Entries from TortillaGirl.com tagged with 'bags and purses'

Milk Chocolate & Cream

A new French Lace Tote*, coming to my Etsy shop soon. *100% handmade: This tote is built from scratch using a pattern I constructed myself using a graph ruler, pencil and good ole kraft paper. You won't find any...

Posted on March 27, 2011 2:19 PM

The "Big City" Linen Bag is baaaaaaack

"Big City" Linen Bag A TortillaGirl favorite, this year's version is "upgraded" with the addition of an inside zippered pocket, swivel hook for keys and a bit more structure. But if you prefer last year's "downgraded" version, well, I...

Posted on June 8, 2010 6:08 PM

Soft French Lace Bag

Soft French Lace Bag. Just relisted this little number back in my Etsy shop! I added a bronze [European made] magnetic snap closure that matches nicely with the bronze-tone metal teeth of the zipper 'cause I like coordinating things...

Posted on May 24, 2010 7:05 PM

You want your lace bags? I got your lace bags right here.

Don't they look like candy? I think so. All are made in cotton or 60% cotton/40% poly blends with pure cotton linings. The pink lace on beige, elephant gray lace (hand-dyed by moi, by the way, so you probably...

Posted on April 9, 2010 5:52 PM

The new lace bag, she is here.

Here's the first of my lace* bags for spring and summer 2010: A French lace bag in a gray stripe on white cotton/poly blend that says "take me out in the fresh air on a sunny day". I'm theeeeeeere. Throw...

Posted on March 31, 2010 6:22 PM

Ice Cream, You Scream,

We all scream for ice cream colors! Especially in summer. Summer always brings back childhood memories of selling lemonade, bike rides, reading Beverly Cleary books, and the ice cream truck coming through my sunny SoCal neighborhood (at which point I...

Posted on July 13, 2009 1:51 PM

Gray Goes with Everything

Soft French Lace Bag Yep! It's another one of my French lace totes! I had my French lace bags in gray for my winter collection and decided to make the summer version in a softer, pearly shade. Gray calls...

Posted on June 22, 2009 5:16 PM

Dear Big City Linen Bag,

Ah, the bag that traveled with me overseas during the summer. How I love thee! You got stuck with me in the rain at the top of the Pyramids in Teotihuacan outside of Mexico City and held all the...

Posted on April 30, 2009 3:24 PM

What's that?

Like casual French chic? Want something for your open markets and other outdoor activities? Oh, alright. Here's a warm weather version of my French lace bags which, btw, I've been wanting to blog ever since I made the first...

Posted on April 23, 2009 1:34 PM

You know what?

I love spring. I really, really do. At the risk of sounding all poetic and whimsical instead of the "I need ADSL-caffeine-bookstore with huge selection of books in English on the corner" city dweller I've been all my life,...

Posted on April 7, 2009 11:18 AM

Big Wool Bubble Bag w/ Adjustable Strap!

The bag I'm using everyday right now is the prototype Big Wool Bubble Bag shown in the photos of this listing and in the photo below, and when I ride a bike I sometimes wish that I could adjust...

Posted on March 4, 2009 2:07 PM

French Lace Bag in Cocoa

New for Spring and just listed in my etsy shop: A slightly smaller than my usual big French lace bags, but with the same functional features. I meticulously hand cut (free-form) the floral French lace appliqué and then stitch...

Posted on March 2, 2009 4:19 PM

New Colors for Spring

Brand spankin' new in the shop is an updated version of my signature French Lace Bag in gorgeous purple canvas with a beige lace appliqué, handcut and meticulously stitched onto the bag by yours truly. The colors I picked...

Posted on February 23, 2009 5:20 PM

TortillaGirl Bag in Action

On Saturday the family and I took a winter walk along the Rhone river. Mr Le Hubby took this photo of me as I walked my dog along the edge (please note the leash in hand; crazy little fluffy...

Posted on February 16, 2009 2:25 PM

Look what's coming!

Psst...another French lace bag in gorgeous slate gray brushed cotton canvas is fresh off the sewing machine and on its way into my shop! Bonus features: Adjustable strap, metal zipper closure and cute plaid lining with interior bound pockets. Woo...

