Monday, October 26, 2009

JAKI - shoulder and tote bags (continued)

The JAKI  shoulder bag was introduced in the earlier posting. Now, time for some personal attention to the JAKI Tote Bag, a slightly larger and roomier sibling of the Jaki gang!

It's my first and, to the day, only TCB purse, that is large enough to hold folders, notepads, files, other devices and goodies associated with business. However, business is not the only purpose this bag was created. Works for shopping, packing for your tot and overnighting just as well.

Just like the shoulder bag edition, this one features no metal in decor (except a magnetic snap inside) and no inner lining. I am again focusing on beauty of the materials, embrasing it to the max. Totes are made of medium to heavy weight of upholstery leather, which has been rejected by the upholsterors sometime in history (but what do upholsterors know about beauty, right?)...

Colour sellection is still a work in progress, but currently you'll find these in Burnt Red (pictured), Caramel Brown, Wedding White and Black.

Since this one is a fast seller, I currently have average of 2 week waiting list built up for the next custom order of shoulder or tote edition (as of Oct 26th, 2009). Due to current demand JAKIs  will not be featured on the Etsy shop, instead I will do my best to scramble up and produce a small handful of them for my upcoming craft shows. (Good luck to me..)

If interested, pls., drop me a note to custom order OR,  pls, track me down at either one of the venues - FabFair (Nov 21-22; 11-5 pm); BCTF/ Coastal Health Craft Fair (Nov 25; 12-2 pm); or PrtobelloWest (Dec 12-13; 12-6 pm), mention my blog promotion and get your arm candy JAKI, based on edition and colour availability at 15% off!
(The discount applies for event sales only; pls, note that I will not be taking advance reservations for items on hold to be picked up at the events)

Friday, October 9, 2009

Introducing Jaki - shoulder and tote bags

My latest creations - made of heavy duty stone oil treated hide, with little or no hardware in sight, mostly no inner lining either - just pure beauty of the natural materials...

Jakis are available in shoulder- bag with adjustable elongated strap option (posted here), or in an oversized tote option - pics still coming up!

Lots of room inside, lots of complements from by-passers. Sturdy construction along with unique and funky look.
Come and meet them in person at Fab Fair - Heritage Hall, VanCity on November 21st and 22nd. (see post below for details)

Thursday, October 1, 2009

My retail so far...

Also - some of my 'children' are residing in their temporary home, waiting for their new permanent home, on the beautiful Vancouver Island -
Downtown Courtenay's Jipsi Clothing Movement were kind enough to give shelter to some of my little leather friends! You'll find them there waiting eagerly on the shelves...

Jipsi Clothing Movement
475 Cliffe Ave, Courtenay BC

My events so far...

So, my brand new goodies will spill out of their jar and line up for grabs in the months of November (ouch, that's next month) and December at these 3 amazing locations:......

FAB FAIR (Bags and Bling show)

Sat., November 21st and Sun., November 22nd
11 - 5 pm.

Heritage Hall, 3102 Main Street, Vancouver, BC
(Corner of Main and 15th Ave)


Wednesday, November 25th (yes, only 3 days since the first show)
1 - 3 pm.
BCTF building, 550 West 6th Ave, Vancouver, BC
(604) 871-2283


Sat., December 12th and Sun., December 13th
12 - 6 pm

Rocky Mountaineer Station, 1755 Cottrell Street, VancouverBC

Hope to see some enthusiastic readers there, I will have great, but decreasing sellection of one of a kind, handmade arm candy.