Handbag Journey -First Pit Stop Christmas

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We have been working our fingers off for the past seven months. Planning, drawing, writing, stitching, punching, waxing, selling and dreaming. We feel as if we’re headed in the right direction and we know that our bags are awesome. But the big question that comes to mind is how do we know if we’re on the right track?

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Handbag Hottie Kristy Lash stops to smile for the camera while hand-stitching a custom made leather clutch at The Kristy Bag by CG workshop located inside the Carriage House Artist Studio at Crabtree Gardens, in Drums, PA.

We knew from the beginning that the journey was uncharted. Kristy and Dave entered into it with a “let’s see what happens” attitude. Along the route things always seemed to take care of themselves. The next step was always apparent. Handbag commissions are coming in and our blackboard is filled with names and the bags that are next up. It’s exciting to see the progress.

Our first namesake handbag after the inaugural trend setting “Kristy” was the “Sue” clutch and she has been completed (with owner signature) for delivery after Christmas.

The namesake handbag “Angela” is waxed and ready to stitch for delivery in early January.  The namesake handbag Cheri (with owner signature) is on the worktable now, she was scheduled for a Christmas delivery.

Trend setting handbags The Kristy Bag by CG Cheir Crossbody Crabtree Gardens Handbag Line Leather Handbags made in America by handThe namesake “Cheri” was just about complete when Kristy noticed a small slice in the leather on the front of the bag. It bypassed Dave’s eyes when he punched and my eyes as I waxed. Dave and I work on leather in a flat position. Kristy bends it as she stitches so it would really only be apparent to her.  It was an unfortunate circumstance that because of the location of the slice, and our hand-stitching process, the entire handbag had to be re-cut and stitched again, rather than try to disassemble it and reconstruct it. We didn’t try to glue it and pass it through. We did the right thing and let the owner know. Even though she didn’t receive it for Christmas, she knew that the bag she would be getting would be top quality. This small slice forced the team to re-evaluate the opening area and re-design it to avoid future knife slips. We are anxious to see the new re-designed opening and look.

Kristy was able to salvage the bag for our own workshop use by wrapping thread around the edges to cover the slice so it would look acceptable for a display bag. Until we are able to carve out time to get a bag of each made for inside the workshop this “adapted” crossbody will work to show clients the size.

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Two protype “Cheri” crossbody handbags show the difference in leather weight. Handbag on left is 3-4 oz. veg tanned leather (our standard leather), handbag on right is 2-3 oz. veg tanned  leather we use for testing. Kristy Lash smiles as she stitches the namesake “Cheri” crossbody and Dave Crabtree carves “Angela” signature at this table in rear.

Each bag that leaves here does have a special place in our hearts. That’s corny but it is true. It’s because we all have some “skin in the game”. Sometimes Kristy gets stabbed by the needle, or as most recently happened, a needle breaks off in her finger, hence photo of her with finger bandaged as she sips one of Dave’s signature cocktails, the Crabtree Gardens Cranberry Mink. (Follow our blog to see future post on Handbag Hottie dressed in Mink!) Dave and I reassure her that “no body does it better” so she quickly regains her composure and keeps on stitching. She is such a trooper, that Handbag Hottie!

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Handbag Hottie Kristy Lash sips a Crabtree Gardens Cranberry Mink Cocktail after a minor stitching incident she encountered. Stay tuned for a future post coming up of the Handbag Hottie and Mink.

Our journey is usually filled with fun and laughter except for some extremely stressful moments like the sliced leather on the front of the bag that we promised for Christmas delivery.  There are great moments too like when we ship out big and little packages of handbag goodness.

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Our handbags are shipped out with dust covers on them so that when you open your package there’s a present inside waiting to be opened!

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Our “Kristy Kookies” which are heart-shaped leather handbag charms are packaged to look like cookies.

There is so much goodness that we have to share. It’s really all coming together for us and it seems to be happening just as it should. We feel that we ARE on the right track! We are taking a few days off to celebrate Christmas and to show off our handbags to family and friends that visit. We will be back on the road to handbag making on Sunday December 28, 2014. We hope you are enjoying the ride!

