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Clothing Upcycle – DIY

I recently cut the tag out of this top and made 2 small holes along the neckline. ugh. I pieced together some scraps of fabric to form a binding. Trimmed it down to cover the holes, pressed the raw edges down to form a binding and attached to the neckline. I am happy with the […]

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Sorting Time

Nurturing my creative process Slow Sewing. Hand Sewing. Needle and thread. Quiet. Peaceful. Once a week I will carve out an hour or two. Mending, patching, embellishing. I want to slow things down a bit. Step away from the hectic assembly line that my sewing room can often become. Sort my scraps. Sort my buttons. […]

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The Secret…to Shaggy Baggy Inspiration

Mixing color and prints is my primary inspiration for all my work. Totes’ and handbags’ primary purpose is function (storage) and organization. My unique mix of prints and colors make them stand out as practical, beautiful, daily accessories to serve in all seasons. Wristlets and zippers—splashes of color—on a neutral background (often linen or denim.) Unique, […]

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A Button on Top!

I mostly work with remnants so I rarely have an idea of how a bag will look before I begin. A simple pile of colors and prints. A collection of fabric. I sort. Move the colors around. Layer various pieces together. Usually two different fabrics, sometimes more. I iron. The warmth of the steam. The […]

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