A few month ago a dear friend asked if I’d like to work on sewing projects with a small group of women in the Philippines. YES YES YES! I love entrepreneurship, and the goal is to create a working product that can be produced well after I leave.
So I’m heading out for 3 weeks. My little shop will still take orders, but they will not ship until the week of July 29th.
Ironically I topped the year off with a black bag. Most would probably think this is where a designer would start, simple and classic. But I like to say I’m working up to better and best.
I do love every piece I make, and my craft becomes more passion filled as I go along.
Somewhat random post about my love for finding usual ways to package my products. I try to lean on the side of anti-cheesy. This post will hopefully inspire you, HA, or jolt you into picking creative ways to ship/package items.
I found a few rectangular mounting boards and circular pieces of cardboard at The Scrap Exchange. With a little glue, I had a sturdy holder for the input-output necklaces. I shipped them out in recycled paper sewn shut.
Point is, look around your house before you buy generic packaging. I know I know, it’s easier to buy a box, but so much cooler to make it yourself. Or just ask me, I’d love to do it for you.
This necklace may actually be functional if you are an old IT gal/guy. Old as in experience, not in years. If you are able to ID the hanging charms on these necklaces, you and my dad may likely have long conversations about T1′s while your beepers go off. Oh that’s right, you’re on call.
I’ve been working for a while on new concepts. Because I source my materials in a very, shall we say, unique way, every project requires a fair share of brain power. And yep, a lot of brain juice went into figuring out how to minimize waste and create a bag that you ladies would enjoy. The problem solving is by far my favorite part. Well along side sharing it with you all. Hence why everything is Freshly Given. :-) There were no pre-made patterns or folders of sketches. I have to go with the materials provided me. And trust me, my apt is not for the faint at heart. Ask the hubby.
There are limited quantities. Emphasis on limited. No need to worry about walking in to a room, embarrassed the woman over yonder is carrying the same bag. Plus, even if you did, just flip to the other side and BAAMM, magic.