I’m really into these Baggy pouches. The shape and size is pretty much perfect to fit in any sized bag and the colors are right on. They also lend themselves pretty well to embellishing. You can paint them, sew on them etc. This is one that I had beaded before (yup bead by bead with a very thin and long needle) . Deciding to take it a little further I added a customized zipper pull. I like the whole boho vibe that the pouch starts to take on.
Let’s talk Alabama Shakes. They’re from Athens, Alabama. Their lead singer and guitarist is the awesome and rockin’ Brittany Howard who knows how to play a guitar like nobodies business. She’s awesome. This track is off of their first studio album, Boys & Girls. If you haven’t already downloaded this album, do that. Not only was it nominated for Grammy’s 2013 Best New Artist but it’s also an amazing album. Listen for yourself below.
I wanted to do a pouch with a monogram. First, I was going to go super ornate. Like early 19th century ornate with 25 swirls. Then I thought about how many stitches that would take. Naaaaaaaaa. What about going back to basics? I remember living in Germany, how you could find those super simple initials on vintage linens. Kind of the equivalent of the summer camp stickers that you iron onto your kids clothes. They just a made a quick initials on pillowcases to show who it belonged to as opposed to making a big fancy announcement. Took me about 3 minutes. Kinda like it. Then made it into a little pouch. Then kinda liked it a lot.
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I always used to joke that Make and Mingle was based on fabric appliques. After all almost all of our drop in crafts and birthday parties involved some sort of f fabric applique. We also loved printing photo of fabric sheets. So that we would join the two only seemed obvious. After making a large custom order for a customer I decided to list them on our shop. Here is Truly proudly displaying the one that she loves. They would be great for tote bags, pouches, tees etc. I just love that it’s a great thing to do with all those photo on my phone.
We celebrated the last Birthday on Sunday. After 4 birthday fests in 4 days we had quite a bit going on. We loved doing all of our parties and look forward to the next line of birthdays that we have scheduled at our customers homes. Will be fun to experience a new generation of Creative Make and Mingle parties.
Obviously I love to make things….. Sew a bag, knit a sweater, embellish a tote bag. One thing I never thought about doing though is making my own make up! Well if you can mix a mask why not mix a bronzer?
I loved this idea that I spotted on the Free People Blog. What I especially live is that you can play around with the color combinations and that it smells nice!