Flap Front Cinch Bag

My new design for fall...a front flap bag that cinches closed. This one is cashmere. Ooh.
My new design for fall…a front flap bag that cinches closed. This one is cashmere. Ooh.
The back of another, the grey from a lambswool zipper hoodie sweater, and the flap from a wool skirt.
The back of another, the grey from a lambswool zipper hoodie sweater, and the flap from a wool skirt.
A tiny one in raspberry. They work the same as my other cinch bags, but the slits are in the flap.
A tiny one in raspberry. They work the same as my other cinch bags, but the slits are in the flap.
And I'll end with my wing it bag from today. Button details from the sleeves of a sweater. The front flap stands tall, a stripey piece from a different sweater.
And I’ll end with my wing it bag from today. Button details from the sleeves of a sweater. The front flap stands tall, a stripey piece from a different sweater.
Here's the front. This was my idea of an experiment. And...I like it.
Here’s the front. This was my idea of an experiment. And…I like it.

Confession…

I confess. I haven't sold any of my clutches. But I keep making them anyway. Why?
I confess. I haven’t sold any of my clutches. But I keep making them anyway. Why?
Because I love them. And I am learning that building an inventory is not a bad thing.
Because I love them. And I am learning that building an inventory is not a bad thing.
So this one is headed to the store in Scranton. The rest are on Etsy.
So this one is headed to the store in Scranton. The rest are on Etsy.
felted cashmere lined with fabric from a vintage curtain, with a wooden slide buckle and a ribbed sash to close!
felted cashmere lined with fabric from a vintage curtain, with a wooden slide buckle and a ribbed sash to close!

On&On

Opening soon! I've got a little spot in a new shop opening in Scranton. My husband did so much work to help me revitalize some old garage doors and boxes to create my space.
Opening soon! I’ve got a little spot in a new shop opening in Scranton. My husband did so much work to help me revitalize some old garage doors and boxes to create my space.
No new materials used in the making of this booth! Except for an extension cord, light bulb, and a handful of brass screws to hang some vintage knobs.
No new materials used in the making of this booth! Except for an extension cord, light bulb, and a handful of brass screws to hang some vintage knobs. Murphy’s Oil Soap and Johnson’s Paste Wax are my new best friends.
With all the dark wood, and no light directly overhead, I snagged a vintage lamp at the flea market this past Sunday.
With all the dark wood, and no light directly overhead, I snagged a vintage lamp at the flea market this past Sunday to shed some light on the goods.

Keystone Bags

I'm returning to this keystone shaped bag, one of the first shapes I made when I started working with wool.
I’m returning to this keystone shaped bag, one of the first shapes I made when I started working with wool.
The difference is the strap and  closure. These have just one.
The difference is the strap and closure. These have just one.
And they are short, to carry by the hand.
And they are short, to carry by the hand.
The bags are small, this one perfect for phone and keys. And clearly the strap somewhat hinders access to the inside.
The bags are small, this one perfect for phone and keys. And clearly the strap somewhat hinders access to the inside.
Here is it from the back, closed up.
Here is it from the back, closed up.
And from the side. It's a skinny, mini merino. With a linen lining, of course.
And from the side. It’s a skinny, mini merino. With a linen lining, of course.