Mini face lift.

I replaced some of the photos in the shop with some new, shiny, updated photos I have started taking here at the new house. I have a great wall to work with and some lovely daylight. This house get great light! Check out the shop, everything looks so much prettier… At least, I think so.

AND I have a special for everyone!

I want to get pictures of a few more bags that I do not currently have in my inventory. I am going to mark down one of each of the styles I want to re photograph. So, I can snap a photo before I send it it out to you! So, get to the shop to what’s on sale quick and snag up a discounted bag…

Shop NOW!

I’m still here.

Oh hai. I haven’t given up on this blog. I have just taken an apparent hiatus. I have no real reason. I do want to blog. I enjoy it, I miss it. But lately I think I’ve just had a lack of motivation for it with everything else I have going on, or something. Whatever it was/is, I’m trying to remedy it. I have plans and ideas and a lot going on this year that I want to document.

On January 2nd, I embarked on a bit of a shaping up expedition. As of yesterday morning, I am down 15 pounds since January 2nd! Party. I have been having a lot of fun with my best friends, sweating it out to get in shape physically and working together to eat healthier. That’s it, no fancy diets. Just plain eating better and regular work outs with my pals. Shit works. Who knew? ;) I Love my gym, and the classes it offers. I have a lot of motivators right now (including a forbidden gym crush) and I’m just trying to ride it out as long as it takes me.  And hope that the motivation continues long enough to just become the lifestyle change I’ve needed for a while. I am really proud of myself for getting to where I am so quickly.

At the beginning of this year, I also started to work on new bag designs for my Etsy shop. It’s taken longer than I would have hoped, but I’m really happy with whats coming out of the design process this time. Things are evolving really nicely I feel like. I can see my skills growing. I have even decided to sort of fully revamp the whole Etsy shop, and eventually the blog here a bit too. It’s exciting to work on new things. I can’t wait to get all the work needed to be done so I can share everything I want to for Spring!

What else…? I guess those are the 2 biggest, most important things going on right now. I’ll have more to add soon.

<3

 

 

My sew space, today.

Just a quick post to show you all my current work space, because I haven’t shared it since the move.

I have a great work area in our downstairs family room. My sister in law both have our desks along the main wall, and separating our 2 desks is a filing cabinet with our TV on it. It’s a pretty great set up. This is just my half of the wall. I’m really happy with my desk. The only thing that would make my work space better… it a counter height, kitchen island of sorts. Something with a heat resistant surface. I really miss my Granite kitchen bar from the apartment. It was an amazing work table, and I could iron right on it!

 

Current Inventory. Ready to ship.

New Holiday bags are in!

If you didn’t already see them last week, here they are!

I added eight new simple, yet glamorous evening/ cocktail clutches to the shop. I made these for a Holiday shopping boutique I attended a couple weeks ago, and thought I’d offer them up to everyone.

These are a bit smaller that my usual over sized clutches, but I can make them in any size requested. :)

 

The Lacey’s:

 

Lace in Grey, BlackFuchsia, and Dark Teal. And a mesh lace in Gold!

 

Textured Shimmers:

Tiered Hearts, Grey Scales, and Waves.

 

Check them all out in the Shop. Place your Holiday orders! Drop me a message for custom requests.

Guys, it’s FRIDAY!!!

 

I can’t believe Friday is actually here!!! I thought this week was going to dragggg. BUT, it flew. And tonight, Lisa is picking me up after dinner and we are making the 6 hour drive to Sunny Anaheim, CA for 2 glorious days in DISNEYLAND! Yes. I’m so ready. I haven’t been in about 5 years and I miss it. I hope Lisa can handle my tears, because as soon as I hit Main Street USA in the evening and it’s all lit up, I cry. Every time without fail, I tear up. It makes me so happy to be in that place. It really is the happiest place on earth. Is it 8 yet? I’m ready to hit the road.

This week has been great. I Love having something BIG to look forward to. I got a good amount of work done this week. I kept myself fairly busy.I Love when life gets exciting and fast paced. Running around to get everything set. Packing, errands, what not. The good stress, the build up to something awesome, I Love it. I Love even more that, that part is over and now it’s almost time to leave.

I might just be talking crazy now… So, I apologize. I will be back Monday, hopefully with a collection of pictures with Disneyland covered in Halloween decor!

Top: Forever 21 (supposed to be a dress…? I have about 4 inches folded up only. I wish Forever 21 realized that not everyone is short!!!! Make things longer, people can hem them if needed, right? )

Jeans: Vigoss

Scarf: Forever 21

Flats: BDG via Urban Outfitters

Bag: KRUST

Things I can’t wait to do in Disneyland: Walk down Main Street! Look for a few hidden Mickeys, Ride Indiana Jones!!!! See CAPTAIN EO (never seen it) Ride the new Star Tours, ride Halloween themed Space Mountain, and Haunted Mansion, All the Fantasyland rides, especially Mr. Toads Wild Ride, Go on Tower of Terror like 10 times in a row. Wave hello to Pirates of the Carribean (Sadly, it will be closed this weekend, but we won’t let it get us down!!!!). There is so much more I want to do, OBVIOUSLY. Those are just my high priorities :)

Have you ever been to Disneyland?! What’s your favorite part about it?

Black and Tan for fall.

 

Another great NEW fall bag! I am really excited about this color combo. It’s a bit more neutral, and will be able to go with so many different looks.

Check it out!

Get one in the shop, HERE.

Check out the rest of the shop, HERE.

Like Krust on Facebook, HERE.

 

Happy Thursday!!!

For a special little lady.

My niece, Sawyer is very much a lady. Homegirl LOVES shoes. like a lot. She puts on anyone and every ones shoes. Even when you are wearing them. I’ve seen her try to remove other peoples shoes to try them on. She shouts “shooooz, shooz!!” It’s the cutest thing ever. She also loves carrying her plastic keys (or her mother’s real keys) around with a toy mirror and fake dollar. She walks about the house like she’s got places to go! She has a toy purse, but she doesn’t really use it. It’s kind of odd shaped, has a face, plays music and well, it’s not very stylish. I really think she’s hip to it. So, yesterday I finally set out to put a mini Krust bag together for her as her mother requested a while ago.  Here is the result!

It’s a tiny version of the angle clutch but made into a cross body with custom colors for this little mama on the go.

I think she likes it <3

Triangles and Stripes.

I Love my stripes. I have never been very adventurous when it comes to style. I Love my basics. But, I always love seeing other people’s fun outfits and I think to myself “dang,  I want to wear that” And I set out to get myself dolled up. I shop as if I wear complex outfits. I have a closet full of skirts, and dresses, and blazers, and blouses, and wedges, and heels. But, when I really get down to it, I usually end up in some pair of jeans ( I do LOVE my denim), a simple tshirt, and some flats. I think the craziest print I go with is stripes!!! Pretty sad, right. I Love fun prints. But, I just find that I default to the most basic of things for whatever reason.

Top: H&M

Clutch: KRUST

I think my designs for the new bag line came from me trying to get some fun designs and prints into my boring outfits. They really spunk up a dull look. But, hopefully I can work them into some more complex looks.  And the challenge begins…