Monday, February 10, 2014

More snow and Leather Handle Tote

This Winter has not been kind to New England! We got hit with more snow last week. I just hate wasting my personal or vacation days for snow, so I was brave and drove in last Wednesday. I drive into Boston every day, which on a clear day with limited traffic, takes me no more than 45 minutes. I awoke to no snow, got dressed, and left to light snow. Not even 5 minutes later, I couldn't see and the roads were covered. It was scary, but I made it! The view from my office window was so pretty, yet the dread was building for the drive home!

I made it home safely :) By that time, the plows did their job and the snow had stopped.

I have been experimenting with rivets and leather straps. I just love how they make a bag look much more expensive and sturdy. For this tote, I used canvas from a vintage military duffle. I also re-purposed a leather belt I found at a thrift store. I just love the end result!

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, February 1, 2014

New toile animals

I have been so busy finding and preparing new recipes, that I have neglected my sewing machine! I have a bunch of toile fabric and knew it would make great stuffed animals. Here are 3 I made-
The elephant and giraffe are from patterns I bought. The little bunny is just from a design I made. They are so cute and would look great in a baby's room. 

I have also been experimenting with rivets and leather purse handles. I like the look the handles give the bags. I will post some of those later. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the weekend!