Scrapbook totes were not as numerous at CHA Winter 2013 as they were in past years, but at least two manufacturers presented pretty and practical solutions for crafters to store their stashes.
We R Memory Keepers
We R Memory Keepers offered a new “360” spinner wheeled bag and a coordinating shoulder bag. The teal patterned two-piece set makes a beautiful, classically stylish statement for scrapbookers and other crafters on the go.
The wheeled bag has four all-directional spinner wheels and a sturdy telescoping pull handle, with additional handles on top and bottom for easy lifting. The inside is packed with pockets, including some with hook-and-loop tape for easy removal.
The shoulder bag slips over the telescoping handle for easy carrying, and it too sports pockets inside and out.
MSRP on the 360 Crafter’s Bag is $114.99, and for the Crafter’s Shoulder Bag, $34.99. The We R Memory Keepers bags ship to retailers in February.
Everything Mary showed totes for scrapbooking, sewing, and knitting at CHA. Interestingly, the company started in the fashion industry, making handbags. The company also manufactures private-label bags for large chain retailers.
For scrapbookers, the company presented an entire ensemble of coordinating bags and totes in brown with pink piping, accented with a cheerful floral pattern of brown, pink, yellow, and white.
Each piece, from a small hand tote to the large roller bag, is outfitted with plenty of pockets for organizing supplies.
Retail prices for Everything Mary storage, caddies, and totes range from $4.99 to $99.99. The new items ship to retailers in April.