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


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.