Monday, April 27, 2015

The Petty Bag


I'm so excited about this bag! I've had it designed in my mind for awhile. I just wanted something simple to carry groceries and library books. I also needed something to leave in my car but didn't want it to take up too much space. I've had many people ask me about the same thing. The request was that it had to be lined, machine washable, and not overly priced. I've seen many bags like this priced at $50 and higher. I definitely did my homework on this one. The only hardware that I used was a KamSnap for the closure.

It's a really sturdy bag and as you can see, it easily holds 16 cans! I even had room on top that I could have had a loaf of bread lay there with ease. It was super easy to fold up and snap close too. I've got to make a few of these for myself and get rid of the big clunky ones I have in my car that were $50! I have plenty of room in my glove box for these. With it's canvas fabric both inside and out, I decided that I had to price this at $30. It really does hold up to its price. I've had a few people tell me I'm crazy for setting this price. I guess if my next post says I've sold out, then you'll know I was definitely crazy! If you're interested, come over to my Facebook page or contact me here to get one for yourself.

~Denise

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Welcome Back!

I left to move over to Wix and soon figured out that while I loved the ease of changing up my blog, it was very unfriendly to my followers. So I'm back on Blogger. It was a nightmare getting back here though. Thanks to all of the great people over at GoDaddy for their absolute top notch customer service! I love calling that place. Next time I need to host my own site, I'll be going through GoDaddy. Right now I just use Blogger but in the past I have hosted sites through a friend's server. It was great because I didn't have to pay anything but I love having control over my own stuff. So if you're ever in the market for hosting, make sure you check them out.

Over the past few months I've been extremely busy with projects. I've made several things. I'll just show you a few of them. One of my favorite things to do is name my bags. Hey, we name our children right? I spend many hours with these bags and feel they are a part of me. When making them, there is a turning process that you have to do called "birthing." Since I'm birthing these babies, I feel they all deserve a name!

This is my "Hop 'til you drop" bag. I love the frogs and it's such a roomy bag!


I love this bag too! It's called "Owl be seeing you." 


For girls I made a "Frozen Delight" bag. Perfect for all of her little things!


My absolute favorite bag is "Blue Bayou." This one is already sold but I am not opposed to making another. It's just so vibrant! 


And for my son, I made this amazing Dr. Who gym bag. As it turns out, the bag was a lot larger than I expected. We had intended to use it for swim team activities but it was more of a travel bag. So he had a great time with it when we went to St. Louis a couple of weeks ago. I will be making him a smaller one with Daleks on it for swimming!


One last thing to show you! I am getting ready for some upcoming craft shows. So I just had to sit down and make some infinity scarves. 


Make sure you come over to my Facebook page and like it. As soon as I hit 100 likes, I'm going to give one away! Some of these are even more beautiful in person! Others just photograph better than I do! Now that I'm back on Blogger, things should be a lot easier for you to comment. I'd love to hear what you think about my bags and scarves. I have more in the making right now and will share more soon!

~Denise