavenly Father's promptings and encouragement as I questioned whether this was what I should do with my time.
I felt prompted to apply to Swiss Days in Midway, Utah and felt certain that I would be accepted. When I opened the letter from Swiss Days and saw that my application was denied and I was heartbroken. How could this happen when I felt so good about the decision to apply? I felt very frustrated that my prayers were not answered and questioned whether I was doing what was right.
Thankfully, in June I was put at the top of the wait list (thanks Sharolyn).
I received a phone call in July and was offered the one and only available spot. I was truly humbled by this and felt Heavenly Father reassuring me that all would be well. So I took a leap of faith and had 4 seamstresses (Barbara, Michele, Wendy, and Carrie) sewing for 5 weeks and they made 96 Tag Bags. I sold all of them plus 28 custom orders.
What a trial of faith to invest thousands of dollars into an idea and pray that other women, like yourself, would believe in me! My husband has been very supportive and reassured me when I doubted. I was accepted into Swiss Days in 2009 and sold 170 Tag Bags. I sold Tag Bags for 2 additional years at Swiss Days. Now I just sell them on this website.
Thank you for believing in me!