Introducing our brand new Handy Pouch!

We are a pair of mother/daughter bag ladies.  We love bags of all shapes and sizes.  Tote bags, reusable bags, cross body bags, bucket bags, shoulder bags, clutches, makeup bags, and little pouches of all shapes and sizes.  When it comes to bags, we don’t discriminate.  Because of this, we’re so excited to announce that we’ll be featuring a brand new item at our upcoming craft fair later this month!

Our Pretty in Gingham Handy Pouch is an adorable lined pouch featuring a snap closure.  It is perfect for carrying anything under the sun including your keys, phone, coupons, coins, credit cards, tissue, makeup, medication or any of the other little odds and ends that tend to get lost in a larger purse.  The Handy Pouch is great to use when working out and will easily fit your phone, keys, gym card and headphones or is a stylish way to tote around a pack of tissue during allergy season or to organize coupons when heading out to the market.  It’s a great way to keep your phone sand-free during the day at the beach or to keep your little one’s pacifier clean and safe.

Our Handy Pouches would make great gifts for the special women in your life and can be customized with the colors or fabric design of your choice.

We hope you love them as much as we do!

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Cherry blossom season

There is nothing quite as beautiful as cherry blossom season in Japan.  Cherry blossoms known as sakura in Japan, range anywhere in color from a beautiful white to a dazzling pink and are richly symbolic in Japanese culture.

One of the brand new aprons we will be featuring at the upcoming Bunka-Sai Japanese Cultural Festival on April 25 and 26 (click here for more details) is our sakura apron, one of Kristy’s personal favorites.

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Featuring gorgeous cherry blossoms in the most beautiful colors against a dramatic black backdrop, this apron would make the perfect addition to your kitchen or as a Mother’s Day gift for one of the special women in your life.

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As always, our Pretty in Gingham aprons can be custom ordered in the size, color or fabric design of your choice.  Email us at prettyingingham@gmail.com with any questions or order information or come get your Mother’s Day shopping done at the Bunka-Sai Japanese Cultural Festival later this month!

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Our next craft show

If you’re in the Southern California area, join us for a great weekend of food, crafts and cultural demonstrations at the 43rd Annual Bunka-Sai Japanese Cultural Festival in Torrance on Saturday April 25 and Sunday April 26 from 11am-5pm.  We’ll be featuring our signature full and half aprons, dish towels, pot holders, Kool Necks, tote bags, refrigerator holder covers and a few other fun surprises.  We would love to see you there!

Check out the flyer below for more information.

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Show some love to your fridge

Our fridge is undeniably one of the hardest working and most used appliances in our home and while we love a beautiful stainless steel fridge as much as the next person, we constantly find ourselves having to wipe off fingerprints on the handles.  A few of our favorite customers suggested that we create some fridge handle covers to not only add a little personality to the fridge but to protect the handles from those pesky fingerprints.

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Our Pretty in Gingham Fridge Handle Covers are dual lined and feature a velcro closure so they can be adjusted to fit any fridge handles.  And best of all, they can be tossed in the washer whenever they need a little sprucing up!

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Our Fridge Handle Covers come in a wide variety of colors and patterns and can be custom ordered to match your kitchen.

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Please feel free to email us at prettyingingham@gmail.com with any questions or order information!

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Rainy days

We had some cooler weather and a bit of rain in Southern California this weekend which gave us a chance to dress our favorite little pup in her raincoat to keep her dry when we go out for walks.

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We’ve also been busy working on restocking our inventory for some upcoming fundraisers, one of which is to benefit the local elementary school in our neighborhood where we volunteer weekly.  We’re excited to find different ways to give back to our community and to share our Pretty in Gingham products at the same time.

Here are some of the items we plan to feature at our upcoming fundraisers:

Reusable grocery totes

Since our city recently instituted a ban on plastic bags, we’ve started taking reusable bags with us when we go to the market and run errands.  We decided to introduce some larger handmade tote bags to our Pretty in Gingham collection that are large enough for groceries and all of your shopping.  They’re made out of a sturdy canvas fabric and feature reinforced straps to prevent breaking and ripping.

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We’ve also added a panel of colorful pockets on the front to store items like your keys or phone while you’re out running errands.

We hope you love these totes as much as we do!  As always, our totes can be custom ordered in a print/color of your choice!

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