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How to become a vegan

How I lost 73 lb - 33 kg

A story about HOW and WHY we – carnivorous predators – turned into ‘Plant-Based Diet’ boosters

The short answer to this question is: get a real knowledge of how to avoid diseases that YOU DO NOT HAVE TO DIE for. (The best start is to read “The China Study” by T. Colin Campbell)

And if you have some free time and want to know our story, just start reading:

It all began with the desire to be – simply – free.
When two lonely adult people decide to be together – their energy, their strength and their courage add up in an unbelievable, almost geometric way. We – Natasza and I – decided to free ourselves from everything that so far imprisoned us and start a new life. (Yes, it was June 20 🙂

An important part of everyday life is how you earn a living. We both decided to replace our occupations with a ‘free profession’ that would give us control over our time. We chose to become dietitians / nutritionist. This profession met all the criteria – allows you to decide how you work, when you work, how much you work and who you work with.

And – by the way – the knowledge we were going to acquire was to give us the opportunity not only to finally deal with the overweight that I had struggled with for years, but also to control our health for the rest of our lives.

After finishing “Lodz Academy of Nutrition” and picking up our diplomas – we immediately started to organize our work. We wanted to abandon our old but still-performed professions as quickly as possible (medical manager and business trainer in a corporation). We planned to work remotely without leaving home, contacting clients via the media – which is particularly reasonable when living in the forest – so we started from building our website.

Montignac effect

Delighted by the initial successes (during the acquisition of dietary knowledge and experimenting on myself – I lost 73 lb [33 kg]) – we have produced further recipes of our diet cuisine by adding hundreds of pictures of hundreds of dishes that we personally prepared. Natasha has always loved to cook, I have always loved eating (& photographing), and we both have always loved creating – so our website grew like a yeast cake.

Yes, our first ‘carnivorous’ header looked exactly like this:

It should not come as a surprise that after many experiments on ourselves – we chose the most effective diet. Our wonderful cuisine was – most accurately speaking – something common to the diets of Michel Montignac, Pierre Dukan and Robert Atkins (typical low-carb and high-prot diets) with a large addition of Mediterranean cooking, so everything was more tasty, more colorful and more beautiful on the plate.

Just look at this madness:

carnivorous protein madness

After many months of work – finally came the moment of truth: we found that our website is incomplete. One very important thing was missing: ‘basic content’.

We have never planned to limit our professional activity to the recipes themselves. Our work was to be more educational: we wanted our patients to learn how to prepare their own meals. In order for them to be able to choose food products, they needed elementary knowledge about how particular components act on their body (basics of physiology and biochemistry of nutrition processes).

In our euphoria of success and with great enthusiasm, we started to create a GUIDE – a substantive and serious presentation of the most important issues – the basis on which our diet was constructed.

And then it happened…

Wrapped in textbooks, scripts and tangled in hundreds of web links – I could not find a scientific confirmation of the foundations of the Montignac, Atkins and Dukan theories.

Not only that (!) Whenever I dived into their explanations – I found errors in them. So I started to search and read more and more, and the more I searched and read – it was getting worse: I began to discover errors not only (!) in Atkins, Dukan and Montignac theories, but also huge holes in the whole dietary knowledge we were taught in the academy.

And then we got stuck.

Instead of moving forward and publishing new posts – we began to delete the old ones. Most of the meals that we have been preparing ourselves for months – should never be on the table of someone who would like to eat properly and healthy.

In the end it became clear that we were back to the starting point. And even worse – everything was to start again, not trusting any dietary tips we were taught.

We’ve found that nutritionists cheat.
The greater part of traditional dietetics is a scam.
Pharmacists and doctors do not tell the truth either.
Regardless of whether ordinary dieticians are aware of what they do or not – they lie to their patients, starting with nonsense about calories * and ending with dietary supplements * for which patients MUST PAY (is not this the main way in which dietitians can earn?).

