Friday, December 29, 2006

The story behind Get Carried Away


Welcome. My name is Amber. I am a designer living in the Midwest, but uprooted from Washington State. Yes, I know why do they always add state to the end??? If we don't the first response is DC? I moved out here to be with my college guy ;) Then we got settled, bought a house, and had our son Caden. He's now 2 1/2 and has a personality of his own.

After becoming a new mom I realized that there are so many things to carry, remember and do! What do we carry it all in you ask??? The free Similac bag from the hospital or how about Winnie the Pooh. Oh momma, are we styling now...lol. I bought the Eddie Baurer Diaper Bag. The biggest one I could find. I was thinking well the more room the better. I'm rolling my eye's, can you feel it? What was I thinking? Of course, that became the travel bag and I resulted to using....the free Similac Bag. Nothing says style like that little black bag. So, out of frustration and a little curious temptation. I created my first Trendy Get Carried Away Diaper Bag. I thought I wonder if anyone else would like this bag too. What the heck. I'll list it on Ebay and see what happens. It sold and had awesome feedback! They liked it, they really liked it ;) Then friends, family, internet message board friends, and now customers all wanted one. So, I got sewing. I love making them. You want the honest truth?? I have made tons of bags and guess what? I haven't been able to keep one for myself. They fly off the machine and onto some lucky ladies shoulder. Pretty sad in a good way that I haven't been able to keep one for myself ;). I'll post when that day comes...lol.

The best part about my bags is they look great and they are functional. Plus they transition into your handbag after baby becomes a toddler and doesn't need diapers anymore. I have sold probably 50% to moms and the other 50% to ladies without babies that use it as a handbag. They even wanted the bottle loop for their water bottle. So, that shows a lot about them not looking like a diaper bag ;)
I am now venturing out a little with coordinating accessories. Like baby bibs, burp cloths, baby blankets, coin purses, ipod holders, and just recently organizers. So, take a look at my bags and Get Carried Away!







2 comments:

Mimi said...

I'm the proud owner of a Get Carried Away bag and I love it!!! It's a beautiful bag and the quality is fantastic. My son is no longer in diapers, so I use it as a handbag. Thanks Amber!

Amber said...

Awwwww...Thanks Mimi.
She bought the red one in the picture show. So, cute and a popular one this Holiday Shopping Season!