Wednesday, July 8, 2015


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 won't believe it.  The little girl you all once knew has grown into a lovely young lady.

More soon.

Love to you...


Jen said...

The bag looks terrific! I cannot believe your Miss K is already 13! Then again my grand daughter turned 3 this years, and I can't get my head wrapped around how quickly that
Have a great day

Theresa said...

Beautiful! Make more:) Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

20 North Ora said...

What a gorgeous creation! I'm not surprised that it sold so quickly. I love mixing old laces and linens. Just something about hand sewing all of that together to make something special.



Anonymous said...

HI Rebecca! Oh, the new bag is so beautiful! You do such gorgeous and romantic looking work!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

janzi said...

What a stunning bag, not surprised that it is already sold>> I am in awe of all you ladies who are so creative with your hands... this is also a lovely blog that I will return to from time to time, meanwhile, thank you for sharing, and all the best from across the pond..j

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Rebecca, this is so lovely and I can just imagine the time it took to create it. I'm glad it sold and is going to a good home. I for one would never carry it because to me it's a work of art to be displayed!


Unknown said...

What an adorable bag! You are such a gifted seamstress!

Bente said...

Oh my, what a beautiful bag. LOVE it
HUgs from here

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Rebecca,
Its been so long, I have missed reading your blog. The bag you created is lovely and I see why it sold so fast! I still love lace too and always will.
Wow your Miss K is going to be a "tween" that's what my daughter called her daughter at 13..time sure does fly and grow up so fast. My grand daughter will be 17 in Sept. Now that makes me feel old LOL
Well I just wanted to stop by and say HI..
Have a wonderful day, Elizabeth

Unknown said...

Gorgeous bag!!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Wow! It's just what I love! Hugs, Diane

Lynda Shoup said...

This is a beautiful bag! I can imagine it was fun to make. I am not at all surprised it was snapped right up.

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