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.