Artist Feature: Shelly Daood, Bound to be Creative

Shelly Daood, owner of Bound to be Creative, designs and sews reversible hats and accessories in her home shop in St. Charles, MN. With a strong passion for handmade, a love of fabric, and an entrepreneurial spirit, Shelly’s hats and accessories are made with function, style and colorful fabrics. Coming from generations of creatives, Shelly finds the process of creating her goods from scratch invigorating and fulfilling. Often times her process begins with a dream, next a sketch, then to digital illustrations, finally to cutting out the pattern and sewing her creations. This process for Shelly is like being a kid in a candy store waiting for her designs to come alive.

Her love of hats and hands-on personality turned into a business four years ago when she designed a running-errands Newsboy Hat for herself. The simplicity and reversibility of Bound to be Creative hats are functional and unexpected, something that is essential to her business. These hats give women permission to look confidently cute at the bank drive thru or at a Sunday brunch. Because women are created differently, Shelly offers custom sizes and various fabric combinations allowing women to accessorize with ease.

An artist at heart, Shelly also creates Doodle Totes for kids ages 2 to 99. Using fun and unique fabrics, she designs these easy-to-fold coloring totes for those that love creating art wherever they go. Allowing children to use their imagination is something she is a firm believer in. New to her palette of Doodles, Shelly now offers Color Caddy’s for the adult coloring enthusiast. Her creativity broadens into designing and creating cross-body bags of various sizes. From the Fresh Mesh Beach Tote to the HIP Mini Bound to be Creative purses express a passion for color and function for the everyday woman.

Shelly has sold her products all over the world to others that appreciate high quality handmade goods. Whether brainstorming a new creation, making product tags or setting up a photo shoot, you can find Shelly busy doing something in her shop. Shelly is excited to move back into her newly remodeled work space where she will continue to create products that are loved by many and who knows what will be on the cut table next.

Shelly’s functional purses and art totes fly out of Minnesota Makers, making them some of our most popular products. Function partnered with vibrant prints make Shelly’s pieces a conversation piece. Stop in and check out her products!








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