I love meeting local makers. Bethany is the creator behind Stella and Poppy.  I met Bethany last month and brought home this candle. The subtle smell is amazing. It reminds me of cool summer nights around the campfire. Bethany’s extensive knowledge of essential oils is apparent on her website and blog: Poppy and Stella She also…

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I am just half way through my 31 bags in 31 days challenge this October! Lots of new one of a kinds handbags. And a blast from the past – a couple coffee sacks brings me back to the beginning of Shaggy Baggy. I can’t believe it has been eight years since I opened my Etsy…

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I have been collecting remnants and scraps of fabric for as long as Shaggy Baggy has been in existence (8 years). I am so drawn to the idea of one of kind. Original. Mixing prints and patterns. Hoping that you find something that speaks to you – that no one else has. So starting on…

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Shopper Totes are coming back to the shop later this week! This batch is made with a sturdy canvas drop cloth fabric. Fully lined with cotton and re-enforced handles make this a sturdy grocery, market, beach or library bag. Shop Here These totes will be available Wednesday, May 23, 2017

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Sewing buntings is a great way to use up scraps of fabric. You can cut your scraps into various sizes and shapes. I chose to stay with traditional triangles. I cut them with a 2 1/2 inch base and 4 inch length to the point. Feed through your sewing machine to stitch together. The fun…

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This University of Minnesota flag took a beating this winter (almost as bad as the beatings on the men’s basketball team.) We are celebrating the end of the school year so I want to get this flag back on the flag pole. This was an easy, easy fix: trim the frayed edges and make the…

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So many changes behind the scenes The new website has been under construction and is finally live. Check it out HERE and let me know what you think with a comment below. Lets Celebrate with a Sale The SHOP is full of new items and all are 30% off this week (through May 21, 2016). Lots of zipper pouches…

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Nurturing my creative process Slow Sewing. Hand Sewing. Needle and thread. Quiet. Peaceful. Once a week I will carve out an hour or two. Mending, patching, embellishing. I want to slow things down a bit. Step away from the hectic assembly line that my sewing room can often become. Sort my scraps. Sort my buttons.…

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Mixing color and prints is my primary inspiration for all my work. Totes’ and handbags’ primary purpose is function (storage) and organization. My unique mix of prints and colors make them stand out as practical, beautiful, daily accessories to serve in all seasons. Wristlets and zippers—splashes of color—on a neutral background (often linen or denim.) Unique,…

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I mostly work with remnants so I rarely have an idea of how a bag will look before I begin. A simple pile of colors and prints. A collection of fabric. I sort. Move the colors around. Layer various pieces together. Usually two different fabrics, sometimes more. I iron. The warmth of the steam. The…

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