Monday, January 5, 2009

Earthly Delight

This earthy fellow was gifted to my Mother, a nature lover. It's brown and green remind me of healthy earth dotted with spring flowers.

I lined it with a simple green floral design. I purchase most of my fabrics at and if you sign up for their e-newsletter you can get some great savings. Infact, I may have to surf over there now for a little after-Christmas shopping! Happy New Year!

Another Felted Gift

This floral bag was gifted to my Mother-in-law who saw and loved it a year ago. It only needed a lining to bloom into a fabulous handbag. For those of you who knit, the flower pattern can be found at

I couldn't resist this bright retro pattern for a lining to a very fun purse!

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Pink and Purple

One of my favorite bags in Purple and Pink finally made it into the hands of another favorite...Aunt Betty. I gifted it this Christmas after finishing the lining and adding a little Bling(glass beads!) Aunt Betty likes Bling!

I hope she enjoys it as much as I have enjoyed beading and finishing it for her. Merry Christmas, Aunt Betty!

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Radiant Red to go

Well, my daughter (10 years old) decided she wanted me to make her a dress. So we bought a pattern and some very pretty fabric. Then I realized how many unfinished purses were lurking in my studio. So, I am determined to finish what I started before I tackle a new project. Hopefully I can complete them and move on before the weather cools off this is a sundress pattern!

Here is a bubble bag in red with fun fur and a charm. I do love this one. It is an over-the-shoulder bag which is a must have with kids.

This would be a bubble bag in black. Again with a fringe trim but lined with black cotton.

Finally a tote. Simple and small with clean lines. A winter creation with colors like that of the northern Missouri landscape November through March. Embellised with an Asian inspired bone button.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

A busy day, not really!

Beautiful AZ flowers! New inspiration for new bags. The creative juices are flowing...

I was always and orange fan, mixed with the yellow it pops! Maybe some glass beads will help duplicate the colors of the desert. Time will tell. I will be printing pictures to hang in my studio for continued inspiration...even on cloudy Missouri days!

This purple tote has hand felted flowers and wooden handles in chocolate. I love this color combination! It was inspired by spring on the plains. No sunshine here yet, just green grass and flowers. After an anniversary (14 years)/mother's day trip to AZ I am anxious to create bags using desert browns and bright cactus flower colors. New bags coming soon!

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

A "Bubble Bag" in brown and ivory with a felted flower and decorative fringe. Glass beads make up the center of the flower. This purse is lined and has a button closure.
A small striped bag in orange, green and natural wool. Bag has natural, round rattan handles and measures 7 1/2" x 8" x 3".

A "Bubble Bag" in green, embelished with natural dyed mohair and glass beads. This bag is lined, has 3 convenient pockets and a magnetic snap closure. A fun bag for the person who enjoys color and texture!