January 17, 2019

New look and new products. Check back for new bag styles and accessories!

November 30, 2018

2018 was all about craft shows and it was a blast. Met lots of nice people, had my tent blow over in the wind, and froze at the Glen Ellyn French Market in October!

This year will be focused on retail, online sales, and custom orders. Hopefully, I'll be able to stay war...

August 23, 2018

It took more than a day to get this posted but you know how it goes... stuff happens!

In contrast to the tailored jacket, this coat is long and simply made. Even so, the fabric is 100% wool, soft, thick, and made in Italy. Definitely a better choice for Upcycling. 


August 8, 2018

The last few months I've been creating shopping bags, produce bags, and yoga mat bags from pre-owned home decor like pillowcases, curtains, and tablecloths.  Today I wanted to make cold/hot liners for the shopping bags out of wool jackets. Working with flat decor items...

January 17, 2017

Inspired by Essencia in Wheaton, IL, Vibrant is now making yoga mat bags!

Our bags hold your mat in the center section and water bottles, keys, etc. in outer pockets. They have a drawstring tie at the top to give your mat a snug fit and a generous 31" strap to carry ove...

August 30, 2016

My new machine can sew leather so I'm starting a new line of tote bags and wallets made from leather skirts, pants, and jackets.  There area surprising number of leather garments in thrift stores and I always feel compelled to tell the sales associate that I'm going to...

August 23, 2016

 When I checked the label of my reusable shopping bags, I knew I had to make something more eco-friendly. Yes, reusable is better than disposable but check your bag for the "made in" and "made from" info and you'll see why I was motivated.

I start by cutting two, 4-inch...

April 24, 2016

After a long delay, I'm back to blogging! Here is my spring collection of catch-all bags that I took to the Prairie View Arts Invitational. They reflect my improved sewing skills after working for Shawn Sargent Designs in Glen Ellyn! I've also replaced the elastic/butt...

July 31, 2015

A friend of mine searched through my thrifted garment stash at the June open house and called dibs on this Hawaiian dress. She requested a slouchy bag with a single handle. I found a vintage Vogue pattern on ebay and here is the gorgeous result. The orange flowers almo...

July 7, 2015

I made this beach bag to take on a trip to Wilmington NC. It carried everything we needed including the shells we collected to take home with us!



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