Friday, December 11, 2009
Thursday, December 3, 2009
A week and a bit to go, and I sold way more bags then I thought I was going to at the Handmade Holiday Sale. This weekend I am gonna be busy, making up for the sold items. All the great feedback I got from the sale is a great motivator, for my last minute production.
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
I guess this would be the Albertan coming out in me. I have always been a fan of vintage western, so this is my version of it. I have been saving this belt for a while now, not knowing what I would do with it. My mother gave me all this fringe she found at a thrift store. On my recent trip back to Vancouver my upholstery friend generously gave me a pile of leather, this off white leather was part of that. I'm so in love with this bag, I think I am going to keep it.
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Thursday, June 25, 2009
I found this great material at V.V. a few weeks ago, I wasn't sure what I was going to do with it when I found it, but I instantly liked it, it is the same material (but green) as my 1950's couch. Green and brown is one of my favorite color combos. I guess calling this bag Earth would make sense. The leather was salvaged from a upholstery shop.
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
So finally I am happy with one of the new designs, although this will need some refining. This one has a detachable long strap making it very versatile. Made with all vintage material inside and out. The greatest thing I have discovered about Winnipeg is that the fabric stores have an enormous amount of vintage material, and I love vintage.
Saturday, May 30, 2009
So I have decided it's time to come up with some new designs. I was telling a friend yesterday about what's going on, and the term "summer collection" was mentioned, but in that case, I would have to be working on my fall collection right now. I don't like to think of what I make as needing to be classified as a collection. The bags I make come to me as my ideas and supplies come to me. These purses are made with material that was from a retro skirt, and my left over blue leather matched perfectly. The clutch is an old design that I am still uncertain about how much I like. The mini purse is now one of my favorites. I always thought the bigger bag was better, but I think this tiny purse is so much more practical. I guess I need a picture so the size is comparable.