Monday, April 20, 2015

Crafty Mart's Mom & Pop Shoppe this coming Saturday!

Happy Monday!

I have a busy week ahead as I prepare for my first show of the year. 
Crafty Mart's Mom and Pop Shoppe is this coming Saturday from 10am-5pm. 
Art vendors will be set up in three different locations... So come out and spend the day shopping, sign up for a workshop, walk Akron's historic district and choose from one of the many awesome restaurants for lunch or dinner! 
The weather forecast is looking beautiful. 
Bring a friend along and spread the word! 

KYEbags will be set up in Musica. Stop by and see me! 
I will have a variety of wares with me: aprons, bags, hair accessories, baby bibs, shorts, etc. 
I am stocked up and ready! 
I will also have pre-sale 2015 Nautical Line pieces with me- so don't miss out! 
My nautical pieces are my hottest items and sell fast!

I already posted this to my facebook page about a week ago, but wanted to post it on here as well for those who missed it....

I am currently looking for an assistant! Must be local. Someone to mainly help me work shows (mostly Saturdays) through the summer (possibly the remainder of the year), someone willing to do occasional modeling, someone to lend a hand with cutting fabric and simple sewing when things get busy, etc. Must be 18 years or older, responsible, trustworthy, outgoing, friendly, willing to learn, and have an interest in fashion. Having a general knowledge of etsy and basic computer skills needed, as there may be some occasional shop maintenance when I can't get to it. Your own transportation is preferred, although if you live near me, I am willing to work something out or pick up on my way to shows if feasible. This would be a very low key job, on an as-needed basis. This would definitely be a side gig, so please don't inquire if you're needing something more full-time or a steady income! I do have several spring/summer shows already scheduled, my first being on April 25th- so would love to find someone before then! If this is a position that interests you, or you have questions, please contact me via the contact tab at the top of the page and we can discuss details further. 

There are great things ahead! 
I am so looking forward to warmer weather and show season. 
Gives me a chance to see all my beautiful locals in person again.

Have a great week, friends!

xo, Kye

Friday, April 3, 2015

Friday updates...

Happy Friday!

It's been awhile since I've posted, so I figured I am way overdue for an update.
Things were quiet for a couple weeks in March, as I was feeling generally run down, and needed some time to focus on my house and children. But I'm back at the sewing machine full-swing, and filling the shop with all kinds of new wares.

Aprons. I've been on a huge apron kick. In fact, I've enjoyed making them more than bags lately. Anyone who knows me knows that I like to switch it up. I get bored with too much of the same items, fabrics, themes, etc. And that's the beauty of small business... I get to decide what I want to work on and what is working for me in my current stage of life. It's beautiful really, and fills me with peace when I just surrender and go with the flow. All that to say that for now, you may see a whole lot more aprons, bibs, and the like... and a few less bags. It doesn't mean it will always be this way, as my root will always be 'KYEbags'. And as always, if you have an item in mind that you'd love to have, bag or not, you can always feel free to contact me with a request. My custom order cue is currently closed, as I prepare for Spring/Summer shows, but depending on my time availability, I may be able to accommodate you. 

This week, I mainly re-stocked women's aprons to the etsy shop, along with several new basic hip bags. I have also been working on my new children's apron designs, and will begin to introduce those to the shop next week. I am still working on sizing and details. I also am continuing to design and plan my 2015 Nautical Line- stay tuned! 

Our event calender is continuing to fill up as warmer weather approaches. Be sure to click over to the events tab above, and check out the latest additions. I currently have events scheduled through August, with many more pending. For more frequent updates, follow the KYEbag's facebook page HERE

I think that's all for now. 

I am thoroughly enjoying the smell and feel of the fresh Spring air, even if it is a little dreary today! 
I hope you all have a blessed time with family and friends this weekend. 

xo, Kye

Friday, March 6, 2015

Friday updates.

This week I took a much needed break from the sewing machine to rest and focus on catching up with the business end of things, as well as some much needed housework. 
It was good, and now I am feeling ready to tackle next week with some new creative juices flowing! 

Here are a few updates:

1. Just a reminder that KYEbags is being featured at Go2Girls through the month of March, for the 'Queen for a Month' program! You can read more about that HERE
Due to currently having my inventory set up at Go2Girls, I am only opening the Etsy Shop Wednesday-Saturday each week. All KYEbags order placed online will ship the following Friday/Saturday after purchase. Thank you for understanding!

2. I just knocked down the price of KYE shorts significantly! So go snag yourself a pair for Spring break vacation, or just as a motivation perk to get yourself in shape before warm weather hits... (Spring IS coming, right?) I will have new shorts available in April. 

3. I spent all morning updating the KYEbags event calender. It's starting to fill up quickly with Spring/Summer events! Take a peak and plan to join us in supporting local business this year! 

4. Please note that my custom order que will be coming to a close at the end of March, as I head into the Art Show season and need more time to focus on building my inventory. 

I think that about covers it! 
As always, thank you for supporting KYEbags and have a wonderful weekend. 

