Meet Sharon Schneider, the creator behind Shaggy Baggy.
Sharon makes the everyday extraordinary. From handcrafted totes and storage buckets to DIY tips and recipes, she helps people create spaces where they can be calm, organized, and creative.
Family is the foundation for Sharon’s life and business. As a busy wife and mother of three daughters, she leveraged her organizational skills to carve out quality time with her family. Living on one income for years helped her master the arts of being frugal and resourceful, essential skills for an entrepreneur.
In 2007, Sharon began making tote bags from green bean coffee sacks, which not only became her first product, but also her company name, ShaggyBaggy. In 2008, she opened her successful Etsy shop. She expanded her line with handbags and totes made from home decor remnants, vintage fabrics, and seed sacks; and buckets and wristlets made from outdoor fabrics, quilters cotton, linen, and duck cloth. In 2016, Sharon added a line of kitchen linens.
Sharon draws her inspiration from her Grandma and Grandpa Olson. She does this by creating high quality work paired with old-world craftsmanship. This continues to shape Sharon’s approach to her creative work.
Now empty nesters, Sharon and her husband Steve enjoy cheering on Minnesota sports teams, both college and professional, and touring local craft breweries. Sharon also enjoys a great cup of coffee, her local library, walking, and yoga.
Sharon's core strengths
Understanding and compassion power Sharon’s ability to tap into women’s experiences and create items that enrich their lives. She knows that even small gestures make a big difference, like tucking handwritten notes into each shipment that leaves her St. Paul studio.
Sharon’s sensibility—a balance of modern and classic—brings harmony to her work and her life. This guides her creative choices, as she mixes colors and patterns into one-of-a-kind items.
Sharon loves to incorporate new ideas and approaches to her work, and to share her ideas and expertise through her Online Teaching Studio and blog. She’s your go-to source for decorating advice, dinner ideas, and style tips.
Every entrepreneur knows that to grow a business, you need to be consistent. Sharon thrives on routine and organization, stays on top of tasks, and finishes on time.
Sharon is dependable, hard working, and she follows through. In a word: reliable. It’s no surprise that her Etsy customers not only rave about her products, but also the speed of delivery.