Saturday, February 19, 2011

Featured CABTeam Member - TiLT Creations

Theresa of TiLT Creations has been selling on Etsy since 2008 and her shop features several different types of bags as well as some great home items (pillows, table runners, etc.) and some adorable little felt monsters.  I've included some pictures of her great bags.  Here is a bit more about Theresa in her own words:

First, tell us a little about yourself and what you do other than making bags:
I was an exercise physiologist working cardiac rehab. Very different life. For the past 5 1/2 years I have been a stay at home mom. I spent 6 months on bed rest and we felt I worked hard enough to get him here that I would stay home with him. So now I sew. Aside from bags I make clothing - I am not at the point of selling those - and pillows, fabric baskets, little stuffies, embroidery pieces and I am getting into quilts.

How long have you been making bags?
The bag making started about 4 years ago with a batch of Christmas gifts. And I just never stopped. I started sewing about 13 years ago when my oldest wanted a robin Hood costume that I could not find in the stores. I was hooked.

What is your favorite bag and what are your favorite materials to work with?
I loved my Buffy messenger bag. Actually, all my fan based messenger bags have been a blast to make. I like all fabric, but the sturdier canvases and home deco fabrics are what I tend to lean towards. I do want to start playing more with Dupioni and silks for evening bags.

Do you have any advice for other bag makers (about making bags or selling them)?
I am always looking for advice myself :P But don't be afraid to try new styles. I rarely make more than 6 of any style. It may look mish-mashy at times, but I love the variety and originality it gives the shop. If a bag doesn't work...just take some of it apart and try again. Some of my favorite bags were born from mistakes.

You can check out Theresa’s shop here:
Also, find her on Facebook, Twitter and Flickr or check out her blogs:
Crafts, kids, home & life:
Tilt's Creations:

The featured member post will appear on the CABTeam Blog the third Saturday of each month.  If you would like to be a featured CABTeam member, send me a convo.

1 comment:

TiLT said...

Thank you so much :) This made my weekend!