*) This article is not devoted to substantive knowledge, but not to be groundless, I will explain briefly what I meant. (The more that what I wrote looks like iconoclastic blasphemy against science.)

Regarding calories:
Widespread dietary knowledge says that carbohydrates, protein and fat provide us with such amounts of energy: fat: 1g = 9 kcal, carbohydrates: 1g = 4 kcal, protein: 1g = 4 kcal. So the proportions are: 9: 4: 4.
However, it turns out (!) that this is only when we burn carbohydrates, protein and fat in a calorimeter (some kind of an incinerator). Meanwhile, our body is not a furnace or crematory, and energy is obtained through complicated biochemical reactions, each of which has its own “price”. For example, to get 4 kcal of energy from proteins, we have to “pay” (deliver) an energy equal to 3 kcal, and for carbohydrates 1 kcal.
Ultimately: the right ratio is not 9: 4: 4, only 9: 3: 1
Someone might ask: so what?
After all, it changes all energy tables of all diets around the world! (And by the way, explains the great effectiveness of protein diets.)

Regarding supplements:
If a diet requires constant replenishment, it means that something is constantly missing in it = the diet is not right; After all, the definition of “proper diet” is a “balanced diet” = one that contains everything we need.
If dieticians and nutritionists decided to tell the truth and promote proper nutrition – no one would need supplements and no one would pay for them.

So we were in a jam. Full stop. And when someone is cornered – he must start from scratch, from… elemental elements.

So we asked ourselves the basic questions: What is a diet? Why should we use it at all? And what’s the matter with this whole nutrition?

Diet is simply a way of eating: what you eat and how much you eat and so on.
But after all, each of us eats something and eats in some way. That means that everyone is always on some diet. From this point of view, the word “diet” is unnecessary – it is a great misunderstanding. (As in mathematics: if any value occurs everywhere, it can be omitted, reduced).

“Nutrition” remains. What is it really about? What is its purpose? Its essence.

Is the purpose of nutrition to weigh less?
No (!) because then – instead of getting tired of the diet – it would be enough to chop off your leg (immediately you weigh 45 lb [20 kg] less). The purpose of nutrition is not to hurt yourself. The fact that by using ‘Montignac’, ‘Atkins’ or ‘Dukan’ – you slowly chop off your liver, pancreas and heart – no one notices.

Is the purpose of nutrition to be slim?
No (!) because – if thinness were enough – slim people would never be sick or die prematurely.

Or maybe… it’s all about living. To be healthy. And keep health as long as possible.

And that’s it.
This is the right answer:

We eat – in a certain way – to stay healthy!

This answer changes the whole life of those who PROPERLY understand its importance.
It also changed our lives.

I do not know why, but obese people often misunderstand it: “If it’s just about being healthy, it means that – as long as I’m healthy – I can not care about anything!”

Can anyone be sure that obese people are healthy?
Well, they are NOT healthy because:
A) Obesity is the first SYMPTOM (!) of hundreds of upcoming misfortunes! Does anyone who already has symptoms of the disease – can be healthy?
B) Obesity itself – as a state of disturbed balance of the organism – entails (evokes from non-being) many diseases that simply can not end well.

“The Lancet” in December 2012 published an interesting statistics. I quote: “Currently, 3 times more people die from obesity than through malnutrition and hunger. On the list of basic life-threatening factors in the last 20 years, obesity has advanced from the 10th to the 6th place (in the world: 3 million deaths annually). “
And that was 7 years ago…

If obese people still think that there is nothing to worry about, I would recommend the British Nutrition Foundation publications, which (based on WHO data), on the list of health problems accompanying obesity mention: type II diabetes, insulin resistance, hypertension, coronary artery disease, cholecystitis, dyslipidemia, shortness of breath, disturbed breathing during sleep, osteoarthritis (knees), increased blood uric acid and gout, neoplastic disease (breast cancer in postmenopausal women, uterine cancer, colorectal cancer), in the secretion of sex hormones, polycystic ovarian system, weakness of fertility, low back pain, increased risk of complications after anesthesia, fetal defects associated with maternal obesity.

