Here is another post from my Fashion-Guest Blogger Christine at Work My Wardrobe. I asked her to write about her handmade clutches because I am obsessed with them! My favorite one is the last clutch shown in this blog! Since I am a native from Phoenix, Arizona it’s the perfect fit! Hope you enjoy! <3
Style on Ladies and Gents!
I love a good big ol’ bag, the kind that could double as a diaper bag when my son was a baby, the kind that fits everything you’ll need on a flight, the kind that start to hurt your shoulder after carrying it all day, the kind that make me feel like I’ve lost my keys-wallet-lipstick because I can’t find it in that big ol’ bag… I do love them but it’s also nice to edit everything down, only take what you need for a an evening out with friends or a trip to the store and it’s even more fun when you have a super cute bag to carry your pared down necessities.
I started making bags to sell on Etsy a few months back and I love making a good ol’ clutch, I think they are both fresh and elegant. I love to play with colors and shapes & combining textiles. You can find them at Etsy.com/shop/BlockAndBattaglia Here are some of my favorites that are available now.
I love this style for work since its just big enough to carry my iPad but without it it has a real cute slouch happening.
I love the Pom Poms on this one, I strung them myself to go with this bag. The vintage embroidered fabric is so vibrant, this is a one of kind piece.
Keep an eye out for this style coming soon with detachable straps…for those days when you don’t feel like lugging around the big guy but want to give your hands a break.
Who doesn’t love Ikat, this particular woven fabric comes from India.
I can’t pass up a beautiful Batik fabric, the shades of blue on this bag make my heart skip a beat.
The most fun bag to make are these rouched fabric clutches. They are challenging to make but always turn out awesome.
This is last one is very dear to me. I love Arizona, I love the desert. I snapped this photo of Camelback Mountain from the balcony at the Valley Ho and I think it’s such a fun homage to the place I call home.
Each bag I sell is handmade by me and I add a few bags each week so be sure to check out my Etsy store often to see what’s new.