PlayingHookyInAlaska

Singular Creations from a Singular Location

13 Sales

PlayingHookyInAlaska

Singular Creations from a Singular Location

13 Sales On Etsy since 2008

0 out of 5 stars
(9)

Announcement   Unique fiberdesigns include:
Needle felting, soldered fabric collage, felled wool;
Modern updates of vintage patterns from the 40’s and 50’s;
Antique, vintage, or imported button embellishments;
Hand embroidery;
Hand-stitched surprise linings;
Magnetic closures;
Brides’ and evening purses;
Special orders welcomed;
Welcome and thank you for visiting.

Announcement

Unique fiberdesigns include:
Needle felting, soldered fabric collage, felled wool;
Modern updates of vintage patterns from the 40’s and 50’s;
Antique, vintage, or imported button embellishments;
Hand embroidery;
Hand-stitched surprise linings;
Magnetic closures;
Brides’ and evening purses;
Special orders welcomed;
Welcome and thank you for visiting.

Barbara Mitchell

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Barbara Mitchell

Pet Portrait in Needle Felt
$100.00
Needlefelted Pet Portrait
$100.00
Fabric Collage from Your Photo
$100.00
Fabric Collage from Your Photo
$100.00
Fabric Collage from Your Photo
$100.00
Needlefelted Pet Portrait
$100.00
Fabric Collage From Your Photo
$100.00
Fabric Collage From Your Photo
$100.00
Fabric Collage From Your Photo
$100.00
Needlefelted Art From Your Photo
$80.00
Needlefelted Art From Your Photo
$80.00
Needlefelted Pet Portrait
$100.00
Unique Fabric Landscape Collages Made to Order
$100.00
Needlefelted Animal Portraits
$100.00
Needlefelted Animal Portraits
$100.00
Needlefelted Animal Portraits
$100.00
Needlefelted Christmas Stocking from Your Photo
$80.00
Needlefelt of Your Favorite Landscape Photo
$80.00
Unique Fabric Landscape Collages Made to Order
$100.00
Unique Fabric Landscape Collages Made to Order
$100.00
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Reviews

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Tara Benson

Tara Benson on Sep 21, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

I'm so pleased with my fiber art! Barbara captured my girl, Frankie, perfectly and was wonderful to work with. She kept in touch, asked for feedback, and walked me through the best way to have it framed. I couldn't recommend her more!

9433elizabeth

9433elizabeth on Sep 24, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Simply gorgeous! I cannot imagine doing this much work with such lovely fabric at this reasonable price! It's like a painting! Thank you so much:)

Anonymous on May 15, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Anonymous on May 15, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Anonymous on May 15, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Attention Shoppers: These bags are absolutely GLORIOUS!!!!!!

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About

Singular Creations from a Singular Location

Creating handbags in Alaska? Southeast Alaskans are more likely to be seen with backpacks--their idea of dressing up is to change from blue fleece to black fleece and then rinse off their rubber boots. I’ve been overdressed for a quarter of a century! But the beauty of this region inspires many artisans.

When my daughter gave me a book of crochet projects as a Mother’s Day gift with purses already marked, I took the hint and began making some as gifts. Her friends admired them, so a new vocation opened up.

I especially enjoy playing with the fibers and yarns, finding a unique mix of color and texture and trying out new stitches or ways to update vintage patterns. Living in Japan as a military brat gave me a great appreciation for Asian design that often inspires my choice of purse linings. I prefer novelty, resulting in one-of-a-kind purses, soldered fabric collages and needlefelted pet portraits. And I really enjoy problem-solving, so special orders are welcome.

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  • Barb Mitchell

    Owner

    I’m a retired teacher. After many years of encouraging my students in the gifted/talented program to express themselves creatively, I now have time to follow my own advice.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 12, 2013
Hello and welcome!

Accepted payment methods

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
PayPal, Credit Cards and gift cards are accepted.
Shipping
US Customers: Your package will be shipped within 48 hours by flat rate priority USPS mail with delivery confirmation included. It will be shipped in a $5.00 mailing pouch for smaller, flatter items and a $10.00 box for larger items or by request. Multiple items? I'll arrange a refund after determining actual shipping costs.

Just FYI--There is no highway system in Southeast Alaska, so parcel post is put on a barge that takes a week just to get to Seattle and commercial shipping costs are outrageous up here...

International buyers: You will only be charged the actual shipping costs based on the size and weight of the package. I will send you an updated invoice after shipping is arranged. Any customs, taxes or other fees are the sole responsibility of the buyer. Please contact me with any information that will help get your package to you promptly and economically.
Refunds and Exchanges
I would expect that any unsatisfactory item would be returned promptly and in its original condition with shipping paid by the customer. Since every situation could be as unique as each item, contact me within three days of receipt and we will reach a reasonable solution. My goal is to please my customers.
Additional policies and FAQs
Custom orders for brides' purses are a speciality and other custom orders are most welcome. Contact me with your requests or questions.