Custom Made Kid Bike Basket Anyone?

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I love custom orders!! I have these beautiful fabrics ready for anyone wishing to give a special gift for their special little one. Contact me if you’d like to place a custom order. It will take me approximately 2-3 business days to make one for you. Kid bike bags are approximately W7.5” x H5” x D2.5″. Straps are velcro, can fit toddler balance bikes (photo shown on a Kazaam bike), and will fit on some kid scooters. Contact me if you have specific dimensions for handlebars or scooters. Thanks!

Flowers are Blooming Here

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Flowers are popping up everywhere, even on these adorable little girl bike bags ;)

These are some new flower bike bags in limited supply in my Etsy Store as I only bought a tiny quantity of this outdoor fabric.

Buy now because I have a 20% off special, to celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year of the Sheep/Ram — enter coupon code “gunghey20″ at checkout! Happy New Year of the Sheep/Ram!!

Gung Hey Fat Choy Sale

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Gung Hey Fat Choy, happy Chinese New Year everyone! Ring in the new year of the Sheep — buy anything in my Etsy Store, type in coupon code “gunghey20″ and get 20% off everything over $20 USD. There is a limited amount of “flower power” bike bags, and custom order “urban rectangles” so get them while they last!

Sale valid until end of Feb 2015.

Happy Chinese New Year everyone!!

New Outdoor Fabric

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I am experimenting with some new OUTDOOR fabric. And it’s beautiful! This fabric is water resistant and has a UV coating so it won’t fade in the light (500 hours direct sunlight). Do NOT wash it or that will remove all the coating on it and it won’t be fade resistant or water resistant anymore — spot clean only, or dry clean. This one might be in my Etsy Store soon is now available for special price in my Etsy Store.

Those Dinosaurs Look Like Flowers

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What are you looking at here? Flowers? Dinosaurs?… The answer… Both! These are my last few “Flower Power” print bike baskets… Which makes them just like dinosaurs… Almost extinct. Well, I guess that doesn’t quite make them dinosaurs yet because you can still buy these ones in my Etsy Store. But I only have these 3 left, and maybe a few more, but my friends may just snatch those one up, so they won’t make it into my Etsy Store.

Buy them while you still can. I am on the hunt for a new “flower” fabric. If I find nothing interesting, I’ll make my own ;p

I’m on Etsy — Shop 24/7!

My Etsy Store will be closed Dec 1-8 so I can attend my local craft fair. Be sure to make your purchases before shipping deadlines or you may end up paying more for shipping.

Holiday shipping deadlines — To USA destination, regular shipping price, deadline Dec 8, 2014. To Canada destination, regular shipping price, deadline Dec 11, 2014. If you do not make the above mentioned deadlines, your parcel may not arrive before Christmas (Dec 25th). In order to guarantee delivery by Dec 25th (if you miss the above mentioned shipping deadline) you must pay for “Xpresspost” or “Priority” service.

More Flower Power with Lime Green with White Dot Interior

Can you love flowers too much?!! Impossible. Here is the latest “flower power” girl canvas bike basket available in my Etsy Store. The interior fabric is a happy lime green with white polka dots (100% quilt cotton). It’s a sturdy fabric, but still flexible.

It’s great on bike handlebars, baby gates, back of chairs and rocking chair handles (we have an old glider type rocking chair and it looks awesome on there).

NEW Pink and Orange Polka Dot Fabric!

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I am SO thrilled to show you the new interior fabric I just received. I am hearing that little girls LOVE bright colours. My husband used to work at a children’s clothing design company and he said pink and orange were extremely popular. So when I found this bright magenta pink with orange dot, I FLIPPED out. I bought some and hopefully I don’t run out. Here are the latest bags available in my Etsy Store… Oh, looks like the “flower power” bag will be sold soon! is sold — thank you!

Thanks for looking!!

I have a few limited edition bird bike bags which are now available in my Etsy Store. These lovely little things are ready to ship. Please allow 4-6 business days for shipping via Canada Post to USA or Canada destinations.

If you would like them shipped international, send me a message and I’ll get a quote for you.

Thanks for checking out my Etsy Store and thanks for buying handmade!

Pink Panda Kawaii Cuteness Bike Basket

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Pink Panda Cuteness overload!! A while back I had a customer request something black and pink… I always have that in mind when I fabric shop. So I finally found the perfect thing. This little bike basket fits perfectly on little balance bikes. It is shown on a Kazaam bike, but would also fit a larger child’s bike. I have even put it on an older girl’s mountain bike and it’s lovely. Your little one will love showing this cutie pie off!

