Monday, September 21, 2009

You Live and Learn....

From every mistake, you learn from it, right? That's what I learned after I tried to finish this one with a coating spray so that it would hold up to wear and tear. Apparently you shouldn't use matte finish on an old hardcover surface. BUT! What does remain is this picture of what once was :) So here it is... what Nathaniel Hawthrone would carry if he carried a purse. It was so young *tear*

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Sunday Morning

"You cannot prevent the birds of sadness from passing over your head, but you can prevent their making a nest in your hair." ~Chinese proverb

This necklace was created using brown cording and two pendants. The bottom pendant, a bird's nest, sits below the bird pendant that overlaps it. So cute!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

I've always thought old hardcover books have a story to tell (no pun intended) and after thrifting around Raleigh the past few week's I've discovered that you can make some unique handbags out of a hardcover book and some fabric. Just add some handles from a recycled purse and viola! A one-of-a-kind handbag. Inside each handbag the sides are lined with pages from the book that help keep the book's character in check. They say you can't judge a book by it's cover- does that mean you shouldn't judge a handbag by it's cover?

Here's the first handbag I ever did make: