Back to Some Handsewing

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I had an urge to work on some new standing wool, quillie pieces. So I sliced up a washed wool skirt the other day and filled a basket with these tan quillies with wonderful specks of different colors. This trivet is the largest of the group, using two burgundy wool sweaters for color. (If you are trying this, cut wovens on the bias.)
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Two merino sweaters in this one, a chunky rib and a smooth, dark blue.
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Little bits of yellow and green cashmere
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This one went asymmetrical on me. Happens sometimes. 
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Ta-da! That’s it for now. I have two more prepped to go, but the hands need a break.

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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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