ETSY LOVE: hoganfe

Friday, October 31, 2008





Tom, my charming and handsome husband, helped me tuck the tired munchkins into bed. Trick or treating is done and he walked by me and saw the monitor: handbags. He rolled his eyes shook his head--then said "That's my Karley" before walking out the door to go next door for Friday night poker with the guys.

He knows I love shopping for handmade bags on Etsy.

Mary Hogan of hoganfe has some of the loveliest handmade bags available on Etsy. From Amy Butler to Laura Ashley, her shop is stocked with some of the prettiest bags. Tired of that same boring hospital-issused diaper bag with a formula logo on it? Please check out hoganfe for a chic and sassy diaper bag fit for stylish moms on the go.

I no longer need to carry a diaper bag, but I remember the days of packing bottles, wipes, diapers, extra onesies, pacifiers, diaper cream, etc. Moms want a big bag with a comfortable shoulder strap, but they also want to have a piece they're not embarrassed to carry into a restaurant or out and about.

I know when I carry a handbag, I need room for my wallet, Ben's stuffed giraffe named "Gert", crayons, a couple of Matchbox cars, digital camera, water bottle, sunglasses, keys and my little bag of business cards and samples so I can always be prepared. I don't want a cumbersome bag. I want a bag that's different from everyone else's but with plenty of room to spare.

The bags at hoganfe fit the bill. I am eyeing to in particular. I know if I say them out loud that one of my pesky readers will just run over and snag them before I hit the "checkout" button, just like with that gorgeous hair accessory a few weeks back. I'm just kidding--I simply adore the top two bags I've pictured here. I love the shabby chic flair of the top bag. The patchwork element is just lovely. On the otherhand, the brightness of the second one is great--there are so mnay different Amy Butler fabrics used in it that it is just a unique and roomy piece. Decisions, decisions...

Head on over to hoganfe today. Tell her Chic & Green sent you on over!

By the way, as I sit here with my coffee so I can stay up and do some work and a package of Nick's Whoppers from his Halloween basket, I hope you all had a great Halloween!
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