Friday, June 6, 2014

NEW Loosie Goosie Big Bags

We're excited about our newest bags:  our Loosie Goosies!  We've been testing these out by hauling all of our stuff in them, including what felt like fifty pounds of books and art supplies to and from Barcelona last month.  We've also been lugging beach towels and picnic gear and groceries and plants from the herb festival and kids' clothes for overnights.  And these bags do great!  We make them out of that incredibly strong woven plastic, and if they're lined, they're probably strong enough to haul concrete blocks should you want to haul that.  In fact, on my recent trip to Barcelona, I saw dumpster-like construction debris containers made of this same woven plastic!

The bags are stripped down and simple with velcro closings across the tops and straps that are long enough to slip over your shoulder.  Because of the simple construction, we're selling them for only $25 if unlined and $35 if lined, and they're light enough to ship for around $4.  We can make them to your specifications regarding color, materials, theme (chicken, dogs, cats, birds, etc) and size.

These aren't in our catalog yet,  but they will be by Tuesday.  But if you want to rush order one today, just email me at this address  and I'll get started on it.  Then you can place the order Tuesday and we'll have it to you within the week.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

New Compact Bigger Bag

I LOVE this compact square bag!  I've been wanting a bag for myself that was a little bit wider than the Not-So-Small that I had been carrying but not quite as big as the iPad size one I had used last summer while traveling.  I stacked up the things I wanted to carry in the bag:  my calendar, my sketchbook, my wallet, my sunglasses, a few pens, my phone, and my bulky keys.  I made three layers, one for each compartment of the bag.  I decided that 8 1/2 x 8 1/2 x 2 1/2 inches would be perfect.

The finished bag is about the size of a large sandwich.  I can slide the sketchbook in to the big center compartment and still have room for my (Baby Shara) wallet in there along with two pens clipped to the sketchbook.  (I can actually jam a paperback book in there, too, or in the open back pocket if it's a small book.) My calendar fits perfectly in the back open compartment along with my keys and sunglasses (in a soft case).  I love the built-in phone case under the flap because I can fit my whole hand in there to grab the phone, and there's still room in there for receipts, tickets, small maps, etc.

I especially love the Nicholas Wilton painting of the sheep from a Lotus dog food bag.  Below is a working drawing that I made when designing the bag.  The drawing on the right shows the under-the-flap wide phone pocket.

I used this bag last night and someone asked me to make one for her exactly like it.  You can have one too for $35.  Order it on the Bigger Bags catalog page.  Select the 8 1/2 x 8 1/2 x 2 1/2 " bag, and give any special instructions in the text block on the Paypal button.  We still have a few of those sheep, but act fast if you want one.