Now available as custom order in my Etsy Store.

Don’t Hate Mondays

This is a new thing I’m going to do in my Etsy Store… The first Monday of each month, I will post a “Don’t Hate Mondays” bike bag. It will be a slightly imperfect bag, sold at a discounted price. Because let’s face it…. I can’t be perfect every single time I sew a bag. I’m only human!

Anyways, whenever I have a slightly “off” moment, and my sewing just isn’t perfect, I put the bag aside and start a new one. I don’t ship a bike bag unless it’s absolutely perfect and up-to-snuff. So my collection of slightly “off” bags sit in a corner, frowning at me. Then I thought, “what if I gave these slightly imperfect bags a new home? Some little child isn’t going to scrutinize this little bag… And this little bag could have a new home, make itself useful and be admired!”

So keep your eyes and Twitter ears open for the first Monday of every month, when I post a new “Don’t Hate Mondays” bike bag in my Etsy Store.

Camouflage and Dots

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Who would have thought camouflage and dots would go so well together?

Here is the latest boy bike basket I’ve listed in my Etsy Store. It’s one of my favourite colour combinations. The modern dot interior is so visually interesting on its own, but paired with this super cool green camouflage, it just rocks!

And just so you know, I am running out of this particular green camouflage. And once it’s gone, I don’t know when I’ll be able to get more. My fabric supplier is currently out of stock.

Custom Rainbow Kid Bike Bag with Zipper

My newest masterpiece. I’ve been getting quite a few questions asking for “rainbow” fabric, or “bright”, and there just isn’t much out there for fabric selection (stuff I like anyways) — so I’m picky, alright?

Anyways, I thought I’d just make my own exterior fabric using the stuff I like and piecing together bright stuff. I am in love with this newest creation.

This lovely little number has a teal zipper, lilac waves interior and little ribbon tabs on each side for easier zipper pulling by little fingers or for putting that little hand picked flower you might find along the way.

Hope you love this bag as much as I do!

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PS: I’m up for a challenge. If you’d like to send me a custom request for a bike bag, please send me a message. We can chat.

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Her name is ‘Paprika’ and she loves wearing her bright yellow rain boots. It rains so much on the west coast that she’s always wearing them. Her bright purple cat’s eye glasses are always in fashion too.

‘Paprika’ has been made for some new story telling ideas I’m working on.

Goodbye 2013 Hello New Year!

Thank you for all your support in 2013, but it’s time for a new year.

I am working on some new adult bike baskets in a variety of price ranges. I hope to have those ready in the new year, as well as more kid bike bags. I am also working on getting into more local kid shops, as well as local craft fairs throughout the year. Thanks for all your enthusiasm for my products and hope to see you more in 2014!

Bye bye old year, hello new year!

Last Chance for One of a Kind Bike Bag

“Ok ok, don’t panic, you will all have your chance to be gouged,” as I remember that line from The Simpsons well enough. You still have time to buy one of these uber cool bike bags for that special little kid in your life. There are a few bags available in the “Ready to Ship” section of my Etsy Store. The only catch is the shipping component…

Are you hoping to receive this parcel by Christmas? In order to make the Dec 23rd deadline for shipping to USA or Canada, it will need to go via Xpresspost. Contact me for a custom listing because Xpresspost shipping is $33 — that’s if you want to make the Christmas deadline.  Once that is paid, I will stand in the never-ending lineup at Canada Post and mail your parcel with a grumpy cat smile on my face.

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Beauty Shots of Kid Bike Bags

Here are some beauty shots of the most recent bags I’ll be sending out. It’s the most bags I’ve made in a day: 6. It takes me a while because I nit-pick. If I don’t like how the stitching looks, I’ll rip it all out and re-sew it. BTW I use 100% cotton thread. It’s a bit more expensive, but it’s excellent quality. No cheap materials here, no sir-ree! I also triple stitch the straps, the joins, and the velcro. Just to be sure this bag will last. And I like to photograph right away when it’s nice out. All this stuff takes time… But I love it! Thanks for your support and thanks for buying handmade.

If you would like to buy or custom order a kid bike bag, visit my Etsy Store here.

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Last Day for Cheap Shipping on Custom Made Bike Bags

Well today is the last day if you want a custom made bike bag for your child. It will take me a few days to make it, and the CHEAP shipping deadline (for USA and Canada destination) is Dec 9th, 2013!!

But do not fret, I have a few “ready to ship” bags that you can purchase from my Etsy Store. Deadline for those is Dec 9th.

