Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Happy Holidays and Thank you!

I want to thank all my wonderful customers for a great year!

Even though it has been a tough retail season, I am happy to say I have been busy.
And that is all due to all my repeat customers, new customers and business clients.
My website sales have doubled this year and business has been good locally as well. I hope for an even better 2009!

Thank all of you for spreading a good word about my bags!

Cheers and Happy Holidays!!!

Janice Serilla

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Where to buy Mackerilla Bags in Santa Cruz!!!

If your in need of a Mackerilla for a gift for Christmas and live in Santa Cruz.
These stores have a good stock of bags available besides my studio.

Best of Everything- In the Pacific Garden Mall, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 - (831) 423-3005
Community Chest Treasures- 1121 Soquel Ave. Santa Cruz, CA 95060 - (831) 479-GIFT (4438)
Many Hands Gallery 510 Bay Ave. Capitola, CA 95010 - (831) 475-2500

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Wine Totes for Sale on website!

Wine Totes now on website for sale.
Get a set of 3 totes in a variety of fabrics chosen by me for $52. Well actually take off another 15% during our SALE for even a bigger discount!! Automatically deducted during check out.

These retail individually for $24.

I make these with all my left over scraps from other projects!
Also great for a Knitting bag for all your knitters! Great for your "Socks" projects!!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Get a free Wine Tote when you order 2 or more Mackerilla bags!

So I am offering a free "Wine Tote" if you order 2 or more bags on my website! The wine totes are a small wine bottle size bag with an exterior side pocket like my tote styles. The handle is a single handle which pushes through a small loop to close bag.

Great for gift giving or for carrying a bottle of vino into a restaurant which allows you to bring in your own wine!!!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

The Shrugee

So I am now starting to play around with clothing. I am starting out with this "Shrugee"
part hood, part shrug. Keep your shoulders warm before or after your workout. Or just for lounging around when wearing a whole sweatshirt is too much!
I love this thing! I have put a zippered pocket in one sleeve to hide your money, ID or what ever you need to store in there!
I am doing the New Recycled route with fabrics just like my bags. I have some recycled sweatshirt material in lavender and a flecked dark blue in limited yardage. These will be sold in my Studio and at my local gym Studio 831 as well.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

More Fabrics- Very Limited Selection!

1. Stitches and circles
2. Blue Moon-sold out!
3. Wild flower- sold out!
4. red surf
5. Harvest time- sold out!

Found some more fabrics this week. Was only able to get 2 to 3 yards of each.
If you are interested in them. You can email me with your choice, then I will have you place the order on the Website. And make note of the fabric change in the 'Comments/notes' area on the order form.

The first one is more of a lime green than in the photo. I can send swatches out by request.

Thursday, August 21, 2008


Just posted the "Patrice bag" onto my website. Is available in the "Totes" section.

Also you can purchase bags on my ETSY webpage

I have this one shown available on ETSY in the Carol Burnett fabric with a fabric handle. You can order this fabric style with a leather handle by contacting me at 831 325-3905 or by email info@mackerilladesign.com

10% OFF sale still on!

Pop into my Studio and mention the sale and get 10% OFF as well on in store orders and stock bags!

Sunday, August 3, 2008

To my loyal customers

I want to thank you all for being so supportive and appreciating my bag designs. I love it that you all keep coming back for more of my bags and are enjoying my new designs and fabrics!

I just wanted to let all of you know that I have discovered that there is someone in Santa Cruz that copying my designs and selling them. :(

Yes, I do sell patterns of a few of my designs for people to create their own bag. These are for creating a bag for yourself and not for resale. There is a disclaimer right on the patterns stating that as such. My backpack style is not in pattern form and won't be. This is my signature design which is solely for my creating and selling.

I stand by my quality of my designs and my workmanship 100%. And I hope all of you will not be swayed by any knock offs.

I am sad that this person has to copy my work and does not just come up with her own style. I will offer this person to come in my studio and meet with me. I would like to discuss my helping her on creating her own designs.

thank you,

10% off discount on Website

Get 10% off any bag order online thru end of September!
Discount is automatically taken off during the check out process!!!

Sunday, July 20, 2008

How cute is this!!

Super cute little bag!!
Hot off the press!!!
This one is about 8" Wide x 6" Tall and 4" Deep.

Has a removable long should strap in either leather or fabric.
Magnetic snap closure. Interior has one zippered pocket and two side pockets.

Inspired by a customer request. Her name is Patrice and so this bag will also be named after her!!!

Will be posting onto the site sometime soon and will get the pricing on it as well.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Fabrics just in!

