Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Flapper Fringy Upcycled Leather & Suede Totes

Loving this new fringe tote design... Inspired by the layers of fringe on flapper dresses from the 1920's!  Upcycled leather and suede.  Leather base and long, hand cut layers of suede fringe.  Leather straps attached with black grommets.  Exact proportions vary based on the salvaged materials used.  Which is your favorite?







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Friday, February 10, 2012

Finding Inspiration in a Moody Gray Morning in New Orleans' Historic Cemeteries

Some days are just dripping with mood... this early, gray morning last weekend was one of them.  Found inspiration in the cool, quiet morning - felt the spirits of the angels, and soaked in the textures, shades, and moods of all the grays.... New Orleans continues to be such an inspiring and endlessly interesting town - for so many different reasons...
















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Monday, February 6, 2012

Mardi Gras 2012 in New Orleans

My first Carnival Season in New Orleans!  It is getting very exciting here - lost of festive decorations everywhere and everybody seems to be getting their costumes ready.  Love a town where it is ok to wear a TuTu! Very excited to see it all unfold in the coming days.

A few shots from this past weekend...






Inspired the upcycler in me to make a few festive upcycled leather bags too...




http://www.etsy.com/listing/90355179/mardi-gras-upcycled-leather-handbag

http://www.etsy.com/listing/90354937/mardi-gras-upcycled-leather-tote-handbag?ref=v1_other_2

Le bon temps roule!


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Upcycled Bags Handmade in New Orleans