Friday, December 20, 2013
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Just a little something that I have been working on recently, I love this toasted caramel leather. There is nothing like taking recycled leather and creating something new and fresh. You can find these lovely handmade bags on my Etsy Shop at www.treefairfax.etsy.com
Saturday, December 14, 2013
Monday, December 9, 2013
I am totally on a "red" kick here lately, my husband picked up this five dollar hat for me and I love it!!! Paired it with one of my handmade leather mini bags for this pic! I love the colors and how this picture turned out! You can purchase this mini leather bag at my Etsy Shop: www.treefairfax.etsy.com
Friday, December 6, 2013
Quick post, I made this bag last month and I really love this shape and the easiness of this bag. It has great texture and looks amazing with denim! I really want to work in more of these really soon so that I can have a spring collection going. You can find this one of a kind bag at my Etsy Shop: www.treefairfax.etsy.com
Thursday, December 5, 2013
I love a pop of color. In my free time I have been working on this super red crochet scarf. I love the way this color looks and the scarf turned out pretty nicely! Once my wrist heal I will start on another bright color lol. Looks really nice paired with this lovely leather bag.
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
I had been holding on to this light gloss caramel leather for a while. I wasn't sure if I really liked it and didn't know what to create with it. Now I'm glad that I decided to work with this recycled leather, it was once a couch and now given new life!!! I love a big tote bag and you can carry everything in this one. It's available on my Etsy Shop: www.treefairfax.etsy.com
Sunday, December 1, 2013
Monday, November 25, 2013
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Monday, November 18, 2013
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
I love a rustic look and I was happy to get my hands on this rough and rugged leather. I only had enough to create a few bags and I like what came of this recycled leather. There are a few bags in my Etsy shop and a few are at The Artful Lawyer Gallery Shop!
Sunday, November 10, 2013
I was volunteering at The Artful Lawyer, Gallery Store on Saturday where they carry some of my handmade goods as well as other artisans in the area. They are located in Blacksburg Virgina on Main Street. I had some time so I snapped a few pics and this has to be my favorite! That hat is amazing and goes perfect with my leather rustic bag. Both are available at the Gallery Store.
Friday, November 8, 2013
Sunday, November 3, 2013
Last night I went thru my pile of scraps and found two lovely pieces to work with. I love this mudcloth type of fabric, it's my favorite print to work with. I hope to create some more small bags, it's perfect for your cell, keys, money and chap stick!
Friday, October 25, 2013
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Sunday, October 20, 2013
I did a little thrifting over the weekend and this top had me at first glance!!!! The print is insane, it's a button up, shirt in the front and long in the back, with a few buttons down the back center for pleating. It's absolutely amazing!! More pis to come
Saturday, October 19, 2013
Thursday, October 17, 2013
I took a moment away from sewing and worked on some jewelry. I got these amazing black disk beads from a special store, the beads come from Africa and they are so great to work with. I made a clay bead for the center and it looks pretty cute on this black leather cord.
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Friday, October 11, 2013
Thursday, October 10, 2013
My love of recycling leather lead me to create this chocolate backpack. I found some amazing leather that came from a vintage leather couch and I figured I would try to make a nice backpack. This leather is pretty nice and easy to work with. I think the finished product came out kind of nice.
Monday, October 7, 2013
Thursday, October 3, 2013
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Saturday, September 28, 2013
Here are a few things that I have been working on this week. I can't get enough of this distressed leather and I hope to find more in the near future. These little goodies will be for sale on my shop very soon at: www.treefairfax.etsy.com
Friday, September 27, 2013
Autumn has begun! I am always inspired by the colors of Fall and these little leather bags are my representation of the changing season. As always I use recycled leather and give it new purpose. I thinks they turned out quite lovely. Check out my shop at www.treefairfax.etsy.com
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
I wish that I could travel the world and visit every thrift store known to man! I found these amazing black and white pants and matching shirt a few weeks ago for close to nothing. I did have to alter the pants a bit, now I'm totally in love with them.