A healthy man is never obese.
Obesity is not only a symptom but also a PROOF that something is wrong with our health.

So how to eat – to be healthy?

That is the right question.
And we faced this dilemma – helpless, like most people.

Most people are helpless in this matter, because every day they are overwhelmed with thousands of information about proper feeding – on millions of blogs, commercials on television, radio and all other media, in books on diets, in magazines about healthy cuisine and healthy lifestyle. Everywhere! They do not know how to distinguish between false and truth. How to be sure what is behind this or that recommendation? The truth about nutrition, or simply the interest of a company that wants to sell their product?

But why – the hell – we were helpless – we, dietitians?
Because we already knew that traditional dietetics is a scam. Because we knew that our textbooks are worthless, and that we can not trust even doctors and pharmaceutical companies – especially them: Yes, they do it – they use half-truths, like this beautiful crap about combating osteoporosis with milk and diery products (reminds combating thirst with sea water), which was already ridiculed more than 100 years ago.

How to eat – to be healthy?

Think about it – what would convince you?
We were also considering – what would convince us?
We have found that the real answer to our question can be given by epidemiology, which studies the effects of nutrition on long-term health. Only such evidence can not be challenged or denied, because only such evidence is unmistakable.

What is this epidemiology about?
Let’s play the epidemiologist:
Suppose that – with the help of some super secret services – we would create a Big Nutrition Brother. BNB would spy 1 thousand people for 1 year, but only to study 2 elements: what they eat and how healthy they are.
Let us assume that we have succeeded. Now we analyze: we would choose the healthiest and look at what they eat. Does their nutrition have something in common, and if so – what is it?

What do you think – what would the result be?

Well… it would turn out that THERE IS SUCH A GROUP – a group of the healthiest people, living the longest, who eat very similarly. These are people who:

– eat little or not at all animal products (thus avoid eating fat, because meat and fat are the first nutrition “married couple”)

and

– eat little or not at all processed products (thus avoiding any chemical additives, because the other nutrition “married couple” is processing and chemistry).

Yes. The closest to the ideal are VEGANS

How do I know that?
Because such epidemiological research – really took place!
And not on a group of 1 thousand people, but many, many times greater!
And they have not been studied for 1 year, but for 20 years!

When we were looking for answers to the question of how to eat properly and search all possible sources – Natasha found T. Colin Campbell’s book “The China Study” and bought it for me as a gift.

Title: “The China Study – The Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever Conducted”
Authors: T. Colin Campbell and Thomas M. Campbell II

Now sometimes I’m ashamed to admit that when I opened it – I had no idea what I had in my hands. I was convinced that this is another crap from the series: “the best, the cheapest, the most wonderful and the healthiest”.

Even when I read that this book changes millions of lives of people who have read it – I still did not believe it.

Only when reading this and his subsequent books – when we in turn found confirmation of our assumptions and answers to all our other questions – at last we understood how simple and easy it is to find the path to health.

If you really care about health, if you want to dramatically reduce your risk of CANCER, HEART DISEASE and DIABETES – just by changing your diet – just read this book!

I guarantee that after reading it you will not have the slightest doubt where the truth about nutrition lies, nor the slightest difficulty in turning bacon into avocado.




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How to add affiliate links to your blog

Affiliate linking nursery

I noticed that quite often experienced bloggers do not realize what difficulties beginners may have. When I say “beginners” I mean those who have never run their own blog and who are not familiar with the world of online media. (Yes, they exist!)

This short guide is for those who are just taking their first steps in the world of blogging.

Welcome to our Step-by-Step Affiliate Nursery 🙂

Let’s start from the scratch:

What is affiliation?