Don't forget to think Spring!

xoxo, Kye

Monday, February 23, 2015

Queen for a Month!

Today I have a fun announcement to make!

I have been chosen to be the 'Queen for a Month'! 

(Okay, okay... In my house, I'm THE QUEEN all the time... So let me explain...)

Rhonda, owner of Go2Girls Home Decor Shop here in Garrettsville, is launching an awesome new program called 'Queen for a Month'. 
Each month, she will honor one local female artist who lives and creates in Portage County by featuring their work in her shop. 
She will showcase the artist's work during store hours for the full month, for locals and visitors to admire and purchase. 
I am both excited and honored to be the very first Queen!

Go2Girls specializes in funky, fun and unique home furnishings. 
They offer a variety of eclectic and functional one-of-a-kind items that will not break the bank! 
Recycle, Re-purpose and Restore is what they are about. (My kind of store!) 
This is your go-to shop for trendy and stylish home decor items and furnishings that reflect your unique style and personality. 

Store hours are Thursday-Saturday from 10am-5pm
Go2Girls is located at 8052 State Street Garrettsville, Ohio 44231
For additional info or directions, please visit the Go2Girls facebook page HERE.

I have been working hard to prepare for this upcoming event! 
If you're local, please come out to see my products in person from March 5-28th. 
I know you will find something you love for both your wardrobe and home! 
Let's bring Spring in with a bang, and support local!

xo, Kye

Friday, February 20, 2015

New this week and a special announcement!

This week was a busy one here in the KYEbags studio. 
It was chock full of custom orders and lots of baby bib production. 
It seems there are a lot of baby showers going on within the next month! 
Here are a few pics of new items listed to the shop in the last few days! 
Simply click on the pics to view availability in the etsy shop.  

This has by far been one of the busiest February's I have ever had since starting KYEbags. 
I feel so blessed to have customers and friends supporting my business in the dead of winter... when utility bills are through the roof and after Christmas credit debt catches up with most.   
So if you've made a recent purchase from KYEbags, thank you! 
I am working hard to bring you some amazing new products this Spring that I hope you'll love as much as I do. 
Our Spring/Summer Event Calender is filling up quickly as well! 
So be sure to pop over and plan on attending one of the many local art shows and markets the warmer seasons have to offer. 
Summer shows are my favorite, and I love meeting you all and seeing your lovely faces!

I have a little announcement to make.... That I cannot keep to myself any longer! 
All throughout the year, I receive messages and emails asking for more nautical lines, like I've made in the past. Anyone who knows me at all, knows that nautical prints are high up on my LOVE list. So although I always have a variety of nautical prints and products listed in my etsy shop, I haven't come out with an official nautical line in quite a few years. (Due to having babies, lack of time, etc.) BUT, this is the year the KYE nautical line makes a come-back! I have already started designing and putting together pieces, and have most of March scheduled out to continue working on pieces, with hopes that the full line will be released in late April-early May.

Stay tuned early next week for another exciting announcement about an event coming in the month of March!

Happy weekend, friends!

xo, Kye

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Heart bibs!

This week I have been working on all kinds of exciting new things for the shop.  
These adorable heart bibs were among the week's creations. 

I had high hopes of getting them made and listed for sale well before Valentine's Day, but let's face it... I'm a mom and most of my goals don't go as planned. 
Hey, at least I had some made before Heart Day... That's something I guess. 
Anyhow, I've decided to take pre-orders on these through Saturday (2/14). 
If you'd like one, or five, shoot me an email at including the following info: 

1. Your name and shipping address. 
2. Your bib selections (which are numbered in the photo below), and quantities. 
3. Your paypal address, so that I can invoice you. 

Heart Bibs are $14 a piece or 2 for $26. 
Shipping cost is $2.95 for USPS first class mail (2-5 day), or $4.95 for USPS priority mail (1-3 day). Please specify in your email if you'd like to upgrade to Priority Mail, otherwise your order will go out via first class. All invoices will be sent Sunday and must be paid by end of day Monday (2/16). Bibs will ship by Friday of next week. 

Tomorrow is the last day to enter to win the Hummingbird Bow Tote Giveaway!
Get those entries in and tell all your friends!

xo, Kye

Friday, February 6, 2015

Hummingbird Bow Tote Giveaway!

If you follow me on instagram or facebook, then you know I've been working hard to get some new spring pieces ready and listed to the shop. 
Yesterday, as I was finishing up a couple Bow Totes, I noticed a small black mark on the interior of the bag pictured above. Yeah, total bummer. 
I may have freaked a little and blamed it on my iron. 
Anyhoo, I'm still not sure exactly what happened, or how, but I knew as soon as I saw it that it was NOT coming out. Boo. So, my mystery mistake is your gain. I have decided to offer it up as a giveaway, since I am not comfortable selling anything less than perfection ;) 

Enter via the Rafflecopter link below.

Good luck! 
Giveaway ends Saturday, 2/14 at 10am, and winner will be announced Monday, 2/16!

xo, Kye