Anytime after Dec 9th, it will have to go via Xpress Post ($30) or Purolator ($60) if you want to make Dec 23rd delivery to USA or Canada — that’s shipping only.

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Harajuku Inspired “Hello Tokyo” Girl Bike Bags

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It’s no surprise I fell in love with this fabric when I saw it. It’s pink with graphic Japanese dolls which remind me of Harajuku style —  so kawaii and funky cool! The coordinating fabric inside is tiny graphic dots with rounded squares (orange and red). Matches perfectly. I am taking custom orders for this girl bike bag. I only have enough to make 3 two more kid bike bags out of this fabric, so order quickly or it will be gone. There is still time to make cheap shipping if you want before Christmas!!

Here is the link to my Etsy Store if you would like to purchase one.

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One Week Left for Custom Order & Cheap Shipping

One more week (last day is Mon Dec 2nd, 2013) to pay for your custom ordered kid bike bag, so that you can make the cheap shipping deadline (to USA or Canada destination).

You can still buy from my ‘ready to ship’ section of my Etsy Store until Dec 10th, and still make the cheap shipping.

After that, it will cost much more ($30- 60) for Xpresspost or Priority Post.

I leave you with a few other fabric choices (girls and boys). I can turn any of these fabrics into EXTERIOR fabric for kid bike bags (not waterproof… we bike when it’s not raining… we’re not that hardcore!)

 

Girl Messenger Bag

Just finished this beauty of a messenger bag. Intended for a 2 year old, but I could easily elongate the strap for an older girl if you love it. A few months back, I have custom made a green camouflage one (with pink lining) to custom fit a 9 year old girl.

If you would like to order one of these girl messenger bags, go to my Etsy Store.

Deadline for custom order (if you want cheap shipping to USA or Canada): Dec 2nd, 2013!!

11 More Days for Custom Made Orders

That’s right! Less than 2 weeks to pay for your custom made bike bag, if you’d like the cheapola shipping to USA or Canada. Otherwise shipping could cost from $30-$60 if you’d like your parcel to make it to that special someone by Christmas!

Mail drop deadline is Dec 10th, so feel free to buy from the “Ready to Ship” section of my Etsy Store. I am currently burning up my sewing machine foot trying to stock up, so people can just buy buy buy off my “shelf”.

Buy now before I get too backed up with orders to make the Dec 10th mail drop — I’m the only cutter/sewer/creator in this non-sweat shop!

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'Color Your Own' Bike Bag

Do you have a crafty kid? Do you have a future designer on your hands? Well, he/she could have a blast colouring this nifty new bike bag! You can use washable markers, or fabric paints. I tested out washable markers and found that it stayed on, even after washing (that might just be me and my bad washing skills). Your kid can colour the whole thing, part of it, or leave it as is.

This new ‘colour your own’ bike bag is now available in my Etsy Store for a special price.

14 More Days for Custom Made Orders

14 days, that’s two whole weeks to place your custom made order for a bike bag from my Etsy Store! This is the deadline if you’d like to make Christmas delivery to USA or Canada with my cheapo shipping (only $3 now) but if you wait too long, it could be up to $20 for tracked and rushed parcel… Up to $60 if you wait for FedEx or Purolator!

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I cannot believe how fast the holiday season is approaching. It’s like I just took down my Halloween decorations… Wait, I just DID take down my Halloween decorations (yes, yes, I’m a slow poke… I just love Halloween.)

Anyways, pay for your custom order now, and I’ll get your bike bag in the queue. Current turnaround time is 3 days (I work weekends during this busy holiday season). I have to make the mail drop by Dec 10th, so… Start freaking!

Dots & Dots, Lots & Lots

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Anyways, the holiday season is quickly approaching. These orange bags are now ready in my Etsy Store, so please check them out. There isn’t much time left for making the “cheap” shipping fees (deadline for custom made purchases is Dec 2nd, 2013). Then I barely have enough time to custom make it and get it in the mail for Dec 10 (USA and Canada destinations). There are “ready to ship” bags in my Etsy Store. Again, shipping deadline to USA or Canada is Dec 10th, 2013.

For International customers, please have custom ordered purchases paid by Nov 25th, 2013. Deadline for shipping is Dec 2nd (air parcel — please contact me for a shipping quote and timeline). Yikes — I’m freaking out — are you?!!

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Brooklyn Here I Come!

This custom made kid bike bag has slightly longer straps to fit a girl’s scooter — hope she loves it!!

This scooter bag is on its way to New York — bon voyage.

If you would like one of these scooter bags, go to my Etsy Store and specify it is for a scooter. I will ensure the straps are slightly longer than the bike bag ones.