Thursday, October 25, 2012


This bag is a Napoleonic theme. It has his emblem, a bee, with french script on one side.

And a key on the other. It is lined with vintage curtain material. The lower part of the bag is jute burlap.

It is a long bag, and can be worn across the body or on one shoulder.

Next I'm working on an homage to Trafalgar 1805, and a tribute to Edgar Allen Poe.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Blue Swallows

This baguette is on a french theme. It is hardwashed sailcloth, with jute trim and an organza ribbon.
One side has a postage stamp:

The lining is a gorgeous vintage quilt print:

Blue swallows with a carte postale background are on the other side:

The shoulder strap is cotton webbing and is long enough to be worn across the body.

                                                             Coming next: Napoleon's Bees.

Saturday, October 13, 2012


Another baguette bag. This one is based on tattoos, one on Keats' theme, Beauty and Truth (that is all ye know on earth and all ye need to know):

And the other side is graced with a tangle of thorns and roses, also from a tattoo design, embellished with tattooed barb wire:

A glimpse of the Indonesian batik lining:

The lining up close:

This bag is 100% cotton except for the embroidery floss. It is extra deep for big baguettes. Again, a great yarn bag as it has no closures or fiddly metal bits. The outer construction is hard washed sailcloth, the inner is Indonesian cotton batik.

Coming next: Blue swallows

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Steampunk Butterfly

Here's a baguette bag on the steampunk theme again. There is Time embroidered on one side, underlined with an embroidered tattoo border:

And an iron butterfly on the other.

The bag is made of sailcloth, and is all cotton except for the jute burlap lower covering (it's an embellishment, there is canvas and lining under it). The strap is very comfortable 100% cotton webbing and is long enough to be worn on one shoulder or across the body. The lining is a theme of cowboy belt buckles.

Coming next: Keats' tattoos.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Steampunk Cowboy

We had our first frost on Thursday. I woke up to ice fog and frozen flowers.

Here's a bag on the Steampunk Cowboy theme. It's sailcloth with embroidery: a longhorn skull with gears on one side;

And a steampunk horse on the other.

It can be worn on one shoulder, or across the shoulder.

It's lined with a cotton print of longhorn skulls.

It has no fasteners or buttons, so it would make a great bag for carrying yarn or things you otherwise do not want to tangle. It's 100% cotton, except for the embroidery threads.

I'll be posting more embroidered stuff as I get photos done. Coming next: steampunk butterfly, Keats tattoos, blue swallows, and Napoleonic bees.