 

Shipping box with handbags

What a thrill to open this box of bags!

 

 

 

 

 

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‘Twas the Night of Kristy Kringle

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‘Twas a week near to Christmas
While at the Carriage House
I dressed up quite festive, along with my spouse.

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The handbags were nestled all snug on their shelves,

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With the exception of Sue, who partied with elves.

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Their dust covers hung by the fireplace with care,
Waiting for handbags to fill their blank air.

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While I at the dye table and Dave punching holes,
Busily worked to catch up with our goals.

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Then on the lawn I heard such a fuss,
I threw open the door in a big hurried rush!
Foot prints they lay in the fresh fallen snow,
What could have made them? I did not know.

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By the light of the lantern I saw it near,

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A vintage L.L. Bean sled waiting for gear.

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Out in the distance this figure I saw,
A lively bright beauty that filled me with awe
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The lovely young woman her tiara did twinkle,
I knew in a moment it must be Kristy Kringle

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Her cape trimmed round with brown faux mink
Stiletto-heeled boots in the snow they did sink

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This beauty that came had no handbag to show,
But a large confection she moved to and fro.

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I looked a bit closer to figure it out,
Inside was red lipstick* she used on her pout.

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The sight of my camera made her stop there,
Then she reached up to fix her shiny dark hair.
Her red sweater cape it flew in the breeze
And she smiled and posed with the greatest of ease.

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Her necklace of white, matching the snow
Gave contrast and texture to this fashion show.

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Dressed and accessorized beyond one’s thought,
The Handbag Hottie really was HOT!

The handbags they jumped to her aid in a blink,
When they sighted her donning red sweater and mink.

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Kristy, Angela, Ivanna and Sue,
Cheri, Bagette and new colors too!
To the sled on the lawn she pointed the way,
And the bags did follow her cute little sway.

They jumped in their place and settled right down,
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As she trudged through the garden,
She gave out a call
“Buy Kristy Bag! Buy Kristy Bag! “
“It’s the best in the land!”
“Accessorize! Accessorize! With one on your hand”.

Then with a swirl, a twirl and a twist,
The driver and sled disappeared in the mist.

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A few days later I found on the ground,
This lovely tree skirt from my Christmas tree round.

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MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!!

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Handbag Hottie Kristy Lash, the trend setting American handbag designer is dressed as Kristy Kringle and pulls her sled filled with The Kristy Bag by CG 2014 Handbag Collection at Crabtree Gardens in Drums, PA.

*The Handbag Hottie Kristy Lash used LipSurgence™ Tarte Lipstick color “Fiery “on her lips for this photo shoot.

Handbag Cookie with Gift Certificate Purchase

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Gift Certificates* purchased from 12-18-14 through 12-23-14 come with a free heart-shaped “Kristy Kookie” key chain/handbag charm.

We are so excited that Christmas is almost here! Our little workshop is busy making handbags for all  good girls and boys. There’s not much time left to complete additional bags before Christmas so we are offering a great incentive for Christmas week Gift Certificate* purchases.

We are including a FREE “Handbag Heart Cookie” which can be used as a key chain, tree ornament or as a charm on a handbag. You can give it as a gift, keep it for yourself or include it with the gift certificate to show the recipient the stitching and look of natural veg tanned leather.

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Kristy Lash holds two “Kristy Kookies” which are leather heart that can be used as a key chain or handbag charm. Under the hearts a”Spicy” colored bagette key chain /money case is ready for gift giving.

 

If you purchase a Gift Certificate for $100 dollars or more for a handbag this week (Gift Certificate is good for 6 months from date of purchase), we will hold the 2014 price for you through the end of March 2015. If your certificate is redeemed after March 2015 the new 2015 prices will be in effect.

This price hold is only good on new gift certificate purchases from Thursday, December 18, 2015  through Tuesday, December 23, 2015.

Kristy and Dave are going to flip when they read this! But I’m in a really giving mood. ” ‘Tis the season to be jolly, Fa- La- La- La-Laaaaa, La-La-La-Laaaaa!!!!”

* Minimum amount of Gift Certificate purchase for a free “Kristy Kookie” is $100.00. (Lesser amounts do no quality for free gift.)

