Saturday, April 30, 2011

There is a winner. Her name is Jill.


That Mini triangle bag traveled quite some ways to find its owner.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Victoria trip.

Darren and I have not been on a vacation just the two of us in a really long time.  Too long.  We have also both been so busy with work and other personal projects that we needed a break.  Just us two.

We decided that on Easter long weekend we would pack our weekender bags and take the ferry to Vancouver Island.  We stayed at the sweetest bed and breakfast in Victoria.   We pretty much just read, ate amazing food, and napped.  It was exactly what we wanted.  Here are some of the highlights.

On the ferry.

Our bed and breakfast.

Strolling through China town.

Walking around the city.

Best Pizza I have ever had.

Can't wait till my next trip!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Black Bags

Remember these?

I finally got around to cutting them and I made some pretty sweet bags with the leather this week. There is a nice assortment and most of them are going to be up in my shop.  Here are some pictures!

If you are ever interested in having a matching set of bags, give me a shout at -I love doing that kind of thing.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Giveaway Time!

I hope everyone had/is having a great long weekend.  I had the most amazing mini vacation and will post pictures shortly.

On another note, have you ever visited The Lang's blog? If not, you should.  Stacie and Geoff are two awesome photographers who know where it's at...and they also post cute pictures of their adorable baby Ivy.  Today they are doing a giveaway of a Jenny Andrews bag.

Check it out! Win a bag!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Mini Vacation

In one day Darren and I will be going on one.

Picture courtesy of

Monday, April 18, 2011

Family Visit

These past couple of months have been packed full of visitors. We are so lucky to have so many fun people come visit us.

This week Darren's sister Lana was visiting from San Francisco. We had a week full of great times, but this dining experience in particular was very awesome. We went for brunch at Two Chefs and a Table

This is what Lana had:

This is what Darren had:

This is what I had:

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Laptop Bag

Here is another new bag. If you are interested in a custom laptop bag contact me at or message me at my Etsy shop

Monday, April 11, 2011

Custom Etsy Order

Today we had the most beautiful weather in Vancouver. It made for a nice day of sewing since I just opened the blinds on my big windows and listened to this. In between projects, I took a nice stroll down to the beach, people watched for a bit, got a bit of inspiration, and headed back home to sew.

I made a new custom bag that an Etsy customer requested. This orange leather is amazing. Probably the softest leather I have every found (actually my Mom found it). It came from this cute leather skirt. Unfortunately there is none left. I already made a couple bags out of it.

Here it is:

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Someone is talking about me...

and her name is Bri Emery. She has the most inspiring blog, and her graphic design skills are out of this world.

Check out her blog Design.Love.Fest. You will get hooked...


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Friday, April 1, 2011

This is going to be a long one...

This weekend I had some family in town so I decided it was time to buckle down and buy a wedding dress. This was going to be an interesting experience for 2 reasons.

1) I am a FAST shopper. I don't dwell on things, I don't usually try things on, and I don't put things on hold. So I wanted to have a dress picked out fast, and I did. In like 45 minutes.

2) I work in a bridal boutique. Enough said.

Here are some pictures of my top picks. These dresses are all amazing, but not what I ended up going with.

Sweetpea- Retail $2,200.

Dakota- Retail $950.00

Sweet Dreams- Retail $880.00

I was in New York for Bridal Market last fall for work. I was not engaged at the time but saw a dress that I fell in love with and thought "If I get married soon...". Two months later I was engaged! We did not end up bringing that exact dress into the store, but I did get it shipped to me to try on when my family was here. I tried it on and I was done shopping. I knew I would be. That is just how I roll. It is amazing. Can't wait to show pictures in November.

All these dresses are available at Frocks. If you come in, I may just be there.