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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Talented Tuesday - The Hobo Train

I would like you to meet Renee and her Etsy shop:  Thehobotrain.

If you are looking for a great Crossbody Bags, Hobo Bags, Slouch Bags, Shoulder Bags or Up-cycled Hats Then you will love the items at Thehobotrain

Let's get to know Thehobotrain and Renee:

What would you like us to know about you?
I'm a free-spirited, music-loving Canadian girl. I love to connect with people through my hand-crafted creations.

What prompted you to open an Etsy Shop?
I sell my items at a lot of craft fairs and was always being asked if I had an online shop. Finally I decided to set one up. Etsy was the perfect place! ♥

How did you come up with your shop name?
Well, I originally started making hobo bags. And a hobo is historically someone who traveled from place to place riding the trains and working in exchange for food and shelter. I thought The Hobo Train was perfect because it combines the word hobo and the spirit of the adventure.

How would you describe your shop?
My shop is fun to look at. lol I use all kinds of different fabrics and textures. Kind of like a candy store for tactile enthusiasts.

What inspires you?
Music, life experience, and my loved ones.

Which item in your shop is your favorite to make/find?
I love making the up-cycled products.... so creative! ♥ I especially love thrifting, so it's a great excuse to hit up the thrift shops.

If you were shipwrecked on a desert island, what are the 3 crafty must haves?
Some thrifted treasures, a sewing machine, and a pair of scissors. I would have the funkiest threads on that island. ♥

Where else can we find you?
Facebook --
Twitter --
Blog --

Is there anything else you would like to share?
A big thank you to everyone out there who supports handmade artisans. It is truly a beautiful and sustainable way of doing business that brings people together and inspires true connection.

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Thanks so much Renee.  It has been great getting to know you and discovering your shop and your lovely items.

Now please show Renee some support and let us know which of her pieces are your favorite from her shop! Oh...and go ahead and heart a few of her items along with her shop :)

Have a great week!

knitting yarns


  1. What a fun name! Thank you for sharing more information on The Hobo Train.

  2. Thanks so much for this lovely feature!
    @ Erika, thanks for the compliment!


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