Friday, October 9, 2009

Button Ingenuity

I love it when I find something on Etsy that I haven't seen before. I love the use of these buttons from Etsy's Nataliefarrell . Not only on the front side, but the bottom--how cute is that! The choice of print and color for this particular pouch is spot on too!

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

A Little Bird Watching is Always Good . . .

MIMS you've done it again . . ."this clever and roomy little nap sack becomes a SHOULDER BAG with a tug of the straps!" I feel like I've stumbled onto something very good, and something that is relatively new to Etsy. MIMS, I love your choice of rich, traditional, quality fabric. The kind of fabric whose life has been extended through out the years because they have proven themself, the patterns that are reminicent of prior years thoughts and ideas. That combined with a modern (YET FUNCTIONAL) pattern...that is what I call "perfect"! After my daughter's wedding, I will have to own one of MIMS lovely designs!! Everyone, be sure to take a look at this wonderful bag! They are going like hot cakes!

Friday, June 12, 2009

The Ava Bag by MyIttyBitty on Etsy

It's a bit unexplainable why I like this bag...but I do. BUT, it's pretty explainable what I would change. The stitching on the handles and trim is the wrong color, it needs to either match the fabric, be sewn on the reverse side so no stitching is seen or sewn by hand and then the "hand stitching" can be shown without apology. AND, SO... I would get that drapery roping and stuff the "handle " so it's round and not flat. ONE MORE THING, I think this bag can be done...quite expectably in "linen", or with a very FUN fabric that makes its own statement. HOWEVER, I do like the fabric shown on this particular AVA Bag. I like the way the floral design on the back is complimentary to the front. (not diggin' the bow Pretty cute the way the designer incorporates her label/brand on the inside pocket. Overall I'm impressed by the simplicity of this design. You can check out these bags on ETSY. What do you think? Bigger, Smaller? What would it take for YOU to carry this bag?

Friday, May 22, 2009

The Valise

There is something about a bag made from fabric--when fabric looks more than just fabric--this falls into that category for me. The Etsy designer, MimsMaine, describes its construction as "built like a suitcase, but is very light." That is what I like to hear--so that means it DURABLE! And in this economic upheaval, we definately need durability--something that lasts! I love the strapping detail, it's decorative but also serves a purpose. I can definately see myself carrying this about you? Check out MimsMaine's Etsy Shop!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Little Miss Sunshine

This sweet yellow mustard handbag made from high quality denim will make your day even brighter . . . and with the rain we've experienced in the last two weeks, we could all use some of that!

I love this bag's simplicity and the attention to detail that the designer put into the construction. This "strong, elegant, and fresh" look makes a bold statement. You won't be disappointed to visit "myTida's" Etsy shop.-- (at first when I read the designer's name, my mind saw "Matilda"--very cute--I wonder what "myTida" means?)

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Wake Up! - Smell The Coffee. WAIT---------Take Time to Smell The Roses.

Right now I can't sew for a number of reasons and it driving me bananas, so I figure the next best thing is showing off other people's creativity...until I can get back into the swing of things.

This lovely clutch caught my eye on Etsy. It's cloth, but the weave is big enough to enunciate it's construction roots and cross over to something more than just "cloth". And the placement and color of the ruffles, magnificant! The Etsy designer, "morewarped", from Virginia, calls this "Fat Free Ruffles" . Check out her shop if you get the chance, it worth a gander.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

characterized by excellence, maturity, and enduring appeal; classic

My daughter spotted this truly vintage looking handbag in downtown Phoenix. If one had exquisite handles like these-- think of all the amazing bags one could dream up!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

A New Look

Pear is in transition...I think we shall say farewell to the old poll that's been lingering on the blog sidebar for quite awhile. Goodbye old friend.