I post what comes to mind, what seems fitting for the moment, a pitch, a grunt, ideas... Please post yours!

Friday, July 15, 2011

5 days on, 2 days off? I mean... c'mon!

I am on a quest to learn the history behind the typical hard-working American's work week - and what we can do to change it! We work Monday thru Friday and then take the weekend off. Does ANYONE EVER feel ready to go back to work on Monday? And how happy are we when it's FINALLY Friday?! And for those of us trying to make a full time job out of doing something we love... this is all EXTRA work!

I have read that religious beliefs have guided our current American work week. How is it that religion - that is so lightly regarded to so many in present times - is something that shapes the whole working class culture?

Wikipedia (which I realize can sometimes only be taken with a grain of salt) reminds us that in Christianity, Sunday is the day of rest. And to be Jewish, means honoring Shabbat, which lasts from Friday at sunset 'til Saturday evening. If this is true - that we have the "weekend" on Saturday and Sunday to honor our faith... Why aren't we all in church? Shouldn't it be that if we don't attend church regularly, we should be able to pick our own days off?

I pick Thursday through Sunday for my weekend! WHO'S IN?!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Burlap Bags for The Summer

With the Summer months finally upon us, I have pulled out my innermost creative Summer thoughts... and what I came up with is this:

A new batch of burlap bags for the Summer. :)... And always handmade!
Red w/Floral $40
Beige w/Blue Floral $40
Black w/Damask $42

More in the Etsy shop - Be sure to visit!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

This week in the land of bag-making

This week, I can't seem to keep up with all my new ideas. Bicycle bags. iPhone cases. iPad carriers. Zipper pouches to sell at the salon. 4th of July bags. New handles. Pockets. Pleather. New packaging. Box labels. Blogger. Facebook. Advertising. The list goes on, as I continue to lose sleep at night, sewing!

My main focus - if I can go as far as to say I have ONE - is getting my stuff made and listed.

I've been hard at work on the new line of Big Bear Lake pouches.

Back soon for more on what's new!

Monday, May 23, 2011

New Supply Company

Be sure to check out K AND C SUPPLIES on etsy!

Also, check out my newest listings by visiting my etsy store...

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Never feed the mogwai after midnight :)

Up and sewing. Sewing and posting. Posting and yawning.

It's been a productive evening. 
I'm on the zippered bag kick right now.
Anything zippered.
Zippered and covered in vinyl.

Check in often!
And please, visit my shop!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Life Management

Purse-making numbs me like wine. I love the creative outlet, the time alone, the ability to push my mind to it's creative fullest. Kelly Handbags is the product of an over-worked mind of an ambitious and independent spirit.

I have a full time job; one where I can work from home while staying home with my now three year old daughter. Yes, 50 hours a week, I have a "real" job... but my purse biz is my passion - and I hope to encourage other entrepreneurs like me - through periodic blogging - to "keep on keepin' on" as they say.

It's easy to find successful eBay or Etsy sellers, who've in a round-about way given you some insight to their success, through online articles or elsewhere. I would like this blog to serve as a place to go, where we can interact and exchange ideas - ones that work - on becoming successful in the marketplace.

I'd love to feature any and all handmade products here and would love to share your links, too!

Will be posting more often. Cheers!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Clutches, Clutches and More Clutches

LOTS of new items in my Etsy Shop.
Clutches, makeupbags, coin purses... but mostly clutches.

Stop in for a visit by clicking HERE.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Keepin' Up The Blog...!

Well, in all the craziness of a handmade purse business, I've been neglecting promoting my blog!
I want to introduce the newest line of purses:
These little purses will be modeled after antique Victorian and Old Western designs, made and sold in Tombstone, Arizona. The less expensive versions (currently for sale now) include a silver kisslock frame. Soon, the BROTHEL line will have antique replica frames! Be sure to stay tuned for the latest by "friending" Handbags By Kelly on facebook.
Another new line of clutches and pouches is in the works! I'll reveal the designs and fabrics by May 1st, so be on the lookout!
My Etsy shoppe is always open!
Click here to view current listings.

Thanks for visiting!

Friday, January 14, 2011

New coin purses coming this week...and new designs to come!

How much change is in the bottom of your purse,
or your girlfriend's, wife's or mom's purse?
Get in on the new!
Coin purses have made a comeback and they make excellent and super unique gifts...
and Valentine's Day is only around the corner!
Each coin purse is 100% one-of-a-kind and new fabrics are available every week!
Just added in the wee hours of the a.m...

...more to come!

Please visit us on Facebook to view current listings, by clicking here.