You can email me to inquire more about these fabrics. I am going to be pulling the "Cocoa Mint Sprout" fabric from the website. Will be replacing it with one of these. Any of these are orderable until the fabric runs out!
I also got some really bright fun solid fabrics that will have cartoon "campbell's kids" on the liner!
Keep an eye out for them!

Only 2 of the limited edition BABS in this fabric left!

I only had very minimal yardage left of this super sturdy fabric.
I was able to only make 4. I have the first one. Got an order for #2.
And have #3 and #4 available.
These are the Limited Edition bags with the leather handles. They have embroidered large labels inside with their limited numbers. These are lined in black.
$225 each.
If you are interested, please call me 831 325-3905 to inquire or to purchase.

Saturday, May 31, 2008

The new Big Ass Bag is here! Posted on WEBSITE soon!

Finally!!! After months of working on orders and thinking about the new design of the BAB. I finally got a spare few days to work on the new Big Ass Bag! I found a great source for leather handles that are made here in the USA. A couple very nice women own and run the business in Wisconsin. They make all the handles themselves. I can order them as I need them which is very nice. They are a bit expensive even at wholesale. But worth it for the construction and being made here in the states.

If you remember the old design of the BAB, you know this bag is large and made only with my heavy duty fabrics. They are going to retail for $225 and they will be limited edition bags.

All will have 4 interior open pockets, 2 exterior front pockets, top zippered closure, key clip at top side and a small loop "quick grab" handle at opposite top side. Leather handles with heavy nickel rings. Handles measure at 30". Bag dimensions are 14"H x 7 1/2" D x 13" W.

These will take more time for shipping since I will have to special order each handle.

I will be adding them onto the website but the purchasing will probably have to be a bit differant since they will be a limited edition bag. I will have to figure it out. But in the meantime, please send me an email to order or to inquire about the fabrics for this bag style. Or to order!!!!

Saturday, May 10, 2008

3 New Fabrics

The photos here don't do justice for these fabrics. They are very nice. Super durable. I have very limited yardage of the ferns and swirls in the blue and green. I have 50 yards of the ruby Rorchar Test fabric. And about 15 yards of the Art Deco Floral. You can send an email to info@mackerilladesign.com to inquire more about these or to place your bag order in one of them. I can invoice you. I will be adding these on the website for order in the next few weeks.

Thanks for looking!

Friday, May 2, 2008


I will be posting them soon.
Here is the first Wooba Dooba pet carrier bag made with one of them.
This is a very nice royal berry color. Super nice!

Monday, April 21, 2008

New summer fabrics coming soon!

I will be getting a few more fabrics soon. Just placed the order.
Keep checking back for the new swatches to be added to the website!

Monday, April 7, 2008

Wednesday, April 2, 2008


I have re-designed my "Strappy Wallet". Which I was mainly taking orders for only in my studio.
Now I have re created it with a padded zippered compartment for those of you with those little PDA Smart phones and I phones that want some protection!!

This bag has a removable "wristlet" type strap. Top zippered closure with padded interior. Flap top double magnetic closure with 3 credit card pockets and money/checkbook pocket inside. (shown in limited fabric, Playskool) Dimensions: 9" W x 5" H x 1" D

All made with my most durable fabrics!!

You can email me or call me about ordering this style. Or go to my ETSY page to buy. Will be updating my website to sell these on it soon!

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Visit my ETSY accout to purchase these!

So I post on ETSY (www.etsy.com) my one of a kinds. You can purchase items on this site from me as well. This link will take you right to my page: http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5169448

Friday, March 14, 2008

Website to be updated very soon!!!

My new fabrics are posted and ready for order!
I will be tweaking up my site after I meet with my wonderful web person who is helping out with making my sites navigation better and cleaner.

I will be having a friend of mine who is an excellent photographer photo up new bag designs coming up. She is currently adding "Pet photography" to her site. She had me bring in my little monster for a practice photo shoot. My dog Finn is a natural model. Very good with the camera and flashing! Here is one of this photos. Her website is: www.akrowland.com

Sunday, February 24, 2008


To all my wonderful customers and visitors who came to my booth at the Stitches West 2008 Show!
It was a great success!!!!!

Thursday, February 7, 2008


Come visit me at my Booth #850!

Will be selling and taking orders for Mackerilla bags. Have created a Knitting Messenger style bag for this event. Will be on display for orders!
Have discounted items for the event.

This show is the Knitters dream event!!!
Come on by!!

Friday, January 25, 2008

New Pattern available!

Just finished my second of many patterns to come!
Available now on my site!

Tuesday, January 15, 2008


Mackerilla Bag Sale!!!!

Come into my Studio and get 25% off an in stock bag!!

Place an order and get a free matching zippered pouch with your order!!!


Sale ends February 25th