Sommer Designs was founded in 1999 by designer Carrie Sommer. She began the business as a web design studio catering to small businesses, but eventually changed direction and morphed into the design & manufacturing of women's accessories. I have been a fan of Carrie's work for some time & was sad to hear the recent announcement that she is closing her business. Now all her remaining inventory is listed on Etsy. This is a great time to begin your holiday shopping or pick up something nice for yourself because you deserve it! The aprons make wonderful housewarming and hostess gifts. And who doesn't need an eye-catching handbag? Pick up a couple of zipper pouches and get organized. Carrie also offers a variety of necklaces and earrings. I especially love the clear crystal beaded swallow necklace that will compliment just about any outfit. Stock up on these great items before they're all gone!