Friday, September 13, 2013
All three of these were once, a clutch bag gone wrong. I had tucked it away last year and then decided that I could reinvent it once more. Three is always better than one. This deep burgundy is almost like a burnt burgundy in person, it has a really rich tone. I really like how these turned out but my only problem is, I can't find anymore of this leather!!!!! Hope to have these up for sale very soon.
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
I'm totally in love with this bag! It's simple, fold over with exposed seams. It has a rough and rugged look and that's why I love working with recycled leather. I took this pic using Instagram because I was able to show the distress look of the bag. I hope to make a bigger version of this bag later in the week. Please check out my Etsy shop at www.treefairfax.etsy.com
I have some really amazing leather to work with and it has this distressed look to it. The more you use the leather the better it gets, it's super smooth and great quality. I love using recycled leather and I'm liking the way this bag turned out. Well back to the sewing room for me!
Friday, August 9, 2013
So I got my hands on some recycled chocolate leather, I couldn't wait to create!!! First piece I made was this amazing tote, the feel of this leather is milky and soft. I love love love the color and I will have this one for sale on my Etsy Shop soon. www.treefairfax.etsy.com
Tuesday, July 2, 2013
I love creating pouches and this time I didn't want it to be so perfect. I decided to leave the shape of this leather the way it was and create a bag around it. I love the shape and added a brass piece to finish this bag. I can't wait to put this one up for sale on my Etsy Shop this week! www.treefairfax.etsy.com
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
I was able to get my hands on a small piece of this peachy, tan leather. I love it!!! It's pretty sturdy and holds it's shape and really smooth. This tote turned out amazing and I only have enough left to make one more. I will try desperately to make a small pouch if possible, fingers crossed!
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
The Free Spirit pouch was handmade using recycled peanut butter leather. I'm in love with this leather and trying to use every piece that I have left. This is such a fun bag to carry. I will have this one of a kind bag for sale on my Etsy shop this week www.treefairfax.etsy.com
Monday, June 10, 2013
I've been in the factory again and created this one of a kind clutch from this amazing peanut butter leather. I added some brass hardware to give it a great look. I'm in love with this leather and I really hope I come cross more of it very soon. Check out my Etsy shop for this clutch coming this week www.treefairfax.etsy.com
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
So I just got this gray sturdy leather and I could not wait to create something. The color reminds me of the night sky after a thunderstorm. I love a tote bag with a outside pocket for my keys and cell phone and this tote is big enough to hold a laptop! It's a one of a kind and I will have it for sale on my Etsy shop this week. www.treefairfax.etsy.com
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
The Peanut Butter Sack was made from super soft recycled leather. I love the color of this bag and its so easy to carry around. This bag can be folded over and carried like a clutch. It's the perfect Summer bag! This one of a kind bag can be purchased on my Etsy shop at www.treefairfax.etsy.com
Monday, May 20, 2013
A good friend of mine is going to a Beyonce concert and requested a white leather bag to feed her obsession with fringe, I would say this bag does that! I haven't yet completed this bag, I still need to trim and add a strap but it's looking pretty good so far. I will have to name this the Ms. Flint bag. I will post the final pic later this week.
Monday, May 13, 2013
I have wanted to create a bag like this so such a long time, finally found the right leather. This leather is perfect, very rough and rugged looking and its pretty thick. I am so excited about this bag and will definitely have it on my Etsy shop this week. It's a one of a kind!www.treefairfax.etsy.com
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Everyone knows that I love to use ever scrap of leather that I have laying around. I have been holding on to this speckled cotton material for a while and I decided to make good use of it. I love this clutch and the texture of the leather. I was only able to make one of these, so its a one of a kind!
Friday, April 5, 2013
I found this white and black fabric I got from Urban Outfitter years ago and I just bought a vintage leather skirt from the Thrift Store last week. I decided to cut the two pieces and create a new clutch. I have always loved this black and white material and I wish I had more of it left. I plan on creating a few one of a kind bags this weekend and placing them up on my Etsy Shop very soon! www.treefairfax.etsy.com