Monday, November 7, 2016

A bittersweet goodbye + one last show!

Well friends... I have been putting off this post for quite awhile, but the time has come. It is with bittersweet feelings that I share with you today that I have decided to close the doors to KYEbags. It's been a lovely 10 year run that I certainly have no regrets about. But it is time to move on, as my life is in a much different place than it was 10 years ago when starting my own business, and my time availability much less these days. I had struggled with this decision for about a year before finally letting go and feeling the peace to move on. It is not a decision I have taken lightly. I will miss the handmade world, the shows and makers I have been so blessed to connect with throughout the years, and most of all I will miss you... my loyal customers! It is YOU that I have to thank for all your support, encouragement and love throughout this decade long journey, and I am so truly thankful for each and everyone of you.

Although it is sad to leave KYEbags behind, there are great things on the horizon which I am excited about. I have recently become an Independent Distributor with Young Living Essential Oils and look forward to sharing my love for oils with friends, family and the world. Essential oils and wellness have been a passion of mine for several years now, and I am happy to be officially sharing my knowledge and the products I love with the those around me. Essential oils have been a great blessing to my family these past 3 years, and I look forward to helping many other families benefit from all that essential oils have to offer.

I also look forward to having more time to focus on my family and home life, something that has been heavy on my heart for quite awhile now. As my family grows and my children get older, new challenges, stages, and needs arise, and my top priority right now and always will be my family. Pearl will already be 5 in April (*sniff*), and this winter we will be starting with homeschooling, something she has been looking so forward to! Owning a home and small property this past year has also proven to be quite time consuming, and I am looking forward to having more time to spend on gardening, homesteading, maybe some small farming and other things I love. 

So... all that being said... I hope you will come out to see me for my very last vendor show this coming Friday, November 11th, right here in my hometown. I have posted the event flyer with details below. I help to coordinate this annual shopping event, and I would love to see you come show your support to my local community and fellow business vendors. 

Also, all items left in my etsy shop (for the exception of my fall scarves) are currently marked down to 40% off. I will be offering the same discount at the event this Friday. Please help me clear out inventory and create some storage space in my house! I'd love to see all remaining inventory go to loving homes. I do not have an official closing date set for my etsy shop yet, but it will certainly close before January 1st, and quite possibly before, depending on how fast my inventory sells. All updates and closing dates will be posted to the FB page.

xo, Kye

Monday, September 26, 2016

Fall 2016 fashion line just released!

Hello and happy autumn!

This fall I am keeping things simple and functional in the shop. I have created a line of flannel scarves and turban headbands that I hope you will love as much as I do! 

There are two types of scarves to choose from. One is the infinity scarf. This is approximately a 2 yard round tube of soft lightweight flannel designed to wrap around the neck twice. This look provides the perfect pop of color to any fall or winter look, plus provides added warmth through layering. The second option is a blanket scarf. KYE blanket scarves are approximately 63x45 inches in size, made from 100% medium weight cotton flannel and are very versatile. Use as a small throw blanket, fold in half and wrap around the shoulders as a shawl, wrap around the neck as a chunky, warm scarf.... the possibilities are endless! Each blanket scarf is hand fringed, and of course, all KYE scarves are handmade with care.

My inspiration for this fall's fashion line came from my desire to create pieces that were true to my own personal tastes and as always, my importance for creating pieces that are both functional and stylish. This line consists of pieces I am proud to wear myself, and provides utmost quality all while remaining on trend with the season.

In addition to my scarves, I will be releasing my usual fall/winter turban style headbands, back by popular demand. KYE turban headbands are made from knit materials for stretch and comfort. These headbands are also a staple item in my own wardrobe and this year I have worked hard on a design that I feel is tried and true. Look for the fall/winter headband line to be released next week.

All KYE scarves are now live in the etsy shop and ready for purchase! I completely sold out during my pre-sale event last month, so don't wait as I know these will sell out fast!

Don't forget to sign up for the KYE VIP Club to receive a 20% off coupon code, good on your next purchase from our etsy shop. 

xo, Kye

Monday, August 29, 2016

Fall in Love with Autumn Event this coming Saturday at Always in Bloom!

