Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Haute Handbags Feature! Yay!

Hi Friends! I have the best news ever...I'm published in a lovely magazine - Haute Handbags Spring 2014 issue. Ahhh!

Haute Handbags is a lovely magazine from Stampington & Company. It showcases creative and lovely artists who specifically make bags, purses, totes, and more.  I just stopped into Barnes in Nobles today (a weekly routine of mine), and long behold in the magazine craft section, it was staring back at me! So if you want to check it out, it's available where books are sold or you can order a copy directly from Stampington here!

I can't believe how the pictures turned out, pretty, cute and fabulous!! I had so much fun contributing to Haute Handbags and it's such an honor to be featured along with amazing artists. The entire Spring issue is just lovely. So go out and pick up an issue if you can! I can't wait for you to scroll on and take a peek!

Haute Handbags Spring 2014 Cover -It's me, "Karen Pratt"!

Haute Handbags Spring 2014 - Table of  Contents

Haute Handbags Spring 2014  - Dainty Floral Bag

Haute Handbags Spring 2014 - Creamy Floral Tote and Cute Little Bagette

Haute Handbags Spring 2014 - Cute Dainty Purse and Cute Lace and Linen Tote

Haute Handbags Spring 2014 - Pages 14-15

Haute Handbags Spring 2014 - Pages 16-17

Haute Handbags Spring 2014 - Pages 18-19

If you are interested in any of the bags published, they are available in my etsy store here

Thanks for stopping by dear friends!

Yours truely,


Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Springtime Vintage Marketplace Recap!

Hi Dear Friends! Sorry it's been awhile since my last post. I just cleaned up the last of my craft room from The Vintage Marketplace event. It looks like a pinata full of craft supplies exploded in my room. I have a lot of new things going on (which of course I will share with you dear friends), but first, here is a recap from the show a couple of weeks ago. Enjoy!

Me and my sister's (Kathleen) booth - Cream Cottage Chic

Cute displays in our booth. I made the pink fence (yes I am handy with a hammer).

Cute products - my sister's lovely painted mason jars, tins, and clothes pins, herb markers, bags, and fresh flowers in our booth.

Cute products - Tissue Pouches, Lavender Pouches, Pin Cushions

Our infamous "Water Station". Apparently, we were known for our free water.

Cute display of fresh flowers

Kathleen's lovely painted tin cans and my vintage honey cup plants.

Me and my sister Kathleen worked really hard on designing our booth this time around. It took us six hours to set up, but it was well worth the time and effort. We really felt it was cute, pretty, and girly. I sewed the banner with vintage and Japanese fabrics. All of the display pieces (desk, bookcase, wire rack, etc.) are from my craft and guest room, so you can understand why it took me a week and half to put it all back! Overall, we had soooo much fun and met a lot of wonderful people. 

I can't get over how nice all of the vendors were and the gals who run the show - Christy and Rita. They're support and camaraderie definitely makes the event lovely and fun!  Here are some of the lovely vendors at the show:

Entrance to The Vintage Marketplace

My dear friend Earth Cookie featuring Jessica

My lovely neighbor Liz @ My Little French Boutique
The Shabby Chateau, Le Petit Boudoir, Moras, Junque Yard Dolls

Pretty springtime displays

The next show is June 6th-8th at "The Oaks" in Fallbrook, CA. You can find more information here or you can follow on the gals Facebook page here. Hope to see you there!!