“The Raleigh”

“The Raleigh” is based off my best selling diaper bag design, “The Essentials.”  It features all the same organizational features, but this version is crafted from soft and durable genuine leather, and showcases a lining made from vintage 1960’s brocade fabric.  It is large enough to be a school satchel or diaper bag for two, but also the perfect size for running around town; it will also accommodate most average size laptops and textbooks.

It is sturdy, but not stiff; making it comfortable and smooth against your body. Leather appliques across the front add visual interest, blending the asymmetrical straps into the piece. Straps are leather. A divided interior full of large pockets gives everything a place, and keeps the large space organized and functional.

The front displays mod rectangle appliques, a multi-dimensional mix of topstitched leather and stitched outlines. Please visit the Free Rose Studio Etsy shop to view and order this, along with other handmade bags and accessories.  If you have any questions, or would like information on wholesale ordering for your business, please contact Admin@FreeRoseStudio.com Thank you for visiting Free Rose Studio!

-Approx 14″ Tall, 10″ Wide, 5″ Deep

-2 Pleated Outer Pockets, lined, are large enough to hold water bottles or sippy cups
-Interior Divider features two flat 6.5″ tall pockets
-4 Large pleated pockets, 2 on each side of the divider; each measuring 10″ high and 7.5″ wide when fully expanded.

The year is flying by!

Wow, 2012 has just been growing and growing for me here at Free Rose Studio. I’ve been so busy working with clients and sewing, that time got away from me and I’m finally doing my “Welcome, 2012!” post!

2011 was a wonderful year that allowed me to grow in many different ways.  It also marked many milestones for my business: first a website, a PO address, new logos, and finally become an actual corporation!  I’m so happy to be at this point with our business that we were able to accomplish those things.

As the year began, I did some thinking about what 2012 should hold.  I decided my goal was to get handmade into more people’s hands.  I want people to have the option of buying handmade, buying local, giving gifts that were created by someone you can actually interact with.  My goal for this year is to focus on my ready-made stock.  Each month I will add ready-to-ship items to the Etsy store, so that Free Rose Studio can be your source not only for custom designs, but for beautiful, carefully handmade items you can order on a whim and have in your possession within the week

"Essentials" canvas diaper bag, 6 inner pockets, divider, 2 outer pockets

Free Form Van Halen Frankenstein canvas tote bag

I have been enjoying this new challenge, balancing it with custom orders has been interesting, but ready-made offers me a chance to use fabrics I love and techniques I feel like doing that day so I think it’s win-win for everyone.

So far, ready made items in my shop include an Essentials Diaper bag, a smaller tote, and new flannel burpcloths (that double as cloth diapers) and wash cloths.  I am excited to announce that I also have 3 NEW, ready to ship Echino birds bags that will be making an appearance very soon. This fabric had been sold out, but I found a source with just a few pieces left, I can’t wait to share them with you.

Please peruse the etsy shop: Free Rose Studio, and take a moment to like my Facebook page to stay up to date on new designs, offerings, and specials.

Pocket Prefold Burp Rag Cloth Diaper