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.

I had hoped to be back at the Ann Arbor Saturday Market this week, but have you seen the weather report? Below freezing almost all day. I think I will wait another week and aim for April 4. The Ann Arbor Sunday Artisan Market starts April 12, and the Northville Market starts May 7.
Please check this page weekly for current information and call me on market day to make sure I went. Things happen... A prediction of rain can keep me home. Sometimes at the Ann Arbor Saturday market, I can't get a space and have to come back home. Always call before making the trip. Best time to call - after 8 am. Also, my outgoing phone message will tell you where I am on any given day. (734-525-3549)

I have recently helped many customers on the phone. Feel free to call me if you want to talk and get some expert advice.

New fabrics have been added to the web site. It takes a few weeks to cut and make purses and accessories in the new fabrics; we are working on that now. Orders that are placed always go to the top of my "to do" list.
Please see the new category "Top predictions for 2015." These are 50 fabrics that are especially good sellers. "Darens Favorites" (category 25) is another interesting list - many of these 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 month, searching for well-designed fabrics that will work for me. It's like a treasure hunt.
Daren Otis

Daren's 2014 From the Heart Giveaway 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.

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