Saturday, June 11, 2011

Mona's Box & Bags

 Mona's Box and Bags is one of those etsy shops you want to come back to. The items are very colorful and skillfully made, the seller is pleasant, and all in all, shopping there as a treat. Boxes and bags aren't the only items in this shop however. You can find clothing and even jewelry there as well. I personally love all the items for kids. I asked Mona a few questions, and here is what she answered:

Why did you choose sewing as a creative outlet?
My mother was a seamstress so I learned to sew from her. When I was younger I wanted to be a fashion designer, and now I am a stay at home Mom and sewing is a perfect way to do something on the side with children at home.

 What fabric do you prefer to use?

My choices of fabric depend on what I am creating. When I make diaper bags or children's clothes I like to use something that is easy to sew and clean, with fun prints, so I like basic cotton and use interfacing and other thickening methods to make my bags really stable. I also get iron on vinyl for my wet bag, changing mats, and wipes clutches. When making bridesmaids clutches or other formal clutches I usually use satin or silk. Silk is probably my favorite when making metal frame clutches.

What colors/themes you like to work with?
I get teased because I am almost always wearing brown and turquoise, or brown and pink! As in my avatar photo. But I also love the bright colors from Amy Butler fabrics and have been using a lot of yellow recently. Though I think brown, and damask prints are my most commonly used themes that I work with.

What's your favorite item in your shop?
Currently, my favorite item in my shop would have to be the diaper bag gift set! It is a wonderful all inclusive set that makes expectant Moms giddy! Especially with the embroidered personalization.

A couple more things I wanted to mention about this shop is that it has a 100% positive feedback and store policies are very simple and easy to understand. You can also use coupon code monasbox15 and get 15% off your next purchase.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for the mention! I love it! Thanks.