Suppose you run your own blog.
Suppose this is a lifestyle or fashion blog.
Suppose you visited our store and liked our vegan bags.
You come up with the idea to write on your blog about us and inform your readers about the existence of the BAGS.life brand. Would it be profitable for us? Of course it would be, because if your readers would become our clients, we would make money by selling them handbags.

By writing about us, you help us find our clients.
Should such help not be rewarded?

And that’s what affiliation is:
“Company A” (e.g., vendor) rewards “Company B” (e.g. blogger) for its promotional activity, thanks to which “Company A” could earn money.

And here the question arises:
How does the vendor know that the customer has appeared in the store thanks to your recommendation? After all, there may be hundreds of bloggers (affiliate partners) directing customers to the vendor’s website.

The answer is simple: thanks to affiliate links.

What are affiliate links?

and what is the difference
between a standard link and an affiliate link?

If you write on your blog – for example – about our vegan bags in the art-boho style, in the end you will want to redirect your readers to our website. To do this, you must use a LINK.

“Link” is a connection between two websites: the one that is currently being displayed on the monitor (e.g. the page of your blog) and the one to which the reader will be redirected, if she (or he) decides to click on the specified area.

The specific redirection area is usually marked by underlining and a different text color and
additionally by changing the appearance of the cursor when it is moving over the link.

What makes an affiliate link different from the standard one?

The standard link contains only the address of the target website (that is, the one that will open after clicking the link).

An affiliate link – in addition to the website address, contains your unique number (your affiliate ID), which identifies you as a business partner. That’s why you register in our affiliate program: to get your unique ID. It is necessary to inform us, who directed the customer to our store and who should receive a commission for sales.

Compare:

This is how a pure link to our site looks like:

pure BAGSlife URL address

If you use it – we will never know that the customer has been redirected from your blog.

However, the affiliate link looks like this (example):

BAGSlife affiliate address example

Now the situation is different:
Knowing that the customer entered our store via this link – we arbitrarily assign all commissions from any purchases made by this customer within 90 days – to our affiliate partner with the number 1234.

Where to find my affiliate ID & my affiliate link?

Your affiliate ID is assigned to you arbitrarily when you register for the affiliate program.
To find your affiliate ID and your affiliate link – just log in to our Affiliate Area (find it in the footer).
You will see something like this (example):

Example of affiliate link and affiliate ID

How to insert an affiliate link?

In 99% (maybe even 100%) of cases, you will not need to manually insert the code, so the top line is enough to be a well earned affiliate. Just copy this entire top line (‘your affiliate URL’) and start writing your blog.

Internet addresses are sometimes called URLs
(which is an abbreviation for “Uniform Resource Locator”).

No matter what blog platform you use – to write and publish you must use an editor.
No matter what editor you use – in its menu you will find a button with a chain symbol. This button is used to insert links.

Example of link button

If you want to add your affiliate link in the text, do the following:

  • Create a word or phrase in your text that describes the page to which you want to redirect your readers.
  • Select this phrase and while it is selected – click on the button with the chain symbol.
  • When a pop-up window appears – just paste your affiliate link into it. Done!
Inserting link to text - example

If you want to add your affiliate link to the image, you need to proceed in a similar way:

  • Insert the image using the media button (find it in the menu of your editor)
  • Select the image (by clicking on it) and while it is selected click on the link button
  • Paste your affiliate link in pop-up window . Done!

Now – after publishing your blog – everyone who clicks on the image will be moved to the page to which the link leads.

Inserting link to image - Classic editor

Note (!)
There are many blog platforms and many types of editors. Not everyone looks similar, but it is always possible to add links.

Inserting link to image - Gutenberg editor

You just need to look for these options.
You will definitely find them in the end.

That’s all for now.
Wish you nice blogging and profitable affiliation 🙂




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Our first vegan handbag – how it was made

Bags life very first boho collage

One winter, our inspiring sister showed me a piece of beaverboard, the corner of which was covered with colorful strings, patterned material and beads. She said she did not know what to do next with it and pushed it back behind the wardrobe.

