Monday, December 14, 2009

Holiday Time!

I will be on Holiday to Ireland til the end of the year.
Shop will be open still and my sister will be handling all online and phone orders for bags and gift certificates.

Also check out this fun BLOG


Tuesday, December 8, 2009


All of my 7 Handbag Patterns are available on website.
$10- $12 ( Cruzers Pattern shown here $12)

Just got wind that some of my handbag patterns are going into yet another Home Sewing Catalog!Message

ALSO I have reduced prices online and in my shop on some of my handbag styles!
The Cruzers styles, The original BAB, Marge, Maxine, Knitting Messenger and the Project bag.

Monday, November 30, 2009

NEW Knitting Tote

The best little tote for all your knitting items.

Can also be used as a mid-sized Diaper bag or every day bag!

Features include: Double handles, exterior side open signature pocket, Interior is loaded with pockets! 3 knitting needle slots, plus 4 more open top pockets. Attached mini ruffle bag to hold your small knitting accessories.

Knitting Tote Dimensions: - 11"H x 12"W x 7"D attached mini ruffle bag is 5" x 5"

Monday, November 9, 2009


Finally!!! The Alexander Henry cotton canvas fabrics I ordered are in and available for order!
I also have updated my fabrics by removing some and bringing back "Fields" fabric.
Check the website to see them!

Monday, September 21, 2009


Jester Teal and Jester Grape are out of stock and no longer available!
Strappy Wallets are now on Sale! $50

Monday, August 24, 2009

Magazine cover

Mackerilla Design's Handbag Patterns will be featured on the cover of "FabShop News" trade industry magazine next month. Tracey Brookshier will be distributing Mackerilla patterns under her company 'Brookshier Designs".

I will be adding all the patterns to my website when I finish all the pattern covers. All patterns will be available by October!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Working away on my patterns

I have been working away on my handbag patterns. I will have 7 total to sell for now. It's allot of work! I will be photographing my samples this week and early next week. I hope to also get my website updated with the new backpack messenger style.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Hey all you Santa Cruzians!!!

Come join us to welcome in the Summer!

I will be selling bags at "The Friends" Sale with 5 other artists, designers and crafters.

Thursday, May 28

Black China Bakery & Cafe
1121 Soquel Ave.
Santa Cruz

Friends’ Sale
Janice Serilla-Mackerilla Handbags
Nancy Benney-Huit-Huit Scarves
Debbie Graves-Tia Loca Baby Clothes
Laura Bruland-Felt Accessories
Tina Short-Katharina Paintings and Tiles
Beth Truso-Artist/Printmaker

Monday, May 4, 2009

New fabrics and Bag designs!!!

I posted 4 new fabrics
Here they are in larger format:
Jester Teal
Jester Grape
Grannies Favorite
Butter Swirl

Also I have brought back the ORIGINAL Big Ass Bag!!! I am still making the limited ed. leather one as well. This one is a monster and can carry allot!
Also have redesigned the Marge bag once more. Now longer and leaner!! Good for those longer knitting needles for all you knitters!

Check them out on my site!

The Marge bag is under my "Totes" Section.
and the Original BAB is under "Wallets And Crafts" Section
Also I have made a link to my ETSY page for all of the one of a kind items!!!


Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Best of in Santa Cruz!

Mackerilla Bags won for Best Trend in Santa Cruz's Good Times 2009 Best of Edition!!

Studio 5 Art and Design, my studio which I share with 3 other artists was a runner up in Best Unique Gifts!

Here is the link to their FACEBOOK page:

Best of Santa cruz 2009

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Oh boy running low!

I am running through all my fabric. Getting very low with allot of them. I will be removing a few off the site and I need to search for some bolts of new fabric to post.
I also have some new fun things to add to the website. Will be photographing the new designs soon.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Working on all the orders from my fabulous customers!

So I am still busy working on bag orders from the Stitches west show.
I am shipping out a bunch of orders today and will ship the rest out next week.
I am also working on all my recent website orders. These will be shipped out next week as well!!

Thank you all for being so patient!!!!


Pet Poopie Pouches are back!

Finally had time to build up some inventory of my Poopie Pouches.
Your pets plastic bag carrier with a message to those who don't pick up!
They are available on my website. In the pet section. $17

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Stitches West show is now over!

Thank you to all my wonderful customers that came into my booth at Stitches west 2009!!!
It was an excellent show! Allot of repeat customers and allot of new ones as well! I sold a ton of my bags that I had brought and got lots of orders too. I will make sure to make more backpacks for next years show!!! I thought I had made enough! WRONG!!! :) Next year for sure I will have way more! I promise!!!!!

I also bought yarn and I will learn how to knit! Then I can communicate better with all you lovely knitters!!!!


Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Stitches West Knitting Expo!!!!

I am in the Stitches West Knitting Expo again.
Feb 27 - March 1st!
Located in the Santa Clara Convention center!
I will be in Booth #834.

Have a special going on. Buy one Mackerilla and get the second half off!!!!

Come by and visit!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Eye Spy Program started!

Already have a dozen signed up and I am receiving the Eye Spy customer cards next week!
Everyone is excited about the new program!
Starting on the exclusive bag designs and promos!

Monday, January 5, 2009

Welcome 2009

Website will be tweeked and my ETSY link will be added for all bags that are in stock and available.
You can go onto my ETSY site and shop right now. I will be adding more products soon.

Happy January!