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I will be there SUNDAY only from 11-5.

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Come stop by the .retool. booth and say hi!

I will be splitting a booth with Port City Pomade. Visit their Etsy shop here.

We’ll be there along with over 300 other makers.

For more information about the show, click here.

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Looking for quality, handmade local stuff? Come join me (and .retool.) and over 60 other vendors at the 2016 SF Etsy Spring Indie Emporium. See you there!

In celebration of Earth Day, here are a few of my favorite photos that I’ve taken of trees in San Francisco over the past couple of years:
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In keeping with the tree theme, I’m excited to introduce a buy one / give one campaign:

For a limited time, buy one of the items featured here and part of your purchase will go towards the cost of planting a tree. Cool, huh?

Here’s a sneak peek at the latest bag design.  It’s a small shoulder/crossbody bag with an awesomely cool magnetic buckle (it slides sideways to open). The prototype is unlined with an exterior zippered pocket.  I’m thinking of adding a partial lining and additional zippered pocket in the lining.

I’m working on a new backpack design. I finished up the prototype a few days ago.  I have a few changes to make and hope to have one or two with me at next weekend’s SF Etsy Indie Holiday Emporium at Pier 35.  They should make it into the shop by early to mid-December.

The backpack is sleek and simple with a lined zipper pocket on the outside front.  The flap closure is secured by two side release buckles.  The main compartment is unlined. The bag is big enough for a 13″ laptop.

Here’s a sneak peek:

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I’ve been working on a new batch of bags just in time for Renegade Craft Fair at Fort Mason Center on July 18 & 19.

Sporty vegan bag in black and blue

Sporty vegan bag in black and blue

Here’s the low down:

The bags are made of nylon pack cloth, so they are lightweight, water resistant and sturdy.  The interior and pocket linings feature a recycled nylon fabric made entirely from post-consumer materials.

Interior zipper pocket

Interior zipper pocket

There are two zippered pockets – one on the flap for easy access without having to open the bag and one interior lining pocket.  The adjustable strap can be worn crossbody or over one shoulder.

Magnetic snap closure

Magnetic snap closure

The flap closes with a magnetic snap.  Flap fronts come in solids and stripes.  As an added bonus, the small pieces that make up the stripes give me a way to use scrap pieces of fabric left over from other projects.

Flap fronts in progress

Flap fronts in progress

There are two sizes.  The small version is approximately 7″ X 10″ X 1.5″.  The standard version version is approximately 9″ X 12″ X 3″.

Come see them (and me!) in person July 18 & 19 at the Renegade Craft Fair.  The .retool. booth will be in the Herbst Pavilion.

Custom orders are a great way to explore different options from new features to different color combinations. Here’s a look at some of the .retool. custom orders from the past few months. Enjoy!

Lisa wanted a coin pocket wallet with an extra bill divider. custom-wallet-lisa
Irene liked our ID wallets and wanted an elastic strap added for some extra security DSC_0004
Jeremy wanted an industrial strength case for a Nexus 7 with gumdrop case. It has a pen pocket, too! tablet-case-front
Bess was looking for gifts for her nieces. She asked for a pair of front zip tablet cases with handles. DSC_0002
Lynne is a repeat customer who wanted to update her fall accessories with a new checkbook holder. DSC_0002
Sam requested a couple of our coin pocket wallets with no velcro.No velcro? No problem! DSC_0005
Amanda turned to us for a new laptop case.We were happy to oblige. DSC_0001
Teresa had a special request for one of our Classic Mini Card Holders with Elastic – she wanted an extra card pocket on the outside. DSC_0002
Kristin wanted a laptop case for a Lenovo Yoga 2 11. DSC_0002
Catrina wanted a large bag. Really large.  This one is about 14″ x 13″ x 5.5″ and has an interior zipper pocket.  custom-vegan-bag