Announcement I specialize in unique handmade purses, totes, pillows & wall hangings constructed using vintage rural advertising sacks, recycled notions and a mixture of old and new fabrics. Each item is individually designed and crafted with careful attention to detail.
I specialize in unique handmade purses, totes, pillows & wall hangings constructed using vintage rural advertising sacks, recycled notions and a mixture of old and new fabrics. Each item is individually designed and crafted with careful attention to detail.
Bacon Purse from Pruden’s Virginia Dry Cured Bacon Bag; Cross body; Shoulder; Fun; One of a Kind
mtwcook on Aug 18, 20225 out of 5 stars
Simply beautiful. A lovely treasure from this fabulous shop. Thank you so much for your wonderful talent.
mtwcook on May 13, 20225 out of 5 stars
Absolutely lovely. What a beautiful bag. I have never ever been disappointed with this shop. I recommend it to everyone. Thank you so much.
mtwcook on May 5, 20225 out of 5 stars
Wonderful. It’s such a fun bag. Again, pleased as punch with your fantastic bags. Thank you so much.
Re-imagining New Things From Old Stuff.
W3bch1ck.com is one woman’s dream of making beautiful things that make people smile. My name is Kristy Rhoades and I am a web application developer by day, which is where my “web chick” handle was born. With that paying the bills I can spend my free time repurposing vintage textiles such as seed, feed, grain & flour sacks. My initial line of repurposed purses was called The Up^Cycles, I have since expanded my product line to include pillows and wall hangings. Each item is individually designed and crafted with careful attention to detail.
Most of my vintage textiles date from the mid-1900’s, a time when agricultural textiles such as feed, grain, seed and flour sacks were commonly used & re-used in a variety of ways - I grew up sleeping under feed sack sheets made by my great-grandmother during the great depression. In my shop you might also find aprons, skirts and children’s clothing made from a variety of vintage textiles such as pillowcases, tablecloths and handkerchiefs.
My work has been featured in Birds & Blooms magazine and a recent Better Homes & Gardens book. Please check out my website for more photos & history!
Owner, Maker, Designer
I have been sewing since I was 6 years old, my mother is an extremely talented seamstress & quiltmaker. My great-grandmother raised a family during the great depression, from her I learned the value of re-use long before recycling was in vogue!
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