Friday, May 31, 2013
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Wednesday, February 20, 2013
I suppose I am leaving out a few important steps here, but this is basically how it all comes together.
I'm a sucker for any leather that is a little beat up and looks like it has already lived a few lives. I had enough leather to make one MINI ENTOURAGE.
Urban Sketchers. This site showcases the work of 100 invited artists. Work ranges from pen and ink sketches of fellow passengers on the subway to bright and beautiful drawings of landscapes from all over the world. After a very long break I am a bit intimidated to draw. What if I can't, what if my drawings resemble that of a 5 year old?!!? But really, who cares if I am the only one who can decipher my scribbles, I just need to start.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
THIS ITEM IS SOLD OUT.
I am starting a series of Party Clutches. Fun wristlets that have a little extra detail. Each will be one of a kind. I think this particular wristlet will be great for summer evenings on the patio, sipping on a cold beer or a vodka soda. I can't wait for summer to get here!!! This little lady is made of cream recycled leather, she has a small exterior pocket that is great for lipstick, closes with a snap closure, hang onto her with a wristlet strap and she is lined with hand painted canvas.
Monday, February 4, 2013
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Thursday, January 31, 2013
Entourage Wristlet in Soft Brown Leather.
If you check out the previous post, you will see I used this same jacket for a larger bag, The Eva Tote. But I am not satisfied until I have used up every last bit of leather. This old jacket sacrificed it's life for handbags, might as well make it worth it.
To ensure all CHA CHA bags are strong and will last forever and ever, I interface them. For those not in the sewing world that is a sew in or glue on type of fabric that gives stability to to the leather. But lately I have been using the lining from the jackets as interface. This way I am using every last bit of the garment and the bags are just as strong as ever. Working with recycled/reclaimed fabrics makes you think about sewing/creating in a whole new way. Keeps it challenging/interesting. I like it.
More pictures of EVA here.