Announcement Handbags, totes & other items, finely designed and crafted of leather, canvas & upcycled fabrics.
Handbags, totes & other items, finely designed and crafted of leather, canvas & upcycled fabrics.
budnic1982 on Oct 5, 2016
Great bag, lightweight and strong. Too nice to use for barn/horse grooming stuff, as I do, but nonetheless, perfect for that use. Love it. Because it is light-colored, I can actually see what is in there!
Semi-retirement has enabled me to design and create whatever I want!
After being in the tent & fabric structure business for 25 years, my personal situation changed and I found myself able to recreate my work life! I had a little bit of income to support myself, so took a little breather of a few months to regroup. Since I could sew just about anything, I put the word out and soon had customers coming to me for clothing alterations, jacket zippers, boat cover repairs, etc. During this time, I'd started feeding an interest in working with leather. After making my daughter a bag, the juices started flowing and as I was working on projects, my customers would see my work around the shop. People started placing custom orders, and I was amazed at my design sense, though there were and still are rough spots. I'm pretty much self-taught, buying books here and there and gleaning info from other sources.
In my former business, which was a fabric structure company, we used a mesh fabric that generated lots of "waste". Part of my deal as I was leaving the business, was that I would carry these scraps away. I make a myriad of bags from this polyethylene mesh, mixing it with leather or by itself creating a vegan line. Canvas is also a favorite fabric of mine. I like to combine it with leather.
I personally cut, sew and ship everything I sell, a true one-person operation!
Along with Etsy sales, I also wholesale to a couple of local shops and have a few contract jobs. I love the diversity of my work...it's never boring! In early 2015, I bought a small house, in which I live and work happily.
Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator
Over 30 years experience with tent & fabric structure design, prototyping and pattern-making has given me the skills to design and create with more freedom!
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
Returns & exchanges
- Custom or personalized orders
- Perishable products (like food or flowers)
- Digital downloads
- Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
- To communicate with you about your order
- To fulfill your order
- For legal reasons (like paying taxes)
Frequently asked questions
Gift wrapping and packaging
I'm happy to gift wrap items and include a gift card.
Custom and personalized orders
Just convo me and we can discuss your needs! I'll list a custom order for you and you can purchase from there.