You’ve Got Mail Bag

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Last week I found some real treasures at a vintage shop.  After washing the U.S. Mail bag several times I combined it with some black leather repurposed from a leather jacket donated to me and used a pattern I made up and call the Museum Bag.  (Each time I make these bags, the pattern becomes more and more refined!)  I added a built in zipper to the linen lining and used some leftover leather as the zipper pull.  I LOVE THIS BAG.  It begs for me to put on my Doc Marten boots to match!

In other news, after some lobbying by my friend Bianca of

Thanks! I made them!.

Alabama Chanin is no longer using Nude as a dress color.  The light sand color previously called Nude is now called Ballet.  Yay for Alabama Chanin and Yay for Bianca!  Let’s hope other companies come to their senses as well.

Lastly, I am honored beyond measure to be asked to participate in a special quilting bee, one that involves only solid fabrics, with a theme that changes each month and is composed of ROCKSTAR quilters. I must admit I’m a little humbled that they would want to include me but I’m excited to give it my best. Look for us soon on Flicker and Instagram:

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