An Amazing selection of
Tote Bags, Purses & Accessories!
More than 20 different styles, with almost 900 gorgeous fabrics to choose from.
Fabrics range from stunning to subtle, whimsical to sophisticated, classic to modern.
Affordable - Purses and tote bags range from $15 to $45; accessories from $4 to $10.
Lightweight - Comfortable and easy to carry.
Useful - Pockets, adjustable straps, key-clips, and more.
Easy Care - most bags are flat, for easy packing or storing. Almost everything is washable.
A few large purses and small purses have been added to the SALE groups. See Fabric samples>Sale large purses, Sale Small purses.
I can bring some SALE TOTES ($19-20; regularly $27-28) to the Sunday Market on non-rain days. Call me if you would like me to bring these.
My market schedule: The Northville Farmers Market on Thursday, September 3, is up in the air and I won't decide until Thursday morning! Call in the morning on market day to confirm, before making a special trip... (734)525-3549. My outgoing phone message will tell you where I am.
I will be at the Ann Arbor Farmers Market on Saturday September 5 from 8 to 3, and the Ann Arbor Sunday Artisan Market September 6, from 11 to 4.
I try to do all three market days every week, but a bad weather report can keep me home at the last minute.
On Sunday, September 13, there will not be a Sunday Artisan Market. the Annual Kerrytown Bookfest uses the entire market on that day.
New fabrics are being added to the web site often. It takes a few weeks to cut and make purses and accessories in the new fabrics.
Please see the new category "Top predictions for 2015." This page shows you about 60 fabrics that I expect to be especially good sellers. "Darens Favorites" (category 25) is another interesting list - some of those fabrics are quirky and I don't expect them to be best-sellers, but they are unusual and I love them.
"I've been designing and making bags for over 40 years. I have an eye for color and a passion for beautiful and unique fabrics. My styles are simple and functional.
I probably look at more than 10,000 fabric swatches a year, searching for well-designed fabrics that will work for me. It's like a treasure hunt.
Last year I celebrated volunteers by giving away bags to deserving individuals. I'm still asking you to help me find these hidden heroes. Do you know a person who gives lots of their time to a cause? Please nominate them and I will continue the project!
THE WINNERS in 2014...
Click on the links below to read their stories
March 2014 Winners
April 2014 Winners
May 2014 Winners
Note: These are PDF files so you will need Acrobat Reader (a free program) to view them.