Saturday, July 31, 2010

Last Summer Clutch

...well for this year anyway... 

I think it's the Tapestry Clutch is the perfect summer clutch as it's the perfect accessory for that summer dress and a palette of beige, orange, gold and brown make it easy to carry into Fall.

Small enough to carry it under your arm or as a wristlet, but this clutch is large enough to carry all your essentials!
Made from a lovely cotton print from Valori Wells Cinnamon Tapestry Collection in beige, orange and brown. The exterior is pleated on one side and flat on the other. The interior is lined with a 10oz canvas cotton fabric in natural and contains a slip pocket and zippered pocket. The clutch is finished with recessed zipper to keep all your valuables safe.

This little pretty can be found here: 

Monday, July 26, 2010

Sage Wildflower Clutch

I've been very busy sewing new messengers bags in time for back to school.  (I promise to get those up in my shop soon.)

I did stop to snap a few pictures of another summer clutch.   I call it the Sage Wildflower Clutch.  I do love this fabric,a lovely cotton print called Ginseng Wildflowers Sage.  It has a  nature inspired design with a color palette of sage green and aqua.  Closes with a recessed zipper to keep your essentials extra safe.

You can find this snappy clutch in my shop here. 

Friday, July 23, 2010


It happened today.  I received an email that someone decided to include one of my items in their Treasury. My first Treasury.  

SimpleJoysPaperie created a "what's in a name?" Treasury and was kind enough to included my Personalized Brass Name Tag Necklace.
You can view the treasury for a limited time here.  After the treasury expires, you will only be able to appreciate it via the snapshot below.  (My item is in the top row, 2nd from the right.)

Thanks again SimpleJoysPaperie!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Another Summer Handbag

I am still enjoying the last order of hemp cotton that I received a few weeks ago. The new day job has me so busy that I was finally able to do some sewing and finally posted another one of my Hemp Bucket bags in my Etsy Shop using the light beige or Flax (as it is official labeled) fabric.  I am still experimenting with interfacing and after my last bag I have fallen love with SF101 and the mix of 10oz canvas.  The combination of the two makes for a nice sturdy Big bag.

The Pleated Market Bag is a handbag constructed in a wonderful soft flax cotton/hemp fabric and lined with a sturdy 10oz canvas in natural (off white). On the inside you will find three pockets, two slip pockets to carry to carry your cell phone or I-pod and a zippered pocket to keep your valuables. The bag is finished with a magnetic snap closure. All hardware is in a nickel finish.

It's a very large bag, great for carrying books, a laptop or an I pad. Use it as a market bag or a diaper bag.

The adjustable strap is great in that you can wear it messenger style or over your shoulder, ever changing to fit your mood or need.

Approximate bag measurements:

Top opening: 15"
Bottom length: 15 1/2"
Body height: 17"
Strap width: 1 1/4"
Strap length: 23 3/4" - 48 1/2"
Gusset: 6"

This lovely can be found here.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Home Improvements

Been so busy since my return from NYC. I have been interviewing for an internal position at my company as well as working on the house. 

After working on my sister's landscaping, I decided it was time to work on my own.  While I am still not done, (the brushes on the other side of the fence need trimming, weeding and mulching I did manage to work on the backyard.  About two years ago, we finally had someone come in and pull those messing palms in the backyard, they never were my favorite and after Hurricane Wilma, they never were the same.

I did manage to find a pic the day the tree service guys came by....what a mess!

So this morning, as I walked out onto the patio and I was rather impressed with my mad landscaping skills.

DH came up with the idea of placing flowers in clay pots as the chlorine from the the pool drainage pipe was killing everything I planted in the back.