Greening up for Spring

Happy St. Patty’s Day! Seems that the fresh and verdant color is on everyone’s mind today and along with it (nipping at the leprechaun’s heels) is the arrival of the spring equinox, which is just around the corner. This year it happens on March 19 at 11:30 PM!

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We are going to spring-forth right now and share some of our new garden inspired leather works with you. In addition to working on custom handbag commissions, our new “Explorer” and the handbag stitching workshops, we’ve be creating smaller bag accessories and even some leather jewelry.

Spring Handbags and Accessories The Kristy Bag by CG kristybag.com Garden inspired leather goods Crabtree Gardens3It seems that our most creative streaks are usually spawned by Dave’s choice of music. 😉 We’ve discovered that when he plays Moody Blues, Kristy gets a hippie vibe in her work.

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Hand-dyed olive leather with hand-drawn henna designs on necklaces and earrings hang on a Chestnut Stretch Wristlet.

When he plays Rod Stewart torch songs, she creates a bit of elegance.

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Hand-dyed leather is made into lotus flowers and finished with a bit of bling.

From Pink Floyd to Nora Jones with a dash of Enya thrown in for good measure, we never know what mood will strike! We usually work along with his selections and let the creativity flow.

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Leather earrings and necklaces are available in a range of colors and patterns.

Our leather flowers are new and come in an array of hand-dyed colors. They can be tied on a handbag or used as a clothing or home accessory. We offer them on headbands and hair ties too.

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Don’t you just LOVE these new earrings? The hand-dyed stuffed bagette front pocket and earring leather was taken from the same hand-dyed piece. A pretty pink leather flowers adds a pop of color to the green.

Adding to our henna artwork earrings, we have some new circular shapes emerging from our leather earring line.

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Teal circles and discs with a happy moon face coordinate with the teal beads on the “RAW” leather tote.

These leather bracelets are popular among boys and girls.

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Magic braid leather bracelets are available plain, with charms or with inspirational quotes.

Our wall pockets are available for year round decorating. Here they are shown holding our earrings and other curious items 😉

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Spring Handbags and Accessories The Kristy Bag by CG kristybag.com Garden inspired leather goods Crabtree Gardens14We also have valet trays available with our branded CG logo or for an additional cost, a stitched center patch that can be customized in a color or hand-drawn letter, even monogrammed leather letters are available.

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Hand-dyed patch is hand-stitched in center of valet tray for interest. Guys are proud to corral their counter clutter with our valet trays and they make great gifts for anyone!

Spring Handbags and Accessories The Kristy Bag by CG kristybag.com Garden inspired leather goods Crabtree Gardens16A cute new handbag accessory is our small zippered change purse with a leather flower permanently attached to the front. This was a commission from a boutique back in the fall. They are available in all of our hand-dyed colors.

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Our leather flowers are all hand-cut, hand-dyed and hand formed while wet. We don’t use a die cutting machine.

Don’t forget, we still have our black and tan “Fringe” handbag available. It’s a shoulder bag but it’s shortened for the photo. Orange is hugely popular now and we have it on our Goldfish-colored “Ivanna” Wristlet as well as on the flowers, key fobs, necklaces and the new change purse.

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Thanks for following along on our journey and Happy Spring!

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