Lina and Vi: February 2014

Lina and Vi's Craft Fair Debut

I'm excited to share the news that Lina and Vi will be attending the 2014 Allen Park PTSA Spring Fever Craft & Vendor fair on Saturday March 15th! This is the first craft fair ever that will be showcasing the Grounds collection. In addition to the craft & vendor fair, there will also be a Mom to Mom sale, Toys & Memorabilia sale, book sale, and much more.

Please come check us out if you are in the area at booth number 47. For more information on times and location, visit http://apptacouncil.weebly.com/.

Erica

New Cafe Tote - Work in Progress

It's been a few weeks since I last updated, but I have been busy creating a new tote bag for the Grounds collection. Above is a photo I took last week as I was doing the preliminary cutting for the new bag. I am naming this one "Cafe Import" due to the large graphic on the burlap that you see above. (I know, it's very original ;-)..) 

Anyway, this is a special tote because this is the first time I have found this print on a coffee bag. I am finding that there are some repeats in the burlap fabric world - I am tending to see the same bag fabric and graphics pop up online or even when I go back to the coffee shop to buy more materials. So, finding a new design that I haven't seen or used in other designs yet feels special. The second reason I really like this new tote bag design is that it has a strap and button top as a closure. This is the first bag in the collection with a top closure to it. For my own personal purses and bags, I tend to prefer a top closure on a bag to keep items from falling out when I whip my handbag into my car during the morning rush. I haven't found closure options that I really love that I haven't incorporated them into any of the other bags until now. I think it ended up looking great, especially with a bronze, metal button closure to add to that worn/antique feel.

I will soon be posting this new, finished bag to the Collections page on the site. I also plan to share more news in the upcoming week - stay tuned!

Erica