“Have fabric, will sew.”

That is my motto.

 

I am a very creative person who loves working with color, texture,

pattern, and paint, whether on fabric, paper, wood or glass.

 

I have over 35 years experience as a tailor/dressmaker

and have made everything from children’s clothing to wedding dresses.

 

Recently, the need to have a backpack that was pretty, well-constructed,

and customized for my needs, led me to make one for myself

after the cheap one I bought ripped in two places the first day I had it.

 

All bags are my own designs, and all are created from upholstery and drapery fabrics ​for strength, longevity, beauty, diversity, and are uniquely one-of-a-kind.

 

Categories include: backpacks, rucksacks, haversacks, camera bags, beach bags, totes, laptop/tablet bags, diaper bags, messenger bags, cross body bags, réticules, hats, scarves, cravats, and select clothing.

My crafting goal is to create items with both form and function.

 

My style is influenced by vintage ephemera from the Victorian era.

In my digital art and design, I use a lot my own

photography with added ephemera from the public domain.

 

Altered books are made from the covers of actual books

 and purchased scrapbook paper.

 

Writing journals are made from papers with my own photography

and/or digital designs, and ephemera from the public domain.

I also share free (public domain) files I find

in various museums and libraries across the world.

 

Under this brand is the following arts and crafts: 

digital  scrapbook paper, writing journals, altered books, 

and handmade paper.

 

 

 

Under this brand is my

 handmade soap,

sachets,

room & fabric sprays, 

perfumes and colognes.

 

One of the most relaxing ways for me to spend an evening

is walking through a flower garden

with a macro lens on my camera.

 

I am drawn to abandoned buildings and vehicles.

There is a certain beauty in the forgotten and the rusted.

 

I am a Notable Collector,  all star 2017,

and Top 25: Editor's Choice Community Member | 2018 on Unsplash,

where I also contribute some of my photos for use

under the Unsplash license.

 

I am also a Local Guide on Google Maps,

so I have a few photos of local eateries, landmarks and such.

 

As time and opportunity allows,

everything else I make and do 

falls under this category.

 

painted furniture

painted baskets

pendant necklaces

miscellaneous craft projects