Trendy Crossbody Shoulder Strap

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This trend setting crossbody handbag is shown with Henna Shoulder Strap Option-Snowflake. The shoulder strap converts into two separate belts that can be utilized as a handle and belt.

Kristy Lash and Dave Crabtree have done it once more! These trend setting handbag designers have  come up with a great way to get double use out of a crossbody shoulder strap. The Kristy Bag by CG offers the Cheri Crossbody with the standard stitch-in-nine shoulder strap stitching detail which is adjustable in length.

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The Cheri Crossbody handbag is shown with the standard Stitch-in-Nine shoulder strap in this photo.

The Cheri Crossbody is a very versatile handbag that has gorgeous brass hardware on it.

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Handbag Hottie Kristy Lash crosses over the covered bridge as she models the newest trendy idea for her handbag line. A Henna Shoulder Strap Option in Snowflake holds the handbag near her side.

Beginning in 2015 there will be an optional henna shoulder strap that can convert into two belts.

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The crossbody handbag shown here has a shortened handle using just one of the two belts that make up the shoulder strap. In front the second belt is shown.

One belt can be left on the “handbag” for a shorter “handle” and one used as a belt!

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This close-up detail of the Henna Snowflake pattern drawn by the designer herself, Kristy Lash, is the perfect winter accessory that can be changed seasonally.

The  Henna Shoulder Strap Option can be customized into patterns that are seasonal or personal. You can create a very custom bag by changing the shoulder strap! Now if that’s not a trend setting handbag idea I don’t know what is!  What a great way to stretch the budget and still have a quality handbag for your use.

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Kristy Lash shows off the beautiful trend setting hand-drawn snowflake pattern and brass hardware on the new Henna Shoulder Strap Option available on the Cheri Crossbody for 2015.

The Kristy Bag by CG continues to set trends and create unique ideas for our handbags. We are looking forward to an exciting 2015 with new handbag designs and color options. For pricing or order information visit our Price page, for sizes visit the Specs page.

 

Handbag Hottie Cookies

Handbag Hottie Kristy Lash spicy bagette with white stitching American made leather handbags The Kristy Bag by CG3I thought she was going to bake gingerbread cookies for Dave and I since she asked to borrow our cookie cutters and baking pans. I didn’t see any rolling pins or dough but I saw these rolls of leather on her table.

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Dressed in a fresh white baker’s coat holding up a beautiful “Spicy” colored bagette with NEW white stitching in front of her face, Kristy smiled as she looked into the tiny mirror that someone had vainly tucked inside the pocket.

Handbag Hottie Kristy Lash spicy bagette with white stitching American made leather handbags The Kristy Bag by CG1Her signature red lips highlighted her cunning smile. She caught sight of my reflection in the mirror but didn’t acknowledge my presence. As she leaned toward the table in front of her, I noticed that she had a candy thermometer stashed inside the arm pocket on her coat.

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Handbag Hottie Kristy Lash spicy bagette with white stitching American made leather handbags The Kristy Bag by CG3She was so careful not to mess her freshly henna-coated and trimmed hair. It made her look festive just like an elf. When she finally did turn toward me, she realized that I was holding a camera. Yes, you guessed it! The Handbag Hottie Kristy Lash struck the famous pose!

Handbag Hottie Kristy Lash Trend setting handbag designer Handbag Cookies The Kristy Bag by CG Crabtree Gardens Handbag AccessoriesShe stood, one hand on hip, one knee bent, tilt to the head with a stunning smile-sans handbag.  What happened? The Kristy Bag by CG offers handbags that are appropriate for every situation that life offers. Why was she accessory-less in this particular pose?

Handbag Hottie Kristy Lash trend setting accessories henna belt American made leather handbags The Kristy Bag by CG Then as I looked closer, on her waist, where her hand artfully rested upon her hip in it’s famous position, was her Crossbody Henna Strap Option in “Snowflake” the trendsetting handbag shoulder strap from the “Cheri” Crossbody! Kristy used it as a belt to cinch in the over-sized waist of the bakers’ coat!

