Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Winter Won't Last
I know this set is grey, not your standard Easter egg tint, but making them, I had a feeling winter was on its way out. I'm sure that's foolish talk to anyone who's survived a northern winter, but I'm still holding out for spring.
I made this set for a custom order, and it was so fun I decided to post it for you. Aside from the Riff Raff I make now and then, my mainstay is recycling plastic. I really enjoy working with it, and I love the part about making garbage not garbage. But I've always loved old things, so when I get the chance to work with vintage textiles, I have fun. The purse is made from a vintage grey leather coat, circa sometime between 1978-1983...general guess. The interior is a repurposed cotton shirt with a great yellow print. I'm really happy with this color scheme, which was requested by the customer. She also asked for a squirrelly zip, so I've included a photo of that as well.