Category Archives: Shop Update

Newest Bag Design | Leather Handled Linen Totes

In the frenzy of work running up to the show I did last month, I finally found the time to make a bag that had been in my head for quite awhile now; a large tote made from linen, with leather handles. I’ve been admiring bag makers who combine leather with cloth for years now, identifying exactly how and why I would like to incorporate it in my work. I took the plunge and ordered some leather from All Leather Supplies, double cap rivets and setting tools from Minkus Margo, a hole punch from Amazon, and I was ready for my new adventure! I practiced installing the rivets and still ended up screwing up my first leather handle installation, but hubby came to the rescue, drilling out the improperly installed rivet, and my first tote turned out great! So I dyed four more pieces of linen in my Autumn Splendor sized to be big enough to cut the front and back side by side and ordered more leather! Four more Autumn Splendor totes were made, and as soon as I posted them on social media 2 were sold, so I knew I had something good going on. I then figured out I had just enough leather for four more bags and dyed more linen with indigo especially for four more bags! Although none of these totes sold at the show, I sold two more a week later to another follower on social media, and I’ve FINALLY had time to take more pix and get these posted in my online shop as well!

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I had a lot of fun designing these bags, I really like working with the leather; this particular leather I found has a lovely feel with plenty of heft but not too stiff, and the visual texture is reminiscent of the what I get while dyeing my fabric, a win win!

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These five are in the shop as of today, so if it’s time for a new bag, come take a look!

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Linen Indigo Shibori Pillows

As you know I’ve been playing around with my indigo vat. I dyed some linen a couple weeks ago, here are four pillows I made with it: They all are closed with a simple zipper on the back: I had some fun quilting these along the fold lines: I love that I had enough space on… Continue Reading

New Shop is Launched!

Oh my goodness, I’m so excited, my new online shop is ready to go!!! My most excellent web designer Mary has done some magic, creating a new site that is mobile-friendly and really celebrates the photos of my work! If you’ve got a few minutes to poke around, please do! If you see something wonky… Continue Reading

Holiday Shopping at Candied Fabrics

In I’ve been busy making some new journals for my Studio Tour next Sunday, but even if I don’t get them done, I’m happy to report that I’ve got plenty of scarves and going green totes, which are always big sellers at shows. Might I suggest that there may be a woman on your gift list this… Continue Reading

Mother’s Day is Coming

With Easter so late this year, Mother’s Day is around the corner! Yikes! One of the items on my to-do list is finally ready to go: I’ve added a fancy schmancy cart system to my online shop! Which means that I’ve got a way for you to see what’s been added to your cart while… Continue Reading

Shop Update

Well, I’ve finally got my Branch & Bird series up in my Etsy shop. I went back and forth on how to sell them, I’m trying this for now. Hopefully it makes sense, & hopefully they fly off to new homes! Continue Reading