DIY Project Using amykathryn Fabric

This Easy DIY Project is a super cute & simple way to dress up the planters that hold your herbs and flowers. All you need is fabric(we recommend amykathryn fabric!), scissors, glue (hot glue or tacky glue), and some trim. 
DIY Project Decorate Your Planter

#DIY Dress Up Your Planter

It’s just that easy to give your planters a facelift!

#DIY Dress Up Your PlantersStay tuned for peek of a table-setting designed with this decorated planter as a centerpiece…

What have you been crafting up lately? Any DIY Project you’d like to share with us?

Is it just me, or have you noticed that “Put a bird on it” can be rephrased more specifically to be “Put an Owl on It”? Those big eyes are everywhere now – in contradiction to the elusive real owl. Here are some vintage depictions that I like.

and I couldn’t help but show off this great friend of mine, the parrot. Big eyes and fantastic feathers make good fodder for my insatiable, creative print making. Always, AMY

amykathryn has donated to the Grammy’s charity, MusiCares, for the past 7 years. This year, we got to give a bunch of the top performers amykathryn bags. Among the talented women that received amykathryn bags were; Katy Perry, Diana Krall, Alison Krauss, Alicia Keys, and Norah Jones.We loved that MusiCares was honoring Paul McCartney as Person of the Year. Since he is vegetarian, they asked us to give our animal-friendly bags to the celebs! Thanks Grammys for a great event! Here’s some other pics from backstage in the gifting suite:Tony BennettJames Tayloramykathryn‘s Daisy clutches are on the table beside Diana Krall in this pic.

Happy Valentine’s Day! Here are some creatures I saw while in the FL Keys- that I love.

& the strangest creature of them all, Rocco! My parent’s chihuahua. O and above Rocco, Betsy (the Boston terrier) & Lemmy (the hot dog chihuahua). What/Who is your favorite love bug on this Valentine’s Day? Always, AMY

Sometimes I wonder where my love for animals comes from. Is it because man has lived with beast since our existence or because of my nurturing nature or that I just like pets… All valid theories, until I simply take a look around my parent’s house and notice all the critters I have always seen. (Not to mention all the pets that have always been running around like a zoo) Here’s some of my non-living big influences for loving animals:O & colorful paisley is always hot! Always, AMY

As you may have noticed, amykathryn bags really stand out from any other brand. Most likely, it’s our custom printed textiles that make you notice their unique style. Every season the custom textiles are different. This time around I sprayed on a bit too much of my favorite perfume while I was drawing away. Miranda, from Parfumerie Fragonard in the south of France, inspired me for the print pattern in the Fall 2011 collection. I went to the parfumerie when I was a young, dreamy girl of 10 and then again when I was 15. So not only the scent, but nostalgia played a part in my creation of this pattern.

amykathryn uses organic cotton canvas of upholstery quality. We also use water based inks to screen print the fabric. Each piece of fabric is cut differently from the roll, making each bag unique. I love our soft and ethereal colors this Fall; Apricot, Denim, Olive and Black. What do you think of our fabric this season?

First of all, it’s my name! My name is Amy Kathryn Hall. I design textiles and handbags and created a designer fashion brand using both. The designer label is amykathryn.  To make custom textiles, I draw the printed design and have a screen made of that design. I use water base inks to come up with some fantastic colors to use to print. The silk screen is used to print on organic cotton canvas. The fabric has a pattern so the fabric in each bag is cut in a slightly different way, making each amykathryn unique. This designer brand is Animal-Friendly & Eco-Conscious. I use faux leathers that are PVC-Free. The faux leathers are much cleaner for the environment to make. (Follow our blog & stay tuned for some great DIY videos on the amykathryn process of creating a handbag.)

I have found that the amykathryn woman likes to stand out in an elegant way. She likes some of the things I do; art, herb gardens, surfing, antique shopping and the wind in my face and hair. Women that wear amykathryn love their bags to be lightweight and to organize for them. amykathryn bags look best when carrot tops are sticking out of a tote, or when moms wear them with a rattle toy attached to their messenger, or when students have their laptop in a large carry-all.

I love creating original pieces of art. I see our handbags as functional art since each handbag is limited. We have created our own style in the marketplace. Creating a brand that is set apart from super trendy styles is not easy. We want to be unique, yet we want the woman who cares about style and function to love our look. Our customers have shown us that they appreciate and use amykathryn in their daily life. Thank you for helping us grow and be recognized!

The next step in the evolution of amykathryn, is to support women around the world that make handbags. Through this website, we will start to connect designers in need of support of all kinds. We’re looking forward to making a difference in the lives of women with the My Bag is Her Bag campaign.

Always,

AMY