Vintage Comforts

There's something so very comforting about vintage fabrics. I've been lining some of my bags with this patchwork quilt top that I found at the thrift. The piecing was uneven and of poor quality, but the prints are so lovely. Good enough to line a bag.  And the strapping is vintage webbing, off one of two large rolls I scored at the flea this summer.
There’s something so very comforting about vintage fabrics. I’ve been lining some of my bags with this patchwork quilt top that I found at the thrift. The piecing was uneven and of poor quality, but the prints are so lovely. Good enough to line a bag. My favorite is the blue flowers with red stems and centers. The strapping is vintage webbing, off one of two large rolls I scored at the flea this summer.

Cross Body Bags

Three recent cross body bags, smaller interior sizes with long, adjustable straps; all reclaimed and repurposed materials, as always.
Three recent cross body bags, smaller interior sizes with long, adjustable straps; all reclaimed and repurposed materials, as always.
merino wool pastels for this flap front, exterior pocket bag
merino wool pastels for this flap front, exterior pocket bag
lined with reclaimed new cotton handkerchiefs
lined with reclaimed new cotton handkerchiefs
cashmere flap front bag with a barrel button closure
cashmere flap front bag with a barrel button closure
lined in Waverly cotton, Flower Isle, from repurposed curtains
lined in Waverly cotton, Flower Isle, from repurposed curtains
vintage webbing with a vintage Czechoslovakia wood slide buckle to adjust length
vintage webbing with a vintage Czechoslovakia wood slide buckle to adjust length
repurposed homemade circle skirt for the lining and a two-section linen pocket from a reclaimed shirt
repurposed homemade circle skirt for the lining and a two-section linen pocket from a reclaimed shirt

Trick or Treat Bag?

Each bag I make is different. Different color, texture, dimensions, strap length.
Each bag I make is different. Different color, texture, dimensions, strap length.
Sometimes a have a bag in stock for a day, sometimes a few weeks or months, and maybe even a year before it sells.
Sometimes a have a bag in stock for a day, sometimes a few weeks or months, and maybe even a year before it sells.
Because each one needs to find the right match for a person's style or needs.
Because each one needs to find the right match for a person’s style or needs.
I am enjoying that as I do shows and sell my bags.
I am enjoying that as I do shows and sell my bags.
And, this one will wait for the right person to come along. It will take a special person to be able to carry a bag like this. All I can think about is how many trick-or-treat chocolates I could carry in this bag!
And, this one will wait for the right person to come along. It will take a special person to be able to carry a bag like this. All I can think about is how many trick-or-treat chocolates I could carry in this bag!

Barrel Button Clutch

Several years ago I was given tons of wooden barrel buttons.
Several years ago I was given tons of wooden barrel buttons.
The perfect little compliment to a small clutch that needed a simple closure.
The perfect little compliment to a small clutch that needed a simple closure.
Should I make more? Maybe.
Should I make more? Maybe.
This soft, lightweight clutch is merino on the outside, linen on the in! And I love the lack of color. But that's just me.
This soft, lightweight clutch is merino on the outside, linen on the in! And I love the lack of color. But that’s just me.
7" x 2" x 4.5"
7″ x 2″ x 4.5″