Win a FREE Essentials bag!

If you are in the San Antonio area, then Oct 13 could be your lucky day!

You could win THIS Essentials Tote Bag by attending San Antonio’s International Babywearing Week Celebration at The Cove.

This bag showcases KAS premium heavyweight fabric in the Cavallo Marble print, and a classic contrasting stipe on the side gussets creates a modern contrast. Black rick rack trim finishes the top edge. Woven cotton straps in black are secured attached, reinforced, and 14″ drop. A divided interior full of large pockets gives everything a place, and keeps the large space organized and functional. Read more about it here.

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I attended this event last year, and we had such a good time.  Lots of great people, information on many types of carriers, snacks, and great prizes! And if you would like to participate in the contests but need the equipment, there are still a few clearance ring slings at http://www.FreeRoseStudio.etsy.com.

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If you love the bag and aren’t in the SA area (or don’t want to take a gamble), never fear: this bag is available in my Etsy shop as well.  I hope to see you at The Cove on October 13, 2012 to support this great celebration!

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Echino Birds totes are back!

Last summer I purchased a lovely Echino linen fabric in a birds print, and made a bag and a handful of wallets.  The fabric was from Japan, and I fell in love with the feel and look of this print.  Then I found out it was sold out everywhere online!  I was so sad to not have a chance to make any more nice things with it.

Fast forward to last month, when my husband, Marc, and I took the bambino on a quick trip up to Austin.  We ended up by a small, independent fabric store I had not visited in some time.  I started to get very excited when we parked, as there was a sign advertising they were now carrying the Echino line. I don’t think you can imagine my joy when I found they still had not one, but two of the birds color ways!!

I bought what I could, brought it home, and got to cutting.  I started with the biggest projects first.  Today I am so happy to unveil the first three bags made from this small stash of sold-out fabric.  They are each made from my “Essentials” pattern, and feature all the inside pockets and divider that help keep your belongings organized and easy to find.  You can find them all in my Etsy shop.

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“The Essentials” pattern is a multi-purpose bag I designed that is just the right size to hold it all without being bulky.  It works great as an oversized purse, diaper bag, carryon and even as a school bag (will hold most average laptops).  It’s layered canvas construction and cotton straps will carry your items with ease and provide many years of use.

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Each bag features a different lining color scheme, as well as contrasting trims; truly making each bag one of a kind.  Please see the listings for detailed photos.

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Features:
-14″ Tall, 10″ Wide, 5″ Deep
-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.
-Durable, double stitched seams and reinforced stress points.
-Contrasting trim on inside pockets. Interior is made of sturdy duck canvas.
-Outer features a beautiful, Japanese linen fabric featuring birds and vines. Polka dots line the sides of the bag. Linen fabric is backed with duck canvas for strength.
-100% Cotton Straps.

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Thank you for visiting Free Rose Studio! Please come back again, and browse the wares on Etsy!

-Susie