Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Why buy from me?

With all the great purse designers out there, why should you buy from me? I know my purses don't have "brand name recognition" but that's actually what is cool about them! First of all, I literally make them from start to finish with my own two paws. Each one is made with love and sent into the world with my blessing! You will be hard pressed to find another purse out there just like mine, so you will be walking around with an original/unique look! And, I really enjoy designing the look of the purses and making them, adding the little touches--so proud when I see the final product all together:)
In sum, buy from me because you know you'll have a great product, made with love and completely unique!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

NEW Fall Colors!

It may be hot around here, but I'm feeling very cool about the selection of yarn colors for this fall! I always stick to the traditional black (not shown), brown (Coffee Bean, last one) and grey (Light Grey Heather, 4th), but also like to throw in other colors for fun! This year I decided on two jewel tones, Port (first one) and Bayou (2nd), then added a touch of pink with Petal (3rd).
Most ribbon colors will go beautifully with the traditional colors. A dark pink/hot pink, black and brown ribbons will look the best with Petal. Brown and torqouise will look best with Bayou, and black and deep/dark purple will look best with Port. Of course, as I make the bags I will look at many different ribbon choices.
I hope you like what you see!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Vera steals my idea...

So I'm browsing through the new Vera Bradley catalog I just grabbed from the mailbox... I really like their color combos. As I look through the section of different types of products and costs, I see that they now offer a BANGLE WRISTLET! Come on!! It's a little smaller than mine but it's the same idea!
Anyway, my product is a bit larger, HANDMADE AND ORIGINAL:) So, if you are a Vera fan and think you might want to purchase this particular product, think about purchasing from me instead--my color palate always matches theirs anyway!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

She's baaack!

For those of you wondering about my hand status, I'm still healing and recovering well from my double carpal tunnel surgery. As long as I crochet in small doses, I will be fine. My family and friends have been so helpful and supportive in my recovery--thank you so very much!!

This fall/winter expect to see my original traditional styles, plus I will add some new fun embellishments to the mix! I'm also going to bring back some of my jewelry making skills, so look for just a few designs in necklaces, bracelets and earrings. My price points will be $25-$30 for the necklaces, $15-$20 for bracelets and around $10 for earrings. So affordable!!

If anyone is interest in doing a home party, and you are within reasonable driving distance to Mechanicsburg, PA, please let me know! I offer similar hostess gifting as other home-show competitors.

I will be updating where my products will be in the local Arts&Crafts shows so come out and have some fun!!!

Enjoy the rest of your summer! Carrie

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Springing Ahead

It may be 26 degrees outside here in Central PA, but in my mind it's a beautiful 65 degree spring day! Looking at the new designs, colors and patterns of this upcoming spring fashion palette, I'm going to add stripes and polkadots to the ribbon (mostly grosgrain). Plan on the traditional navy, black and pink polkadots (but I'll add more). I'll incorporate the preppy stripes along with wider stripes as well.
The real challenge will be in adding stripes to the actual design of the wristlet. Look for my one-color designs to transition into this season's pattern look--stripes! I'm getting so excited already!!!
Hope you all are having a great day whereever you are! It's my day off today and I am anxiously awaiting a much needed hair color/cut!!!
Tootles friends:)

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Happy New Year!!

Thanks to everyone who ordered from me for their holiday gifts! I have received such wonderful feedback and I am thrilled that so many people are enjoying my little creations! I love making the wristlets and it brings me great joy to know that lovely ladies and young ladies are walking around with these tokens on their wrists, too!!
Right now I am taking a little break, but will get back to making more in mid to late January. I've been a skier all my life and I decided to teach skiing at Ski Roundtop. I love it and boy are we having a beautiful start to the ski season! The snow is great--best I've ever skied on a consistant basis at Ski Roundtop!! But, have no fear.... my crochet hook is still near! If anyone is interested in purchasing a wristlet for Valentine's Day, please email me your request. I will only make a few more "Winter" wristlets and then I'll be switching gears for the Spring.
My Spring yarn is a cotton weight and I typically look for what the designers are using in their palette to select my colors. I always do black, brown and pink.... so count on those. The prices will be the same, but the ribbon will be some satin and more grosgrain. I'll still have the rosettes and "bling", and I'm working on adding a little different design as well. You'll just have to stay tuned to see what that is!!
Keep checking back my friends! Between teaching skiing this winter, Payton's gymnastics meets and Samantha's soccer, I'm going to be very busy! Don't hesitate to contact me to order! That's what I'm here for:)

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Orders Up!!

Wow--I have been one busy crocheting fool for quite some time now! Haven't even had the opportunity to post new pics on this blog!
If you are interested in a wristlet for Christmas, please order before Friday December 11th. This will give me plenty of time to make it and get it to you:)
Here are some new designs, but I can tailor them to what you want. Call or email or comment with what you would like! Prices range from $25 to $50 depending on the size.
Season's Greetings Friends! And a huge thank you to those of you who have already ordered!!!