This coming Saturday, September 3rd, I have the pleasure of setting up my booth at Always in Bloom's Fall in Love with Autumn Event! Always in Bloom is a favorite local spot of mine... tucked back in the woods of Nelson, this lovely greenhouse and home decor shop is filled with hidden gems to spruce up your home and gardens. Angie Smithburger, owner and operator, is queen of hosting fabulous events, so trust me when I say you will not want to miss this one! If you love all things fall, make sure to clear your schedule and make the beautiful drive to the country. This is a 6 day event, with luncheons and neat make and take type events scheduled each day. Local vendors will set up shop on the 3rd, to maximize your handmade shopping experience. Pumpkins, mums and all things fall galore!

Fall in love with Autumn
Always in Bloom Home and Garden
10027 Silica Sand Road
Garrettsville, Ohio 44231
Saturday, September 3, 2016 from 10am-6pm

Please visit Always in Bloom's facebook page HERE for more details and full schedule for this event, sneak peeks, and vendor spotlights!

P.s. I will be launching my fall fashion line at this event.... which includes some key wardrobe staples for fall! Watch my facebook and instagram pages this week for sneak peeks! 

xo, Kye

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Pop-Up Art Show at the Hudson Farmer's Market this coming Saturday!

We are pleased to announce a last minute addition to our event calendar... and it's just a few days away! This coming Saturday, August 27th, KYEbags along with several other artisans, will be set up at the Hudson Farmers Market from 9am-1pm. We will be located in the green near the clock tower, just across from the historic district.

Art on the Green is also happening that day just one block over, so come prepared to shop! 
I will have summer clearance sales going on, exclusive only to this event, that you won't want to miss.

Hudson is a beautiful place and full of lovely shops and eats to fill your day. 
We hope you'll come out and join us!

For more info on market location and to see a complete list of vendor features, please visit the Hudson Farmers Market page HERE.

xo, Kye

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Pug Day at Candlelight Winery!

UPDATE: Due to unforeseen circumstances, KYEbags will not be able to attend Pug Day tomorrow, Saturday, August 13th, at Candlelight Winery as previously scheduled. I am truly sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. The etsy shop is also closed until further notice. If you have an urgent question, please email or message me and I will get back with you as soon as I am able. Thank you for understanding.


Did you know that our next show is dog friendly? In fact, it's all about the dogs! Join us for Pug Day at Candlelight Winery in Garrettsville this Saturday, August 13th from 2-5PM. We are currently working on a special line of handmade doggy accessories just for the occasion!

12th Annual Pug Day
Candlelight Winery
11325 Center Road 
Garrettsville, Ohio 44231
Saturday, August 13th from 2-5PM

For more details on this event, please click HERE.
This is a FREE event, but don't forget to RSVP and spread the word to your fellow doggy lovers!

I have been working hard this past week on a special line of handmade over-the-collar dog bandanas just for this event! If you are unsure if you can make it to the event, or are afraid of sellout, never fear! I am taking pre-orders through Friday on all dog bandana prints pictured below. If you'd like to place an order for pickup at the event, please email me at for sizing info, pricing and to place your order. Payment is due upon ordering and can be made via paypal or through my etsy shop. Shipping can also be arranged for an additional charge. Any of the prints shown below can also be ordered in KYEtie form, just incase you'd rather that type of look on your furry friend, or simply want a matching hair accessory for yourself that will match your doggy! 

When placing your order, please refer to a number from the chart when choosing your prints.

This picture demonstrates how the bandana slips over the collar for easy, more diverse sizing. 

Please note that this print will NOT be available at the event! The photo is simply meant to give you an idea of what our bandanas will look like on your pet :)

We hope to see you there!

xo, Kye

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Summer Sip-n-Shop at SkyLane Bowling Alley!

This coming Friday, July 22nd, KYEbags along with several other local business and artisans will be setup at the SkyLanes Bowling Alley in Garrettsville for a Summer Sip-n-Shop!
Join us from 6-9PM for an evening of shopping, drink specials, entertainment and more!
This is a ladies night out... So leave your man at home, grab a girlfriend and come have fun.

My booth will be setup outside, weather permitting. My inventory is overflowing, and I will be running all my usual market specials, along with a special Christmas in July Sale!
 Hope to see you there! 

Friday, July 22nd from 6-9:00PM
SkyLane Bowling Alley
8311 Windham Street
Garrettsville, Ohio 44231

Don't forget to RSVP on FB and spread the word!