Pull My Nose

I always try to hide my excitement at a flea market when I find a little treasure. Because the seller sometimes doesn’t think it’s a treasure in the same way that I do. Otherwise it wouldn’t have been thrown into a box of other items for 50¢ each. Today it was a pincushion. Such an odd little pincushion, but in almost new condition other than a few light stains. And, I’m not gonna lie. I didn’t know the nose pulled out a tape measure until I got home. Double treasure!!

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.

Old Buttons

I’ve been digging into my button jars more often. And this bag was a tough one to match. Until I spotted an old plastic shank button with a white center and clear edge. Such a fantastic design. Adds interest without going gaudy. Yes? Vintage button love.

Now, who wants a bag the color of…..baby poop? Sorry, but that’s the first thing that comes to my mind. And yours, too, right?  Officially, let’s call it mustard olive.

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olive/mustard, felted merino, button flap, adjustable strap, Waverly cotton curtains for lining and pocket 

New Bags

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One of many new bags as I get ready for this year’s shows! I’ve added leather straps for this year. It’s been fun doing something new, and other than the rivets and the setter tool, everything else was in my husband’s shop, ready for borrowing! 

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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