Littles, in Cashmere

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cashmere and linen; 3″ x 1.75″ x 5″

I call them ‘littles’ because of their size, but also because when women see them at a show and pick them up, I’ve heard them say more than once, “What are these?”.

“Littles.” But I don’t really say that. I’ve learned to say, “They’re whatever you want them to be.” I wanted these to hold my phone, but they don’t. Cigarettes? They’ll fit, but I don’t smoke, so…. Cards and money? For sure. Makeup? I don’t wear it. Lip balm and tissues? Now we’re talking.

These suckers are adorable. And soft. And they’re fraternal twins, with only slight differences.

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

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!