I still LOVE LOVE LOVE working with vintage laces and trims. Never enough time to actually create all that's inside my head, but I did manage to finally make another Tote Bag a couple of days ago.
This is the kind of work that really makes my heart SING! There is just something about the hand placement of vintage laces that make me feel happy inside. The only downside is that they take several hours (7-8) to complete.
This one SOLD in just a couple of hours so it's already on it's way to a new home...
Accented with vintage buttons, the body and lining of the Tote was made of linen. Love linen! Yum!!!!
You can't see much of the linen floral used for the inside, but it is a really sweet fabric!
Love the Tattered Lace Pin attached to the outside, too. Found the vintage earring(s) used for the center on a recent trip to Chicago...
Here's a side view with an up-close shot of some of the vintage laces and trims used to create the Tote!
The pattern for this Boho style bag was from ROSS. Yep! ROSS!!!! A few years ago I found this neat (but cheap) bag at one of their stores in Cali and I bought it knowing when I returned home I'd be cutting it up and using it for a pattern.
Have you ever done that? Things made in China (without design ownership) are free-game for me!
I'm taking the day off today to spend with my Miss K. She is almost 13...can't you believe that? She's pretty shy these days...but maybe I can convince her to let me take a couple pics of her so you can see how big she is...you won't believe it. The little girl you all once knew has grown into a lovely young lady.
Love to you...