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I've been making things since I was very young. My first-grade notebooks are full of doodles and drawings. My mom sewed, and on her classic black and gold, 1945-era Singer, I started sewing pieces of fabric together, then doll clothes, and by 7th grade I was making my own dresses for school. I began college in 1968 as an Art major, and continued to experiment with many different media. As a young married woman (age 20!) I began making all my gifts at Christmas time for family members: ornaments, stuffed animals, and many other things. I made curtains and re-upholstered furniture for all the houses we lived in. I took inspiration from every source: magazines and books, nature, museums, stores and TV shows. I've tried pottery, oil painting, water-color painting, fabric crafts of all kinds, knitting, crochet, paper collage, beading and jewelry making, shell crafts, furniture painting, paper-mache creations, doll-making, quilting.....you name it, I've probably given it a try. I still get excitement from seeing something that makes me think, "I CAN DO THAT!!", and I go home and get started.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

A couple more bags.  The day I took the gray one into the shop at the Arts Center, a man came in and bought THREE bags for his college-age daughters!

Large tote, greens and browns, lined with fabric from a vintage Hawaiian style shirt.  The cell phone pocket in this lining is the original shirt pocket....lucky placement!

Another rather large tote.....lined with vintage cloth napkins that I found while cleaning out an inherited house.  Good find!  Will be using other vintage linens in future bags.
 During these waning days of a gorgeous fall, I am torn between working on projects and spending as much time as possible outdoors.  Even tho the temps are in the 30s and 40s, it is still golfing weather!!
I have five more bags/totes in the works, then I'm moving on to something different...stay tuned.

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