You know this feeling, thought, internal order type: “I have to do it!” ….?

I chose a day when no one was at home (so as not to be afraid of), dumped on the table a huge top of fabrics, strings, second-hand skins, buttons, etc. and took the smallest (oh, these fears) piece of plywood I found in our workshop hut.

I did not know what I wanted to do, I just started to glue.

Our first vegan merzbild - upcycle, upcycled art, recycle, recycled art,

That’s how our first boho collage was made… it all started with it 🙂

boho, bohocollage, bohostyle, collage, giftidea, diy, upcycle, upcycled art, recycle, recycled art, bohohome, craft, art, decor,

16 months later – in June 2016 – a printout was made on the canvas, and soon afterwards the prototype of Elva – our very earliest model of a vegan handbag.

vegan bag Elva prototype - our very earliest model of a handbag
Prototype of Elva - our very earliest model of a vegan handbag.

Unfortunately, the prototype did not impress anyone (except us), but everyone liked its improved version.

Upcycled art veggie handbag Elva - improved version
Vegetarian crossbody bag Elva
Winter boho vegan bag Elva - model M1-28
Improved version of our very first vegan handbag Elva M1-28


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Laptop Cases Prototypes

Prototypes of bags.life laptop cases

We have long planned to do them, but there have always been other priorities.

One day, someone asked us through a messenger whether we are making a laptop cases. It was the spark needed to start the fire.

Two prototypes were created, but we are not satisfied with both. We know – well, probably know – what to improve in them, but it will turn out if we are right and if it is all.

Greetings to everyone who inspires and encourages others to act 🙂

Happy New Year 2019 !

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Stupid and useless things – upcycling

The power of upcycling

It so happened that from the moment we met, we were constantly doing something together (we are still doing) and it was always a lot of fun for us.

Among hundreds of other similarities, it turned out that we both – completely pointless and without any purpose – have been collecting wine corks for years.

cork board recycling upcycling

One day we opened another bottle of wine (with another cork) and started to glue. It was the moment when Natasha discovered the GLUE GUN that I brought, which raised my male ratings in her eyes for many points.

handcrafted home decor cork board upcycled art
do it yourself recycled art upcycling cork boad

We liked it so much that half a year later we made a coffee table, or perhaps a ‘wine table’ in this case.

And after another year there was a door.

home decor idea recycled art coffee table and cork door

This is definitely not the end of our cork adventures, because we still like wine and the box with corks is slowly filling up. They certainly will not stay there.

Handbag that was created upon cork upcycled art


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It all started with… jealousy?

In the end, it must have started with something. In this case, jealousy will collect all laurels.

Jealousy? Envy? I do not know what is more appropriate or what sounds better in English. Anyway, I mean feeling that accompanies the conviction that I regret that I am not in the place of someone else, instead of – unfortunately – my own.

But what about the jealousy?
It’s best to see for yourself:

boho handmade jars and bottles 1

My sister made these jars. In her spare time.

She ran her own one-man business (she taught foreign languages), earned exactly as much as me (as a medical manager) and had a FREE TIME? No responsibility for patients and employees and anything that can go wrong in medical business (and from time to time goes wrong). She was just … free.

What did Natasha envy her?
Creating.

What did I envy her?
Freedom.

For Natasha and myself, creativity and freedom were one and the same.

And it all started from that 🙂

These are ours (we turned that spoons on the lathe 🙂

boho handmade jars 1

boho handmade bottles and jars 3

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Summer Summary

Our new blog started with posts from our previous BAGS.life website – descriptions of the workshops of our friends – manufacturers of handbags from various countries. Maybe soon we will write about other producers again, but now it’s time for a ’18 summer summary:

BAGS life summer summery

What we have behind us:

  • creating over 60 collages that have become patterns for our bags
  • negotiations with 19 tailors – without any business effect
  • cooperation with 6 tailors – with a lesser or greater success
  • finding the one sewing room that meets our expectations

Thanks to this:

  • we have made hundreds of limited edition bags (over 120 designs in ‘Elva’ and ‘Koonga’ models).
  • after setting up several online stores, we – finally! – understood that we are NOT natural-born sellers 

That’s why we decided to leave the sale to real sellers and take care of what is our passion: designing and manufacturing

So (!)
From now on we are looking for partners: 
Storefront (bricks & mortar) Boutiques and Online Retailers – to became our sellers!

