Tuffadoll Bag and Scarf Series

Alhamdulillah, I'm so thankful of all bless that Allah SWT has given to our family. I'm 7 month pregnant now, and the baby is healthy, Alhamdulillah :) Syana is more excited than ever! After my last pregnancy and miscarriage last year, I hope this time she can finally have a little brother/sister that she alwas wanted :D 

Adeline Bag and Scarf Set

So last month I decided to take another step further to make Tuffadoll's products more exciting. It's a scarf and bag set with matching flower pattern! How cute is that! ^^ For me who wearing hijab for my daily activity, having a fancy matching scarf and bag is a one of the biggest mood booster in a bad day, lol. I'm seriously addicted with how fun making the matching bag and scarf, and I've come with so many amazing ideas. But then I've decided to lunch 3 different sets, and open a collective pre-order on Tuffadoll Facebook Page. I'm quite surprised for the amazing positive feedback, and Alhamdulillah so many Tuffadoll's customer really loves it. I can't wait to make another design! ^^

I made 3 first design for this set; Adeline, Tigerlily, and Gemma. Adeline is a peach poppy flower illustration with mint green leaves on a black background. For the bag's design, I was inspired by Gucci handbag. Very simple yet sophisticated design, that suitable for many occasion. I'm using black Italian leather and durable Sateen Polyeser printed fabric.The black and peach color give amazing contrast, makes it suitable for day or evening ocation. It also easy to combine with so many dress color.
Tigerlily Bag and Scarf Set

Tigerlily is animal fur pattern, that I mixed up with khaki background color. I love the elegance color palette, with the caramel brown leather that makes it a perfect combination for every look. To be honest, I'm not the kind of super stylish with bold animal pattern matching suit kind of woman, but I do like animal pattern in an elegant way :)  

There's so many color to match with neutral tone. So Tigerlily really is a winner for uncountable possibilities outfit to match. I was so excited to use it for so many different occasion, and I I'm in love with the simple yet roomy bag design.  

Gemma Bag and Scarf Set
Gemma, is a abstract pattern consist of red, silver, and gold with navy color background. Many of Tuffadoll's customer asked abstract and dynamics pattern which give modern touch to the leather. So I decided to make backpack instead of handbag for this one. This bag is so lightweight, easy to carry, and also super stylish. It doesn't have as many as possible color combination as neutral color, but still can be combined with many bold and contrast color to brighten up rainy day ^^

Finding a perfect leather fot the bag is one of the hardest challenge for me. There's so many kind of leather with different quality to choose, since I decided to make it cost effective to make more affordable but high quality leather bag, I make the bag on medium size. But I think the point is not to produce as many bag as I can and sell it all in a lower price. Handmade is about making something precious that worth to keep and to enjoy for a long time. To make sure that every detail is perfect, and to make something with passion and love. I hope I can keep my spirit up, because sometimes it feels so hard to keep up the idealism with facts that so many mass products from China's Factory flooding the market with low quality fake branded bag for unbelievably low price. The fact that people loves cheap products, makes many handmade maker having a hard time to continue they passion into a serious business.

I've been through this few hard years trying to build a small business with passion and love. Sometimes it feels like I'm going to give up. But then suddenly a few satisfied customers texted me, said that they love their bags and it is the best handmade bags that they ever have. Feels like I;m over te moon :D So if you asked me whether or not it is worth to keep this small handmade business with a  few customers and a seriously hard work, I definitely would say YES!

The production of this first batch of Tigerlily bag was delayed because the leather took quite long time to be prepared. It rains almost everyday here, makes it difficult to sun-dried the leather in a short time. But I'm so pleased wth how the bag turned out. It's looks so pretty and perfectly neat. The leather is delicate yet durable,  I hope it last forever. More importantly, I hope my customer loves it and wear it proudly everyday ^^

You can pre-order the bags and scarves at www.tuffadoll.com. You also can make it csomized as you like. So I hope you inspired, and have a wonderful day for all of you there ^^

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