Saturday, December 13, 2008

Hola! Fancy Cholas (or Cholos, I don't discriminate!)


Welcome to my blog! Let's get down to the nitty gritty..who is this Fancy Chola? I am a mother of 3 boys, devoted wife, and creator of funk. I figured why not give this blogging business a try. I dibble dabble in the arts, but do not consider myself to be an artist. I would love that kind of talent but alas, it was not to be. So I work with what I got. I create reversible handbags, that feature Latin prints, pin-ups and kitsch. I ventured across the border and discovered some wicked cool mercado bags, that I then funktified with fabric embellishments and a little bling. All my handbags feature a flower because as my motto goes "A flower in the handbag or one in the hair, always adds a Latin flare!" I should also mention that I have a strange and deep seeded crush on the King himself..Elvis. I am working on a bag that features that handsome devil, it's called the Elvis Pursely. Get it? Pursely...like Presley...catchy right? Any who, my other ventures include my patron pin-ups, which feature 40's era esquire style pin-ups on a retablo style background. That's pretty much me, and what I do. I am stocking my etsy shop, and am abandoning craft shows! I had a bad experience recently (see floresoriginals for details).

I appreciate you stopping by and I hope you will stop in from time to read my wacky adventures of creating with limited talent, but endless inspiration!

5 comments:

  1. Of course I love your Awesome wicked handbags. I own one! I will be purchasing plenty of your unique patron pinups. Cant get those at Wal-mart, right? I'm glad to see your now a fellow blogger. Don't forget to check out the blogs that I follow, they are worth the visit! Well, off to shop at The Fancy Chola for my Christmas shopping.
    Carolyn

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  2. Hey girl, so glad to see you here and your etsy shop starting up too! All the best of luck to you. And I was really sorry to hear about that bad experience in the sNob Hill craft thingy. Things like that are ugly and it's hard not to let a few ugly people get us down. But trust me, all the shows are not like that. You've just gotta find the ones that have a classier more artsy crowd. Anyways, I look forward to reading more of your blog and it's good to see you here!

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  3. absolutely love your designs!! beautiful. :)

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  4. Hey Christina
    Love your bags. They are funny.. I the 40s to..
    Happy newyear to you..
    I will stop by again..
    Greetings from Sweden

    ps. My blog is in danish.. perhaps it look like dutch.. lol
    I have installed a translater.. maybe you can try it out..
    xo

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