I had this nice sage green canvas left over from other orders and I decided I wanted to make a turtle. So I started with the turtle itself, and when it was done it made me realize something...I don't like to do things the normal way. As I'm looking at this non-symmetrical turtle I'm picturing a throw rug, a crayon caddy, a placemat, etc etc. And I reaffirmed that I like doing things MY way. I could make a million plain crayon caddy roll-up thing-a-ma-jigs...OR I could make one in the shape of a turtle. One that looked like a rocket. One that looked like a bug. IT IS SO MUCH MORE FUN!! And in the end, it's what makes me stand out. Of course the problem becomes pricing. I'm sure you could find someone selling those crayon rolls for $5...but making a plain fabric item like that doesn't take much time. But when you're planning, designing, doing something new, cutting out custom parts, piecing it together, making it work...it takes time. But they're all my designs, everything is unique, it's what Maggie Blue Designs is known for. Something original, something unique...something just for you. So I hope people realize that. I know some people do, and for them I say thank you. It's people like you that allow me to do business with the motto "originality over quanitity". I just made that up...it's not really my motto. Seriously...that would be a boring motto.
So here we are, the Hipster Turtle Purse. (Hipster because I made the strap long to fit over my daughters chest and fall to her hip like a messenger bag...just like mommy's)