Monday, December 21, 2009

Bag Recreation Project

Recently, I was commissioned to recreate a bag that had an unfortunate accident:

oh the horror! you can see the damage in the picture below, but also keep in mind that these photos are of the bag that i would be recreating, stitch-by-stitch:

I was able to salvage the zippers, D-rings, and straps:
You can really see the ink on the left side of the bag here:
so my work was cut out for me! new canvas, vinyl, closures, lining, and completely new construction. want to see the end result? course you do!

Here's the front:

the side panel:
Close-up of the new closures:
the back:

my fave part is the lining, which was upgraded by my client from army green nylon to fun fun fun floral cotton!

What a fun project! Can't wait for my next challenge!


Friday, November 27, 2009



happy thanksgiving, all you americans :)

yesterday i spent it with my fam, and with a frien who is german! it was interesting to talk to him about the differences between america and europe in patriotism, transportation, language barriers and culture in general. it all started when he said he had just booked a hotel room for new years eve - in PARIS! (but that's only a 4 hour drive for him!)

for us, i guess the equivalent would be NYC, but a hotel room for new years in the big apple would be way more than what they paid in paris. guess we'll just stick to fireworks on the beach :)

how was YOUR thanksgiving?

have a great black friday!



the SALE is on! head on over for some great deals!


Monday, November 9, 2009

an article i like....

...and think we should all read and think about:

what does the word "need" mean to you?


Monday, September 28, 2009


i have decided after much contemplation to take a hiatus from my blogging efforts. all of my past posts will still be searchable and readable, but i won't be adding anything new for awhile.

thanks for understanding :)


Friday, September 18, 2009

TRADE5 $5 sale

today (sept 18) thru sunday (sept 20) the trade-a-holics team is having a $5 sale!

just search etsy for the term "TRADE5" to see all the stuff we have marked down for just $5!

here are just some of the lovely items on sale now in my shop:

and there's more - check it out before the sale is over!


Wednesday, September 9, 2009


ok, everyone it's the day of all days! the last set of repeating single digit days we'll have in almost a century! (until 2101!!)

AND i'm having a 9% off sale in my shop! 9% off everything in my shop all day TODAY only!