Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Hello, strangers!

I know I have been gone quite a while, but it has been for  lovely reason- I have been swamped! Love exploring new markets and shows, and prepping for some favorites this fall. Here are a few things I have been working on since my last post, and please check out Facebook for the current fall schedule pinned to the top!

Friday, July 10, 2015

Bag Bags Bags!

Sneak peek at the reversible Market Totes new for tomorrow's farmers market!

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Restocking, again!

Denim + Linen print, red duck handles and lining

Such love of the reversible Market Totes lately, so many going to deserving teachers, coaches, and recent graduates. Since I was down to only four after this weekend (yay!) I filled my weekend with making more, including a new style like the one above- my favorite Japanese imports combine with American denim for a worldly mix.

This Saturday is my last market until June 20th, so if you are looking to pick one (or more!) up, be sure to stop by!

Striped slub, gray duck handles and lining

Textured print, chartreuse handles and lining

Japanese linen exterior and handles, red slub lining

Textured print, red duck handles and lining

Slub print, olive duck handles and lining

Slub print, olive duck handles and lining

Slub print, gray duck handles and lining

Home dec exterior and handles, chartreuse lining

Textured print, olive handles and lining

Monday, May 18, 2015

Monday, FunDay!

You have asked and asked, and now I am so pleased to present the new zippered Hobo Slouch Bag! Same perfect size as the original, but with a colorful zipper and inside pocket. 30 inch shoulder strap will be the default, cross body available for custom orders. This is going to be a fun week of making!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015


A pile of pockets...

A stack of straps...

And the first of 20 new bags for this weekend...

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Doesn't Hurt to Try!

So, spring in Iowa means loads of rain. And constant checking that the sump pump is in working order (it always is, but I fear flooded basements). Our sump is under the stairs where there are a few shelves of partially used paints. From the last owners of the house. 13 years ago (or more). We never removed them (don't judge). But today, I found gold (literally)!!!

Huge shout out to Rust-oleum today. This can had been sitting on a shelf over a decade but five minutes of shaking and one thin coat later, and I have some awesome shiny test pieces! You never know until you try!

Monday, April 27, 2015

To Market, To Market

Our wonderful farmer's market begins this Saturday!! I love the fresh start of the season, Spring is in the air, seeing old friends and making new ones. I always like to bring something different in the way of displays each year, but never like to buy new when I can reuse. So, out comes all the old PVC pieces from past displays, a big piece of peg board (in need of paint but that comes later), and then the Lego-loving child in me comes out and I build new structures.