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So this is me...
My mind is not tamed by reading and watching, rather doing and creating. I feel overwhelmed with thoughts and ideas at times, until I can make them a reality. My most fond memories of learning how to sew date back around 20, make that 18ish years ago. I'll set the mood...

A few hours away in a rustic home set alone in the woods, a fire burning in the stove. I wake up to the smell of homemade pancake batter and bacon. Excited to start our creations of the day, we jump out of the crisp white sheets. Grandma Calls out "HOTCAKES, wash up girls!" After filling our tummies my sister and I head down the steep stairs to the warm basement smelling of cedar and cinders from the fire. We go to the aged wooden crate under the stares labeled "rags" old scraps of material my Grandma had left over from previous projects and old warn out flannel shirts from Grandpa. We…

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  • Female
  • Born on May 14
  • Joined February 3, 2010

Favorite materials

Recycled Leather, vintage cottons, Kilim rugs, Chimayo Wool, Pendleton R Wool, Metal details, Canvas, Stones, Studs, Leather Hides and Remnants and any kind of cool vintage materials

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14xbags
Leather Bags Handmade in The USA

About

So this is me...
My mind is not tamed by reading and watching, rather doing and creating. I feel overwhelmed with thoughts and ideas at times, until I can make them a reality. My most fond memories of learning how to sew date back around 20, make that 18ish years ago. I'll set the mood...

A few hours away in a rustic home set alone in the woods, a fire burning in the stove. I wake up to the smell of homemade pancake batter and bacon. Excited to start our creations of the day, we jump out of the crisp white sheets. Grandma Calls out "HOTCAKES, wash up girls!" After filling our tummies my sister and I head down the steep stairs to the warm basement smelling of cedar and cinders from the fire. We go to the aged wooden crate under the stares labeled "rags" old scraps of material my Grandma had left over from previous projects and old warn out flannel shirts from Grandpa. We would spent the day sewing dolls and animals on my grandmas antique singer sewing machine. Embellishing them with vintage buttons and old linens. We would create clothing for them to wear, then take them on an adventure in the woods. My mom was always amazed with the creations an 8 and 10 year old could come up with. We once even made her a table for the entryway out of scrap wood and a perfume bottle lid for the door pull. Needless to say this is about the time my mind started to wander, all the possibilities what to do next.

I absolutely love what I do! I realize the possibilities are endless and Im eager to learn! I am a ski bum, a daughter and an aunt. I love my life, my family and my wonderful husband. I love the feeling I get when one of my creations is sent on a new adventure building a bond with a new owner and a whole new environment. Each and every creation is a part of my sole to be shared. A part of my imagination brought to life.


All 14X handbags are hand made with recycled leather and linings by me! I make each bag to be totally unique and one of a kind. Most of my bags feature hand stitched details and finishes located in various locations. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions, I would love to help!

You may find my shipping address varries as I move around during the year. I will be shipping from Sandpoint in the summer, Driggs in the winter and in March and April I'm in Alaska. It's a busy life.

My bags are made with an industrial sewing machine made to stitch leather. You can feel comfortable knowing that my seams are secure. I also use thread that is weather resistant and strong, so you don’t have to worry about it breaking down over time.

I put love and a lot of time into every bag. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

Thanks again,
Kimberly

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