Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Girlie Girl Pink!

This one is just too precious! Sweet for the teenager (or tween) and still do-able for the ladies--just add a little bling! My girlfriend Amy will go ape for this one for sure!!
This wristlet is the 5x7 with silver bangle. The ribbon is called "beauty", a rich hot pink velvet, the zipper is a very light pink and the interior brocade is even more delicate pink with a peony inspired floral design. Seriously--so stinkn' sweet you'll probably get a toothache!
Don't be afraid that this is too cutesie because it's pink.... I personally would use this for just running around AND as my clutch over the holidays. Choosing a crystal pin, monogrammed broach or some equally inspiring piece from your jewelry box will give this wristlet a truly unique look.
And best of all.... it's only $40!!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Fall Harvest

As I explained in my last blog, I had to re-make the purple wristlet because my friend Suzanne bought it off my wrist. I decided to try a different color for the ribbon--it's called acajou, which is a really rich burnt orange or rust. I like to describe this beautiful wristlet as eggplant with cider.... delicious!

This wristlet is the largest, sized at 5x9, has an antique gold bangle, purple zipper and moss green with brown and turquoise paisley brocade interior. The ribbon, tied in a bow, is velvet and I embellished it with my own personal pin. I just felt this one would look even bolder with a pin.

I thought you might like to see what I can actually fit in this bag: I have my wallet, my phone and lip gloss, with room for my keys or something else little. All of these items would fit in the 5x7 size, too.

I sell the 5x9 longer wristlet for $50.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

She bought if off my arm!!!

My friend and neighbor decided to have some girls over for Pomegranate Martinis on Friday night--awesome friend, huh?! I walked in with the gorgeous purple wristlet dangling from my arm and my girlfriend said, "that little purse is like my whole wardrobe!" And, she is right! Suzanne has porcelain skin and dark brownish-black hair, and she looks amazing in all shades of purple and green!

So, being the good friend that I am (and shamelessly one who can't pass up the opportunity to sell one of my bags), I offered it to her on the spot. I really only used it twice, for the purpose of advertising my product. Being the even better friend that she is, she bought it from me right then! I emptied out my wallet, keys, lip gloss and a chewing gum wrapper onto the counter, zipped it back up and handed off to her!

And that's how it's done! Thanks, Suzanne! I look forward to seeing it dangling from your wrist very often!

Here's a picture of the wristlet, again. I crocheted a new one last night!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Artsy-Fartsy Neutrals

I made this one for my friend's daughter--shh, it's a gift--and she is very artsy. This is the 5x7 size wristlet and I planned my yarn around this glass pendant, choosing a blend of mohair type yarn and a brown and black already blended thicker yarn. Together they add a lot of depth, like the pendant. The interior brocade is hues of brown and cream with a touch of silvery-blue. Then, instead of forcing a preppy, girlie style ribbon on her, I went subtle with a much thinner black velvet ribbon (less obvious) and then tied it on incorporating the pendant, topping it off with a hammered style silver bangle.

I really like this look! It's a bit more edgy and anyone can carry this wristlet without feeling too cutesy. AND, the pendant is a great piece to jazz up a simple outfit, without wearing a bunch of jewelry!

This bag already sold for $45.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

"Pumpkins" and pumpkins....

Pumpkin (a.k.a. orange) isn't exactly my very favorite color, but this time of the year you just can't avoid it! Pumpkins are everywhere. Pumpkin mousse, pumpkin rolls, pumpkin soup, pumpkin bread and, of course, pumpkin pie!!! My daughter could eat pumpkin pie everyday of her life! Anyway, if you can't beat it--join it!
I took the girls, my "pumpkins," to pick out pumpkins to paint (carving will come closer to Halloween) and they each chose two. We go to this wonderful little farm just down the road from us every year. Well, I had to parlay this event with purse making and was inspired to stay true to the spirit of the season.
This wristlet is so spicy and purely pumpkin with a dash of paprika! This one is a 5x7 size with an antique gold twisted wristlet, taupe and turquoise brocade lining, orange zipper and a deep rust velvet ribbon in a bow. Just rich! Know any red-heads? This wristlet couldn't be more perfect!
Spicy-Pumpkin-Paprika wristlet sells for $40.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Brown--the Other Black

Sure, a little black purse is great for any occassion--but it's the safe route and you know it:) The colors for fall are rich hues of brown, green, purple, orange... just beautiful! So, why not carry a little wristlet that honors the season, will still look great in the winter and offers a darker look with a pop of color!
This one is a deep chocolate brown, 5x7 size single crochet, light green zipper with a fabulous vibrant green velvet ribbon tied in a knot. The interior (shown on the inside of a different bag) is a lighter moss green with brown and a touch of turquoise. I just love unzipping the bag to find a beautiful fabric! And, I decided an antique gold bangle would really make this bag come together--matches well with the interior fabric.

This bag sells for $40.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Rich Fall Colors

I am drooling over this bag--seriously gorgeous if I do say so myself! I get so excited when I make something that even I am surprised at how great it looks! This is another of the large wristlet size--have a strap added and it could be a small purse. This beauty is 5x7, excluding the weathered-looking silver bangle, deep purple yarn with double crochet pattern, rich purple under a green and light purple paisley print brocade lining, light purple zipper and a moss velvet ribbon to top it off! I chose to make a bow with the ribbon, but it can be knotted off like the others. Add a pin and OH MY!!! If you love this season's fall colors, you will flip for this wristlet!

This one sells for $50 and so worth it! Honestly, I think I have to go make another one for myself right now--

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Little black bag....

Every girl needs a little black bag to go with her little black dress... or anything really!! This wristlet is the largest one I do, measuring 5x9 inches (not including the bangle). Done in a horizontal single crochet and a deep dark pink velvet ribbon, this one is just as lovely inside as it is lined with a black and purple/silver paisely brocade. I personally use this one all the time! I can fit my wallet, keys, phone and lipstick--perfect for a night out or just to run errands.

I sell this size for $50. And remember... you can custome design your yarn color and ribbon to suit your style!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Holiday Orders

If you are interested in purchasing my purses, I'm taking orders now! Design you own.... pick a color yarn, ribbon color and size you want. You can initially communicate with me via a comment on this blog OR carrieperry@comcast.net. Once I know what you are looking for I can call you or continue to talk via email. For those of you I can't meet with (if you are out of town) I will post pictures of the yarn and ribbon so you can see what I'm working with. I can make just about any type of design... just ask! And, don't wait to order.... my hands can only go so fast:)

Fun weekend!!!!

I've been a bit absent from my blog because I've had such a great weekend! My dear friend Amy (perky pink Amy) came back to visit and we laughed so hard our stomachs hurt!! And, my darling little girl turned 9 yesterday!!! Today looks beautiful for Samantha Ann's soccer game, then we'll party with family tonight to celebrate our Payton Marie!

Tomorrow, my friends, I'll get back to work on some fun new purses!!