Thursday, June 2, 2011

Tiger Lily

I'm making a bag strap for my new Tiger Lily inspired bag.

Braiding without ends is interesting.

The finished bag will be up tomorrow.  The riveting process is very loud, and there is a baby that sleeps upstairs.  Goodnight.

Thursday, April 21, 2011


This was one of my first items for "love and squalor".  It was my first time working with leather.

From this...
To this...


Handmade Journals

This hard cover leather journal is hand bound with recycled paper and a woven deerskin center.

Vintage ticking fabric, buffalo hide feather and button closure, recycled paper, antique photo sewn into the front page of each journal.


I love indigo dyed anything, but I just learned about woad.  Another similar beautiful blue dye.  I'll be learning how to woad my own fabrics this summer!  For now I bought a couple of pieces of linen that has already been woad dyed, along with another large piece of antique ticking fabric.  Scarves and bags to come.