Bag, Bags and More Bags

I am always on the hunt for hand bags, purses, accessories that hold more accessories, by whatever name you call them, they are essentially bags.   Here are some of my favorite hand crafted bags made in America.  My criteria, you ask… well… Leather construction, bags must be lined, have a good shape and plenty of room.  (Each image is a link to where you can purchase the bag, if you are so inclined)

Double Zipper Bag in Sand

Madeline Chadwick Handbags Based in Los Angeles

Genuine leather. Silver hardware. Two open interior pockets and one zipper pocket. Custom lining.

 

SALE - Ready to ship - Larch leather bag in black

Handmade by ValhallaBrooklyn     Larch bag in buttery soft and sturdy black pebble grain premium grade cow hide

 

Everyday Bag

Handmade by ContraBandCouture      Butterscotch brown with, Two pockets on the faux gator inserts outside,  front and back along with three pockets on the inside paisley print lining.

 

 

Red Rose & Thorn Lasercut Lambskin Leather Ruffle Crossbody Bag

Handmade by DahlingAccessories

Red rose super soft lambskin lined with gray woven fabric. Ruffle flap at front with steel spike details.  Inside flap is grey Italian leather. Magnetic snap closure. Red leather reinforced crossbody strap that can be tied at end to adjust length. Inner pocket.   Fully lined. Dahling satin inside label on pocket.

 

Luella Bag Custom Color Option

Handmade by LolaFalkDesigns and made to order  Custom color bag

Exterior: Leather
Lining and Interior Pocket: Cotton
Closure: Metal Zipper
Adjustable Strap: Leather (can be lengthened/shortened to be worn cross-body or over shoulder)

Such Opportunity and Crafty Corner!

It is truly remarkable how much is available to us in this day and age to be creative and market our wares.   This is powered by the Internet access, that allows anyone to find components, to be inspired, and fuel the creative individual.    A search of the internet with a simple word can net you a barrage of information about what you are looking for.  Some relevant and some maybe not so much.   The same search of the internet on a  site such as Etsy can net you a list of choices that can be more easily digested and perused and sometimes more applicable to your creative spirit.  I have found it to be both informational and inspirational.

For example the other day I was searching for supplies of roses, the internet search engine told me about every flower type, several business that would sell me flowers and a list too long to reveal here of items I was not interested in.   The search in supplies on Etsy, lead me directly to a rose lampwork bead, rose-colored yarn, a digital collage sheet etc…  Much more in tune with my creative side.   It provided me with both a physical source and inspiration that could carry me forward work with my creativity.   I bet this happens more times than we could count, and what a gift it is.    It always makes me think that the possibilities are endless (which they are) when you open your mind and use past experiences to bring together a creation you can be proud of.

I thought I would share some of the shops that provide supplies that also inspire me…. and how to make a flirty ric rac flower in the crafty corner.

Creature Comforts

Charmed Memory Collage

Mosaic Monkey

Cara Shea Beads

Trash Can Diva

Mermaids Dowry (this shop has wonderful components, I did not get away without buying from this shop)

Beautiful Additions Source for Ric-Rac

Crafty Corner!!

Here is a link to a video on how to make Ric-Rac Flowers

Saturday, February 5th

Wow, it hardly seems true to find that January has come and gone already!   Less than  week and the Gallery will reopen and artworks will be on display and the Loving Red show will commence.   Was working down at the Odgepodge today and seeing some of the artworks coming in for the show, and to say wow!  is just not enough, there is some truly spectacular art happening and for this show.   I certainly hope it draws a crowd!  It should.

The artworks are all 12 x 12″ each and by some truly wonderful professional artists and are priced to sell.  They will run anywhere from $50- $150.   Barbara Paanakkers work alone at $150 would truly be a bargain as would Melody Clearys and they have priced at lower than that.   You would be lucky to normally find it at $450 or more.   Teffany Ingram has outdone herself on this one as well and hers will no doubt sell early on in the show.  We are so looking forward to having them on display, that I want to jump up and down over and over again!  Dana Keena has organized and invited artists from all over the Portland Metro Area for this show and had quite a few acceptances.

This will be a great way to kick off the new year!    I had better get working on mine they are due pretty dang soon!!

See ya there!

Peace