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bulldoglaptop1One of our customers loved our Bulldog Lover patch so much that she requested an enlarged version on a laptop bag, and we loved how it came out so much that we’ve decided to make it available to everybody! If you follow Storied Threads on any of our social media (and I hope that you do!) it should come as no surprise that the design is based on our own bulldog, Beatrix. We’re pretty big fans of bulldogs and their smooshy, kissable faces!

This bag is available in our Etsy shop and on our website.

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KlaatuBarada1One of the things I love about working with my husband is that he sometimes gets these sort of off-the-wall ideas. And whenever he gets one, the conversation goes something like this:

Mike: Hey, I have an idea that’s either brilliant or stupid.
Me: What is it?
Mike: *tells me the idea*
Me: Brilliant. No question.

This time I was backed up by a bevy of his friends of Facebook who, when he posted the idea there, replied with comments like “Comedic gold. I would buy one of these for my brother.” and “Do it. I will buy it.”  With that kind of feedback, how could we NOT make it?

I therefore present to you — the Klaatu Barada Necktie!  Look, maybe I didn’t say every single little tiny syllable, no. But basically I said them, yeah.

This awesome silk tie is available on our website, and will be available this weekend at the OtherWhere Holiday Affair.

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Some of you may not realize that the bags we sell at Storied Threads are not purchased in bulk and then simply embroidered by us. Instead, we designed our own bags, and make them from scratch here in our studio.  The down side to this process is, of course, that it slows down our production time. The up side, though, is that when you shop with us, you get a completely original product. And even better – your bag can be customized!

HenryVTablet_SidesThe Henry V tablet bag I shared earlier this week is actually my own new bag.  Since I was making it for myself, I added a bunch of stuff to it that is not normally included on our bags. For example, I added some small pockets to the sides of the bag, large enough to hold pens, a cell phone, or any other small objects you may want to tuck in them.  My iPhone 5 is hidden away in one of these pockets, while the other holds the stylus for my computer in this picture.

In addition to simply adding pockets, I also chose to embroider one of them. I love the way our Hugin and Munin patch came out, so before stitching the pockets in place, I embroidered that design without its border, as a bit of extra decoration.

HenryVTablet_ElsewhereSpeaking of extra embroidery — I also decided to add some custom embroidery to the inside pocket. The dimensions of this pocket are a bit limiting, but it’s a great place to add a favorite quote or other linear design.  I chose the quote “There is a world elsewhere”, from Shakespeare’s “Coriolanus” for my bag. It’s one of my favorite lines from that play, and since this bag will be used mostly when traveling, it seemed appropriate.  Sure, that’s not how Caius Marcius meant it when he said it, but hey — my bag, my interpretation.

Unlike adding patches to your bag after the fact, embroidery like this MUST be done before the bag is actually constructed. Once it has been assembled, it’s impossible to add embroidery to pockets like these without stitching it shut — which rather defeats their purpose.

HenryVTablet_InteriorThe last bit I added to my bag was an extra interior pocket.  Since the bag is lined in black quilted cotton, I used more of that same fabric to add a large pocket inside.  Once it was in place, I stitched a line down the center to divide it, so that things could be kept in there and a little bit more organized. In this interior picture you can see that my bag holds my Surface Pro 3 (safely secured against the back of the bag via the built-in elastic band) with its power cord tucked in that extra pocket. And there is still plenty of room to add a book, wallet, keys, and everything else I’ll need handy while traveling.

All of these bag additions — extra pocket, extra embroidery, other things maybe you think of but I haven’t — are all things that can be added to your bag, too! They don’t come free, of course — every bit of extra will come with a pricetag.  But the ability to customize your bag to fit your needs is an amazing thing, and something that we’re always happy to work with you to achieve here at Storied Threads!

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IT_HomeAh, good old 127.0.0.1.  Some people think of it as localhost. Other’s refer to it as a loopback address. But me? I just call it home. And you know what they say — there’s no place like home.

This patch is available in our Etsy shop, and on our website.

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PusillanimousPusillanimous is a word that doesn’t get used often enough anymore. It means to be timid, or cowardly. You should always strive not to be pusillanimous. Or in other words?

Don’t be a pussy.

This patch is available through our Etsy shop, and on our website.

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Bibliophile1Do you have so many books that they’re overflowing your bookcases? Do you love the smell of a used bookstore? Can you lose yourself for hours in the pages of a good book? If so, then this is the bookmark for you!

The great thing about our embroidered bookmarks — besides just being awesome bookmarks — is that are still fully functional as sew-on patches, too! Use it to hold your place in your favorite novel, or sew it on a bag or jacket to show your literary loves to the world.

This bookmark is available in our Etsy shop and on our website.

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