Thursday, February 9, 2012

February Umba Box!

"Umba Box is subscription service that curates the best handmade products available and delivers them to subscribers each month." 


That's pretty much all I needed to hear before I signed up for the service! Here is what came in the mail today . . .



It started out pretty well when I read "handmade leather goods" on the tag!


This canvas and bronze leather darling was inside! It measures 9.5" wide and six inches high. I love the tassle!


It is beautifully finished on the inside, with a leather trim zipper pocket.

The featured artist is Angline from Velle Purse. She is from Indonesia, and recently moved back there, after living in Singapore, then Los Angeles. She was inspired by scrap leathers from factories around Indonesia, and was inspired to start her own company. You can see her shop online at http://vellepurse.etsy.com.


Don't you love this red bag from her shop?

I love subscription services, and supporting individual artists is a special bonus for me! What about you? Do you like getting surprises in the mail, or would you prefer to know what you are getting before you pay?

27 comments:

  1. Hi Tera Leigh - thanks for visiting my little blog project and following through Linky. Glad to be able to follow you! Just read your 25 things - we have quite a bit in common even though our lives are very different. I just moved to a town where I don't have a lot of friends - there is no theatre or fine museums in this little place so I have to go back to the big city to have my share of culture.
    This Umba thing sounds really interesting. I'm going over there to check it out.
    Have a good weekend.

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  2. Thanks so much for stopping by and visiting. I came over and followed on Linky & GFC. I still do that because I am not sure about blogger users with GFC. If it goes it goes, but we may have it for a little while longer. Have a great weekend.

    Mary@http://www.mmbearcupoftea.com
    Mary's Cup of Tea

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  3. I recently received a package from Fair Ivy, which is also a surprise package company. I loved it!!!! I am going to have to try Umba Box! I think it's great to send a surprise to someone (or myself!)

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    1. I've not heard of Fair Ivy! I'm going to check it out!

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  4. That Umba Box sounds like so much fun! I might just have to check it out. Thanks for stoppying by!

    ~Trisha

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  5. Tera, thank you for following me and leaving a note, too. I am not sure how I feel about paying for something unknown. I'd love if you blog more about it and also how long have you been a subscriber? Sounds interesting...not sure it is for me. Do they ask you about you and determine or does everyone get the exact same item? Thanks, Helen

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  6. Tera, my long comment disappeared! Thanks for following me, too.

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  7. It's like Chirstmas every month! Lucky you!
    Kelly

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  8. That's really cool! What a great idea. Thanks for stoppin by P3 and your comments were so sweet. I'm already following you ;)

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  9. Hey, I'm following you back! :)

    Sarah

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  10. Cute little purses, I love stuff in the mail but usually see what I buy first. Thanks for stopping by and now I'm following you on LF!

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  11. What a fabulous service!

    Thanks for the Linky follow, I came back to return the favor :)

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  12. Just started following you and thanks for stopping by my blog to follow me :)

    I love getting stuff in the mail, I mean who doesn't? Such a fun idea!

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  13. I'm a new Linky Follower! Thanks for following me!!

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  14. Hi Tera! Thanks for stopping by my blot and saying hi. I am now following you back.

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  15. Oh this seems a lot like Birchbox only for handmade goods! Cool! I think these kinds of monthly deliveries are so fun!

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  16. Thanks so much for visiting my blog,I'm now your linky follower!

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  17. Hi! I'm following you via Linky and am also following you on GFC! I would be delighted for you to link to Potpourri Friday! Link up starts on Thursday afternoon and usually have 250+ participants. Hope you will come check it out!

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  18. Hi Tera - thanks for following - Im following back. You have a great blog xx
    Nat
    http://northshoredays.blogspot.co.nz/

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  19. Many thanks, Tera.
    I'm linky following you right back and looking forward to explore your blog.
    Cheers!

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  20. Lovely blog - I'm going to have to check out Umba! Thanks for following me - glad to return the favor!

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  21. I love surprises and that red bag.

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  22. This sounds cool, I'll have to check it out. So glad you stopped by, following you on Linky too :)
    Have a great weekend
    ~Kelly http://www.savvysuburban.com

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  23. Thank for for stopping by. I get birchbox but I have never heard of Umba box. I am heading over to check it out now :)

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  24. Thanks for visiting my blog Scattered Musings of A Creative Mind...

    that is a cute little bag... I love love it..

    Now following you too :)
    http://www.scatterdmusings.net

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  25. I never heard of the Umba box! But, that is such a cool service to partake in!

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  26. Thanks for stopping by, I'm now following you back.

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