I had the pleasure of meeting Celine of Blue Calla a while back at a local event. She makes these beautiful bags and purses so of course I nearly trampled people to get over to her booth. And not surprisingly, I made a purchase.
She uses absolutely fantastic fabrics for her projects and often she uses Keyka Lou patterns *currently on sale*, which I also have a soft spot for. Honestly, she’s after my heart!
Here are some of my favs from her shop. Click images to go to listings.
And in her not a purse or bag category she has some amazing items, like these.
When you’re crafty it’s easy to look at things and think “I can make that” and with many of Blue Calla’s items I actually *can* make it as I have the pattern too, but I still drool over her creations.
I had the pleasure of meeting Celine of Blue Calla at a Mommy’s night out thing a while back. With my pathetic willpower and purse/tote/bag addiction I wasn’t able to walk out without one of her items. She touches on so many of my favourite things like beautiful fabrics and Keyka Lou patterns. She also makes her own creations that are fantastically made and lovely to behold. Here’s the bag I bought.
Recently she attempted the ditty bag and wasn’t so sure about how it would be received. I offered to take this cute little one off her hands. We ended up working out a barter. Shortly after my fun little ditty bag arrived.
I’ve done a few barters before, they work out really well at craft shows, especially since you can do more than one and walk away with *all* your earnings. So check out Blue Calla’s shop, new blog and Facebook. You might see something you like!
Thanks to finding Blue Calla I have now found Keyka Lou, which is where she gets her patterns. Downloaded the bracelet bag pattern the other night with my friend, figuring we’d make it together. But then of course I’ve gotten ahead of things and cut it out already. Too excited to try a new project!
Here’s what I’ve got so far.
Just debating the button choice, I’m leaning towards the brown wood one. Any opinions?
So I’ve decided to dedicate Fridays to sharing all the creative people I’ve found as a result of this blog endeavour of mine. I’ve got a pile to work through and I’d like to start with Blue Calla. Met her at a little Mommies night out thing a few weeks ago and, thanks to my weakness for all things tote/purse/bag related, I made a purchase. Here’s the wonderful little number I bought.
She uses such nice fabrics and the patterns are very stylish. I’ve been using the bag since, almost everyone comments on it. I learned from my Hot Butter purchase that people like fun one of a kind bags and usually ask, “Did you make that?” so I grabbed a bunch of her business cards and I’ve been giving them out when people ask!
Here’s some more of her great stuff. Find her on Facebook where you can see her entire fabric selection!