More new fabrics! Asian Koi and Goldfish, Mandelas, cherry blossoms and IKEA Leaves

Contemporary Mandelas

Japanese Goldfish and waterlilies

Cherry blossoms and waves on black

Green and Burgundy Asian Scene

Large scale Ikea Leaves-Home decor weight


New Fabrics: More Peace Signs for Messenger Bags and Laptop Cases

Found this mod peace sign print and couldn't resist. It's available in pink and blue. I also picked up the multi colored flowered peace sign print to go along with the purple and green I blogged about earlier this week!
If you are looking for peace messenger bags, or padded laptop cases, you've come to the right place. I have a great selection of peace sign fabrics from which to choose. Please contact me to place your custom order. Peruse the styles in my shop and hit the "contact" link at the top of every page!


Super kind words from Linda!

One of my regular customers stopped by to pick up a couple of bags, one for her daughter, and one for herself, a week or two ago . She sent some kind words after receiving them, and I am pleased she has given permission for me to to share them here.

"Hi Karen,
Just got to my mailbox and saw your package. Again, the bags are more beautiful and stunning in person!! You realize how much I love those sweet peas! Nicole loves her new Bebe and is always looking forward to your new fabrics. You put so much care and thought into your bags, I truly love shopping on your site, it is a lot of fun. I will talk to you soon, and thanks again!!
Linda & Nicole July 22/09"

New Size Messenger Bag The Lynx Deluxe: Green Batik Peace Sign

Here's the deluxe model of The Lynx.
This batik peace sign print is beautiful. You can find this bag in my shop. I also have this print in purple and multi colored as well. Plus I have a smaller version of the multi color. I am expecting a shipment of two more peace sign prints to arrive this week. Pink and blue versions of a print with a decidedly 60's mod look. I'll post them as soon as they arrive. To those of you who are looking for peace sign messenger bags, you can put peace sign in the search box in my shop to find in stock bags. However I would encourage you to ask for a custom order to get the right size, in the print you love the most!
Click contact at the top of every page in my shop to order your custom made peace sign messenger bag

New Size Messenger Bag The Lynx: Psychedelic Skulls

Recent requests for a specific sized messenger bag led me to add The Lynx to my line. It fills the spot between The Zelda, which might be too small , and The Panther, which might be too large.

36.83 cm

27.305 cm

15.24 cm

Available in Deluxe and Morphins styles too.
Find the Lynx Messenger Bag in my shop by clicking here

Two Special Occasion Bebe Clutch/Shoulder Bags

I thought these two fabrics were made for Bebe's. Sure enough, they are stunning .
Find them in the small, special occasion section of my shop.


Asian Crane and Mums Panther Deluxe Messenger Bag

Another incredible, large scale Asian print, perfect for the Panther Deluxe Messenger Bag.
Find it in my store by clicking here

Kona Bay Asian Koi Pond Panther Deluxe Messenger Bag

I wanted to have the fish on the side pocket swimming "in to " the bag, as well as across the flap!

I have made a few bags with the purple version of this print, as well as the black. But recently I found this teal version. Wow! This is the first time I have made a Panther Deluxe, with this print, for inventory rather than a custom order.
You can find it in my shop right here

New Fabrics! Asian Umbrellas and Iris, Skulls on Blue, Red Koi on Black, Boomerang Beat Barkcloth and Skull Scroll in Pink

Asian Umbrellas and Iris

Red Koi on Black 

Skulls on Blue

Boomerang Beat Barkcloth

Skull Scroll in Pink

A great assortment of prints. Most will be perfect for removable flaps for the Morphin Messenger Bags.


Harry the Beagle

Thanks to Becky for sharing this photograph of Harry! How cute is he? As always, you are encouraged to, send along pics of your pets for inclusion in the Gallery


Wonderful Bag Order Part 2: Labrador Retrievers , Daruma's and Winter Village

Medium Honeysuckle Labs

Britta Shopper Daruma's

Winter Village Medium Honeysuckle
I was in such a hurry to send her pictures that I snapped this before it had a shoulder strap!

