Monday, July 28, 2014

Drawstring Backpack-Sewn by my 8 year old

My daughter has been interested in learning to sew for a while now.  I have dropped the ball when it comes to actually making time to teach her.  However, when a friend recently asked if I would give a little sewing lesson to her grandaughter, I thought this would be a great opportunity to teach the project to my daughter first.  She was so excited to sew with me (even more guilt set in!).

Monday, July 21, 2014

Laptop AND iPad Bag in Fun Summer Colors

Yes, it is another Kennedy Bag!  I just love this pattern by Sarah Lawson from Sew Sweetness.  It is actually a free pattern she offers, so check it out!  I always feel so satisfied when I am finished with one of these bags.  The buckles still frustrate me a bit, but it is all worth it!

Laptop and iPad Messenger Bag by Gina's Craft Corner (pattern by Sew Sweetness)

Friday, July 18, 2014

10 DIY Business Card Ideas

 10 DIY Business Card Ideas

Business cards are an important part of brandnig your business and getting your name out there.  I have had a few situations in the past month where I wish I would have had one on hand.  Recently I was in McDonalds and a stranger came up to me and said, "That is a fabulous bag!"  I said, "Thanks, I made it!".  You know what she said, "You go girl!"  So funny!  I just walked away, but I should have said, "I can make you one just like it.  Here is my 'fabulous' card!".

Monday, July 14, 2014

MU Crossbody w/ Reverse Applique- TUTORIAL

Living in MU country, I thought it would be good for business if I came up with a bag to interest the local student body.  I'm thinking of selling something like this in the local consignment stores.  It needs some work, but I thought I would share it with you to get your opinion.

MU Crossbody w/ Reverse Applique-Tutorial by Gina's Craft Corner

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Creative Branding Ideas for your Business-DIY TAGS

Creative Branding Ideas for your Business-DIY TAGS

I just opened my Etsy shop last week, so I've been thinking a lot more about branding.  I need business cards, fabric labels, hang tags, packaging....!  It is a little overwhelming.  So, I've decided to put together a series of post to help all of us, including myself, get our thoughts organized and find the best ideas that will work for us!

Lets first look at TAGS.  Pinterest has so many ideas for DIY tags.  I'm looking for something that I can make myself, b/c we are crafters, right?!  Surely we can come up with something original, that represents our business.

Here are just a few ideas that I found on Pinterest.  These would work for hang tags, or tags to tie on your package.

washi tape tag tutorial

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Blue Jean and Chevron Wristlet

If you are dropping over from Diana Rambles,  where I have the pleasure of guest posting today, welcome!!  I'm so glad you decided to drop on over to check out my Blue Jean and Chevron Wristlet.  If you have no idea what I am talking about, you need to hop on over to Diana Rambles so you can see the little bag my sweet girl is holding in the photo below! 

Blue Jean and Chevron Wristle by Gina's Craft Corner