Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Captiva Love

I rarely make bags for myself. Usually I just wait until a project goes awry and then I decide I can't sell the darn thing and then I make up some excuse as to why it can't possibly be thrown away and then it becomes my new bag. Great advertising for myself as I tootle around town don't you think?

But I made something for myself yesterday. It is completely unpractical. I usually have to carry a huge bag due to the fact that I am constantly toting a kitchen sink around for my toddler and 6 year old.

But we are headed off to Captiva Island in Florida this weekend and I'm determined to go somewhere where I can carry this. I used an old scrap of fluffy trim I couldn't part with and it matches nothing I own and I simply don't care. It is that cute. And very Florida vacationish...don't you agree?

Monday, May 12, 2008

Spring Pink Flowers

Every once in a while when I am working a Pink Evita "design your own" party I meet someone who has her own ideas about what fabric swatches should be offered. The best part comes when she offers to run on home and gather bits from her own stash so I can work with it and design a bag for her.

I love this...what a hoot. Why not get the bag you want AND use the material YOU love and had to have that day at the fabric store...but alas never got around to using it for anything...yet.

I introduce Spring Pink Flowers from Cathy's stash. She's attending a conference later this week and of course has an outfit that this bag will compliment. She mentioned that she makes jackets and often will make a fun jacket out of material to match a theme of a conference or party. (Perhaps she and I need to barter bags for jackets.) She even offered to pass out my business cards when people comment on it. How nice to assume it would be worthy of compliments even before the thing was made up.

This one was plenty of fun to design and make up. I'm grateful for the opportunity.

The Navy Dream That Could

I attended a Pink Evita "design your own" party late last week and the ladies attending were completely cracking me up. They were an absolute hoot in that many of them had been friends for over 30 years. So many stories so many memories. This is one of my absolute favorite parts of my job in this little bitty business in my corner of the world, getting to meet so many amazing women. Each and every one seems fascinating to me as I meet them at the parties I do. (But then again, I am often starved for conversation with intelligent women OVER the age of 6.) You can see the intelligent women under the age of 6 1/2 here.

One lady came to the party with a bag that she has been carrying for over 10 years. Thinking she might be due for a new handbag, she asked for something green as she sat down at the dining room turned design table. But then she sort of fell for the navy swatches. She asked for a this navy ticking material paired with the apple green dots...which I sort of flinched at in the beginning. However, me of little faith, found this amazing contrasting navy striping for the bottom at the fabric store and I started to get excited. I can make that bag work, I thought to myself. I incorporated a stripe of navy gros grain ribbon that she asked for and here she is. The Navy Dream.

It is 14" by 14" and has generous 26" handles. The bag is completely lined in the green apple polka dots, of course and has 5 internal pockets. Even the pockets have coordinating navy gros grain ribbon affixed...I simply could not resist.

The lady who ordered this bag seemed rather conservative...I do hope she loves it.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Green Apple Dots

I am the sweet sister to Preppy Pink Dots wristlet. Arrow down to see my sister. If green apple is just a little bit more your thing, perhaps I am the answer.

I'm 7 1/2" wide x 6 1/2 tall with a black zipper closure. I'm lined in contrasting pink with green dots!

I hook to belts and other larger bags for hands free life!

I'm just big enough to take to dinner out on the town storing keys, credit cards, lipstick and id!

I'm $25.00

Preppy Pink Sweet

This little convertible pinky polka dot wristlet is sweet preppy and ready to arrive on your arm at the next function. Of course she is casual enough to hang out at the next summer bar-b-que and new sophisticated enough to attend an adult bar like evening.

She zips up so no keys or credit cards fall out. And she can attach to any other bag or belt loop with her gold lock at the top!

$25.00 email me if Preppy Pink Sweet is to be yours.

Children of The World

Convertible Wristlets
These little 7 1/2" x 6 1/2" wristlets do double duty with clasps that hook to the other side of the bag making a loop that will hook the wristlet to another bag or a belt. Hands free existence.

These two bags are for sale and feature a children around the world theme. One is paired with a solid black linen contrast and the other has a polka dot contrast. Both are completely lined and zip up for a secure closure.

This is the perfect little bag for dinner and movie or a long day of shopping where you only need id and a credit card or two, plus keys!

The little wristlets are $25.00 each and are ready for immediate shipment. email me at if you'd like one.