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The beautiful pattern of her hand-drawn snowflakes was so pretty against the solid fabric of the coat. Does this mean that if a customer purchases a henna strap it can also be used as a belt? Why it certainly must!  This is no doubt extremely trend-setting!  My eyes shifted to the table where I saw the cookie cutters that Dave and I had loaned her for baking.

The Kristy Bag by CG Gingerbread Baker Handbag blog3I scanned the table for cookies, but there were no cookies to eat. The Handbag Hottie had done something so unique, so creative, “so stinkin’ cute”(her exact words), that it left me ecstatic. Trend Setting Handbag Accessories The Kristy Bag by CG  Boutique Handbag Cookies KBCG1She used the cookie cutters as patterns for some leather “Handbag Cookies”! She never needed the cookie cutters for baking, she needed them for patterns for leather. And that candy thermometer was just a prop.  What a wonderful idea! How could she be so trend-setting? There, her cute little heart-shaped leather cut-outs laid on a beautiful holiday colored napkin right on top of the baking sheets. They were marked, punched and ready to be stitched into “so stinkin’-cute” little handbag cookies that dangle from The Kristy Bag by CG handbags.

Trend Setting Handbag designer Kristy Lash accessories handbag cookies American made leather handbags The Kristy Bag by CGKristy held two completed heart-shaped handbag cookies in her hands. I can imagine that they would also make wonderful key rings!  I was so happy that I saw the hot-hued “Spicy” Bagette once more, with it’s new white colored stitching mingled in among the cookies. I completely forgot that she had used it to check her lipstick when I first happened upon her.  It was a very appropriate handbag accessory for this Christmas cookie making session!

Kristy mixed up a batch of colorful Bagettes for Christmas presents as well as making Handbag Cookies today. She’s loaded with wonderful ideas and talents.

Trend setting handbag American made leather handbag accessories the kristy bag by CG leather rolls Crabtree Gardens handbag lineThe Handbag Hottie Kristy Lash really knows her stuff and she’s so good at it. That’s exactly how she is setting many trends in the handbag design industry.

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Wooden gingerbread men and hearts dance in front of a faux brick fireplace that Kristy painted inside of the Carriage House Artist Studio at Crabtree Gardens in Drums, PA. The Kristy Bag by CG workshop is located inside the studio.

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Follow our blog for more of Kristy and her handbags. To order our trend setting handbags please visit our price page for more information.

Soup to Nuts

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On June 4, 2014 Dave made the first cut of leather on cowhide that was laid our on the dining room table for the inaugural “Kristy” tote bag, the trend setting handbag that started the journey. The Kristy Bag by CG First cut of leather Kristy Lash Dave Crabtree KBCG Handbag Collection 2015 Naked Veg tanned leather

Exactly six months later, on December 4, 2014 Kristy Lash sewed the final stitches on the “Sue” clutch, the last bag in the The Kristy Bag by CG trend setting handbag collection for 2014 . It happened while she sat at one of the dining tables in the Carriage House Artist Studio. Serendipity?

The team planned on creating six handbags for the first collection. They never dreamed that it would happen in six months’ time. They walked into the handbag process with their arms and eyes wide open. Kristy drew sketches of what she envisioned the bags to look like. American Handmade Leather Handbag The Kristy Bag by CG Fine Leather Handbags Crabtree Gardens Boutique Handbag Business3

While Dave and Kristy were working on the “Kristy” tote, I intervened. Actually it was through Divine intervention that I was inspired to get involved.  I jumped into their journey and began to market the sketches to the public. I posted Kristy’s drawings on the Facebook page and said that anyone who purchased the handbag could name it. Five wonderful people: Sue, Ivanna, Angela, Cheri and Liz (in that order) contacted us to place orders for something they hadn’t even seen or touched. All they saw were sketches of bags and photos of the “Kristy” tote. We are so grateful to them for their belief in us and thank them for giving our inaugural collection of handbags their names.  If you’re wondering about Liz, look for her at the beginning of the 2015 Collection.

People started to follow us and we conjured up a tribe which made our journey even more fun.  And finally this week, the inaugural collection of The Kristy Bag by CG has come full circle. The “Sue” clutch, which is the final bag for The Kristy Bag by CG 2014 Collection has been completed!!

