My name is Mindy...
I am an avid designer & maker of stuff & things.
It all started about a year ago. I had a day off from work & my husband was at school, so I was all alone with nothing but free time. I attempted to watch some kind of daytime television, but was sooo bored. I went into my studio (I am a painter by nature), found some fabric I had purchased a couple of years before (knowing I would find something to do with it... it was too cute I had to have it), and started sewing. I wound up with several NOT SO GREAT reusable coffee sleeves. When my husband got home I proudly showed him the wonky little things. He thought they were a great IDEA. So I went back to the drawing board, researched materials, and finally figured out the magic combo.
I was hooked! I started sewing them in every spare minute I could find. I could not be stopped! One day I looked around and found that I had a very large bag full of these sleeves. They were great to look at, all different colors & patterns. It was like candy! But what did I need with all of them? They were just fun to make. So I packed up the bag into the ole car & headed down to my coffee shop. I started giving away my sleeves. The owner of the coffee shop took notice & asked if I would like to sell them there. My business was born.
The sleeves are the bread & butter of my business. They are sold in 14 different coffee shops locally & I sell them online at my Etsy store, www.bymindy.etsy.com. They pay for me to experiment making other things: clutches, stuffed owl & bird pillows, cards, Christmas ornaments... the list keeps growing. So that brings us up to date. So I welcome you to come on this journey with me. Be my friend, witness the highs & the lows & the total freak outs. Check in to see what new creations I have made, fabrics I have found, buttons I have added to my collection, or even just if my adorable beagle has done something amazingly cute that day. Hope you enjoy!!!