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June: Speaking, Father's Day, Purses

Posted by Ellen Hamilton on

Made in ALX Opening

in North Old Town


I have had my purses, cards and Scottish Migration books in the "Made in ALX" online shop, which sells items made by local artists and writers. My items have been in the pop-up spaces they have had around Alexandria over the last two years. Now they are opening a permanent space at 533 Montgomery Street in North Old Town Alexandria! We are excited to have the grand opening on June 11th and 12th weekend.


The new store is at the intersection of N. St. Asaph Street, near the Sheraton Suites. There are many restaurants in the same block, and it's a few blocks from the river. There is FREE retail parking in the garage at 530 First Street, one block north. 

I have some of my printed bags, children's shirts, art prints and greeting cards in the shop, and will be sending them more items as I make them.

I hope you can come and see the new Made in ALX!


June 23: Talk on Scotland at Mount Vernon


Celebrating Presbyterian Meeting House 250th Anniversary


On a Thursday evening in June, I will speak for about 15 minutes with images, telling the story of how so many Scots came to leave their country and take the treacherous journey to America. William Gregory came to Alexandria at the age of 18 in 1807. He was a member of the Presbyterian Meeting House. The Meeting House historian was very helpful with this project. I was given materials which led me to Willam's descendants, who in turn, sent me letters written by William himself!

Also speaking, will be David O. Smith, on his book, The Armstrong Brothers.

I am thrilled to speak, and I hope you can come to Mount Vernon's auditorium in the visitor's center.

June 23, 2022

7 to 8 pm 


A FREE event!

Register at the Mount Vernon website for either the in-person event, or for the virtual program.

Ellen will speak at Mount Vernon about her book, A Scottish Migration to Alexandria
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Latest Purse Innovation at Yellow Dot

New purse at Yellow Dot made by Ellen

Latest Product in the Shop


My new purse is reinforced with a sturdy liner to give this bag some structure. The strap allows light into the sides so you can see your things! The bag has two compartments, a cross-body strap, and a sweetheart button closure.


You can see this and my other products at

Father's Day is June 19th

Father's Day Cards


See my selection of cards for Father's Day, and other events. I design the greeting cards, both by hand and digitally. You can see my cards at the markets in Alexandria on Thursdays in Old Town North, and Sunday in the West End at Brenman Park. See market info below.


See the Greeting Cards