bagmaking · sewgratitude · She's Crafty

2018 – A New Year

Looking back at 2017 I am amazed at how far I’ve come.  I had to close down my apothecary business it had grown into an incredibly successful venture… one that my current postal/insurance/housing situation couldn’t sustain.  Simply put?  I wasn’t prepared for how big it got so fast.

I as left with a real void.  I went from being busy 10 hours a day to.  Zip.  Zilch.  Blah.

I’d been sewing a little, on and off.  But it wasn’t until I had ALL that time on my hands that I realized I needed to do SOMETHING productive or go bonkers!

I realized quickly that garment sewing wasn’t my thing.  I made a bunch of shorts and pants and cardigans.  But eh.  It wasn’t until I was looking on Etsy for something… I can’t even remember what now, that I ran across a handmade bag ‘inspired’ by Desigual.  Well, if you know me, you know I get a new Desigual bag about once a month… so.   Wow, this lady MADE that bag?  I was in love and instantly that ‘maker mentality’ kicked in, saying… I can make this myself.

And now I do!

In 2018 my official studio store, SewGratitude Designs, will launch.


It will feature bright whimsical and boheme wallets and accessories along with custom design and special order opportunities.  Occasionally I will take open orders to make full sized bags, but I plan to focus on what I love most, quirky little projects.

It’s going to take a little bit more work and some major maneuvering, but I can’t wait to launch my webshop and share it with you!


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