PrettyNeatDesigns

Pretty Neat Designs - stuff you'll love to give and get

Massachusetts, United States · 170 Sales

PrettyNeatDesigns

Pretty Neat Designs - stuff you'll love to give and get

Massachusetts, United States 170 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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Announcement   Thanks for stopping by my shop. I'll be adding quilted Moleskine notebooks and new quilted note cards soon. Visit my blog: http://www.prettyneatdesigns.blogspot.com for coupon codes and shop announcements

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Thanks for stopping by my shop. I'll be adding quilted Moleskine notebooks and new quilted note cards soon. Visit my blog: http://www.prettyneatdesigns.blogspot.com for coupon codes and shop announcements

Cindy

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Cindy

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Anonymous on Feb 22, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Received my moleskine today! Very satisfied with the quality of this. Simple, but good. Now I can fulfill my inspiration-on-the-go needs. Thanks!

Anonymous on Sep 28, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

in love with these little notebooks, great for any purpose! can't wait to buy some more as stocking stuffers!!

Anonymous on Sep 28, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

these items are so unique and made from quality materials... thank you PND!

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About

woman combats crisis with sewing machine and iphone

Back in 2008 I had just taken the bar exam and while I waited to find out whether I'd have a career in the near future or many more days, weeks, and months of studying I was starting to go a little bit nuts. Ok, a lot a bit nuts.

In a moment of crisis I thought, I've already got a ton of student loans, what the hell is another $130.00 of debt, so I bought a sewing machine. And I've been sewing ever since.

First it was shoe bags because I like shoes. I figured the shoe bags would be a useful item and good for the environment because people would stop using plastic bags. Then I decided to make a shoe bag that was big enough for a clunky pair of boots and lo and behold, the travel laundry bag was born. (Most of my designs are born out of a good amount of failed attempts and lots time spent doing "the mess around.")

Pretty soon I had a lot of scrap fabric and I wanted to find a way to use it. I came across some cards with a hole punched out for a photo. I thought, what if I put scrap fabric in there and sewed it up? The notecards were born. I quickly started cutting out my own circles and soon the notes morphed into notebooks.

And then there was instagram. I like to think that the iphone made me a photographer again. It has been a long time since I've been in a dark room, but the filters on Instagram and Hipstamatic are so easy and fun. I liked the images but what good did they do sitting on my phone? Print them out, cut them like polaroids and stitch them to notebooks and cards.

Oh, about that bar exam, I passed, but I am still sewing and it makes the stress of my job so much more manageable. PND is my creative space and saving grace.

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  • Cindy

    Owner, Designer, Maker, Maker And Photo Taker Of Pretty Neat Designs

    I snap photos and sew up pretty neat designs as an escape from my worky work job. I think it's super and I hope other people find my designs both nice to look at and fun to use.

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