Some time ago I made some paper bag clutches that hold mini journals, using paper to cover the clutches. Then I decided to make one covered in fabric and lace, and this one emerged. As the clutch was developed, I realized that I wanted it to simply be an evening bag and not hold a journal, so I lined the interior with cream silk fabric and made a lace inner pocket. The flap slides under the rhinestone button to hold the purse closed. The lady and butterflies on the back and the roses inside the flap are all from Graphic 45 Le Romantique paper collection.
I chose a black patterned fabric for the next clutch, again to be used for an evening bag. I love the embroidered design! The fabric covered buttons were in my stash and are a perfect match. The clutch closes with a cord wound around the two buttons and tied in a knot. I chose not to embellish this one very much, as the fabric lends itself to a more spare look.
All fabrics are from FabMo, an organization here in northern CA that collects discarded samples/remnants and passes them along to artisans. The trims are a mixture of recycled and new.
I have been making some fun little pockets and things from recycled tissue boxes and coffee filters. Thank you to Natasha of Treasure Books for the inspiration! All of these pockets can be used in a journal, as a gift holder, or hung on a wall for decoration. Enjoy the video here, as well!
I had fun making this album for a customer, for her mother’s upcoming birthday. Do you have a loved one that you need a special gift for? I can make a custom album for you, too! Get your order in now so that I can deliver in time for the holidays. Enjoy the video tour of this album, as well.
Whenever I feel stressed, I find that turning to my art table to create beautiful things helps me calm down and return to center. Beauty uplifts the spirits and renews us, so I regard my art as functional, therapeutic and beautiful.
Over the past week I have created several little objects that I think you will adore as much as I do. You can watch videos for some of the items: Hydrangea Clutch and Card; Layered Pocket Card; and the Sugar & Sparkle Stuffed Bag.
My latest masterpiece! Enjoy the video tour
Fresh today! Check out this adorable Love Notes Mini Folio and the video of the interior:
And this cute recycled Wild Mushrooms envelope and card