Thursday, December 22, 2011

Seasonally Appropriate: Neighbor Gifts

This year I took to some hand-embroidered napkins to accompany mugs and cocoa for the neighbor gifts.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Meet Harper

Hey all Cutie Petutie Originals has just introduced something really special in time for the holiday season. Rachel has really outdone herself this time. Meet Harper!

This line has two coordinating pink and silver prints from which to choose. The minky has texture! And you can get them with satiny cream or luxurious silver ruffles. Don't delay, order now and like them on facebook: I think I need to custom order one of these in 60"x120"!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Still Deluxe

Remember the Deluxe Yoga Duffel Bag? Well, I'm still making it in custom orders. Here's another version -- custom request -- and one of my favorites thus far.

Thanks to all those clients who have great color combination ideas. I'm taking Christmas order, now. Don't delay.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Swim Style

Walk around the swimming pool in style with towel pants. These towel pants are the perfect swim accessory for children. The towel pants are both fashionable and functionable. These unique swim cover-ups are great for all occassions, whether you are headed to a swim meet, a picnic, the beach or going on vacation. Made from a plush 100% cotton terry cloth, these swim cover-ups are super absorbent and comfortable.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Agata Modern Messenger Bag

The Agata puts a modern twist on the classic messenger bag with its eye-catching color style, and simple organizational pockets. This messenger bag with unique all-over print easily transports your laptop, books, school supplies and personal technology. Removable shoulder strap drops approximately 24.5" long (this can be adjusted).

It's a natural option for everything from a gym carryall to a diaper bag for a hip parent. Interior cotton lining with a multifunctional organizer pocket. Exterior flap pockets include a velcro closure for security. Fold over flap fits inside or outside the main compartment.

Approx. Dimensions: 11" high by 17 " wide and 4" deep.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Deluxe Yoga Duffel Bag

This Deluxe Yoga Duffel Bag has room to spare: it will hold your yoga mat, blanket, two blocks, straps and perhaps a bit more without complaint!. It even comes equipped with 3 outside pockets. It's a universal tote bag that could be used for yoga, pilates, swim team, or any sport.

Easily holds any size yoga mat, a few pair of shoes, gym clothes, clean clothes, and all your small valuable stuff. I tested it to hold 6 shoes boxes!

The outer shell is made from quilted cotton. Shoulder strap is removable and adjustable to two lengths. This totes measures about 30" long, 11" high, and 12" deep. (excluding handles) Handles are quilted, as well.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

New Tote Style for Sports Equipment

Attention swim team fans! This bag is perfect for toting all your goggles, suits, towels, lunch, blankets, even dry clothes and shoes.

Inside you can fit about 4 beach towels! On the outside you can tuck suits, goggles, mobiles, and small stuff in its 3 flap pockets. It also has two sidecar straps for your wet towels. after practice (keeping them away from your dry stuff).

Or, you could use it for a yoga class. Take along all that you need to get ready for work and still enjoy a hard workout. Seriously, it can carry just about anything. This style is currently in the shop, and you can custom order it to your liking. Request that it be wider, have interior pockets, or another 3 pockets on the other side. I can also put the sidecar straps on the bottom rather than the side. It's all up to you! (Prices vary depending on materials and customizations.)

Monday, April 18, 2011

Even Bigger

Remember the mother of all bags? Well, I've tipped the scales again and gone even bigger.

With this quilted duffle you can pack for your next sunny getaway. The durable fabric and zippers make it easy access to your gear -- versatile! Try it as an everyday gym bag or a small overnighter. One outside end pocket accommodates two water bottles or a pair of athletic shoes, the other end features a gusseted, zippered pocket large enough for books, your digital reader, or a ditty bag. Self-made straps frame a third exterior pocket that is just the right size for a mobile, your music player, and your wallet.

Roomy dimensions approximately: 20" long x 13" wide x 13" high

Care and Cleaning:
Spot clean with cold water or dry clean. May be rinsed in cool water by hand and line dried, as well. Warm iron if desired.