Posted on October 27, 2008 4:17 PM

Merino and cashmere....oh la la.

Here's another sneaky peek at something I'm working on right now and plan on listing in the shop: "Luxury Button Scarflette" It's another luxury button scarflette hand knit in merino cashmere blend yarn and accented with some gorgeous French vintage-style...

Posted on October 23, 2008 7:31 AM

Psst...a quick sneak peek:

Fresh off the sewing machine and on its way to my shop! "Cocoa French Lace Bag" I built this bag in sturdy milk chocolate colored cotton canvas, topstitched a hand-cut lace applique onto the front, and added a zipper closure...

Posted on October 22, 2008 1:37 PM

Fresh off the drafting table

I love red. It's bold and it's stylish and it adds a spring to your step when you wear it. I don't know why. It's just the way it is. "Spicy Pepper Trench Bag" (Click here to purchase the Spicy...

Posted on September 22, 2008 5:39 PM

I'm Mad for Plaid

This season! Seriously. Plaid is always visible but this season it's in even more than usual, thanks in part to Dolce and Gabbana's tribute to the Queen Mother in their Fall 2008 collections. I love me a good trend, so...

Posted on September 19, 2008 8:31 AM

Light and airy

I'm focusing my spring and summer designs on airy, light and romantic in easy to care for fabrics that travel well. Just a couple of my inspirations are nautical stripes and French vintage, reworked and modernised in my own personal...

Posted on May 20, 2008 5:25 PM

More freshness from the traveller series....

Part of my "traveller" series: Washed sturdy cottons, rustic details, touch of exotica, slouchy and casual...I've been building accessories with a personnage I imagined and for whom I wanted to design this spring and summer: She's someone who travels often,...

Posted on April 22, 2008 6:47 PM

Vive la France!

Living in France definitely has an impact on my design sensibilities, especially when it comes to historical France. During my fashion studies I took two years of specialized courses in fashion history, and it goes without saying that historical France...

Posted on April 18, 2008 1:05 PM

Warm weather bags are coming!

Spring and summer are on there way in France and I've got the urge to work in sturdy fresh cottons and bright prints! Many of these bags are from my "traveller" series: They're items that I designed and made with...

Posted on March 18, 2008 11:12 AM

Fancy Pants!

Something REALLY exciting is about to happen. I don't want to spill the beans yet, but it's Etsy related and I'm so excited about it I haven't been able to sleep! I'll let you know about it very soon, but...

Posted on February 12, 2008 9:16 AM

Happy Hearts Day!

In preparation for Valentine's Day and just because I like hearts (awwww!), I'm currently creating a mini collection of original bag designs, all limited edition for a limited time. A few of my inspirations: Hearts, plaid, kilts, sport chic, flowers...

Posted on January 15, 2008 7:34 PM

Urban Jungle!

Here's a new clutch design I've come up with. This clutch is very cool, very rock and roll, and has attitude. No one will mess with you when you carry this clutch. For reals. It's about 24.5 cm/9.6" wide and...

Posted on January 7, 2008 8:06 AM

Shapely Maria Wristlet!

I've made another clutch purse inspired by Maria Felix, legendary Mexican actress and one of my favorite icons! In order to keep these bags unique, this one is different from the first one I made: I gave this one more...

Posted on December 17, 2007 5:21 PM

Fancy Lady Clutches :-)

Are you a real smart lady with a multi-faceted personality? Then you totally want this haute clutch, with its melange of high-end Italian appliqued fabric, pinstriped wool suit fabric, rock and roll black fashion denim, and elegant hand-embroidered (by me)...

Posted on December 9, 2007 11:58 AM

Even more stocking stuffers!

Dude! This is the cutest little pouch ev-aaaah. Seriously. Wouldn't you want to see this peeking out of your stocking on Christmas morning? I know I would. (I'd also like to see some chocolate truffles peeking out of my Christmas...

Posted on December 3, 2007 2:59 PM

Stocking Stuffers!

The Etsy folks think that my clutches make good stocking stuffers, at least that's what the Gift Guides over there say! (You can find that clutch here!) A few of the ones I had put in my shop have found...

