Friday, January 23, 2009

New Purse Design

I have finally got around to posting a couple of my new bags. This is one of my new designs for 2009. I really like this bag. I have been using mine for a couple of weeks and just love the size. I hope to get some more posted this weekend. Here are some pics of the ones up now.

Monday, January 19, 2009

January Winner

I would like to thank everyone who entered my January giveaway. I was pleasantly surprised by the number of entries. There was 104 entries and I really only expected a small fraction of that.
Your comments were very helpful in my attempt to streamline my shop. Sometimes I feel I have too many styles on the go. I will be hopefully carrying 2 main styles of bags, 1 wristlet and the two wallet designs. My sale will probably continue until the "older" styles are cleared out.
Anyway, I used to generate the winner. The winner was Suanne from PaperAffection on Etsy. She has a very cute store, so check it out if you get the chance.
Thanks again for entering, and keep watching for February's giveaway. I will be having a giveaway every month.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

New Pocket Wallets

I previously posted about some new items I have been working on. One was the pleated tote and the other was a smaller version of my popular wallet. I call it a pocket wallet. I am very happy with them both and have started to list them in my shop. I am especially hooked on the wallets. I have used mine everyday for the last 3 weeks. I love that it fits in my coat pocket but still has lots of room for stuff.
I am also almost finished another new bag design. This may be my favourite bag yet. The only thing I can't decide is if it would be a one handle bag or two handles. I am leaning towards 2 as it has a more square shape. If anyone has any suggestions or preferences, feel free to post them.

Monday, January 12, 2009

New Coffee Cup, New Item In Shop

I bought a new coffee cup at Chapters yesterday. It's a thermal porcelain cup with a silicone lid. I fell in love with it immediately. The only thing my new cup needed was a coffee cup cozy. I was so happy with it, I decided to make some for the shop. I have a couple listed now with more to come. They fit standard takeout cups as well as these porcelain cups. If you're in Canada you can purchase these cups at any Chapters or Indigo book store. Here is the link to the company if your outside of Canada.
Just a reminder that January's bag giveaway is still running. It ends January 18th so don't forget to enter.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

January Free Bag Giveaway

I have decided this year to offer a free giveaway every month. January's giveaway starts today.
You can win this free large tote by simply viewing my store and when you're done come back here and tell me what your favourite item is. If you blog about my giveaway, leave another comment for an extra entry. There will be one winner. Contest ends on January 18th at 9:00 p.m. EST. Please ensure you leave a link or email address where you can be contacted if you win.
Good luck everyone!

Plans for 2009

I don't make New Year's resolutions but I have made a list of plans for my store for 2009. I have been working on some new wallets with some slight modifications to make them even better. I will hopefully have some posted this weekend. I also have two new bags in the works, one which I will hopefully get posted soon. I'm still drafting the pattern on the second but I hope to have those ready in February. I also have a third bag which is my favourite but I'm waiting for a special presser foot for my sewing machine which will hopefully cut the time down a little on making them. I don't have an estimated date for those yet.
For my blog, I am really going to try posting more often. I say that every month but I'm really going to try this year. I'm also going to post a free giveaway every month. I am hoping to get January's posted tomorrow, I just have to take a couple of pictures.
So these are my goals for 2009 but I'm sure some things will be added along the way.
Happy New year!