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bära  Cassidy | Wife, Mama and Maker | Making leather handbags in my home in the desert 🌵 | For the modern, feminine, free-spirited | Gilbert, AZ

This little lady finally made her debut last week at 13 days past due 😆. Elliott Grace was born on July 12th at 11:08 am at home and is quite the chunker at 8 lbs, 15 Oz. We are so in love with this little ray of sunshine ✨

We learned of the horrible news this week that my dear, sweet daddy has stage four pancreatic cancer. I'm in this strange place of experiencing the dark and heavy weight of grief mingled with the bright and joyful anticipation of meeting this new little life inside of me in a matter of weeks. .
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Because of all this, I'll be closing up my shop a little earlier than expected. Anything that is made and ready to ship is available for purchase, while made-to-order items will be available again in the fall when I return from my maternity leave.
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Thank you for the love so many of you have shown me. Though we are sorrowful, we are hopeful - holding onto the knowledge that our God will someday soon make all things new. Therefore we don't lose heart...for "Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all." - 2 Cor. 4

I'm sold out of all my black mud cloth items (THANK YOU for all your orders), but I have a few of these white beauties left! Be sure to snag one if you've been eyeing them - once they're gone, they're gone forever 👋
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#mudcloth #boho #bohemian #mudclothbag #globaltextiles #lastchance #handcraftedbags #fullgrainleather #tassel #crossbodybag #makersmovement #slowfashion #fairfashion #shopsmall #supportlocal #handmadewithlove #madeinaz #shoplocalaz

When you've been miserably sick in bed for the past six days, even the simplest things like getting out into the sunshine and walking among flowers seem so heavenly.
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We've had THE WORST sickness slowly spreading through our house over the past three weeks. I'm thankful at least that it's hit us now and not in a few weeks when baby girl will be here. .
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Also, truth be told, my summer garden is a complete #fail this year. Sunflowers are the only thing I have the patience to grow right now. 🤷‍♀️ #itstoohot #imtoopregnant .
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#reallife #summerheat #momlife #happymonday #sunflowersaresohappy #azheat #desertlife🌵☀️ #summergardening #makersmovement #sicknesssucks #stopandsmellthesunflowers

I sent this little custom beauty off to her new home last week ✨ Sometimes you just need a little extra fringe!
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#fringe #boho #leathergoods #leatherworker #bohemian #freespirit #freeflowingfringe #leatherhandbag #leathercrossbody #leathercraft #handcraftedbags #barabag #barahandbag #shopsmall #supportsmall #madeinaz #azmakers #madeinaz #makersmovement #slowfashion #fairfashion

Currently inspired by everything about @sarahdelaneyart - her work, her color palettes, her travels... it's all so beautiful. You must take a peek 😍✨
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I'm learning to be more mindful about the accounts I follow on this little app (and how much time I spend on it in general!) I want to follow people that are genuine and uplifting - people that leave me feeling encouraged and inspired. Do you feel the same? What are some accounts that inspire you, and why? I'd love to hear!
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#youchoosewhoyoufollow #communityovercompetition #risingtidesociety #creativepreneur #calledtobecreative #mycreativebiz #ohwowyes #creativeentrepreneurs #theeverygirl #makersmovement #flashesofdelight #thehappynow #inspiration #positivevibes #positivity #colorpaletteinspiration

Wallets are one of my favorite things to make! Smaller leather items can be tricky, as the little details are more obvious to the eye - but it's satisfying seeing the individual pieces come together into a beautiful end-product. And there's something gratifying about them all lined up in a row like this 💁‍♀️ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#leathergoods #leatherwallet #morninglight #sunshine #sunlight #minimalistwallet #leathercraft #barahandbags
#leatherwork #wallet #barabag #makersmovement #makersgonnamake #craftsposure #handsandhustle #wearethemakers #creativelifehappylife #creativityfound #calledtobecreative #mycreativebiz #handmadeisbetter #maker #creativehappylife #creativepreneur #azmakers #modernmaker #shophandmade #communityovercompetition #supporthandmade

This week has been a doozy. Lots of sickness in our house, difficult nights, and all of us feeling anxious and antsy to GET OUT from being cooped up inside. I've been squeezing in (very) tiny amounts of work in when I can, but it's times like these when I just have to surrender to the fact that we all need to rest and certain things can be put on hold. Sometimes I have trouble remembering that a successful day doesn't mean that all my tasks and to-dos have been completed, but rather that I've been present and there for the people who need me. Do you too have trouble slowing down when life forces you to?
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#reallife #momlife #mama #motherhood #flashesofdelight #theartofslowliving #desertflower #barahandbags #slowingdown #honestmotherhood #makersmovement #desertlife #theartofslowliving #seekthesimplicity #verilymoment #aquietstyle #thatauthenticfeeling #feelfreefeed #momentsofmine #littlestoriesofmylife #inspiremyinstagram

I hope your long weekend was full of sun and relaxation! ☀️ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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We were able to get away up north and spend time in some really beautiful weather. It was relaxing until half of us got pink eye 😩 So it's bound to be a fun week! 😂🤒
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#reallife #memorialdayweekend #relax #blueskies #enjoy #sunshine🌞 #summertimevibes #barabag #barahandbags #handcraftedbags #picnic #thatsdarling #sunflowers🌻 #leatherbag #tassels #makersmovement #madeinarizona

We are spending the long weekend up in the mountains, trading the heat for some cool forest air.🌲 Do you have any fun plans to kick off the summer? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#redrocks #weekendgetaway #lifeinthedesert #sedona #southwestisbest #desertdweller #summertimevibes #naturalbridge #devilsbridge #wanderlust

Happy friday, friends! I hope you get to spend at least part of your long weekend sipping rosé while lounging on a gorgeous patio like this. 😍 Seriously though, I'm taking some major color and design inspiration from this scene - aren't you??
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(photo via @liz_kamarul)
#colorinspo #colorpallette #patioenvy #designinspo #cactusvibes #boho #pinkandgrey #roseallday #takemehere #weekendplans #longweekend #flashesofdelight

Pretty little things in the morning light ✨
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#leatherwallet #leathergoods #tassel #prettylittlethings #morninglight #goodmorning #smallgoods #handcrafted #makersmovement #shopsmall #barahandbags
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