Sewn in my pet-free, smoke-free studio.

It's in the shop, now. Get it before it disappears.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Kids: Tooth Fairy Pillow

Well, I've been noodling the idea of a tooth fairy pillow for the shop for a while. I've tried big pockets and small pockets and everything in between. But finally I think I've found something I like. With these particular personalized pillows, there'll be no question in the Tooth Fairy's mind just who's tooth she's whisking away.

Bigger pocket to accommodate a letter to (or from) the tooth fairy and then whatever you happen to put the tooth in. What does one put a tooth in? Sandwich bag? Ewwwww. Anyway, each keepsake pillow is handmade with care, of course. Embroidered fabric pillow holds a child's tooth in the pocket while waiting for the Fairy's special delivery.

I hand embroidered this child's name on the pocket and also added the fairy (which loosely resembles the actual child) for displaying as a decorative pillow. This one is 12" square. And the back is an envelope back, completely removable and somewhat washable.

I'm not sure what I'll do for boy pillows. Requests? Ideas?

Monday, January 17, 2011

Over the Shoulder: New York State of Mind

I recently took a trip to New York City. Aside from the glitz and glamour of it, I reveled in the basic functionality of the Garment District. Everywhere I looked there was something to inspire a project. An entire warehouse of zippers! Buyers, Sellers, Project Runway fans! The district had it all.

I stopped in at Mood. That was excellent. Though, I probably never EVER need to go back. Big fabric stores across the U.S. compete, I assure you. But I did see Swatch and even gave him a little scratch behind the ears. I dawdled in the knits aisle and purchased two -- project to debut when I'm not so crazy busy. And I went wild at a small boutique where it seemed everything cost $20.

Where I found my real creative inspirations, however, were the holiday marts. We hit to major ones -- one in Grand Central Station and the other in Union Square. Among the fur lined hunting caps, knitted animal novelty hats, and to-die-for original jewelry there were lots of handbag - tote bag - messenger bag artists. The other thing I felt compelled to do each night once we were back at the apartment is sketch out little ideas I would have on the perfect bag to carry on the subway. Really, nothing I owned could have been right that week. Nothing had the right size handle to wear it cross body, nor the right exterior pockets. And nothing, I repeat nothing, was big enough. You become a bag lady when you go to the city. Too much to carry with you to know have one enormous bag.

Upon returning I started sewing immediately. The reason was two-fold. I had orders up the wazoo and I had ideas spilling out of my brain. From one of those ideas, came this.

I predict this style or something like it will be big for Spring 2011! My cross body bag in canvas hits all the trends right now. Carrying your satchel across your body is still a chic alternative to the everyday hobo and it seemed to me that tons of people in NYC loved being hands free (I for one). It’s a very modern look and perfect for moms as well as teenagers. Incredibly versatile and appealing to women of all ages. Right?

In canvas you get twice the trend points. Everyone loves a casual and light bag for Spring -- or so I'm told. This is it. With warmer weather around the corner, fabrics that feel lighter and come in lighter tones are a must. (Have you seen the eye-popping colors at Michael Kors?!?!?) Canvas feels easy but always looks chic and this version is a favorite, classic but preppy.

This bold pattern of this quality print makes a huge statement. It's from IKEA of all places and I fancy cut the panels to showcase the elements that I love the most. I think it adds major style to anyone’s wardrobe to carry around both a caged bird and a squirrel with a cheese shaver. Paired with jeans and a simple tee you’ll feel chic and casual without being slouchy.

The adjustable strap allows you to wear this number over the shoulder, as well. The magnetic closure and interior divider permit security. Completely machine washable in 100 % cotton. The innovative exterior pocket design zips for easy access to items you still want protected. Take another look at that exterior pocket. It's cool, right!??!?!!

Approx dimensions: 2”x 12” x 16” (excluding strap)

These are in the shop right now as a custom order only item.