Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Everything Old is Wonderful

Aside from the normal riff-raff I make, I haven't even touched any real vintage textiles in quite a while. Which I would say was my first love, if I didn't realize that it would be too cheesy to say such a thing. Then--Yay!--I got a custom order for a handbag made from grey leather (you can find that one in an earlier post...), and not long after that, a request from a good friend for a fantastic birthday clutch that was imbued with hope. (That was the actual custom order, I promise.) I felt that raspberry vinyl was imbued with hope and a love of all things 1980. That would be the clutch in the first photo.

Anyway, all that got me started using some vintage stuff again, which is still recycling, if not quite the same level as making stuff out of tossed out plastic shopping bags. Instead, I've been recycling lengthy vintage burgundy leather trench coats and bright red old leather blazers. I'm not like a style consultant or anything, but I don't feel sorry for removing those items from circulation.

The raspberry clutch is already prancing around Washington, but you can find the other two in my Etsy shop.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Cozy Revolution

One day people will come to their senses and stop drinking their drinks out of cozy-less cans. Think of all those hands, needlessly freezing...all those bubbly drinks, sadly and unnecessarily warming to room temp. The revolution is here my friends, and these are just two of the possibilities for cozyin' up. It's time to get cozy.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Recycling is All-American

Oh Team Awesome. You.

Here's a few bags that salute the team, encourage daredevilry, and embiggen even the smallest with their noble spirit. Because Minneapolis, with the rest of America, is on the verge of spring, and we're all getting squirrely. Time to don the stripes and jump your bicycle over Snake River Canyon.

Meet the team at my Etsy shop....

Monday, March 3, 2008

Save the World or Carry it with You

Here's to bicycle season. Or for that matter, any season that doesn't involve permafrost. This is the latest batch of messengers listed in my Etsy shop (click "my etsy" store link on the left to see it). These are the large size of the basic recycled plastic messengers. Perfect for your extra gear. Or for filling with tacos.