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Monday, January 31, 2011

Clean up time in the studio....

I love my studio space, but I have the tendency to be a little messy, so this week I am going to clean and create.

I'll post some before shots, although I don't think anyone needs to see it!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

New products, it seems like daily....

As my wheels start to churn, I am finding more and more things to make and more ways to promote them.

This is a small purse, I like to call a phone UPTOTE, it is about 8 *6" amd is the right size for a phone, your small wallet and keys, perfect for putting inside a bigger bag or just carrying by itself.  Next on my agenda, making a diaper clutch, and changing pad that are compact and beautiful!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

more new photos and such

These are my new Key FOB's  I have them listed on etsy for $5.00 each, granted these are not made out of recycled products, but I am working on some out of denim that will be.

My new kindle case, or for a mommy, it holds a container of wipes!

Or it could be a great little clutch!
This pouch was suggested to me by one of my followers.  it is cute, fun and functional.
more to come....

Monday, January 24, 2011

Photo's and new products

As I start the new year, finishing inventory and realizing what I have and where I need to go.  I ponder on the thought of changing my whole product line or sticking at it.  No, it is the Mommy bag, I still need to go buy pacifiers and bottles as props, so I can get some good photos. 

I think today is the day I start taking pictures, and changing the look, yet once again.  Photo's are an important part of the whole design process and I just can't seem to take ones I feel are web site ready. 

Monday, January 17, 2011

Some supplies arrived Saturday

Supplies for Key fobs and pacifier clip arrived on Saturday, as soon as the kids get on the bus I will be busy making and posting!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

New products

My first 3 new products that I would like to have tested are a cotton half slip, a key fob, and a pacifier clip.  all to be ready later this week.  Keep the idea's coming!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

New products

OK, this week I am going to be designing new products for UPTOTE and would love to give some prototypes  away.  If you come up with a usable and viable design I will make it, post pictures on the blog and give it to you for a one month trial.  If you think it is a good design, and give me some productive feedback, I will let you have it for free and give you more to try out and promote. 

Please pass my blog onto other young mothers and hopefully we can all help the planet by recycling and being practical yet beautiful at the same time!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Upcycling can be fun.

This is one of my first upcycled bags.  I really just let go of what it was and embraced what it could become.

This is a cell phone wallet made from old Levi's and some pj flannel.

What I work to achieve is beauty and functionality in my designs.  Why make something if it does not look great too!  

In 2011 I am going to focus on streamlining my product line and working on products for the new mom and functional yet practical mom on the go!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Why should you buy an upcycled product

In our consumer driven society, why should you purchase something that has been recycled.  UPTOTE believes that something that is recycled can be as beautiful if not more beautiful the second time around.  Not only is upcycling beautiful it helps save our environment by not creating more materials, but by using what has previously been manufactured!

These items were denim jeans and some old curtains, now they are a diaper bag and a pencil tote.  Who could ask for a more functional and beautiful item to be added to their repertoire of bags!