unique recycled purses & accessories

me and my inspiration :)
i love, love, love, color, fabric, flowers, prints and all things vintage :)
i love to sell in person too!
i even make my own labels.
where the magic happens... my sewing room!

recycled from my heart

:: my inspiration

I find my inspiration to live an eco-friendly life from my little girl. She had many skin sensitivities as a baby and it was at that point when I started to pursue natural products. My interest in living a green lifestyle grew and eventually led me back to sewing and to the creation of Lynn Minney Designs.

Flowers, fabric and antiques also inspire me. I love to incorporate flowers in most of my creations. I have an obsession with vintage and recycled fabrics and antiques. The outside of my house is surrounded by approximately 1,000 square feet of flower beds. The inside of my house is with an eclectic assortment of antique furniture from my grandmothers danish style dressers to a 1850 kitchen table.

:: my workspace

I am lucky enough to have a large work area. My family has a modest nice sized ranch with a great room (kitchen/dining/living room). It also has a spare room that we think was supposed to be a formal living room, but we just are not formal people. It started out as a playroom when we moved in 3 years ago, but my daughter preferred to be in the great room with us. Not long after that I started my business, so this space lent itself perfectly to my passion, sewing. So my room has a barbie house in it, but I mostly work in there ;) This space allows me to hear everything that is going on instead of being in my damp basement. I guess it was meant to be!

:: designs for you

I carry a sketchbook at all times. I can't sew something without drawing many versions first. After I settle on a concept, I create a pattern and choose fabric. The rest is what you see here on etsy! I've done lot of custom orders which require close communication with my customers (my favorite part). I love marrying my vision with my customers preferences and bringing it to life. Nothing is more rewarding that a happy customer!

Thanks for stopping by!
Lynn Minney
owner, maker, designer
My passion is to sew unique purses and accessories out of recycled sweaters, jeans, vintage fabrics, ties and buttons. I love to treasure hunt for fabric and upcycle them into a one-of-a-kind accessories.