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Sometimes I marvel at the "gems" I have stashed/hidden away in my #hardware cupboard. Bought on a whim and kept to be used when the "inspiration hits" 😁😁 but alas...many years down the line they remain hidden away in dust covered storage containers to be moved about as we reach for the familiar, base worn, cracked lid and sometimes food stained storage containers for those safe hardwares we use to keep up with the Joneses in this #selftaught, #handmade, small business, big dreams life. There! I've said it...I'm a closet hoarder 😂😂😂 #IswearIcantstophoardinghardwares. So, show's over folks 😝😝 back to regular programming
It's a very VERY raining wet Saturday here in Lagos Nigeria, hope you are dry and warm wherever you are 😊 #favouritetimeofyear #rainfordays #rainlover
#behindthescene #supporthandmade #smallbeginnings #handmadelife #closeup #Gems
Gotta go, can't stay too long on blogville, social media is calling 😜😜🏃🏃🏃 I'm kidding 😂😂. Thank you for stopping by 😄 May the universe be kind to you always 🙏.
#Backpack. Ore (pronounced as aww-ræ) means Friend in Yoruba, but "Friend" in this case is #rideordie#takeabullet #rugged#sturdy
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The funny thing is that I go on Social media especially Instagram and Pinterest and POW!!! I get so inspired and the itch to go create takes over me, I rush back to the workshop but the moment I get on my stool the zeal, enthusiasm, fiery inspiration, go-get'em energy evaporates 😣☹️
There's also a downside to this whole Social Media thingy🤔...it can be deflating...sometimes especially when many on said Instagram are oooing and ahhhing about how awesome 2018 already is 🙄😷 #&$\;/please 👀
Anyways, here is me praying that as we start a new week my bag-making-super-excited-I'm-ready-to-take-over-the-world mojo makes a comeback, I miss it, I really do 😅😅
Hope 2018 has been super amazing for you 👊🏾👊🏾. Thank you so much for stopping by. Go, Conquer, Repeat!
This 👇🏾👇🏾next version on the other hand we can confirm to be the last version of the Sokè Slobo Bag. We will only tweak it on request of course 😆and just so you know, accessorising with things like pouches, fringe, studs, outer pockets, eyelets etc...don't count 😜. What we will not do is to fundamentally change the design (fingers crossed 😅😅) So view the latest version(s) and tell us what you think 🙈
OK apart from the very obvious...i.e long handle is leather instead of webbing duh! 😒 🙄🙄 The tweak is that the gusset (Sides of the bag) is totally different 🙌🏾, did you get it? 😃😅. The original had no ridge between the main body and the gusset itself, it was just one piece (leather and canvas joined to form the one piece gusset 🙄) joined to the main body, but the new version has a dividing ridge-like something something 🙊, it makes it easier to tuck in and even when not tucked it hold its own, and it makes for better aesthetics... I really don't know how to explain it differently from what I just said so amma just leave it at that and hope that you got it! 😶😐
But tweaking aside, how cool are these bags? Made with quilt style dyed Canvas mixed with patent leather (my new favourite leather😚), these pieces are one-offs, there can never be two of you in a room... or a country for that matter, oh yeah 💃🏾 #cockymuch 😋 Apart from that, the overall design, fold-able gussets, stylish Handle-Through-Flap design, roomy interior and extra longer handle make these bags just 👌🏾💋😍😘 #nowords. See the custom-ordered version 👇🏾. I call this the 🔥🔥🔥 version 😜
Sadly no Osayi Bag is available at the moment ☹️👀💃🏾😜 but we can make one for you on request. Hey, we can even tweak it specially for you if you are wild like that 😀🙃😝 just hit us up on email@example.com and we will go back and forth with your "modifications" until you are satisfied 😉. Other items that might interest you are listed on our website, who knows you might see something that "rings" your bell 😆😌
So, gotta go 🏃🏾🏃🏾🏃🏾 lots to do so little time 🙄. Thank you so much for coming and have a blast this week...do something new 👊🏾✋🏾Cheers 😘☺️
The proof? The sheer diversity of product offerings, the conscientious attention to detail (visitors got free parking as opposed to paying ₦400 every hour 😱), sustained flow of customers and their positive engagement with the exhibitors and just so many other things too numerous to bore you with. Below are a few pictures and also views/opinions we got from some vendors we spoke with concerning the success
Going round to enjoy the sights we decided to ask the exhibitors how things went and boy oh boy! Nearly all of them would jump on the opportunity to attend the next edition. They spoke about a few other things …
Publicity: The traffic witnessed on the routes to the venue bore quiet testimony to months of great publicity and all we spoke to didn’t think they could have done much better with that. Figures.
For now, a deep bow and doff of the hat to Femi Hand Bags and the rest of the crew behind the scenes for truly ‘Changing the Narrative’ 👏🏾👏🏾👊🏾.
So, thats all she wrote folks 🏃🏾🏃🏾😄😄😝. Thank you so much for stopping by, may the universe be kind to you always 🙏🏾💐😘
Nov 17, 2012
I finished these a while back and I'm just getting round to putting it up. I call the bag Edna because it seems like an appropriate name, Edna sounds strong, dependable, simple but with a touch of "something" extra. I enjoyed making these bags, maybe it's cos I had made like 2 usable prototypes, and with the patterns already cut, marked and labelled, making them bags was like putting together a very familiar jigsaw puzzle. I tried to downplay the use of hardware but for the extra long handle I couldn't avoid it completely, but by and by I still think it is a great looking bag. It's just the right size- as in not too big or too small for that matter, interior is lined with soft leather lining, also, interior has pouches for phones and other miscellaneous stuff as well as a zipped compartment and a key ring holder.
I think the colour combo rocks!!!
Design might make a comeback...
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