Yep….I know I have been quiet BUT believe it or not, I have been busy! AND it is almost time to release a new pattern BUT, as usual I need HELP to come up with a name for my new bag! Hey…I can’t do everything! LOL So….here are some pics:

Collage of my next pattern - The Mini Hipster by ChrisW Designs

Here are some details:

FEATURES: The Hipster may not be big in size but it makes up for that by being big in style! Simply perfect for a day out when you don’t need to cart the kitchen sink! Sporting an adjustable strap and a cute curved top which gives you that bit of extra room to get into your bag. The main zippered compartment is roomy providing 2 card pockets, a slip pocket and a zipper pocket. The front of the bag has a zipper pocket, a slip pocket and a phone pocket so you are sure to be able to take all your essentials and stay organised while you are at it!

Approx. size: W 20cm X H 25cm X D 4.5cm. (W 8″ X H 10″ X D 1¾”) (Do you think this would be classed as a mini hipster?)

TO ENTER: Simply leave your name (Or names!) suggestion in the comment section below! PLEASE also leave your name ….PLUS….and this is REALLY important…a method of contacting you should you win!….HINT: I am leaning towards a name other than a persons name and not one describing the fabric! 😉

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Competition closes Wednesday 29th Oct 2014! ………….and I can’t WAIT to see what you come up with! 😉

Oh and if you haven’t signed up for my newsletter yet, now is the time to do it and get 20% off the pattern which will be released on, or close to, Friday 7th November! 🙂

Thanks everyone! 🙂


P.S. Please forgive me for not personally replying/commenting on all the comments and name suggestions for this post….if I did, I would be here all day instead of working on finishing up the pattern! LOLL….BUT rest assurred I READ and appreciate every single one of them! 🙂 Thank you!

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  1. Christine, this bag is adorable. I stopped buying designer bags so I like the idea of making a bag that can coordinate with my outfits. I’m calling it, ” happy Days”

  2. I think it is about time you called one the “Aussie”. I think the Hipster Sneak Peak is cute too.

  3. This is the type of bag i use when i’m out on shop hop. Perfect for keeping your hands free to carry fabric bolts!
    So how about The Shop Hop Bag

  4. Subway Savvy would be a great name for this one. It looks like the perfect fun but still sophisticated bag for the busy lady on the go.

  5. How about “The Classic Monet” Looks like one of his paintings. Always loved Monet garden settings. Susan Bennett

  6. Hello, I feel it should be called “Too Hip”, to be called a bag….This will be a great “Road Trip” tote. Because I would use it on the road. Would be able to carry everything I need…Great Bag…Thanks for the sneak peak…

  7. You have done it again–another wonderful bag! It looks like the perfect every day carry! I love the curve of the top, so maybe something inspired by that? The Bowed Bag? Half-Moon Satchel? Swoop Satchel?

  8. Hip to be Cool
    Happy Hipster
    Happy to Be Hip
    Hip to Be Square
    Totally Hip
    Hip Hip Hooray
    … you can see where my thinking is going.
    Are you sick of the puns yet? 🙂
    Who is a Hipster Now?
    Not your Average Hipster Bag
    Small & Sweet
    Good Things Come in Small Packages

  9. This bag seems so sweet & stylish! My ideas for the name: Honey Hipster, Hip In Style, Sweet CrossBody, Sienna

  10. Hi there, Christine, I might be missing something, here, but why are you not calling this cute bag “Hipster” ?
    It does seem like you’re already thinking of it that way, and it does actually suit.
    Anyway, whatever you decide to name it, it’s a real cutie 🙂

  11. Juliet Bag, Zippity-Do Bag, Romeo Bag, Bunny Bag, Rose Hip Bag. I am not good at naming things, by this is fun. LOL

  12. The Grandest Little Hipster
    The Biggest LITTLE Hipster
    Can’t wait for this pattern!!! Small enough to carry, Large enough to hold everything!

  13. *Hip hip hooray
    *Cross but not angry (well it goes cross your body!)
    *It’s in the hips!
    *Hugs my hips
    *Curvy hips (or even Curvy hips are hot)
    *Cross my hips
    *Sits on my hips
    *Classy stunner!
    I’ll be back if I can think of anymore!
    Hugs and congrat’s on another stunning bag Chris
    Nomes xx

  14. Free 2B Me bag. This is great just what I need when I’m out with out the kids and the diaper bag . A bag for just me and my stuff it’s all about me haha. Mom of three looking for freedom once in a while.

  15. This is the exact pattern I’ve been looking for. I need one to take on vacations and getaways and other times when I don’t need my everyday stuff. So, I’d call it my Timeout Bag.

  16. Since it will clearly carry everything I need, easily accessed when needed, while leaving my hands free to shop and carry, I would call it the “Liberator”!
    Lovely pattern.

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