Fun, Fabulous Fringe

I love fringe. Its pretty much an obsession of mine. I have always gravitated toward it. In the mall, I see it and I must touch. I must let it run over the side on my hand cascading down, each little twisted string elegant and fun.

I have made it my recent mission to find a way to use fringe in my everyday life. And this morning I finally finished the design for a new clutch “The Remy”. This simple design, paired with the edgy fabric and the fun-ness of fringe has me completely giddy!

All of my bags are designed around “Simplicity & Function”. The key to a great bag, to me, is that you can use it to go to work, the store, and  than straight out that evening. But I don’t want a boring bag, I want a statement piece. A bag that shows my fun side, without over doing it. We are all, after all, each unique. And why should our bag be any different.

The approx. size of “The Remy” is about 10 inches, by about 6 inches (give or take a tad). Fairly standard for a clutch. But what isn’t standard are the prints, the wrist strap that attaches right to the zipper pull, and of course the fringe itself. My only challenge here was deciding if I wanted the fringe to trim the sides of the bag or the bottom. I love both looks. I also found myself stuck between a rock and a hard place on what type of fringe to use, as well  as the length. I love the delicate little nylon twists on things such as flapper dressers, But in all practicality those little twists tend to pull out, and this does not do well for the life of a bag after all, who wants a raggedy looking bag?! Not me that’s for sure. So I bought a 6 inch faux suede fringe I think it has the best look with the boldness of the fabric prints. At 6 inch’s you get go flow and movement without getting into everything and knotting up. And,  I am going to go with bottom trimming on these (but will offer side trim on request). I just like the look of the fringe hanging and moving on the bottom of the bag as it hangs from the wrist. Its a bold yet simple touch, and as I said earlier I like simple.

The customizations for this bag are stacking up as the day has gone on, I’ve written down dozens of ideas. For Example: Not everyone wants a bold edgy print. The best part of my job and having my own hand made boutique is being able to make a one of a kind piece for someone. I get requests for them all the time. Whether you’re a My Little Pony kinda girl and want that print with purple fringe or you want pink floral and a matching fringe, or maybe you want a lace covered beauty for your wedding day. I can so do that.

This bag is a must have.

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By now you’re asking where’s the pictures of it, where’s the finished bag? Well I’m holding out on posting any pictures for now, keeping it slightly hidden till the listings are up and a few options are done. You can “Like & Follow” my Facebook page to get the first peek.

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But the first person to see this bag and take pictures and get them out in public view will be….My friend Anna! She is getting one of the very first bags I finished so follow her blog…

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And you can read a real “Girl on the Go” review, about this bag.

Gamer Girl

This is the phase I use when people ask about my daughter.

She’s a “Gamer Girl”.

Soon to be 20 years old, she is part of a generation of Tech Savvy online gamers.

Of course she’s so much more than just this,

but she and her friends, yes you Kat! (lol)  are the inspiration for this bangle set.

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Not currently in my etsy store (sold out so fast!), it is always available made to order.

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I love this stacking style of bangles and charms. But even more so the uniqueness if these custom made charms, so unlike anything you’ll ever find in the mall.

But why stop there?

Gamers often have gear, they have gadgets!

Between my 3 kids the costs run into the Thousands! And there’s dozens of gadgets/games and gear to go with that.

So, because of that I was also inspired to make…

(yup that’s right I can sew too!)

This custom printed cotton Retro Nintendo Controller “Gadget Bag”.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/237454165/nintendo-controller-gadget-bag?ref=shop_home_active_1

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This lil clippy bag is water resident (a serious must for costly things!), fully lined, and heavily padded (that ipod is made of glass ya know!?). Its little size is deceiving (approx. 8x5in). This bag holds gadgets of many sizes, or makes for the perfect essentials bag (phone/keys/wallet/chapstik).

Of course, this is me pictured below, but this happens to be my 13 year old sons gadget bag.

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So go ahead…

Toss it loose in your tote or book bag. Clip it to your belt loop on the go, or  just carry it like a clutch.

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Regards!