Saturday, August 29, 2015

Paris bag, a give away

I loved my photos of Paris that I put on a set of bags for Haute Handbags magazine
See the Spring issue for them
So to share some of the feel of the magical streets I strolled
here is one of the bags to give away

Until the end of September to send me a comment, with email addy please.
Will draw name from another battered old cap

along the Left Bank of Paris

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Earth pouch

made of silk and batik
pouch has found objects, chain handle and sequins
padded to hold sunglasses or wear to the club

30's vintage hanky holder

I had this holder from a Nanna in NZ
Now it is time to pass it on for others to enjoy
made the vintage box to hold it in style

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

We'll always have Paris banner

to show the frivolity and fun of Paris with a hanger for the cottage
made of hand dyed trims and fabrics with silver letters

Monday, August 17, 2015

ephemera book

if you collect ephemera like me and want to use it
here is one way I like
Create a book cover with an old cafe place-mat cover and make some signatures with old ephemera in your collection.
I made 3 signatures and sewed them into the spine
the pages are all from my collection, they are ready to scribble atop and add notes for travel like you would any journal.
Pictures look fine glued on the pages and I think adding travel photos and stamps would be great.
Tie on some tags and you have a pretty item for your trip.
folds into three

brochure for the Pope's palace I visited

sea maiden

Hand painted the fabric and made a case for her sunglasses, the woman is an old painting
it works well as a pouch for money or camera
see in my Etsy shop
made of silk and hand woven fabric and edged with silver moonbeams


Thursday, August 13, 2015

Island fruit bowl

trip to my local farmers' market yielded the fruit
shown here.
 Lilikoi are on top.
I also bought bell pepper, sweet basil, eggplant, tomatoes, to make Greek dishes for the weekend
Love to cook ethnic food!


Sunday, August 9, 2015

Little bit of Paris

spent   the afternoon beading  the edge of this cuff and the brooch that accompanies it.
 Used about 500 beads, seed, bugle and E-beads all in creamy white.
Got to rest my eyes now!