Saturday, November 24, 2007

Bizarre Bizaar

Join us as Rock Paper Scissors presents
the first annual "Bizarre Bazaar"
First Born Studio
fair ophelia designs
and many more...

We will showcase the creations of several
award winning local artists and give you an
opportunity to cross a few names off of your
Christmas list! There will be a wide and varied array
of desirable,one of a kind goods from which to choose:
  • Wooden ATC & rolodex boxes
  • Book Cradles
  • Handbound Journals
  • Paper Bowls
  • Knit & Crochet Accessories
  • Felted Brooches
  • Jewelry by Red Anvil
  • Notecard Sets
  • & so much more (as if that weren't enough!)
WHEN: Friday & Saturday
November 23 & 24
11am-5pm each day

WHERE: Rock Paper Scissors
833 S.Main Street
St. Charles,MO 63301

WHY: Why NOT?!
OH and because our
starts Friday,November 23rd!
See you there!!!!

Thursday, November 15, 2007

small pleated bags

i made a few new bags this week...

i free-motion machine stitched the above design. i love doing these, but they are time consuming.

one bag that i was tempted to sport myself.

i have a bunch of great fabric to make a lot of these bags and they are all have fall colors, so i'm going to be busy busy making bags over the next couple of days. i need to get them in stores soon for the holiday shopping madness.

Thursday, November 08, 2007

The Family

the franklins... i thought a formal introduction was due.

fair ophelia



whitman st. morgan

thank you and good night!

Tuesday, November 06, 2007


Michael and I were commissioned by Picasso's Coffeehouse to make "window treatments." So I sewed the coffee sacks together, with ties and all, and michael painted two retro-style coffee ads on the top portion. they turned out really nice and the atmosphere in their front room is a lot warmer, plus no blaring morning sun. and as i said when i posted this on my old site, michael and i survive the adventure of collaboration without any major wounds.

ALSO... i fixed my pay pal button so it should be working now for those of you that tried to use it earlier. sorry of the inconvenience.

i also was given a bunch of designer fabric samples that will be turned into bags, so i will have pictures of my pleated "market" bags up soon and for sale here. this is a picture of one i custom made for a friend. the floral print is actually part of her old pajamas she wanted to rescue from "don't want to throw it away, so it gets put in the corner of some random box" blues.

The lower bag is one i made for myself, but ended up selling it... like always.

I am putting these bags into several boutiques over the next month. They are $45, with s&h.
I really love making this design. I can be more creative with the fabric pairing.

off to do those drawings for class...due two weeks ago... goodnight all.

Home Eco

St. Louis has a hidden treasure, Home Eco, our first enivornmentally friendly home products store. And as of today, they carry my bags. It's great to support a business that is in sinc with ones own beliefs and reap the financial benefits. I will be part of their open house, November 30th 4-7pm.

Home Eco is at 4611 Macklind Ave. St. Louis , MO 63109

new bags

elephant bag

elephant interior: heavy brown with retro floral pockets

coffee bean bag

coffee bean interior and pockets: green

Monday, November 05, 2007

reviving the old

i decided to change over to my old blogspot, instead of continuing with wordpress. wordpress has too many restrictions and michael was tempted to throw the computer after trying to add a pay pal button onto my blog. so here we are, new and improved, with lots of creative freedom. i am going into the city tomorrow to visit some boutiques and try to get my bags out there before the holiday shopping heads into full swing. my old blog will remain frozen in time until further notice.
we will hopefully get my paypal button up soon...and my etsy store too...

whitman's 2nd birthday is this sunday! how much of a party do you throw a 2 year old? fair's 4th birthday is in april and that will be a major "to-do"... she's likely to remember this one.