Monday, May 22, 2017

MIHM with Denise Nichols from Simply Charming Everyday

Welcome to Made It Happen Monday with Simply Charming Everyday! Before we get to our interview, we have some exciting news to tell you about over on our NEW site!!  Please head on over and check it out.  You can even listen to the podcast on our new home.  =)

Tomorrow, we will be rolling out a special podcast episode explaining all of our changes and the why behind them.  (Which is truly EXCITING, if I do say so myself.)  In the interim, feel free to check out the new site, wander through our pages, see some of the cool features we are going to be rolling out and follow us on our new social media sites. As for right now, what do you say we dive into our latest guest and her story on how she Made It Happen!


Meet Denise Nichols

Denise is the owner, maker and designer for Simply Charming Bags.  These hand sewn beauties hold everything from your latest crafting project, to your MISTI collection and so much more.  Since the age of 10, she has been sewing doll clothes, dresses, quilts, Raggedy Ann and Andy dolls, Prom dresses and most recently her famous Bunkie Bags and MISTI Zip Pouches.  Hear about how she got her start, the bags she designs and the new products she has lined up for 2017.


How a Jar of Spaghetti Sauce Can Inspire a Bunkie Business

It has happened to all of us at one time or another, our hands are full, the plastic bags are overloaded with heavy cans and jars and at the worst possible moment, the bottom gives out and your food scatters, rolls and shatters.  Personally, my focus would have been on the fact I had red sauce all of the side of my brand new white car.  However, Denise focused on HOW to make sure it would never happen again. Hear how a spaghetti sauce parking lot massacre inspired the Bunkie Bag!

Denise's Favorites

Favorite wasn't my brother, Jake.  =)
Favorite Fabric - Cats in a Garden
Favorite Bunkie Use - Back porch living

Simply Charming Bag Styles

Bunkie Bag Junkie Bunkie - Made Exclusively for Stamp Junkies Facebook Group.
Designed by Kim Gausman ZumMallen-Pietruszewki

Mini MISTI Zip Pouch
Creativity Tote
Equipment Covers

Where to Find Simply Charming Everyday


How Do You Bunkie?

If you would like to see how others are putting their Bunkie Bags to work, please check out the special Show Us Your Bunkie Blog Hop we have going on.  Don't forget to tell us how you use your Bunkie Bag in the comments below.  We would love to know what you keep in yours! Let us know what you think of the new site and name and make sure you check in tomorrow to find out what inspired the new site.

Until next time,

Happy Stamping!


  1. Hands off my Dragonfly bags!! they will be coming to Junkie Fest - may have to put my initials in all of them now. I think with the last couple requests I have used all of YOUR fabric and I am sooooooo happy.

    1. LOL I will have you know she found some new stuff! OH MY!!!! She did ask if she wanted to find more of your fabric and I graciously told her no, I couldn't do that to Mary Kay! LOL

  2. Great podcast...How did your mom come up with the name "Bunkie"?

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  4. Yayyyyyy.. I am the glittery golden child... No one can beat my glittery goldeness... my custom made Bunkie was of Wonder Woman... i gave that as a gift to my friend. Thank you Mama. LOVE YOU SO MUCH. Nyah Nyah Nyah Suzy.

    1. LMFAO You are so awesome! LOVE YOU!