Friday, August 20, 2010


Things have been insane around here! So far I have done two farmer's markets with some sucess. I think each one of them taught me something different. I do feel that it is important to learn and grow from your experiences and I am grateful to have those "inital" lessons under my belt so to speak.

I had a little hitch in my well thought out and organized life when I came down with a flu bug last weekend, but as of last night I am getting back on track with my timeline for our open house next week! If you haven't seen this on facebook yet, well then get all those pertinent, oh so needed details here :)

What:   What Women Want (and of course need!) Open House

When:   Friday August 27th from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Where: 158 N Pheasant Dr in Hyalite Foothills Bozeman
Who:    Elizabeth Wickland with Mary Kay,
             Kristin Horgan with Norwex,
             Jessica Sumner with Mia Bella Candles
             and Your Own Personal Scrapbooker
             and myself with Eclectique Butterfly

What: Products, demos, food, drinks, prize drawings and fun!

This all started when some of us got together and said, let's have an open house. It has really become about helping other women promote our home based businesses. I have to say everyone I talk to about this event is excited about it. They can't wait to see what we have to offer and are hopping up and down about the chance to win some of our cool prizes! Please feel free to e-mail me if you have any questions and I hope to see you there!

And finally.... I know that you all have been dying to see what I have been doing at my sewing machine for the last month or so.....

The front view of my new upcycled handbags

The back view of the handbag

The inside liner

What you can't see from these pictures is that the bag has a nice flat bottom on it made out of heavy chipboard covered in denim and pieced into the bag. I have added purse feet to the bottoms as well for extra protection from scuffing and wear. It also adds a lot of stability to the bag. Each purse has a magnetic clasp and has a double pocket in the inside liner (look carefully at the bottom of the last picture to see it). All the pockets on the outsides are still fully functional and the only problem you will have is finding your keys or cell phone if you are like me and forget which pocket you put them in! They are really roomy, I can get my wallet, checkbook, sunglasses and at least a dozen other important things thrown into my purse and still have a little room. Everything is very nicely color coordinated and they are all "one of a kind" bags. You will NEVER run across someone else with a purse exactly like yours again :)  I will be setting up my Etsy shop in the next few days so look for the link here when I am all done.

Okay that's enough for now, so much to do and so little time. But do drop me a line and let me know what you think of my new venture. I would love to hear from you all :)


P.S. Thanks so much to my gal Jenn C who took my photos for me!

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