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VM – Vergidis Mamouna | Greece

VM – Vergidis Mamouna logoTeo Vergidis & Lida Mamouna

Teo and Lida a combination of artists both at work and in life.

VM – Vergidis and Mamouna - bags designers from GreeceTeo,
A self made and multifaceted artisan with talent and experience in handicrafts since childhood. That talent was nurtured by his family, a family of jewel makers. He is handy with many different materials such as wood, metal, stone and fabric. He recently discovered leather as a mean of expressing his artistic restlessness.
His creations combine all his knowledge with emphasis on detail and the handmade process.

Lida

VM – Vergidis and Mamouna - bags designers from GreeceLida,
Lida is Educated on Fashion Design in Greece and in France. Her education, her strong inclination to create out of natural materials and her organized personality create an excellent combination of skills for a highly creative outcome.
It should be also pointed out that Lida has 10 years experience in the fields of fashion photography and fashion magazines, which, significantly supports our work.

At the end of 2014 Lida made our first leather items with just 2 designs. During 2015 I joined her and our designs grew to 12 and now exceed 50.

There is no right day or time to envision a new design. Most of the times new ideas just pop up in your mind while you look at an object or touching a new material.
For me the best moment in this job is when you to give life to your envisions.
Creativity is one of the main forces that makes the world go round.

Teo

VM is a family-owned business in Greece that creates leather accessories by hand. All VM designs are made with fine materials and great craftsmanship. We love processing natural materials, forming shapes and combining colors. We want to share this passion with you and provide you with effortless fashion, matching every style and lifestyle.

Links:

Website

Facebook

Instagram

YouTube

Pinterest

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VM – Vergidis and Mamouna - bags designers from Greece

VM – Vergidis and Mamouna - bags designers from Greece

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Original VM smallbag

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VM – Vergidis and Mamouna unique knited clutch bags – bags designers

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VM smallbags - Vergidis Mamouna greekdesigners – bagslife friends

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Victoria Horner | Virginia USA

Bags Designer - Victoria HornerAfter graduating from college with degrees in commercial art and fashion illustration, I was ready to hit the big city and moved up to New York from Florida.  Starting at a job in the art department of a beauty trade magazine was great experience, and then I was thrilled for the opportunity to work for Andy Warhol, at his Interview Magazine, in the advertising department.  While there, I realized my love of fashion and design and created dresses for all my chic co-workers.  This led to a job in women’s design at J. Crew.  A few years later, there was an open call for new designers at the new Henri Bendel store on Fifth Avenue.  I presented 5 designs to them and they bought 10 of each!  This began my dress design business, which I passionately fueled for several years, until my move to Virginia, which is where I was born.  I’ve been living in Charlottesville since 1995, beautiful with its mountain views  and rural landscapes and a keen sense of creative energy.

Virginia Horner | creative handbags, artisan made, made in virginia, makers gonna makeAfter my move I decided to venture into something a bit different, and started dabbling with handbag design.  Back then, there weren’t any patterns or readily available tutorials (no internet or you tube), so I basically taught myself.  I found a vintage fabric bag at a consignment shop and cut it apart to see how the pieces were formed and fit together.  Using my own fabrics, I played around with it, making several prototypes until something seemed to resemble a functional bag.  About 8 or 10 tries later, success!

So then I put a collection together and found a few local stores for consignment.

I participated in my first craft show in Richmond, Virginia in 1997, which is the year my business officially started.  I’ve been doing this for 20 years!

