Thursday, June 04, 2009

Let Me Introduce My Friend,...


... Christie, of Sweetbriar Studio here in sultry North Carolina.

She is a purse designer extraordinaire,







has designed fun reversible fabric hats,





and felted pieces for the home.





She has two Etsy shops: one for her purses, hats, and accessories, and one for home accessories.

Christie and I have been friends for years (I've bought and made some of her purse patterns). Periodically, we meet for lunch and a chance to get caught up. Today was our first lunch in several months - time has flown by! During our chattering this afternoon, she let drop that she's started a blog. While you are sitting at your computer, why don't you hippity-hoppity your way over to her corner of Blogland and give her a big Bloglandia welcome?


Christie was one of my "helpers" at my show last November

11 comments:

http://afancifultwist.typepad.com said...

That's the sound of the....

Sorry I was singing a tune that greeted me ;)

Soo, guess what? I agreeeee, your friend is a major creator extraordinaire!!!! FAB FAB FAB!!

You two must be some kind of creative whirlwind in your neck of the wooods ;) (I am sure of it)

xoxo

lori vliegen said...

oooh, i LOVE her work!! her bags are fabulous! and i have NO doubt that the two of you are a total riot when you get together (is she as funny as you are?!)! i'm off to leave her some love on her blog...

and, thanks so much for the link to karen's blog...oh.my.goodness! :)

Christie said...

Thank youuuuuu! Wow, I should have you write my bio for me! xo to you:)

3rdEyeMuse said...

Just a quick "thank you for sharing" before I hop on over to say hello!

rochambeau said...

What a talented friend Christie is!
I especially like that pretty black patterned bag you featured. I will go visit her blog now. So nice that you could have a lunch date!

xox
Constance

Andrea said...

Love her purses...lots of pockets to fill up with little army men...lol.

Cecile/DreamCreateRepeat said...

Love the bag with tons of pockets!!

Off to give a blog-land welcome...

Gabriela said...

Hello Kate,

Yes, she is "extraordinare" because those purses are not only awesome, they are also practical as well!


~ Gabriela ~

TattingChic said...

What a talented friend! :)

Jewllori by Lori said...

That's so fun to have a fellow crafter nearby!! I wish I had that too :(

I checked out your orange chicken recipe, definitely going to try that one too! Maybe tonite, as I have chicken out!!

Your memorial to Pooch is fab, good job you guys on that.

Isabel said...

Great pieces. Those purses are fabulous! Our friend Constance from Rocheambeau would love to meet your friend I'm sure. They have purses in common ;)