Monday, December 1, 2008

Evening bag, clutch, leather

Linen Bunny Tote

Rosey Red Clutch

How's this for getting off track of my daily paintings? In the near past I had a passion for making handbags and decided to open an Etsy Store to sell the remaining ones. Entirely handcrafted, leather handles, leather flowers and all. I have been sewing since I was 5, accidentaliy poked the kid sitting next to me in the face with a needle as I was embroidering! Anyway, I thought you'd get a kick out of seeing "another side" of me. I find crafting more "fun" than painting as its more about doing "busy hands, mind can wander" and not all the mental gymnastics that painting takes.
Please visit My Etsy Store

4 comments:

Karen said...

I really love the rabbit handbag! Very impressive work! While I so love your daily paintings I have a special love for anything textile.

Jennifer Bellinger said...

Thanks, Karen. I was on the handbag making jag during the construction of a big condo project across the street. The noise and vibrations made it impossible to concentrate on painting. I especially liked handbeading, very relaxing.

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

these are adorable and I also love fabric. You are versatile.

Jennifer Bellinger said...

Thanks, Mary. I get urges to sew but quickly bring myself back to reality.