Posts made in August, 2011

the last of collioure

The beautiful catalan fabric I got in France became three bags. The pouch with orange leather bottom and the orange and pink tote which you have seen in previous posts have both sold. This pouch with turquoise zipper, leather tab and interior suede pocket is the last of Collioure. This is a great pouch to clip into a bigger bag, and at 7"x6"x3" it is large enough to hold your camera or other treasures. I am going to post it on Etsy soon.


spatter bird

This pouch is bigger and more lively. I experimented with fabric paint and am pleased with the results. The lining is pink and orange stripes and dots, so this is definitely one happy bird bag! I will be putting it on Etsy later today along with a couple of others. I am very happy to say that I have already had two sales, so I am off to the post office today, sending one package to Texas!


and the winner is #17

Thank you all so much for your wonderful comments.  221 people visited the page! I hope that you will continue to leave comments--it is very heartening to read your opinions and your encouragement. This is a new, somewhat unnerving adventure and I am so glad to have you accompanying me along the way. The winner of the draw is #17, Cathlin.  My husband was barely awake this morning when I asked him to choose and number between 1 and 29 and he chose 17. Cathlin, please send me your postal information and I will pop the logo bird pouch in the mail to you. The Etsy shop is up and running (thank you Owen for your help). Just click on the orange button on the right to visit.  There are currently 6 items in the shop. Please let me know your opinions about what you see there and what you would like to see.



I made this small pouch from a recycled leather skirt.  Some time ago I posted the skirt and Wendie commented that this blue is her favourite colour.  As I was working on the pouch, I was thinking of her, and it wasn't until afterwards that I realized that it was her 'big birthday'.  Although we have only met a few times, Wendie is a great blog supporter--which I very much appreciate. So this pouch is named in her honour. I have more of this leather for a bigger clutch--and has luck would have it, VV had two more blue items, an 80's jacket and another skirt--so there will be more blue items on the sewing machine soon! Below are other views, including the interior which is lined with gorgeous gold fabric screen printed with birds--from the market in Limoux. ps  I will announce the winner of the draw tomorrow.


news and give-away!!

I have decided to set up at Etsy store to sell my leather and canvas goods. I hope that this will happen early next week.  To celebrate this event, a large step for me, I have decided, following the example of my mentor and friend Arounna, to have a give-away.  Please leave me a comment, telling me which products you would like to see in the Etsy store and I will randomly select a winner next Friday August 26th. You may have to scroll back to look at the canvas and leather totes, pouches and bags to see what I could possibly make for the Etsy site.  The winner will receive this adorable little pouch.


I am a retired educator and recovered administrator. I have always been interested in fibre, first as a weaver, now as a rug hooker and screen printer. Over the last few years I have become passionate about giving a new life to cast-off wool and leather. This is my journal where I muse about my creative life.

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