Thursday, December 26, 2013

Sneak peek inside my new studio

I've been promising a peek into my sunny. new studio since we moved into this house last June. it is! 
Where I spend 90% of my time, at my favorite sewing machine, Verena <3 br="">We bought an old house, so I'm loving all of the built-ins and charming details, like the beautiful ceiling. A great backdrop for my purses...

On top of my ugly, yet super functional HUMONGOUS filing cabinet, I store all of my hardware in little jars. Right within an arms reach of my work table. I like to scour our local Habitat Restore to find old, wooden crates to store larger things in, like my shipping supplies. They are so much cuter in this crate :) And those hydrangeas? I picked them this fall from my front yard. And they are in a fabulously ugly, green vase that I took from my Grandmas house. I love it!

Another crate holds my ready to ship, leather clutches

I'm using these built in shelves to display the bags I have on hand. Something I never had, but wonder how I lived without! It's great when my locals want to drop in to see what I have.

My little, tiny computer desk, with the chair my friend Amy made for me in my old studio. The filing cabinet holds all of my orders with magnets, Inside the drawers, I store all of my purse parts. It's not cottage chic, but I can't live without it, so I try to make it work... 

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Last Minute Handmade Christmas Gifts with Style

I've been flooded with questions like "did I wait too long?" "Is it too late to order?" and my favorite "Will you hate me if I ask you to make a _____ before Christmas??"

My answer is...maybe not :)

I have lots of great bags here in my studio, ready made, ready to ship!

Stuff for kids..

The perfect clutch for your Christmas parties...

Even some newbies...not even listed yet!

 And of course...

I've got so much more, so if you didn't already think of it, I'd love for you to check out my shop for your Christmas gifts. 

Thank you all for making this my best year yet! You are all a blessing to me :)
Much love and a very Merry Christmas to you all,


Luke 2:10 And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Last Day for $100 Keurig VUE Brewer!

I  NEVER do this, but sometimes a deal is too good for me to not pass on...

Me and my BFF, we are officially VUE fans 
Last week, I was chosen as a hostess of a Keurig VUE house party! They sent me everything I needed to host, INCLUDING the brand new Keurig VUE V500 brewer! All I had to do in return was tell people about it.
Trying out the VUE much fun!

I am not a sales person, and I care about peoples opinions, so I went into this with an open mind.... and here is what I found...

I've been a Keurig Platinum owner for 2 1/2 years. I've been a die hard Keurig fan! Every time someone I know gets a Keurig for the first time, I love to put together "welcome to the club" packs for them, including some of my favorite k-cups.

So I wasn't quite sure what could possibly be better than my platinum....which I talked about here

until I tried the VUE!

I like my coffee strong, so I always had to brew two separate cups in my platinum to fill my spill proof travel mug. The VUE has a setting to brew strong, so I no longer have to make two separate cups. As a matter of fact, the VUE works blissfully slower than the former Keurigs', taking its sweet time, steeping those precious grounds to strong-brewed perfection!!!

I had watched a presentation of the VUE on QVC a few weeks ago, and saw it creates two step beverages. I didn't know what the big deal was. I could already make lattes in my platinum. But there is a difference. A big one! The VUE will brew and froth milk, giving you a "real" latte, one that rivals those $6 drive thru ones! I only got to try one, since this was the first box of VUE cups to be emptied at my party. Everyone loved them!

I can also still make my favorite iced teas, and VUE cups come in lots of different flavors and brands, and the list keeps growing.

I also contacted Keurig after my party wondering about a "my VUE cup". I have an aunt who roasts gourmet coffee, so I've sort of become a coffee snob. I love to make her VIDA coffee in the My K-Cup, in my platinum. But there is no My VUE Cup...yet ;) They assured me that they are perfecting the engineering of it and expect it to be out within the spring/summer season. But if you can't wait, there is  an off brand one available here.

Have I convinced you yet? If not, I still have a coupon code that they gave me, and it expires TODAY!! (Saturday, May 11) It will get the VUE V500 in your hands for only $100! That's 40% off the regular price. I don't even know if you can find a good condition used Keurig for that price.
Use code H53GGJM at checkout- all caps, only for use of the V500 model.

Please feel free to ask me any question you may have...otherwise, enjoy your 40% off !


Saturday, March 9, 2013

Newest Item...on SALE!!!

 Just a little something I've been working on for spring..
Smartphone wristlets

They are also perfect for your daughters Nintendo Dsi... I discovered <3 p="">

I've been aching for a little color in this, the hardest part of our long, Wisconsin winters :)

If you are interested in checking these cuties out, they are on sale, right now...but only for a few days.


Friday, February 1, 2013

Double the Cute Giveaway with Shay Designs

This is the time of year I love...not the weather...I love to give things away to my fans!!

So here it is.....

One of my followers...whether old or new (wink!!) will win one of these fabulous items!!!

My friend Sharon showed me her newest hand stamped design, and I fell in love!! She is giving one of these personalized beauties to one of our followers.

(insert cheesy game show host voice)

But thats not all!

I will also be giving away one of my most popular items, a peacock ruffle bag! Since Sharon and I both carry one of these, we decided we really wanted to share the experience, so one of you will join the ruffle bag club...on me!

Starting today, February 1st, ending Monday February 4th, you'll have lots of chances to enter. One person will win the beautiful Shay Designs Necklace, and one person will win the Gathered & Sown Ruffle Bag so there are TWO winners!

Go here to enter...

The winners will be drawn at noon on Monday February 4th CST. We will announce the winners on both FB pages.

Good luck and thanks for checking out our shops!