In a comment she made on yesterday’s post, Wendie talked about the joys of handmade gifts. I agree and am busy at this time of year trying to make all my ideas a reality. At left is a small pouch made for a special friend. I hope to do more silk screening with words in the new year.
Below is Carissa’s birthday Keller bag. It is made of a strong green leather, big enough for her laptop and with many pockets, including a small on one the back for her keys. The zippers are from the green Michael Kors suit–I used every inch of that leather and now the zippers. They are stronger than anything that I can buy on the market–hurray for upcycling.
Lucky girl! I love the green bag – and I’m sure she does, too. Who wouldn’t? 😉
Good luck with your last-minute making. I whipped up a stocking at the end of last week and a handful of ornaments last night…..and now I think I really am ‘done’. So I’m shifting gears and pulled some knitting out of hibernation. With any luck there will be a new sweater for me to wear over the holidays…
I’m on my last gift! And then I hope to get my hooking out next week. I am ready to start my challenge!
Good luck with your sweater. I do need to learn to knit!
Very best wishes for the holiday to you, your mother and sisters (and dad too of course)
I bet Carissa loves her new purse/ the colour is great!
The bag looks great on the website but it is truely perfect around my shoulder. I love the size when I am out for an entire day and need those extra things right with me. I am certainly a lucky lady =) My new green set is wonderful and is made to last. Of course I have not forgotten about my grape Carissa bag which is still a favorite and accomplanied me to Quebec City over New Years. Mom, you are a great inspiration!