I have my new Moleskine out of the package but have not drawn a single thing! Once I have finished this last tote–and it is close–I have promised myself to get drawing. I am inspired by Nina’s xmas day drawing and may try out orchids. They are so beautiful right now. I will be in Kenya for three weeks in February and hope to document my visit in drawings as well as photographs. So, in three weeks I will be shutting down the sewing machines and putting away the hook and frame until March. However, I should be able to blog on the weekends, if all goes well, so you may hear from me.
In the meantime, a new project. My sister has a great eye and fashion sense. She found this beautiful vintage buckle for me and has challenged me to come up with a use for it. She suggested a belt or closure for a bag. Hmmm. I love a challenge. I’ll tuck it away for now–but who knows where it will reappear. I saved the Bally strap in the previous post for 20 years before I found the perfect spot for it!
Hi Christine, Happy New Year, the orchid is beautiful, it would be a great painting. I also like the vintage buckle can’t wait to see what you do with it! You must be getting very excited about your trip to kenya. Hope all is well, I will send you a picture soon of my trivet!
Happy New Year to you too. And wonderful about the trivet! I look forward to it and will, with your permission, put it on the blog!
Hi Christine, first of all I like your bags and what you do.
I work for a buckle manufacturer in Italy. Can you tell me more about the “vintage” buckle? is there something on the backside? How old do you think it is? Thank you very much.
Ciao from Italy, Gianni
and welcome back. What beautiful pictures you took in Africa.
Can you tell me how old is the “vintage” buckle?