Today I would like to tell you about a shop I’ve become acquainted with called Apey Lee’s Homespun Designs in Biddeford, Maine. Owner, April Lee, designs and creates all of the beautiful totes, table linens and accessories in her shop. She has a keen eye for distinctive fabric combinations and her bags often have a little twist with a unique shoulder strap or a special accessory. They are truly handmade and one of a kind!
I poked around in her shop and picked out a few items that really stood out to me. The first is the Side Pocket Maroon purse which features Art Gallery fabrics from the Oval Elements, Lace Elements and Bazaar Style collections. It’s a generous tote with two interior pockets and a magnetic closure. The bag looks like it is impeccably crafted with every stitch is in place.
Another interesting and practical design is her Lunch Box tote. The tote features insulated wall construction and a laminated interior. Plus each bag comes with a matching napkin. Packing your lunch has never been so fashionable. My leftovers would have to taste better after sitting in this bag all morning!
April’s Signature tote is just what the name implies. It combines several gorgeous fabrics for a stunning look. The one shoulder strap playfully attaches to the bag’s exterior and a fun fabric band adds another splash of color to the belly of the bag. Everything comes together in a unique and sophisticated look.
I could go on, but if you find yourself wanting to see more, check out her Etsy shop, Apey Lee’s Homespun Designs . Beyond bags, you will find passion and creative spirit in her store which can be pretty addictive. – Nicole Truesdell, Moona Fabrics