Posted on November 28, 2007 4:18 PM

Debut of a new bag design:

A hip bag in swirly print cotton, fashion denim in black and French cotton serge for the lining. Adjustable strap, fab metal rings, decorative interior pocket and white contrast topstitching at the seams make this an oh-so-cool thing to carry...

Posted on November 19, 2007 1:31 PM

It's a total clutch-o-mania!

Lately I've been busy making jackets in wool and plaid fabrics, and I've been playing around with some of these fabrics by making them into little clutch purses. A few of these purses will be put for sale at a...

Posted on October 26, 2007 4:59 PM

Mimi Handbag

I'm still playing around a bit with the textile samples I made for my Hey Dolly clothing collection, and I came up with a built from scratch cute and functional handbag with a zippered interior pocket, interior patch pocket with...

Posted on October 24, 2007 11:59 AM

Lara Handbag

I've been playing around with the textile samples I made for my Hey Dolly clothing collection (for kicks, a few of my drawings/designs from this collection are in the backdrop), and I came up with this dainty little bag: Pink...

Posted on October 8, 2007 8:04 AM

Viva Frida!

A little something for the stylish knitter who is a fan of Frida Kahlo: Side pockets with decorative topstitching, wooden handles to add to the folklorico, a touch of red for Mexico, and some blue denim for hipness. I've made...

Posted on October 5, 2007 11:47 AM

Something for the stylish knitter :-)

I recently designed a bag for the stylish knitter (or a regular bag for the stylish non-knitter :-), and made two of them for sale in my etsy shop. Before I could post about them here they sold, so I...

Posted on October 1, 2007 11:00 AM

Celebrando lo mexicano!

Mexican artist Frida Kahlo in her garden messenger bag, corazones and black lace tote, and a metallic sugar skulls* messenger bag. Viva Mexico! Click here to purchase the Frida Kahlo messenger bag. Click here to purchase the Corazones and...

Posted on September 6, 2007 5:25 PM

Pink Garden on Etsy Front Page!

My Pink Garden Clutch (currently available for purchase in my etsy shop) made it to the front page at Etsy on Sunday. It's in the middle of the top row. Yay!...

Posted on September 2, 2007 4:27 PM

Pretty Butterflies for Everyone!

My Pretty Butterfly Bags have found some wonderful buyers (I truly heart my buyers!), so I've made some more available in both my etsy shop and my online boutique. These are limited editions, and in order to make each one...

Posted on August 31, 2007 9:33 AM

Pretty Butterfly Goes Neutral!

This morning I was looking through my cahier d'inspiration, and I discovered a montage I had put together in Photoshop a while ago. Here is a part of it: I obviously had butterflies on the brain for some time. And...

Posted on August 27, 2007 1:17 PM

Shoulder Bags!

Earlier this week Miss QueenB of QueenB Lingerie asked me, "Do you ever make shoulder bags? I'm a shoulder bag type of girl." And I said, "I sure do!" So I did :-): "Pretty Butterfly" Shoulder Bag "Afternoon Tea" Shoulder...

Posted on August 24, 2007 10:59 AM

Pink Garden

What's that? Another fancy clutch in fancy French designer fabric? Oh, alright. Want it? You can get it here :-)...

Posted on August 19, 2007 9:58 AM

Designer Fabric Clutches!

Because a girl can never have too many clutch purses. For reals :-) I'm making clutch purses using some very swanky designer fabrics I got from a French textiles company for whom I recently did some design work. They're all...

Posted on August 12, 2007 10:52 AM

Pin-Ups!

Pin-Up tote bags are now in my etsy shop at Casa Tortilla, just because I love 'em :-) NEWSFLASH: After just one day, two of my pretty pink pin-up totes have already been snatched up. There's only one left, so...

Posted on June 9, 2007 3:33 PM

Calaveras!

About a month ago I used this fashion fabric to make myself a tote I use to carry small knitting projects and/or my lunch. I've gotten so many comments on it I decided to whip a few more out and...

Posted on May 19, 2007 3:07 PM

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