Tuesday, July 7, 2009

North to Alaska to see Hoganfe Designs ~

This is one of my favorite Ralph Lauren prints and Mary of Hoganfe Designs has made it into a Gorgeous Bag. Not only is it Beautiful ~ it's practical too. There are so many uses for her new line of Cotton Candy Bags and she has so many different prints to choose from. You can use them for Tote Bags, Shopping Bags, Laundry Bags, Diaper Bags, Beach Bags, Lingerie Bags and/or Shabby Chic Gift Bags.

I love the idea of using these Cotton Candy Bags from Hoganfe Designs as Gift Bags. It doesn't get more Shabby Chic than giving a recycled/reusable fabric Bag with a simple gift inside. Two gifts in one ~ not so Shabby, but oh so Chic and so so Green.

You can check out her Etsy Store ~ by simply hopping right here. All of her designs are Trendy, Chic and extremely well-made.

She has several Cotton Candy Bags available in her Etsy Store ~ Hoganfe Designs. These Bags are reversible too ~ so it's like getting two different bags for the price of one. She offers a layaway plan and also has gift certificates available for purchase.

This one with the rosebuds is so lovely!! Just hop right here.

The reversible print is sweet petite rosebuds ~

Chez moi ~ this bag features recycled denim and Chez Moi fabric. Hop right over here to check it out. Chez Moi is Tres Chic!!

Shabbulous is available on my website ~ Bunny Chic Boutique. This Fabulous and Shabbulous handbag was designed and made by Mary of Hoganfe Designs. This design is the epitome of Shabby Chic and has tons of exquisite details ~ like sweet little buttons and a cute little pocket. I'll be listing it on my website in the morning and will provide a link over there shortly.

She used all of these gorgeous shabby chic and vintage fabrics and also mother of pearl buttons. I LOVE this bag and it's the perfect size ~ not too big and not too small ~ just right.

This is the view of the other side of "Shabbulous" ~

Mary of Hoganfe Designs lives in Alaska ~ Talkeetna to be exact. The name Talkeetna in Den'aina Indian language means "river of plenty" or "place where food is stored near river". It is a beautiful place ~ the photos I saw online are truly gorgeous. The weather in Alaska is perfect this time of year ~ 72 degrees for the high (which is 20 degrees cooler than here in Florida).

This weekend in Talkeetna ~ they are having their Moose Festival with a Mountain Mother Contest ~ which glorifies the spirit and strength of the Alaskan Woman. The contest involves the following feats (done with a "baby" in a pack on their backs): walk a log in hip waders, carrying 2 buckets of water; "shoot" a balloon moose with a bow and arrow, "catch" a fish, chop up firewood, change the baby and wash out the diaper, make a "pie" and call the kids in.

You can read more about the Moose Festival and the history and tourist information by hopping over here to visit the Talkeetna Chamber of Commerce website.

AND ~ I found this gorgeous Cabin to stay in while visiting Talkeetna. You can hop right over here and read all about it.

This is the Beautiful Post Office in Talkeetna ~ it's where Mary sends out her packages to me. I don't know why I was so excited to see it. It looks so much better than our local Post Office. Of course ~ a log cabin building in a Beach town would look rather bizarre and out of place.

This is Mt. Denali ~ it's simply breathtaking!!

This is the last weekend of King Salmon fishing ~ so you'd better order some Salmon today.

Hope you've enjoyed our "cool" trip "North to Alaska to see Hoganfe Designs". I've had this song playing through my head all afternoon ~ "North to Alaska" by Johnny Horton.

Here's part of the lyrics:

Way up north (north to Alaska) way up north (north to Alaska)
North to Alaska a-go north the rush is on
Big Sam left Seattle in the year of ninety-two
With George Pratt his partner and brother Billy, too
They crossed the Yukon River and found the bonanza gold
Below that old White Mountain just a little southeast of Nome
Sam crossed the majestic mountains to valleys far below
He talked to his team of huskies as he mushed on through the snow
With the northern lights a-running wild in the land of the midnight sun
Yes, Sam McCord was a mighty man in the year of ninety-one

Don't forget to check out Mary's Etsy Store ~ Hoganfe Designs and her Blog.


Anonymous said...

Many thanks to you Jayne for the fabulous feature on your lovely blog - stop by when you visit Alaska we will do lunch :)

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Waterrose said...

what a great feature...love the bags and all of the information about where she lives.

Terri's ThreadArt said...

What an adorable post!