I'm Jamie Hevener - designer and seamstress, mom of a 12 year old daughter, Sarah, and wife of husband, John. I balance taking care of them, my two dogs Woody (a chocolate lab/pig in a dog suit) and Tico ( a German shepherd - terrier rescue dog) with my business.
Hev-Vin Designs is where I design and make bags, custom and ready to sell, from mostly estate quality vintage fabrics and leathers, embellishing them with antique and vintage buttons and jewelry. I will also make custom orders from the fabrics that you can find here. Upon request, I will use other fabrics too. The ready to sell bags are in my Etsy shop.
To promote my shop, I will sell at local craft shows, handing out cards and brochures for custom ordering. I also use Facebook, Twitter, and have a blog.
My favorite item in my shop would have to be "Bad Girl", which is a cross body purse which is made from estate vintage cherry red satin, black floral vintage lace and soft black leather with a re-purposed dramatic graphics belt. It's sexy and humorous. I like to play with styles by mixing masculine and feminine fabrics together and blending textures. I'm a textile fanatic. You just don't get the quality from store bought or online fabrics like you do with vintage.
In the next months, I'm really going to keep pushing with the textiles, using more hardware, old imprinted photos and vintage jewelry. I keep feeling a pull to do some fiber and mixed media art. So who knows? I'm "following my bliss" with this whole process of growing my business.
Here are some other items that make me happy too: My favorite foods are macaroni and cheese casserole, Tex Mex dishes, anything with warm cheese really.
My favorite music is classic punk (Sex Pistols, Ramones, Clash), Classic Goth (Peter Murphy, Cure), and anything with Jack White (have a small crush on him)
My favorite books are Jane Eyre by Bronte, On The Road by Jack Keroack, and anything by Joseph Campbell.
Jamie has graciously offered this great bag as a giveaway. Keep your remotes in one place, store you crafting supplies, or many other options. Here are the details.
Item: Scarlet and Grey basket (shown in above picture), can also be exchange for a $30 credit.
How to enter: Leave a comment on this blog before Friday (the 9th) at noon (eastern time)