Monday, December 21, 2009

NEW in 2010 iPhone and iPod Cozy PICK YOUR COLOR

Protect your iPhone/iPod from sharp objects, dust, scratches, bumps, everyday wear and tear while adding a sophisticated look. Simplicity is beauty.

• Eco-Friendly Soft Bamboo Padding
• Poly/Cotton Fabric
• Secure side flap closure with metal snap.

• Fully lined and has an inside pocket for ear buds or money or cards.
• Listen to music while in the case

Dimensions: Approximately 3.25”W X 5”H

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Kusudama Chirstmas Origami Ornaments

Here's an idea for personalizing your tree this year....

Recycling paper is one of many things we can to to protect our environment, so instead of disposing our old magazines and the of catalogs and paper junk we receive, why don't use it to make some nice ornaments for Christmas?
They are cheap and safer for your children than the traditional glass balls.

Here's video tutorial how to make a beautiful Kusudama.

I'm in love with these Origami Christmas ornaments found in Flickr

(Maliah Photostream)

Here's more on making cute origamis.
Folding Trees has a lot of step by step tutorial. Enjoy :)

How To Fold A Japanese Paper Ball (Kusudama) - The most amazing videos are a click away

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Geekery Giveaway Winner

Congratulations to our latest giveaway winner! Wanda The winner is picked out from 33 posted entries using
Thanks to all who entered and we wish you good luck on the next MARERI giveaway!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Geekery Giveaway

Welcome to my big November Give-away!

One lucky person will win this MARERI Laptop Sleeve. It fits a 13" laptop. 13" w x9" d x 1" h

REVERSIBLE - two distinct colors in one great case.
Just slide in your laptop. Compact design allows you to safely transport your laptop in any briefcase, messenger bag or backpack . Durable, padded and protects your computer
There are 4 layers of fabric plus entirely lined with 2 layers of Eco-Friendly batting to provide extra protection. The bag closes with a magnetic clasp.

Game Rules:

All you have to do to win is leave a comment on this post (make sure there is a way for me to reach you; blog, email, website, etc). I would appreciate a comment that tells me what you like about my etsy shop and suggestions >>>>>>

1. Become a follower of MARERI, and post a comment about your favorite item on MARERI etsy store and post a comment here.
2. Blog or Twitter or Grab my button about this contest, and post a comment daily for extra entry's!
3. Become a fan of
MARERI on Facebook here or Follow me on MARERI on Twitter here or on the Networked Blogs on the right side bar.

Giveaway will be open until Friday November 20th @ midnight (Eastern Standard Time)
Winner will be randomly selected from, and will be announced on Saturday Morning.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Career Messenger Bag

MARERI Messenger Bag

This fashionable and functional lightweight messenger bag is designed to be worn across the body for maximum comfort or over the shoulder. It can also be use as a laptop bag or just an everyday bag. It's so perfect for a grad student or for mommies' diaper bag. It has lots of pockets, inside and out to store your essentials.

Dimensions:17"W 13"H 3.5"D

Fits most Laptops up to: 17"

Exterior Features:
Heavy Canvas fabric, Heavy duty shoulder strap. All metal hardware in silver color. Two external pockets in front of the bag for quick access to your cell phone, PDA, or iPod. Small metal snap rivets on the side of the bags for an accent design.

Interior Features:
Striped Tan durable cotton lining of the highest quality Special section for your files, cards and pens. there's enough space for carrying your power supply, spare batteries, cosmetic bag and brush The compartment is easily zipped closed with a double-headed zipper

Please visit my etsy shop

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

MARERI laptop bag with shoulder strap.

Whether you are buying a new laptop bag for yourself, or need a gift for someone else.... why not go with a laptop bag that reflects their personality and uniqueness?
Mareri laptop bags specifically designed for more than just a secure place to store a laptop but I have added functionality and a feminine touch to it. Here's my version of a chichi laptop bag and will definitely stand out in the crowd.

MADE to Order @

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Wunderbloc: New York City Boutiques

I came across this website and I instantaneously love it. As a New Yorker, fashion is what we are all about.

Here's a website Wunderbloc. A community and marketplace that defines NY fashion. They created a virtual tour of the most trendiest NYC local boutiques. It's like strolling and shopping around "SOHO", Nolita, Lower East side, East/West Village, Meatpacking District, Tribeca, and of course Brooklyn (just to name a few).

Wunderbloc gives the individual boutique the opportunity to reach and communicate with shoppers beyond his or her sidewalk and gives the individual shopper, regardless of physical location, the chance to explore the latest fashions, trends and boutique offerings from the world's leading boutique communities.

Discover NYC's amazing and diverse boutique in virtual community. Shop hard-to-find items, learn about upcoming sales/events, and even take virtual tours of each boutique. It's for the everyday fashionistas!!!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

ECHINO etsuko furuya

Etsuko Furuya pulls nature up close for a big hug! Orange butterflies, blue spiders, and green birds live in a world of polka dot flowers that is woven throughout her prints.

