I forgot I had this little gem. It's a mini manual powered chain stitch machine. You just clamp the top down and it'll chainstitch for you. It's really tiny, say 3 inches and it takes real machine needles. I forgot the brand name of it. I bought it at an estate sale with some vintage sewing notions, didn't even know it was in the box until I got home. Here it is sitting on the base of my brother machine. It even takes sewing machine needles in it.
I've been eyeing the beautiful box bags/ dopp kits, what have you, on flickr and decided it was high time that I tried one out. I was in desperate need of a new makeup bag anyway. It's made from this wonderful, ultra-vibrant sheet I found at a Salvation Army for dirt cheap (yay!). I don't think it's bad for my first attempt (and not following directions properly lol!).
As I'm preparing merchandise for my new etsy shop, I noticed that I need to create labels! So I did with my embroidery machine. It's just my simple logo on bright twill tape. I love my embroidery machine. Customized, cost-effective labels = bliss!