Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Knotted Pouch

I love a little sunlight and shadows. I created this pebbled textured pouch over the weekend and I was trying to figure out how to finish up the look. I figured I would just knot the front strap for a sleek and clean look. I think I really like how this bag turned out and my plan is to make a small batch of these to put up on my Etsy Shop! www.treefairfax.etsy.com

Friday, December 26, 2014

Mega Zip

For the love of black!!!! I love working with black leather and this one has a pebble texture. I'm obsessed with minimalism and a sleek clean look so I created this mega bag. It's perfect for carrying electronics and anything else you need thru out the day. This bad boy can be found in my Etsy Shop www.treefairfax.etsy.com

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Dark Chocolate

So I was cleaning up my piles of leather and found a super soft piece that I had to use. I only had enough of this dark chocolate leather to create one zipper pouch. This recycled piece of leather feels like butter!!! I wish I had more to work with but you can find this one of a kind pouch on my Etsy Shop at www.treefairfax.etsy.com

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Mudcloth Handmade Goods

I finally got my hands on some more Mudcloth from Africa!!! I'm so in love with this handmade material and I love pairing it with recycled leather. I have created a few clutch bags and some mini pouch wallets. More to come.... You can find these in my Etsy Shop at www.treefairfax.etsy.com

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Rustic Season

I have been working on new items for Fall and Winter. I love working with rustic looking leather, this type of leather gets better with age and has a rugged look. It's rich in color and has great texture. Check out my Etsy Shop for a few new pieces.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Rustic Brown Leather

I am working with some new waxy leather that has great texture, thick and beautiful!!!! By far this is my favorite recycled leather that I have worked with. It's perfect for Fall and has a rustic look. There will be several bags in my Etsy Shop at:

Friday, September 26, 2014

For The Love Of Backpacks

I love a good backpack but it has to speak to me so I decided to create one that speaks volumes! I still had a few pieces of mudcloth material laying around and some lovely leather pieces as well. What a great combination it turned out to be, I'm in love with this bag and it will be hard to see it go. It's a true one of a kind piece that I created and I hope to have this in my Etsy Shop soon.

Thursday, September 4, 2014


Black, white and gray will be my Fall colors! I have picked up my crochet needle and have been hard at work preparing for the colder weather. Leather bag, crochet scarf and a hat will be part of my everyday wear this season. You can find this lovely bag at: 

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Prep'n For Fall

The seasons are about to change and I am ready for the cooler weather! I stepped away from sewing to crochet a lovely black scarf and I am totally in love with it. I also created a simple, black, fold over clutch made from recycled leather. This lovely bag can be found at my Etsy Shop www.treefairfax.etsy.com

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Midnight Clutch

So I have my hands on some really nice recycled leather. The texture is amazing and this leather reminds me of midnight. I have created a few new pieces and this snap clutch is one of them. I have already placed this bad boy on my Etsy shop. More creations to come, in the meantime check out my shop at: www.treefairfax.etsy.com

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Summer Time

I love this melon, peachy leather. I only had a very small amount and really wanted to create something that shouts Summer Is Here!!!!! It's like a slice of sweet cantaloupe. I'm sad that I could only make one but it's a true one of a kind and will be up for grabs on my Etsy Shop: www.treefairfax.etsy.com

Monday, June 2, 2014

Fold Over Mudcloth

I really have a thing for mudcloth this year, I have purchased a few pieces and each one is created so uniquely. I love that it tells a story in African and give us such rich material to work with. I wanted to create a simple, clean clutch that's easy to carry and no fuss. This flat clutch bag was handmade using recycled black leather for the trimming. It's minimal and sleek, throw your goodies in and go! You can pick these up from my Etsy Shop at

Monday, May 12, 2014

Totes Everywhere

I have put together a few totes that I have worked on recently, I love shades of brown and how they work with just about every outfit. There is nothing like a easy tote that's minimal and sleek. I try to create pieces that are simple and clean and will add to your look. These lovely handmade, one of a kind, recycled leather bags are available at my Etsy shop: www.treefairfax.etsy.com

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Sew It Is

Just got this lovely tote in the mail the other day, created by Yokoo who has an amazing shop at www.yokoo.us When she first posted the picture of her new line of tote bags I knew I had to have one. I can't wait to carry this bag around everyday, currently I have it stuffed with recycled leather and it's already in good use! Check out her shop! Happy sewing!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Sling Back

Spring has sprung and I'm ready for the sun!!! I have started working on some simple and easy handbags that will be perfect for the warm weather. A no fuss, wear with everything type of bag. I created this bag with some lovely recycled,chocolate brown leather and it's pretty amazing. You can find this sling bag in my Etsy shop at

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Over Load

I have a big supply of recycled chocolate brown leather and I couldn't wait to begin the creating process. So far I have made three pieces and they are making me happy! I love this leather and the texture is perfect! I love a sleek, clean, minimal look. You can find them on my Etsy shop 