Early on, I would travel back to NYC twice a year for fabrics and inspiration, and soon because of the Internet I realized I could be just as creative at home.  The fabric selection is probably my favorite step in the design process.  A good and bad thing, because I am now obsessed with anything resembling textiles, and have a separate room where I store everything.  Lately that room has been overflowing into my workspace.  I am very fortunate to have a finished basement with 2 rooms and several storage closets, so one is for sewing and production, the other is for fabric and supplies.  It’s difficult for me to keep it all neat and orderly, so I proudly say that I work in organized chaos.  Even better, since it’s the basement, I can come back upstairs and shut the door to my mess!

Victoria Horner | bag maker, fashionista, carpet bag, makers movement, create every day, bag of the dayMost of my sales these days are from art and craft shows, or trunk shows that I travel to near and far, in addition to a boutique or gallery in the vicinity.  I also have a couple of websites, so that’s another outlet.  Etsy has been a great arena for me, and has given my bags international exposure, having received sales from Japan, Australia, Spain and others.

It has been an interesting adventure so far, mostly good.  I am somewhat surprised that I have kept up with it for so long, with wanting to quit on several occasions, but still continuing to strive ahead.  My body speaks to me from time to time, as my eyesight is definitely affected, and aches and pains remind me to take more breaks and stretch.  But even after twenty years, I plan to continue designing and creating for as long as I am able!

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Links:

ETSY shop

Twitter

Instagram

Pinterest

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Bags designed by Victoria Horner

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Bags designed by Victoria Horner

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Bags designed by Victoria Horner

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Bags designed by Victoria Horner

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Bags designed by Victoria Horner

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Victoria Horner | handmade gift, my art, fashion accessories

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Bags designed by Victoria Horner

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Traci Myers | Iowa, USA

Traci MyersAbout Me

Hi there, I am Traci Myers, creator of T. Myers bags.

Since childhood, I have had a passion for design, and creating beautiful items from unusual, discarded, and just plain unpredictable items and materials.

For over a decade, I’ve created decorative items for people’s homes and interiors.

Traci Myers - USAPractically being obsessed with fabrics and textiles, I created over a hundred rooms of custom window treatments, duvets covers, pillows, and so much more! I had two of my own homes featured on a local news entertainment program, highlighting my decorating ideas. I then became a regular on the set of the program, giving tutorials on up-cycled, and do-it-yourself projects.

I have had five shops (booth spaces), where I created and sold many unusual, up-cycled, and re-purposed items. I loved these shops and poured my heart and soul into finding, and creating , one of a kind, beautiful items to offer customers.

Among the items I created for my shops, were one of a kind, up-cycled handbags. They sold well, so I decided I would try my hand at the worldwide web, and started putting my bags on Ebay. They were a hit and now, making purses is my focus and my absolute passion.

I offer statement, one of a kind bags, that are trendy, luxurious, playful, whimsical, pieces of wearable art.

Please take a look at my gallery, if you see a purse you like, ask me about a custom order.

Links:

http://www.tmyershandmade.com/

eBay store: https://www.ebay.com/usr/speckled*pup*prims

Twitter: https://twitter.com/frayedandfab

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Bagslife friends – bags designers | Traci Myers - Iowa, USA

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Traci Myers – Iowa, USA | Bagslife friends – bags designers

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tmyers, tribal, festival, western, westernwear, cowgirl, boho

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bohemian, handmadebag, designerpurses, ebay, hippie, hippiefestival, ibiza, fringe

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fringebag, artisan, funky, fashion, upcycle, fabric, nativeamerican, handmadepurse

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hippiestyle, bohemian, gypsybag, festivalbag, art, artbag, collage, hippiechic, feature

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celebs, fashionista, repurpose, artsandcrafts, fleamarker, artist, hippiefsashion, designer

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patchwork, purse, colorfulartbag, craftlovers, wearableartbag, specialgift, stylecraftspecial

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bohobag, herethnic, gypsybohobag, bohoartwork

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