Tootsie with a shoulder strap and Daruma's

Some more bags !
I will have one more set of pics from this order later. I wanted to share her words after receiving the box!

"Dear Karen,
the box came in today and I don't know what to say... All the purses are so beautiful!! My son Ryo and I have spent the last 40 minutes on the floor surrounded by them, deciding who gets which one (the dog one is his!!). I love the one for me (the black zen tattoo).
You are a great artist. I really hope your store is doing well because you deserve it. Your bags are so much better than anything in stores both on line and not!
I think though that when you packed the purses you put in also a wallet on a string that I do not remember ordering. I hope your customer who did order it is not waiting for it! I'll send it back to you when I send you the fabric from my friend which I'll get tomorrow. When you get it, then we can figure out what to do with it. I think there should be enough for a couple of bags.
Thank you once again for your wonderful work and you'll be getting the fabric from me within a week
Have a great week,
Adriana 5/11/09"

The wallet she referenced really was part of her order, as she soon discovered! The fabric? You can see it in the pics above, the Darumas. The grey/white print. We did a Britta Tote and a Tootsie .
What is a Daruma you ask?

From Wikipedia:

Daruma dolls (達磨 daruma), also known as dharma dolls, are hollow and round JapaneseBodhidharma, the founder and first patriarch of Zen.[1] Typical colors are red (most common), yellow, green, and white. The doll has a face with a mustache and beard, but its eyes only contain the color white. Using black ink, one fills in a single circular eye while thinking of a wish. Should the wish later come true, the second eye is filled in. It is traditional to fill in the right eye first; the left eye is left blank until the wish is fulfilled. wish dolls with no arms or legs, modeled after

Many of the Daruma dolls are male. There is, however, a female Daruma called hime daruma or "princess daruma."

If you like the idea of the darumas let me know. I have a small amount of a daruma print, not the one used above, but a navy with smaller motifs. I'd be happy to make something for you!


A Wonderful Order, Mostly Asian Prints Part 1

Large Honeysuckle Lady Yang

Large Honeysuckle Asian Goldfish

Medium Honeysuckle Asian Patchwork

Medium Honeysuckle Koi and Fans on Brown

Another one of my long time customers placed an order early in the year. She buys many of my bags as gifts, and we have worked together numerous times to pick out the bags and styles she wants.
She orders well in advance of when she needs the bags, and tells me to make them as I can. Perfect!

The last order was mostly Honeysuckle Totes. She also bought some stock bags, so you may well have seen those. These, however will be new to your eyes!
I love sharing what I do as custom orders because it shows you what other people select, rather than me!

She picked different sizes of Honeysuckles , and also, had me make some tall, and some wide, to provide a real variety.

I'll be back with more from the order later


Stunning Matched Set, Echino fabrics again!

As promised yesterday, here is the custom order.
This customer sent me the Echino Tiger on Flower print in a natural colorway that is incredible!

We did a special sized Tallullah, making it deeper, but shorter. The Otter Hipster, mentioned yesterday, but without the outer zip pocket and the multiple inner pockets. The waist belt, with the adjustable aspect proved to have two uses, you can actually put it over your shoulder as well. All you have to do is lengthen, or shorten, the strap and it can be worn either way.
Finally we did a checkbook cover to finish out the set.

Three new Prints for Messenger Bags or Laptop Case: Peace Sign Batik Yum!

I know many people are looking for a Peace Sign Messenger Bag, or Laptop Case.
I just got three brand new, gorgeous batik peace sign fabrics in stock. I will be making messenger bags and laptop cases with them.
Most bags will be made to order so please feel free to contact me to order yours! If you take a look around my shop you will see the many styles available. They will also be great as removable flaps for my Morphin Bags!
Thanks Karen
Click contact at the top of every page in my shop to order your custom made peace sign messenger bag