Hi, I’m Jennifer! I’m a handbag designer and surface pattern designer from Milwaukee. My designs are bright, colorful, usually floral, sometimes quirky.
I create all my work by hand with designs I have drawn, designed, and created myself.
I am inspired by nature and flowers. Or sometimes I am inspired by a quirky animal I read about, like the blue spotted salamander. Or sometimes I just make patterns based on my favorite things (anyone else a fan of murder mysteries??). My ideas come from everywhere, and I keep a sketch book with me all the time to jot down inspiration or sketch out designs.
My designs often start as a sketch, but then I create my artwork on my computer or on my digital drawing tablet. I then create a repeating pattern which I can use to create products on my Redbubble and Society6 shops, or which I can print out as fabric to create my handmade bags, accessories, and home goods.
I love to create fabrics with other techniques as well. You will see my screen prints and my hand-carved block prints on my products. Or sometimes I embroider my fabrics with different designs. Or sometimes I use sun-reactive dyes to create my designs. I love the challenge and the satisfaction that comes with creating.
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Did you ever notice that even the dreariest of days can be made a little better with a spark of color? Bright colors make us happy. So when I create, I tend to make colorful prints with bright designs that make us smile and lighten our spirits. I use my designs to create my handmade bags, purses, accessories, and home goods that are bold, bright, and sometimes even a little quirky. My goal is to bring a little happiness into this world, one colorful piece at a time.
I design each of my patterns and my handmade handbags in my cozy little workshop in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I have been sewing since I was a child (I learned by watching my grandma), and I opened my online shop in 2007. I am so happy that I can continue to bring joy to my customers by doing something that I truly love.