A needed Smirk to make you Smile

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Get a SMIRKY CAT PILLOW OR JUST THE COVER!!!! Links to my ETSY shop below!

In this day and age, we need something to smile about!!!




March Madness….or not!!

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I am excited that I will be hanging my artwork up at http://satellite.communitytv.org/ on Soquel ave. for the Month of March starting with First Friday on the 1st of March. Check them out!
Also I am creating my artwork on products like pillows, wallets and a few keychains! I found a very nice company based in the UK that is making these items for me. I wanted to create products that were more high end. Their fabrics and goods are nice so I am excited to be working with them! I just got in samples and will be photographing them up!
These are great gift ideas for Mom for Mothers day, Birthdays, Wedding gift, etc…….. Check them out! Let me know what you think and if you want a certain piece of my work on a pillow/accessory that I don’t already have one of…..let me know!!!! 🙂


Exciting new art products!

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I am so excited about my line of products with my Art work on them! When I decided to create products with my art on them, I wanted only very well made HIGH END products.

I am starting out with a few items. Pillows, totes and wallets. Will be adding more items in time! You can SHOP here for items if you are in the US. This link only supports USA customers. If your outside the US, and want to purchase, Just shoot me an email (mackerilla@gmail.com) with the item your interested in and I can create an invoice for you.

Examples of my pillows shown here. I have a positive quote on the backsides of my pillows. Pillows Art is sublimated into the velvety fabric for permanency. Pillow inserts are super lofty and comfy! You can choose a feather insert pad or a Polyfiber fill pad. Zipper pull is a sweet little metal heart! The stitching on these pillows are perfect!

Smirky Cat Art Pillow Front 16×16 20×20
Smirky Cat Art Pillow backside with quote

Get a T shirt and help out some disabled and senior pets in need!!!

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So today get a discount on Zazzle.com/mackerilla of 30% OFF of any T-Shirts and more!

Please check out my page and get a great holiday gift that keeps on giving. With your purchase 100% of our sales proceeds go to help disabled and senior animals in need!!

Check out all our stuff!!!

Tis the season to give the gift of care to a sickly rescued animal in need!!!



Sew up some great gifts this season!!

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Well how crafty are ya?!!!!

It’s always fun to make gifts for family and friends. Gifts that most will appreciate your time that you put into it. The love that went into homemade creations!

If you are finding it hard to come up with some ideas for the perfect gift for someone, how about a Mackerilla Bag?! I’ve got lots of patterns to choose from. From easy to intermediate. We’ve got them all!

finbag UnaBluebagCheck out what’s available on my Craftsy  Mackerilla page. Or check out Craftsy’s other designers and see what they have. I hope you find the perfect gift this season for that special someone or someones!!! 🙂

You can also order the above fabrics and other designs here:


Time for holiday shopping?!!!

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Some people are inquiring about bags and other items of mine for sale for the Holidays!!

I just finished up some more of my Santa Cruz Bagworks Totes!!

Have them in the Dark Oak waxed canvas and in the Field Beige waxed canvas!!!

SCbagworks tote PA234503

These babies are super sweet!! Selling them at $180. Waxed canvas exterior with leather bottom. Has a vintage key from Paris feature. Snap top and side snaps to turn tote into hip stylie bag!

Exterior rear pocket with snap top. Interior zippered pocket. Roomy bag for many uses. I have been using mine every day! Great for our cooler weather when you need to keep a little sweatshirt or sweater to keep in your bag!

Dimensions are:

12″W x 6″D x 14″H


Locally these will be selling in the hip Westside shop called Sawyer Supply. In the Kelly’s Bakery Courtyard.

Or just contact me to purchase!! 831 325-3905



Our Hannula + Dest aprons in vintage fabrics are selling in Soquel at Loot!!

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5 Unique Bag and Purse Design Inspirations

Simple DIY projects perfect for craft makers of all ages

Women have always loved a good accessory to complement their wardrobe. In fact, according to Accessory Heaven, women in the United Kingdom own at least six handbags, whilst Australians have an average of 10. If you’re one of those who would like to expand their collection, here are five unique bags and purse that are worth adding to your accessory line.










1. The Peacekeeper Handbag ($85.00)
This black James Priatt handbag is made from full leather. The handle, which was modeled after brass knuckles, is actually made from a soft polyurethane material that fits perfectly in a woman’s hand.

If you want to try creating your own version, you can start with using canvass as your bag material and rings instead of brass knuckles for your handle.








2. M&S Collection Leather Weave Design Flap Bucket Bag ($126.82)
Marks & Spencer‘s shoulder bag has a unique shape with multiple compartments that trend-setters would surely find useful. Its distinctive woven pattern makes it one of a kind find for those who are looking for a classy, but trendy bag.

For the more experienced crafters, you can try to create your own version of the bag by using acrylic instead of leather. Experiment with colors and other patterns to create your unique bucket shaped bag.














3. Rosette Handbag ($19.50)
The handcrafted silk-satin rose handbag from Red Blossom is perfect for any occasion. Although the main compartment is small, it still has enough space to hold important id’s, your smartphone and money.

Craft lovers would love to fabricate their bigger version of this wristlet. You can start using basic shapes like rectangles and squares for the base. Then create your own stitched design or buy an appliqué that you can attach to your creation.












4. Dog Shaped Leather Coin/Change Purse, Wristlet ($16.99)
Only available online, the BP Leathercoin purse has 3D dog designs, which is perfect for pet lovers.

If you want to give your child a special gift, you can create a coin purse made of canvass. And use an acrylic to paint those cute 3D patterns.











5. Keyboard Handbag ($166.86)
Portugal based designer Joao Sabino manufactured head-turning masterpieces using 393-square buttons from computer keyboards. The purse comes in four colors, red, white, black and blue.

Using an old keyboard, you can take out each letter and glue them on your old bag and make sure to cover all spaces accordingly to mimic this creative bag.

New Stuff added

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I just added in some T shirts and some bags to my ETSY page!

My ETSY page will be featured tomorrow on a Dream Team on ETSY! COOL!!!! 🙂

Check them out!! 🙂

Quilt your own!

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Why buy some pre quilted cotton fabric when you can make your own!

I have a bunch of fat quarters just waiting to be made into some bags! Too light and soft for exteriors of the bags so I slapped on some batting to the backside and quilted a diamond pattern on top! Then created some cute little zip pouches! Fun, fun, fun!

Kitten ear caps are back!

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20121002-174548.jpgI am creating my kitten ear caps to sell for the fall/winter season again! These were very popular with my local mommies for their wee ones and the adult sizes were popular with the college kids. Especially the male hipsters! 🙂

I just got some cool vintage fabric which you see on the back of the table here in the pic! Will sew them up tomorrow!