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Chocolate Peanut Butter

So, this lovely tote was once a couch. I love to work with recycled leather, lay out the pieces on the floor and let my imagination go to work. The leather I have is so limited and I am unable to mass produce but I think I kind of like it that way. Thankfully I had enough of this peanut butter leather laying around and was able to make the straps. I am in love with the chocolatey brown leather and the richness of it. You can find this one of a kind tote on my Etsy shop at 

Thursday, March 27, 2014

At Midnight

Went thru a pile of leather pieces and found this great textured black leather I had hidden at the very bottom. Whipped up this little fold over bag and used the extras to make a lovely tiny pouch that is now a necklace. I made the bracelet a few years back from a vintage skirt I bought at the Goodwill. I think all of these lovely pieces work well together.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Brown Bagging It

Just picked up a huge stack of milk chocolate recycled leather and I couldnt wait to create something lovely. Working on a few Brown Bags that are easy and simple. Check out my Etsy shop to purchase one.... www.treefairfax.etsy.com

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Mudcloth Backpack

I am totally obsessed with this mudcloth fabric, the texture and prints are amazing.  I decided to try something new and make a great backpack. Of course I added some recycled leather to give it a great look.

Friday, February 28, 2014

Match Made In Heaven

Came home to a special delivery from MatisseFootwear.com! My favorite shoes this year and I can't wait for Spring. They go so well with my handmade goods. Perfect Spring wear! Neutral Leather!!!!

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Brown Bag It

Downtown scenery...... Perfect for taking pictures of this lovely handmade recycled leather bag.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Minimal Backpack

More pics from this past weekend, I love this backpack and how it turned out. Hand punched, hand stitched and handmade!

Monday, February 24, 2014


Quick pic from this past weekend, around and about Downtown, I find the best places to snap pictures of my handmade good! So much to work with , too many options. Love this drawstring bag.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Leather Goods

I'm prepping some things for a new website that will feature my work very soon!! Many pictures to take today. It's all about leather over here.

Go to: www.localeclectic.com to purchase this lovely bag!


Spending the day downtown snapping pictures of my leather goods. So many options down here, best backgrounds and textures.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Collection of Things

Few things I put togeher, denim vest from Goodwill, my son's hat and this recycled leather, fold down bag. A quick and easy outfit! I'm pretty excited to have this bag featured on a new site very soon!! 

Monday, February 17, 2014


So the sun came out and I decided to play. I needed to take some new photos of these lovely drawstring bags and I think I like this unedited look. I hope to take photography class some day.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Something Old

While cleaning up my basement I found this old tote that I painted and used a stencil on while listening to Michael Jackson. This was of course before I fell in love with leather........

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Dad's Old Drop Cloth

Before my father suffered from a major stroke one year ago, he was self employed as a house painter. He painted all over our hometown and everyone knew him. I spent many summers helping him paint and learning what hard work was all about. My dad says he's retired from painting and focusing on getting stronger and so I thought I would give his old drop cloths new life!  A quick cut and sew with leather straps and it's the perfect tote. I had to create a mini wallet to go with it.

May my father's house painting legacy live on! (He thinks I'm crazy by the way).

Friday, January 31, 2014

Back It Up

This is my version of a backpack! Minimal, dark caramel, brass hardware with hand stitching. Simple yet I feel it will turn a few heads. I've fallen madly in love with this bag because I was only able to make one in this size. It will be hard to let this one go but I can't keep everything that I create. Soon to be posted on my Etsy Shop at www.treefairfax.etsy.com

Wednesday, January 29, 2014


Sometimes my tote matches the foundation! Just playing around on Instagram snapping pics of a leather bag I created last year. These bags are more than accessories they are like art to me.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Collection of Caramel

So this is what I have been working on, for the love of caramel!!! I decided to step away from the Janome sewing machine and do some real hands on work. 50 million hand punches and stitches later..........You can now find them on my Etsy shop.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Hand Stitched

I have my hands on some really lovely dark caramel leather and I wanted to create a clutch that could also be used as a IPad case. This leather good has a sleek minimal look, easy to grab and go. You can find this item on my Etsy shop at www.treefairfax.etsy.com

Saturday, January 18, 2014


Started my Saturday off with a new project, I'm working with this dark caramel leather. Decided to create a new bucket bag, over 200 hole punches later and some hand stitching it's complete! I added some gold hardware and it's finished. Now on to the next project...

Friday, January 17, 2014

Plum Pack

Quick picture I took of this lovely deep plum backpack I am working on, it's coming together pretty nicely. Hope to have more pics up later! 

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Match Made In Heaven

I used to love making jewelry and I have a load of crazy beads all over my home. I love to create all day everyday and sometimes I have to step away from leather and do something different. Last night I picked thru my beads and came up with this wooden bracelet. It's not perfect but I kinda love it. This lovely leather pouch can be found on my Etsy Shop at www.treefairfax.etsy.com