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Happy Accidents Can Be….Happy!

Not all projects go smoothly. Yes, we loathe to admit it, but we. are. not. perfect.


There, we said it.

But the good news is this: Sometimes those screw ups, those tear our hair out moments, and that second after we draw our breath to let out a loud, frustrated scream…sometimes those are the best things that could happen to us.

Behold, Exhibit A:

Oh, vintage Danish Army backpack, we had such high hopes for you…until we pulled the screen up and realized that the print came out horrendously. After a quick, desperate scrub, some tears shed (we’re not ashamed to admit it), and a nice, long tea break, we realized that this bag would not be printed on the canvas.

And we realized we had to come up with a plan B.

And you know what? It was the best thing that could have happened to us.

Behold, Exhibit B:


Not only was the fix ten times better than the original idea, we just got an order from the buyer for another to give as a gift. Because he loves it that much. And we love that he loves it that much.

It’s not the first time we screwed up a bag, and it won’t be the last. See this vintage Swiss gas mask bag? Yup. The pocket was too small to print on. But contrary to popular belief, we do (at times) learn from our mistakes….and instead of tearing our hair out and screaming, we went to plan B-and got yet another awesome bag out of it. And now we won’t do these gas mask bags any other way.

So hang in there, fellow artists, artisans, etsians, and members of the human race…mistakes, screw ups, and accidents aren’t the end of the world-they’re the begining of another opportunity*.


(*This message was brought to you by The Feel Good Council for Meatbagz Lovers Inc.)




About meatbagz totes

Mackenzie is an award winning pie maker, a fast driver, and a screen printing mastermind. Kate is a designer, occasional neat freak, and tea drinking madwoman. They both believe in the power of good karma, air banding as a valid form of exercise, and that getting your hands dirty is a good way to keep your soul clean. Together they make up Team Meatbagz.

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