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 will be at the Ann Arbor Farmers Market on Saturday April 18 (9-3 through April). On Sunday (Artisan Market, April 19) rain is predicted later in the day. I will probably go, and pack up early. If I do that, my hours will be 11-3. Call to confirm before making a special trip. Best time to call - from 8 to 10 am.
The Northville Market starts May 7. I always try to do all three days every week, when the weather is OK.
Please check this page weekly for current information. 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.
My outgoing phone message will tell you where I am on any given day. (734-525-3549)
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. When I get orders, those fabrics always get cut first.
Please see the new category "Top predictions for 2015." These are 50 fabrics that I expect to be especially good sellers. "Darens Favorites" (category 25) is another interesting list - many 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 month, 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.