Monday, October 26, 2015

Tis the season for lots of shows

Fall is here, and Christmas isn't too far away.  That means that a lot of sewing has been going on in my home, preparing for three fall shows this season.  I thought about doing more, but my brain just couldn't handle the prospect.

Show number one:
The Oh Honestly Pop-Up Shop, is a show that I'm actually hosting out of my home.  Talk about taking on too much, but I'm really excited to spotlight some talented crafters and vendors.

November 6, 4:00pm - 8:00pm
November 7, 10:00 am  - 7:00 pm

Show number two:
This show will be at the Gateway at the old Anthropologie store

December 3rd - 5th, 10:00 am  - 8:00 pm

Show number three:
This show will be the second weekend of December at the Start-up Building in Provo.

December 10th - 12th 10:00 am -  8:00 pm

And, if you can't make it to any of these shows, you can always shop on ETSY

Saturday, August 1, 2015

the ETSY shop is up and running

I'ts been a while since I posted on this blog, but I finally have my Etsy shop up and running.  It's a small start, but it's a start nonetheless.

Go ahead and check it out.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Matching sets

As I make bags, I try not to waste any fabric.  In fact, to keep my bags unique, I generally only buy a yard or two of every piece of fabric.  As part of that uniqueness, and desire to leave as little waste as possible, I do as much with the scraps as I can.  That means that I get to make a lot of coordinating pouches for the bags that I design.

Nothing cooler than a little coordinated set.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Messengers for girls and boys

I love to make messenger bags.  And, I love to make small bags for kids.  There is just something about tiny things and their tiny owners that just gets me.  Lately, I've been making quite a few small bags for kids.  Not only is it fun to use kid fabrics, but they are so fast to make, compared to many of the other bags that I work on.

Toddler Backpacks

Once you get into sewing, there are so many options of things to make, that it can get a little overwhelming.  I had a request a few months ago for a toddler backpack, something that is pretty popular these days in the land of handmade goods.  I tried my hand, modifying the design for my child messenger bag and voila!  The toddler backpack was born.

What makes my backpack different than a lot of the others?  A couple of things: the dimensions (12x14 with a 3 inch squared base); no snaps and a longer flap on top, coordinating fabric straps.  The majority of toddler backpacks use a cotton cording for the straps and handles, but I go the extra step to cut, line, fold and sew my straps to add that extra special touch.

These are great for tiny little kids, and with the adjustable straps, could even fit a little bit smaller 8 year old...big enough for toys, adventures, or even carrying papers home from school.

Side note:
I've got 10 backpacks to sell at the Beehive Bazaar this weekend.

Friday, April 3, 2015

The Beehive Bazaar

I'm so excited to participate in my first "really big show".  Mark your calendars to visit the Beehive Bazaar!  I will be there the FIRST WEEKEND, selling all kinds of super cool stuff.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Key Chains

Personally, I don't use a key chain.  My car key is pretty bulky, and I don't have a whole lot of keys.  Besides, I've never seen anything cute enough that I wanted to use as a key chain.

Enter these bad boys.  As another attempt to have something with a lower price at the Beehive Bazaar, and have one of those products that qualifies (sort of) as an "impulse purchase" I wipped up a bunch of these super cute wristlet key chains last week.

They are $5 a piece and sure to go quickly.