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 http://twincitieslive.com/article/stories/S1071014.shtml?cat=10744