Patchwork & Poppies Haberdashery was inspired by the stitchers lifestyle. While sewing, stitching, knitting, or creating in general, we all have our comfort items. A little ceramic dish to catch our threads, our favorite needle minder from a friend that makes us smile, or a special pair of scissors are all part of the experience. I started making patchwork project bags to hold cross stitch and realized that beautiful and functional storage, as well as tools, are all part of the hobby we are so passionate about. I hope that you will enjoy looking around the shop, and I hope that you always find joy in what you are creating and in the tools you are using.

Project Bags by Jenni

      Growing up with parents who are both professional artists, supporting handmade was always instilled in us. Our family time was spent at museums and art shows. I was fortunate to have the opportunity to pursue my love of art by obtaining a Fine Art Degree in metalsmithing and Art Education. I have had the amazing privilege of working in some kind of creative field for many years.
      A dear friend gave me an overflowing basket of beautiful Lori Holt fabric. I had never had such a variety of patterns at one time. Although I have sewn since I was a little girl, I typically only have on hand what I need for one specific project. When I received this amazing gift, the first thing I thought of was patchwork bags. Of course, the first one I made was for my friend, and then things took off from there. I realized how much I loved playing with the layout and designing the kind of bag that I needed. I made mine a little larger and added an inch of depth to hold my projects that required more floss. I decided to make a bag that had patchwork on both the front and back.
      I have been amazed at the response, and although I have always enjoyed being a jeweler, nothing compares to the friendships I have made with people that I have met through project bags. I think only a stitcher could understand:) I even went to my very first retreat this year because of a special friend I met through project bags! I started first on Etsy and now have a website that offers my bags along with other cross stitch accessories.
      Currently, I spend the majority of my time on my Bag of The Month Club. I will have ready-to-ship and pre-order bags during the year. The best way to know when these items are going to be listed is to follow me on intsagram @patchworkandpoppies, or sign up for my newsletter on my website www.patchworkandpoppies.com. ***Important note*** My Etsy shop, JenniStitchingSimply is still currently live, but after the new year, the patchworkandpoppies.com website will be the only shop.