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Discovering Ottawa One Week At A Time

About 6 weeks ago in Ottawa (May 23rd), restrictions eased a bit regarding the coronavirus. We were able to drive out to take a walk. For about 2.5 months before this (starting March 14th), we can only stay close to home. My family and I moved to Ottawa late last summer from Vancouver, so there…

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Enjoyed The Summer In Ottawa, But It’s Back To Work Time!

We moved to Ottawa this August from Vancouver. It has been very busy trying to get everything in order, but my husband and I wanted to familiarize the boys with the city and enjoy our time together before they start school. I decided to close the store until everyone and everything has settled down. The…

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Moving From Vancouver To Ottawa !

I’m moving to Ottawa this summer! (well…the family gets to come, too). I apologize for not updating the blog this year. Taking care of my family, orders and planning our move across Canada has kept me very busy. I’m looking forward to living in a new city and having a new studio.     Ottawa…

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Roaming Around Ottawa With My Convertible Shoulder Tote Backpack

I’ve been using my convertible tote backpack since June. I use this daily and also brought it on my trip to Ottawa. Typically, I’m a shoulder tote person, but I do like using the backpack straps when I’m with my kids or walking far distances.     When I made this bag, I knew I…

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Beautiful Ottawa Architecture

Central Ottawa has some beautiful architecture. This is the back side of the Fairmont Chateau Laurier Hotel. I took this photo at sunset, while walking at the back park pathway.   That’s Parliament Hill, home to the federal government. These majestic buildings were designed in a gothic revival style. They were completed in 1866, about a…

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Trip To Ottawa – First Stop: Byward Market

  This summer was very busy. Usually work slows down a bit in June/July and ramps up again in August for back to school, work and travel. This summer there were many custom bags and wedding orders.  I didn’t have any trips planned for our family, so my summer was spent working and taking the…

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Custom Bag: Large Zipper Tote With Convertible Backpack Straps. All Black

This is the first custom bag that I have worked on since moving to Ottawa.  Samantha in Stuttgart, Germany ordered this Large Zipper Tote that converts into a backpack. She graciously waited 4 months to order it, since I closed the shop for the move. Samantha was the first person I contacted when I started…

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Reflecting on 2018

As 2018 is almost coming to an end, I would like to take this time to reflect on the year. This year has been very busy. I am greatly appreciative of the support and interest from all my customers. I can’t thank you enough liking my work, as a designer.     There were many…

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Custom Bag: Commuter Bag in Charcoal Grey with Black Leather

This is a custom Commuter Bag for Chi-Mai in Ottawa, Canada. She chose these great custom colours, charcoal grey with black leather straps. I really like this minimal combination.     Chi-Mai also added the 2 front pockets custom add-on to her tote. She’s using this bag for work and everyday, so quick access to…

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Custom Bag: Large Carrier Tote For Work With A Legal Size File Pocket

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…

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ABOUT

  I’m a designer/ bag maker living in Ottawa, Canada with my husband and 2 little men. This is where I will share my design process, inspirations, running a micro-business and experiences. My line of bags and carry goods is about presenting a collection that is modern, simple and durable. I only source the best natural materials,…

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