Monday, November 16, 2009

Yes, yes. I'm still here and still sewing!

Hello Friends. Thanks for being so loyal. You deserve an update. But there's so much that came out of a seed of potential, a wistful dream....I don't know if I can do justice to the events around here!

Fall flew in and blew in all sorts of changes. All good. Surprises galore. Some were hard at first but turned out great and others were too good to believe at first and turned out even better.

If you really want the scoop we'll have to get together.

Most of my stock right now is out with you all on your shoulders and on your heads. I enjoyed meeting friends old and new at the farmers market in Asheville and there's reports that you've been spotted around Asheville sporting those cool caps! So right now I'm sewing like crazy for the next craft shows.

My mom has been quietly creating her own artwork and lately she's been bringing her things to my shows and sales.
She brings from the "old world" the lace making art called tatting or in french "la frivolite".
Here with the shuttle you pass it through the loop.

Now tighten the knot. Ok, you're right. It's not that simple. But Mom's accomplished. Every Christmas for about 12 years she's made all her children (seven, I tell you!) a special snow flake for their Christmas tree. Friends and friends of friends have placed orders with her over the years. This year it's been snowing in her living room all summer:

Look how beautiful!These two are special with dangling beads in the center.These two are magical because it's as if she really caught a snowflake and figured out how to preserve it so you can hang one on your tree.

Her tatted lacework adorns these beautiful cards. Each card is a gift of the heart.

We don't often send anything in the mail anymore. When we do it's got to be special.
Here are some other pieces she's created:
The CrossA shimmering icicle with beads worked into the lace.A gold maple leaf.And this one: A TRIBUTE was a special order for a breast cancer awareness event. It is really beautiful!

Please keep checking in on me! I'll have my latest batch here in just a bit.


Wednesday, May 20, 2009

A real hot item....

Cool Cap -- view from the top! That's Duncan underneath by the way.
Here's Grayson on percussion sporting his Cool Cap...

Cool Cat Duo--Duncan on the fiddle and Devin on the mandolin.Cousin Anne atop the Iron....
The whole cool gang at the Flat Iron in Asheville. Don't you think the caps bring it all together?
Warm sun, hungry tummies, hard playing and singing....C'mon Mom! Take us for ICE CREAM!!! There go the profits, right there.
These cool caps went like hotcakes at the LEAF---which, though we had a cloudburst or two of rain, was a really fun weekend.

Cool Cats under Cool Caps

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Friday, May 1, 2009

Gettin' in the act

Come on---Stitch these up, clip the seams, clip the threads, match carefully, don't get to close...I'm gonna work you for that college deposit!
I took these photos through the front screen!

More Stars in their eyes...

Cache a Falling Star

Filled cushion, buttoned in the center.
Contrasting fabric on the sides and back.
Fun fabrics vary.

Cool Cats under Cool Caps

Goofy, they are! But we like them like that around here.....

Monday, April 27, 2009

To Cap it off!

Newest development! Cool Caps at Cache Bags!

Beethoven lends a head. I've cut out bunches of cap sections. These will keep the sun off your head and the hair out of your eyes. These were popular last summer too. There's even one sold to a collector up in Michigan!

Cool Cap
Sturdy brim, floppy on top
Lined and sturdy

Oh, yeah, see the Banjo? That's not been printed to fabric yet...just you wait! It's a beautiful Celtic knot.
Couldn't wait to show you! LOOK!

Here's the first one to be sewn with Beanie's fiddle print. Isn't it beautiful? Actually right now it's strapless....I'll get that figured out really soon....needs to be sleek. So it's not finnished yet...yet.....yet.....And there's another distraction in the wings....Big event happenin' on Wednesday! Who's birthday? Who's going to be nine???? Isn't that fine! Two more days Grayson!

New Cache Comin'

Oh, collaboration!!!

Sorry this is sideways but it's just to give you an idea of what's developing here at Cache Bags. I happen to know an artist who's designing beautiful prints.......
Here's a shot of one of my new great fabrics. Great texture, lovely color. AND now! Silkscreened with a print that my sister, Beanie had created. Actually you see here 3 different prints. Two different fiddle designs and one really cool flute design. Wait till you see them for real....Just you wait till I get them on the perfect Cache Bag!
More fabrics draped around the living room, drying.
If you'd like to see more art by Beanie wander over to this link. She's got a banjo print coming. LEAF is gonna love this!

Friday, April 17, 2009

In a Flurry

Wow, the bags are all over the place...

I've got my table ready, tags ready, coffee mug ready for my morning Short Street Cake cup of coffee....

Bittersweet....I'm saying goodbye to bags that will go home with wonderful people tomorrow. I can hardly wait for you to meet my bags in person!

I'll see you tomorrow (11-5) at the Howard Street Handmade craft market!

"A Bientot!"

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Well Suited.

Tailored to suit. That says it all.

This one has curved front flap, main section zipper and one more zipped compartment inside.

For dressing down on Fridays--goes with khakis perfectly.

Roomy, but slimming.
Cozy plaid with easy access front flap and 2 zippers.

Cache All

Here's the bag for the job. Beautiful, practical, handmade (like all Cache Bags) and LOCAL too.
Slip this one over your shoulder and you'll know I have sewn love into the very seams. I made it for you. To carry your prosperity.Evie
Roomy, soft, (you'll want to crawl in...)
Front flap