Saturday, August 23, 2008

Help Needed

Back in July I went to the beach with my family. My brother, John, and his wife, Shelley, brought Shelley's cousin, Tara, along to help out with their triplets. Tara, among other things, is an on location sales rep for 1154 Lill bags. They are custom-made bags and they are really cool. Ever since I leafed through Tara's huge duffel bag of fabric, (they have about 150 changing choices of fabric) I have dreamed of owning my own bag. I decided that with my saved up birthday money I was going to buy my own custom bag.

I quickly settled on a design (the Andi), but have labored over what fabric to choose. I'm a woman obsessed. I play with their website all the time, building virtual Andis. I patiently wait for new fabrics to show up and get sad when others disappear. I must decide soon so I can get a little more time back in my life to do little things--like laundry.

Anyway, this is where you come in. I need help. Here are pics of some of the Andis I have designed. I need your opinion. Please let me know which one(s) you like best--and why. Please!!! I need help. I want a bag. I just don't know which one.

Andi 1: El Yunque with Mocha Basket Weave
Andi 2: Moroccan Tile with Carrot Cake

Andi 3: Flocked Floral with Carrot Cake

Andi 4: Cerulean Breeze with Mocha Basket Weave

Andi 5: Turning Tulips with Kelly Green

Andi 6: Emerald City with Yellow Stone

Please break your silence. Please let me know your opinions. Thanks!


Jadielady said...

Wow, I can see your dilemma! They're all so pretty.
I think my favorites are flocked floral with carrot cake, cerulean breeze with mocha basket weave, and emerald city with yellow stone.
I'm a neutrals kinda gal :)

Lydee said...

My Favorites:
Andi 4: Cerulean Breeze with Mocha Basket Weave
Andi 6: Emerald City with Yellow Stone

Haley said...

I've gotten several "votes" via e-mail.

Karen likes Andi 1 and Andi 4.

Tara likes Andi 2--"a classic bag with a punch of orange citrus."

Cat said...

I do NOT like the black and whites with the orange, I liked it when you had it with the lime green, but not the orange... I think the tulips one though fun may get old... I like both ones with the brown handles, maybe the butterfly one better... I like the geren emerald, but not sure about the gold stone handles.... just my opinions... I don't think we are being very helpful since everyone likes different things :)

Kate said...

2 and 6

Cat - strong opinions!

Nicole B. said...

i like #1, but maybe just b/c it's called el yunque and i went there - it's the only tropical rainforest in the US in puerto nerdy of me, eh :) ?

Shelley said...

I love the last one...emerald city. I think the green/gold combo would take you all year round. I have been playing around with emerald city for myself a laptop bag.
For me -- #2 looks too heavy. I like #3 but with two kids I would not choose something with so much white. I like the punch of color the orange brings and it would dress up a casual outing.
I tend to think "green" when I think "haley" so that may be another reason I like the emerald city one.

Erin said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE Andi #2! It's so fall and so chic.