There are endless possibilities what you can make out of this innovative, ultra sturdy and ultra exciting oilcloth imported from Japan. I’ve been eyeing this oilcloth fabrics and for sure this will be my latest sewing project and will be added to Mareri bag collection this fall so stay tuned.....

These pics are taken from Etsuya Furuya's booth textile show. I love it!!!
You can find these and other gorgeous fabrics at PurlSoho, one of my favorite online shops to browse.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Bridesmaids Gift Idea

Who says bridesmaid gifts have to be generic objects with zero appeal? Charm your chums with keepsakes that challenge tradition -- your maids deserve much more than the usual key chain or faux strand of pearls. While shopping, keep each individual maid in mind, choosing imaginative and stylish gifts that come from the heart. From crafty and tasty to just plain indulgent. Here is some clever idea for a present they'll love and will never forget.

PERSONALIZE IT!!! Made to order bags by MARERI

★ screenprinted single letter monogram inside the bag

★message inscription IRON-On transfer for additional

A smaller handbag, just to carry the essentials. This is the perfect accessory to carry a few essentials around.Two darts in the bottom give this clutch 2" in depth for a comfortable cradle in your hand or tuck under your arm.Measures approximately 10" at the widest point x 6" high (when closed) x 2" deep.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Renegade Craft Fair, Brooklyn NY

I attended the 5th Annual Renegade Craft Fair in Brooklyn and it's an amazing handmade crafts event that brings together some of the country's most talented Indie designers and crafters (like myself, MARERI) for a handcrafted-goods shopping extravaganza. The prices are decent, and with vendors selling everything ranging from stationeries, jewelries, soaps, clothing and accessories and lots of screenprinted T-shirts. ALL HANDMADES!!! "sweatshop" free products :) I will definitely try to get a booth next year!

If you're a fan of the Brooklyn-based Etsy site, if you like shopping for handmade goods, or if you're just looking for unique gifts, then you'll want to stop by Brooklyn's fifth annual Renegade Craft Fair. This year's event took place on June 6 and June 7, from 11am to 7pm at McCarren Park in Brooklyn, NY.


Orangy Porangy

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Bridesmaid Wristlets

Made from Japanese imported fabric Echino by Etsuko Furuya and embellished with grossgrain ribbon and sparkly vintage button. This super cute, ultra-handy clutch is perfect for throwing in your keys, phone, some cash and little bit of make-up when you are on the go. Totally practical and great to give as a gift on any occasion.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Evening Wristlet Clutch

The Plum Satin Evening Wristlet Clutch is approximately 12" wide, 5" tall, with a 2" dart bottom pleat. Large enough to carry your cell phone, wallet, checkbook, keys, lip care and is perfect for all your most needed essentials.

The exterior is constructed of a satin. A brooch is pinned into on the front. Inside is lined with a wool fabric. All my bags are reinforced with padded interfacing and double stitching to keep your bag looking great even with everyday use. The perfect gift for a bridal party.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Laptop Bags

Here's my latest creation LAPTOP BAGS. Sophisticated protection for your laptop . It's chic and has a cool factor. Dual purpose laptop sleeve or bag. For any size screen laptop. Just slide in your laptop. It can go into your favorite shoulder bag or use it as is. The bag is big enough to carry a laptop as well as the accessories such as mouse and power cord.

There are 4 layers of fabric plus entirely lined with 2 layers of sturdy batting to provide extra protection. The bag closes with a magnetic clasp and easy to carry with a handle strengthened with a sturdy 5” drop jute handles. Bird design on the front is made with felt appliqué. It has 1 inner pocket.

Friday, February 6, 2009

MARERI Spring Clutch Wristlets

A smaller handbag, just to carry the essentials. This is the perfect accessory to carry a few essentials around in when on errands. A purse, for the nights on the town when you need cash and a credit card and that is about it. This is the perfect gift for any girl out there; the size is just right.2 darts in the bottom give this clutch 2.25" in depth and strap on the right side of the pouch for a comfortable cradle in your hand or tuck under your arm.REMOVABLE Strap Measures approximately 12" at the widest point x 5" high x 2.25" deep.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Orange Bird Clutch

This is one of my Etsy customer appreciation photo and she featured my Orange clutch on her blog this week. Thanks

Saturday, January 17, 2009

The Inkspot Workshop

The Inkspot Workshop featured my latest bag the "Mustard Laptop Bag/Sleeve". Their shop sells fabulous handmade stationeries and more.
Need something custom designed just for you? Not a problem. They have just about every design in their shop can be made into notecards, invitations, announcements, gift tags and stickers and more. Go check them out. (click on the pic)