Friday, July 31, 2009

Your Favorite Bags.

So for the last year I have been making these beautiful custom bags with this most wonderful fabric and these are the last two I will be making....Although there may be one more at Mog & Rue. Enjoy!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Snip + Stitch

Snip+Stitch was absolutely wonderful! Laura and Mitzi, a.k.a. the Crafty Mavericks, did an amazing job putting this together and making all the vendors feel loved! Here some pictures of my booth. I wish I would have been able to get pictures with other vendors but I was busy selling and before knew it the day was over!

Early morning and my space is looking good. It was Todd's clever idea to put my cute blue chair in the corner.
The tiny gift bags were definitely a favorite. I forgot my wine bottle for the gift bag display, this may be why I didn't sale even one!
My make up wraps were super popular, I only had one left at the end of the day! I gave away teensy tiny bags with my business card in them, people loved it!
I hung everything from wooden clothespins and I think it made a nice display especially for my totes which are a bit more slouchy.
I should have made twice as many purses... they were a hit! A couple times people had come back to buy one in particular and it had already been sold!
Overall this was an great experience and I would love to be invited to do it again and again... I would even make the trip from San Diego so I could be apart of it all over again.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Snip & Stitch Craft Extravaganza

Sunday July 26th
on the Plaza in Arcata

I will be at the corner of Ninth and G Streets
*New Bags*
*Fabric Banners*
*Wine Gift Bags*
*Choose Your Own Fabrics*
*Gift Certificates*

<- click this link to see a list of vendors!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Mog & Rue

These bags are on there way to Encinitas for their debut at Mog & Rue. This cute little shop is located at 937 South Coast Highway. Stop by and say "Hi" to the new owner Kristen and be sure to check out these one of a kind bags made with beautiful vintage fabrics from danikai!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Sneak Preview

Here's just a small sample of some of the new bags you will
see at Snip & Stitch and also at Mog & Rue.

About half of my new one of a kind bags will not be posted on danikai because they are headed to Encinitas for their debut at Mog & Rue and the rest will not be posted until after the July 26th craft extravaganza. I will have some new stuff too for sale at the craft fair like scrap fabric banners, more drawstring bags, wine gift bags, fabric organizers and even some little freebies! Just for fun I will have my stash of vintage fabrics at the craft fair for my lovely customers to create a custom order design of their own. Danikai gift certificates will be available too for those of you who are looking for a gift and not sure exactly what to get for that special someone. Down in the depths of my stash I found some of my uber popular ZEBRA print fabric so you can expect a couple of those bags to make an appearance soon too.

Come pick out your custom fabric combination for your new bag!

Monday, July 6, 2009


So I totally messed this bag up in a good way... My bobbin was loose and I didn't realize it until it was too late and I was finishing the top hem and the inside stitching looks crazy and not at all something I would sell. This one of kind gem turned out to be even more spectacular then I imagined however so I am keeping it for myself. Normally when I fudge something up I give it to a friend or sell it at a consignment store for like $5 but this purse is too good to pass up. I love it! You can't really tell in the picture but the fabric is super shiny and has a gorgeous floral design. I was doing some "market research" (that little drawing a week or so ago) and discovered that most people like my purse style the most so you will definitely be seeing more bags just like this one made from my rare fabric finds.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Four Years

I love you Todd!

Friday, July 3, 2009

Ch- Ch- Ch- Chaaaanges!

Hello friends!

Many things are going on here with danikai and I want to share with all of you lovely people out there who have inspired me to continue sewing and sewing and sewing :)

First of all I am slowly but surely moving danikai over to Bookmark this page and share it with your friends! It will just make things SO much easier. No more confusion about the whole oceangrrl thing. Don't fret... oceangrrl has plans of her own and she will do amazing things too! For now I am posting one item per day until all of my bags have made the move. I am hoping this will allow for some good exposure over a longer period of time rather than changing the site in one day.

The next big news is that
danikai will be available in Mog&Rue around mid July. This is a little shop in Encinitas California and I will have some one of a kind purses there on consignment. I am SO excited about this and want to send a BIG THANK YOU to Kristen, Mog&Rue's new owner.

And as if July couldn't get any better... I will be at the Snip+Stitch Craft Extravaganza July 26th on the Plaza in Arcata! OMG you know you want to be there too! The Ian Fays and The Monster Women will be there to provide you with entertainment along with some amazing shops selling our handmade goodness.

Phew! Did I forget anything.... oh ya, have a wonderful holiday weekend and be safe! Todd and I are celebrating our four year anniversary! I am such a lucky grrl.