Monday, November 18, 2013

A Bride and Her Mother

A couple of months ago a bride in another state got in touch with me about making two special bags for her wedding day.
She sent us a remnant of fabric left over from the fittings of her wedding gown. We made this ruched luxe clutch with the beautiful pearl-colored material. The button is her "something old," and we lined the purse in her "something blue."

She also sent this silver brocade fabric that she selected for her mother's bag. We paired the silver with a piece of the wedding dress material and topped with with a vintage button.

Gift Guide: Mom, Grandma, Aunt

Our custom photo gifts bring new life to treasured family images. Showcase a vintage picture on a tote or makeup bag.
 Carry a furry family member's image on a wristlet or wallet.
Or have us insert important milestone images in a locket that she will wear close to her heart.

When you order our photo gifts in our shop, we'll consult with you on cropping, color and design. Schedule an appointment by emailing orderdesk (at) Or order online on our website. Ordering from afar but need help? Feel free to email us so that we can walk you through the process.

Gift Guide: Seattle Spirit

Our all natural lip balms are packaged in old school slider tins adorned with an 1899 map of Seattle. Perfect for coworker gifts, stocking stuffers, or hostess gifts, the balms are $5.50 each or $5 each when you buy 6. Order here.
Our mini wallets are useful little gifts for men and women. Enhance your present by tucking a gift card for your favorite Seattle experience or business inside. Order here.
 The 1899 map in this pendant has soft colors and shows off Seattle pride. Order here.
Toss a map pillow on a couch or chair for some cozy Seattle spirit. Give this pillow someone who loves his or her hometown. Order here.
The cotton canvas central panel of each pillow showcases a carefully reproduced map. We frame the image in buttery soft microsuede. Order the Washington map pillow here.
We're obsessed with Trilby Hainstock's new line of canvas totes and cotton tea towels. Hainstock's illustrations boast quirky details that wonderfully represent Seattle and Ballard.

She screenprints the illustrations onto useful USA-made gifts. Totes - $28, available in Seattle or Ballard themes. Tea towels, $20, available in Seattle or Ballard themes.

Available in our shop. Visit, call. or email to purchase.

Friday, November 15, 2013

One-of-a-Kind Bags

 I've added a selection of special bags to the One-of-a-Kind Bag section of our website.
 These purses are ready to ship once you order them, so our lead time is about a week.
 Or visit our shop to browse in person.
 We have more bags to choose from in our shop, and we can email you pictures if you're out of town.
Or schedule an appointment to design your own custom bag.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Custom Order Deadlines - Holiday 2013

Custom photo checkbook cover, order here
Custom phone mini wallet, order here.

Our branch of Santa's workshop is in full swing sewing custom gifts. We're open late during this busy season to make it easier for you to visit us. Check out our holiday hours here.
Here's our custom order turnaround time schedule:
Orders complete* by December 7 must be placed by November 19.
Orders complete* by December 15 must be placed by November 24.
Orders complete* by December 20 must be placed by December 1.
Orders complete* by December 23 must be placed by December 8.

*Please note that "complete" means ready to ship or ready to be picked up in the store during  business hours.

Visit our website, or contact us at (206) 789-4044 to set up an in-store design appointment.