Thursday, July 17, 2008

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Six Little Girls From Jiangxi

Six little girls came a long way 2 years ago all the way from Jiangxi China to eventually get a Pink Evita bag. Honestly, my most traveled customers yet.

Their parents will be celebrating together next month with a China adoption reunion. They will remember picking up scared little babies in a hotel and holding their children while reassuring them they would be loved in a forever family for all of time. One family met their daughter then 5 years old, not a baby at all. Hopefully a darling 7 year old will like a bag to carry webkinz and dolls, and other very important things.

Then they will revel at how much changes in 2 years time, little babies are now scampering 2 1/2 year olds, 7 year olds attending school full time. I'm honored to be a small part of helping to make this year's reunion special with a little tote bag for each family.

Baby Nicole's Purple Tote

What better gift for a new baby and her parents could there be but a little tote just big enough for a bottle and a few diapers and wipes? You knew I would suggest a handmade tote didn't you? If Mommy and Daddy need to toss in a wallet and cellphone, there is room for that too.

Baby Nicole loves purple, or so her parents think. This bag mixes the durability of sturdy denim, which you need with a messy baby, with a sweet lilac Laura Ashley print. The inside was lined with soft lilac satin and even has a pocket for keys or other Nicole toys.

Baby Nicole's tote will be off and ready to cross state lines soon.

Oh, it's Scotch Guarded too, even sweet baby Nicole will tangle with a little baby mess now and again. Trust me, I know of these things.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Pass The Pen, Please

If there are any last souls on this planet who still do not schedule their lives on blackberries, who don't send all their notes through an IPhone or dare I say it....need a pen and a piece of paper now and again, you've come to the right place.

I'm this person. My cell phone is the $19.99 model and usually sits idol until I think to recharge it's dead battery only to find out I did indeed have a message. But it is pink, it's only redeeming character. It makes me chuckle when I hold it's $.10 body of pink plastic. Needless to say the Barbie phone is not cutting it when I need to take a message or remind myself with a note. Or provide a quick form of entertainment for my 2 year old.

Here she is....Pass The Pen

It is a tri-fold with room for a collection of business cards...3 pens and a 3"x5" pad of paper!

Then you fold her up and toss her in your purse, or stash in your glove compartment so you might have a 50/50 chance of really having a pen handy at the bank when you need it.

This is just the prototype, which I am giving to the gal who came up with the idea in the first place. I'll see if I can whip up a few more to sell.

The Pink Williamsburg Wristlet

Of all the little wristlet fun bags out there in the world...and you had to walk into my sewing room.'s killing me to send this one off in her little pepto bismo pink gift bag, I'd rather keep her and take her out to dinner myself. The pepto bismo gift bags were of course an internet purchase gone wrong...way wrong. But what is one supposed to do with 250 pink plastic gift bags that weighed about 80lbs. when they arrived UPS on the doorstep? Send them back because the color looks like an upset stomach?

I digress. This little out and about wristlet was commissioned for a birthday gift. May she bring good wishes to her new home.

Floppy Fringe

I was asked to make this little black and tan bag with floppy fringe for a friend who has amazing web site development talents. More on the web site developments here at Pink Evita very soon. Yes, I am completely aware of the fact that anyone who knows me in person has been graciously tolerating my empty promises of a fully functioning Pink Evita dot com web site for more months that I care to count. is close...really close. Seriously, I'm not kiddding it will be done before 2010. Way before then.

Anyway, this bag is for a very talented lady who is raising a wonderful little genius. May their talents take them far.