Here’s a deliciously quick photo montage (some candid) of our journey from that first day six months ago through this past week.

June 4, 2014

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June 4, 2014 Dave Crabtree and Kristy Lash cut the first leather part from veg tanned cowhide for The Kristy Bag by CG.

 

July 29, 2014

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July 29, 2014, Dave Crabtree and Kristy Lash complete the front panel of “Kristy” tote bag.

                                                                                         August 10, 2014

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August 10, 2014 Dave Crabtree and Kristy Lash (aka Handbag Hottie) measure lining for the “Kristy” tote at the Carriage House Artist Studio at Crabtree Gardens.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Kristy tote was a bit slow going. It was started on June 4 and was completed on September 1, 2014. The momentum began picking up with our little appetite whetting Bagette. 

                                                  September 7, 2014.

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September 7, 2014, Kristy Lash and Dave Crabtree work on the Bagette.

                   We served up the wristlet in a timely manner.

September 14, 2014

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September 14, 2014, trend setting “Ivanna” Wristlet is under construction.

Then the satchel landed on the counter top.

September 23, 2014

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September 23, 2014 Dave Crabtree and Kristy Lash, the ultimate handbag team, work on patterns for the “Angela” satchel.

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Is that a goblet?

 

We took some breaks every now and then.

October 26, 2014

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On October 26, 2014, To celebrate the Satchel prototype completion, Dave brings a treat over to the Carriage House for his girls!

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Our Handbag Hottie looks a little burned out from stitching the satchel.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Handbag Hottie Kristy Lash strikes her famous pose with the “Angela” Satchel on her arm. That red and black makes one hungry! This was lumber Jill day!

We were really hungry for handbags at this point and got the crossbody out in record time.

                                            November 11, 2014

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November 11, 2014, the “Cheri” Crossbody leather parts are cut out and punched awaiting stitching.

November 16, 2014

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November 16, 2014 Kristy worked on the crossbody during the days so that she could get it to this point. It’s missing the tab closure on the bottom in this photo.

And finally we served up the clutch.

                                                                                          December 4, 2014

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It was a very fulfilling experience to be able to create six unique works of art in one half of a year. We are truly looking forward to 2015 because we have so much more to offer.

 

 

Kristy, Dave and I couldn’t bee any more proud. 

Changing the world of handbags one stitch at a time- The Kristy Bag by CG

 

Grab Hold of the “Sue” Clutch

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Handbag Hottie Kristy Lash holds on to the newest, hottest handbag in The Kristy Bag by CG Collection. Meet the trend setting “Sue” Clutch bag.

“Ladies, start your engines!” We’ve created the newest, hottest addition to The Kristy Bag by CG Handbag Collection and her name is “Sue”. She’s smooth like polished chrome and so sleek that she can be held between the upper arm and side without any effort. When she is placed under arm and is held with the hand, she makes a fresh manicure pop*.

Trend setting handbag trend setting clutch The Kristy Bag by CG Kristy Lash Trend setting handbag designer Crabtree Gardens Handbag Collection10Under the hood…..oops-I went off in the wrong direction! When you open up this classy lady, her inside is as beautiful as the outside. The soft pigskin Lining a la Lash greets your eyes and hands and the Espresso Brown stitching creates racing stripes inside …I meant a racy stripe.

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She’s got roominess inside and a front pocket outside.

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This baby turns on a dime! What I meant to convey was that her hardware is simply a turn buckle.

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Hot American made leather handbag trend setting clutch The Kristy Bag by CG Kristy Lash Trend setting handbag designer Crabtree Gardens Handbag Collection7“Sue” is one classic clutch bag design. The new “Sue” Clutch is headed to a “Favorite Things” party tonight with her designer.  We are all loving our new addition and how she quickly became one of our favorite things.  Dave and I are both hoping that Kristy has a great time tonight and that “Sue” doesn’t come back with champagne stains!

*For a pop of interesting color and texture on her nails, Kristy uses Zoya “Pixie Dust” color London.

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Handbag Hottie Kristy Lash uses Zoya “Pixie Dust” color “London” on her nails.

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