All of my purses/tote bags are handmade by me. They are one-of-a-kind and Earth friendly; made from "rescued" designer fabrics, and repurposed vintage items such as needlepoints, leather belts, and horse brass. The first bags I made were inspired by the desire to repurpose vintage needlepoint into something useful. I needlepoint myself so I know, and appreciate, the hours of work and the expense in wool and canvas, required to make a beautiful needlepoint tapestry, and I believe these works should be seen and, perhaps, flaunted. I started buying vintage needlepoints and incorporating them into totes and bags for myself, and for family and friends; each suited to the personality of the recipient. During those searches for the "right" needlepoints, I discovered, and purchased, an abundance of vintage needlepoints that "spoke to me". Some were traditional florals and landscapes, and some were quirky finds that I just couldn't resist buying. Thus, my shop "Bagnitude" was born. Bagnitude bags are "Bags with Attitude". Whatever style you choose, classic, or quirky, it will be fun to wear and a conversation starter. FabMo did not inspire my creations, but without FabMo, I, and other small business crafters would not be able to compete in the marketplace. It is very difficult to make money for the actual amount of time one puts into crafting; especially for one-of-a-kind items. FabMo provides the opportunity for me to save both time and money to help compensate a bit for that. At FabMo, I have been able to find the wide variety of quality fabrics I want, all in one place, at a cost that allows me to stock my workroom with enough fabric that I almost always have something that works with my vision for my next project. And the icing on the cake, is being able to make a product that is almost completely "Earth Friendly".
Los Gatos, CA 95033-9309