Each month I hold a little creative gathering in my home here in Columbus, Ohio.
We call it Brown Bag.
Once a month a really fun collection of creative girls gather at my place for a girls night of sewing and sampling sweets.
At each Brown Bag night I teach the group how to make a simple sewing project. Then a collection of borrowed sewing machines whir while everybody gets to create their own version of that night's project.
Guests bring yummy snacks and treats that we all enjoy sampling.
Prizes are provided by local and far-away sponsors who share goodies from their shops and businesses in exchange for a bit of up-front, small-town advertising.
Prizes are awarded for several things. First and foremost, prizes are awarded to whoever gets the most votes on the yummy snacks and treats they bring (we all vote). Those who want to bring handmade items to show off are encouraged to and prizes are given away (at random... via a drawing) to a few of those ladies. And, of course, any of the guests can win prizes from our general drawing--all you have to do is show up!
At the end of the night, each guest goes home with their own Brown Bag-- a bag of goodies, samples, and business cards from our sponsors for that month. Sometimes I throw in a few little extras too. :)
Want to learn more about and participate in the fun?
Click on the links below to find what you're looking for.
2012 Brown Bag Calendar
Be A Brown Bag Sponsor
Brown Bag Archives
Want to come?
If you live in the Columbus, Ohio area and you'd like to join us for an upcoming Brown Bag night, shoot me an e-mail and I'll get you connected with all info about what's coming up next.
Admission is free, but guests are encouraged to bring $1 (or two) to help pay for the cost of supplies, set up, and other things that go into making Brown Bag fun.