overwhelming cuteness.

February 19, 2010

LOOK WHAT CAME IN THE MAIL TODAY!!! {can you tell I’m a little excited?!} I ordered the little ballet slipper bag from the fabulous gals at Chria…it’s for my niece…AND, they sent me the adorable tree purse as a sweet surprise! Oh my!!

Everything about the package was cute…the illustrations on the box…the handmade cards…adorable packaging. I’m just blown away at every little detail on their items….Tiny beads, layers of fabric, embellishments galore. Their site just can’t do it all justice. And they are absolutely the sweetest gals, too! Totally made my day!

handmade brazilian sweetness.

January 19, 2010

Hurrah for the internet!! I just love getting to know gals from far-flung places…like Puppy and Chris from Chria, in Brazil. They are long-time readers of my blog, and have a super cute blog of their own, as well as an online shop. Their shop oozes with cuteness…pillows, purses, scrapbooks…lots of hearts, flowers and bright colors, all handmade with incredible detailing. I asked for some photos, and they sent me the layout above! They also make custom nurse uniforms…adorable!

Everything is so festive…get me out of this freezing cold and off to Brazil!

mu’umu’u for you.

December 23, 2009


The handbags from Denise Tjarks couldn’t be more fun! Many of them are made from repurposed mu’umu’us and vintage Hawaiian fabrics which makes them bright and cheery! Perfect for spring and summer…or if you’re lucky enough to live in paradise *sigh*

green london handbags.

November 30, 2009


I love the name of this little London based biz: Zippy Lovelock…and I also love that she uses old leather goods to make her cute bags. Take, for example, the bowling bag {top, left}…it came from a beanbag maker, and it’s next stop was a landfill…that is, before Zippy Lovelock got a hold of it, and crafted it into a fantastic bag!! Great!

stash handbags.

September 21, 2009


I’ve been looking for a new laptop bag or briefcase lately…and I’ve found quite a few that I love. But, it seems like the ones I like the most are in the $500 range. Apparently, making a bee line to the most expensive item in a store is a fine-tuned skill I’ve developed over the years.

I was really happy to find the messenger bags from Stash on 1000 Markets. Theirs are moderately priced – just under $100, and even that cute green clutch is about $50! I love the use of vintage plaids and pinstripe suiting…and the little leather clasps are a nice detail too!

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