Monday, July 28, 2008

A new favorite

I know, I've been gone for a few days. Tater's 2nd birthday was last Thursday and we had lots of family in town for her party this weekend. So, I'm finally back to sewing and blogging for just a few days until I take Friday-Sunday off again this weekend to go on my first ever scrapbooking retreat!

This is absolutely my new favorite bag. This is the prettiest green ever and I really love the appliqued circle with the coordinating buttons. Cording straps give it another touch of uniqueness.

And I'm trying something new with my pics but I don't know if it's going to work out. I've always taken my pictures outside to take advantage of the natural lighting but I really do like the look of a clean, white background. Plus, I am determined to get one of my bags on Etsy's front page Treasury and I've noticed most of the bags there are usually on white backgrounds. I think my bags are just as good, and sometimes better, than Treasury bags I've seen so I'm going to make sure I'm showcased there someday. In fact, I think the fabulous bag above totally deserves to be on the front page and seen by every Etsyer in the world:)

Are you tired of seeing Garden Party bags? I just ordered a bunch of Pop Garden and Bijoux and I'm kicking myself. I had planned to order from Jona at Fabritopia but ran across a 10% off coupon on Heather Bailey's blog and since Jona didn't have it in stock at the time, and Heather designed it and all plus called it an "Early Bird Sale", I thought it would ship from her sooner. Not so. Freakin Jona got it in stock two days later and my order from Heather Bailey won't ship until 8/14. I guess the "early bird" reference was for her new shopping site. What in the hell am I supposed to work with in the meantime?! I do have some custom orders to finish but I'm just keeping my fingers crossed that Jona gets Farmer's Market in soon or I may find myself uninspired and more irritated than I am now.

As the month comes to a close, I'll give you one more reminder about July's promo. Every purchase qualifies you for a chance to win a free bag. So get to shopping!


Kristi said...

Oooo, girl. When I start making some money in September and come to you to order my retro apron, I SO want it out of some of that fabric. Delicioso.

Marie said...

That is an awesome bag and the cording straps really add to it and give it a unique quality. Don't feel bad, I did the same thing and bought from Heather Bailey's store with the early bird special and now I'm dying to get my hands on it. Oh well, I'm ordering more from Jona anyways.

The white background definitely looks much nicer than the outside background, the natural lighting outside is great, but I really like the way these pics came out.

jona said...

Have we learned our lesson ladies???

Besides, I was just over at Heather's and she ain't got any yet. ;)

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

Love your Garden party bag! Really cute :)

HandbagsbyJen said...

Do you order your fabric wholesale or do you by retail? Just wondering if wholesalers will get their orders first.