This is a custom Commuter Bag for Andrea in Vancouver. She likes to travel and keeps detailed journals about her adventures. This bag usually comes in all black, but she liked it with brown leather straps. I think this colour combination really makes the tote stand out.
Pictured is a custom large Carrier Tote for Julie in Ottawa, Ontario. Julie contacted me because she was looking for a tote large enough to carry her work documents, lunch and personal belongings.
This is the backside of the bag. I created a pocket large enough to carry Julie’s legal size files. This pocket keeps her files flat and is easy to reach.
The 1st ever Vancouver Mechanical Keyboard Meet-Up happened a little over a week ago on Sunday, March 25th. My husband, Christian, and I participated as a vendor and it was a lot of fun. I felt like I was being inducted to the world of mechanical keyboards!
Nathaniel of Rhinofeed recently reviewed the 60% mechanical keyboard case in charcoal grey. He did a very thorough review in a short amount of time. I liked how he tried to stuff small keyboards and accessories in the front pocket to see what it could fit. It was especially good when he said that the case is made out of water resistant lightly waxed canvas and that he won’t pour a cup of water on it…but he did! See how water resistant this is and check out the video. You will find a coupon code for 20% off Modern Coup Cases until April 3rd.
Thanks for taking the time to make this great video, Nathaniel!
This is a custom tote for Robin in Guelph, Ontario. Robin is a horse vet, who also loves to knit. She wanted a bag that she can take everywhere, that would also be big enough for her yarn and needles. She’s petite, so she was interested in the mid-size Commuter Bag.
First, Robin chose these custom colours. I really like this combination. The rich midnight blue goes well with the dark brown bottom. She also wanted 2 front pockets added to the bag for more organization.
I’m working on quite a few custom bags right now. I’ll post them as I finish them.
I want to show you this one for Kait in Detroit, Michigan. This is a custom Medium Zipper Tote with 2 front pockets and personalization. Kait wanted something simple and elegant that she can use everyday.
She chose this black beauty. Made out of water resistant light waxed canvas and a strong Italian vegetable tanned leather. Very minimal. I really like this one.
2 front pockets were added onto the bag. This feature is one the most popular customization because it is so useful.
She also had it personalized with here initials, KDN.
This year, I’m doing things a little differently. I used to be able to keep a small batch of bags that are ready to ship. As you may know, I started a 2nd online shop with my husband selling specialty cases last year ( Modern Coup Cases). Both shops are keeping me very busy, so I decided the bags and cases will now be made to order/custom order. This is a very small business so to keep the quality high, each item needs to be made with thought and care.
This isn’t a huge change. I found by running Modern Coup (bags) that most people were looking for something uniquely theirs. I was making a lot of custom bags and that required a longer wait time.
NEW TIME FRAME:
You typically won’t see me post a picture of myself very often on this blog. However, a big thing happened recently and I feel like a photo is appropriate. I upgraded to version 4.0 (at least I hope it’s an upgrade!). Yes, I turned 40! That number seems so big. I’m not one of those people that denies their age. I’m just more baffled about how time has passed so quickly.
The last 10 years have been a whirlwind though. I got married, had 2 babies and started this business. I think I’m just starting to catch my breath. I hope I’ll get better at my craft and continue to share with you interesting things.
It’s hard to believe 2017 is coming to an end. It’s been an incredibly busy year (not complaining) and at this time of year, I really feel that a break is necessary and I’m sure many people feel the same way. I’ll be taking a few days off with my family. We’re not going anywhere far, as I think it’s more relaxing just to stay put and enjoy watching movies, eating snacks and spending time with the boys.
I want to thank all of my wonderful customers. This business is a very personal one. As you know, it’s my own endeavour, so I take on every aspect of it. The connection is not just transactional. Through selling my bags, I get to know my customers. It’s a more personal service where I find out what you need, what you need it for, and what I can suggest. The really nice feedback I get makes me feel like I’m doing something right. The generosity I’ve received is just incredible.
Thank you, thank you, thank you for supporting independent design. Wishing you and your loved ones a relaxing, safe and fun holiday.
It’s incredibly busy in the studio with Christmas coming up, but I just want to show you this custom Large Utility Tote. It’s for Vicki in Halfway, Oregon. She’s a musician and will be using it to put her sheet music and ukulele in it. The ukulele will likely stick out from the bag, but she was looking for one big enough to put everything of hers in it.
I find it so neat that she plays the ukulele. I learned how to play a little in elementary school and it’s always been something I want to pick up again.
This bag is big and hefty. The interior has 5 pockets to organize belongings. Many customers who order this large size also carry a 15″ laptop. It fits that and a lot more. Great for work and travel.
Black body and brown straps is a custom colour combination Vicki chose.
Thank you everyone who participated in the 40% mechanical keyboard sleeve group buy. I didn’t know there are so many people out there that own these little keyboards! I’ve tried it myself and I get it, it’s really nice to use.
I just want to let you know that Christian (/u/pabloescobyte on Reddit) and I are working towards finishing your order. We plan on having it all finished this coming week and start getting them shipped.
We’ll also have these 40% sleeves/cases for sale on Modern Coup Cases once we are finished with the group buy. In the meantime, if you’re looking for a 60% or 65/68% sleeve, we’re currently offering free shipping in the shop.
I haven’t posted custom bags that I’ve made in a while. Some of them are ones I’ve already featured, so…