Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Drive By Bags

Have you ever wondered what happens to old billboard signs? I found one answer :) Look what Drive by Bags is doing with them!!

We live in Minneapolis. Over the course of the last two years my husband and I both lost our jobs and started Drive-By Bags for something to do until the economy improved. I've attached our "official story".

A friend of mine came up with the name "Drive-By Bags" since you drive by billboards everyday. As far as supplies go, We get whatever the billboard posting company is willing to give us. Sometimes we get event banners, too, which we like because they're smaller and easier to work with.

Our tote bags are our favorite thing to make. It's fun to see what they end up looking like when they are turned, as they are made inside out. Each one is different.

We are heading to the American Craft Council Show in Baltimore in three weeks. It is a national two-day wholesale and four-day retail event. We are hoping to get some national exposure and some encouragement that we are doing something that people want.

There is a video of us that was featured on a local news show. You can watch it at


  1. Wow! You go girl! They look great! I hope much success for you!


  2. Very nice bags Audrey, I wish you much success. A very creative idea and oh so cool looking. Have a great day, Carol Mae

  3. These are cool bags!

  4. That is really cute!

    What a good idea!

  5. What a great idea! These bags are awesome!

  6. Those are really cool. Love the name, how creative.

  7. Hi!such fabulous bags, Audrey! you can never have enough bags, shoes...;-)
    i've just nominated you for the sunshine blog award - check it out at
    Vicky :-)

  8. That is such a clever and unique idea! I continue to be amazed at what people do!

  9. Minneapolis, Like Minneapolis, MN? So cool. I'm about 100 miles north of there.
    Love your bags. Gonna have to check out your etsy. Good luck at the conference. Sell your hearts out.
    Take care and God Bless. Thank goodness for TFIG and FF.


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