Wednesday, March 3, 2010

My New Adventure!!!

Some time ago, I decided it would be a great idea for me to dust off my sewing machine and try out a new hobby. I bought some scrap fabric and attempted to make a pillow. Which proved to be a little harder than I thought it would, but a pillow was made (with no pattern) and it was cute and I had a great time making it.

Hmmm....So I made another one, and another and two sets and a few others. All without a pattern, all crazy colors and pieced together material and it was awesome! My husband, who loves to encourage these kinds of activities, suggested that I should try and sell them. WHAT??? That seems a little crazy husband!!! But, he was very convincing and I gave it serious thought.

In the mean time, I set out to make some other creations. One of which was a small zipper bag, which I felt was very ambitious as I had NEVER sewn a zipper before. After about 3 failed attempts, I had a perfect little zipper pouch!! WOW!! That was really fun. Then I started experimenting with various fabrics and styles and thought more about what my husband had said. How awesome would it be to turn a hobby into a job?? I love sewing, and I love fabrics, I could totally do that!!! And so...


I DID!!!

I am happy to introduce to you SDG!!! Fun, cute and super functional zipper bags, small clutches and purses. (I also am working on a few other items, but you will have to keep coming back to find out about those!!) I am so thrilled and so excited to be able to do something so creative and fun!!! I hope you all enjoy my creations (and I hope you will spread the word!!!)

You can visit my website www.spiredesigngroup.com to see more of the styles. The website is only showing limited styles right now, I will be adding more each week, so keep checking back!!! I will also be offering a custom shop so you can pick your style and fabric if you so desire. Lots of big things in the works!!!

Now, I am sure a lot of you are wondering...What about interior design??? Don't worry!! I am still doing design and Spire Design Group is STILL up and running and busy!!!! And I will still be doing blog posts on design as well as my new venture!!

I feel really blessed to be able to have 2 very creative and fun jobs!!!

To all my loyal blog readers, I do hope you will leave me a little comment and let me know what you think about my products. I would LOVE constructive criticism so that I can bring you the best possible products possible!!

Here is a sampling of what you can find on the website. Be sure to visit www.spiredesigngroup.com and check out the rest of the shop!!!!
























7 comments:

Lindsay - Paint Me A Picture said...

These are super cute! Love the color combinations.

Mandy said...

These are beautiful!! Going to check out your site...

Jacky {The Sweetest Petunia} said...

Super adorable! Meredith, I need a handmade feature for April...wanna give it a go? I'd love to have you! Email me, okay? thesweetestpetunia {at} gmail {dot} com

Valerie {Next to Heaven} said...

They look FANTASTIC! You did such a great job!!!!

Tiffany said...

LOVE them!!! And would love to feature you for a giveaway on the blog sometime if you are interested!!!!!

www.stealsdealsandheels.blogspot.com

Hazel Spupspe said...

Meredith, these are great! They are super cute and I bet they were fun to make as well. I like the little details and the fabric choices. It's a nice compliment to your interior design business. Good luck with it! Okay, going to pick one out now.

Shannon said...

Meredith, those are so cute!!! I love all the styles! I"m so glad you posted some pictures. I'm off to see your site...