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Meet a Community Market Day Vendor: GrifWorks

Meet a Community Market Day Vendor: GrifWorks

Business Name:

GrifWorks, LLC

Where do you live?

Mt Lebanon

How many years have you had your business?

I started my blog in 2010, published my first Travel Journal in 2017, and began sewing Travel Bags last winter.

Meet the Vendor: GrifWorks

What made you want to start this business?

The blog and Travel Journals are a natural part of being a writer and striving toward publishing novels. There were a few years my husband had an international job and I was in a position to take many of those trips with him. Already an avid travel, seeing many new places in Europe turned the blog more from random musings (although I still digress a lot!) to being about travel.

The Travel Bags came out of the sewing I started doing during the winter of 2019-2020 and evolved as the inability to travel continued. I  made clothing gifts for my sisters, odds and ends for friends, then started pondering traveling and what I would want to take with me—the bags were born!

What’s your favorite part about what you do?

As a writer, you’re stuck at the computer—or paper—to do your work. Sewing colorful bags is a marvelous way to be creative, but get away from words.

Do you have any employees?

Just me!

What are your future goals for the business?

I see Travel Bags & Travel Journals as going hand-in-hand. I would like to continue to sell both to help other people enjoy their journeys.

Interesting facts about you and/or your journey as a business owner?

A vagabond by nature, I’ve lived in the same house since my husband and I got together in 2009. I stopped counting moves in my 30s, so the longevity of this address makes me laugh. Attending your Community Market Days as been a great introduction to the kindness of fellow vendors and refreshing long-buried marketing skills. Thank you for starting it!

Besides our Community Market Days, how else can the public buy from you?

My Facebook page or my website: (Check out the travel locations!)