So as you can see a few flowers have started to come up and everything is in slow motion. One day it’s warm and then winter is back with cold , cold temps. We have had an unusual winter here in Arizona. I am happy we have gotten more rain. some places up north are getting a lot of snow. I prefer rain. Hey, but where we live even if it snows it only stays for a day. So today I thought I would work on this blog. I get so busy with so many things like beading and leather work that I don’t write. This is my attempt to blog again. We will see how it goes. Gardening is coming up very soon and that will take my afternoon and evenings. We are looking so forward to spring and all the beautiful flowers.
I do container gardening because at my age it’s so much easier on my back, knees and all around everything. I don’t have to deal with grass , gophers, moles, and weeds. Especially gophers and moles. They just move peacefully on when they can’t get into my buckets.
Today I am going to start on a beaded turtle for a pipe bag.
We have been so busy with making orders I haven’t had time to make a blog post. But today is January 1st 2023 and here we go. I have a couple new designs in the turtle world. This top one has a turquoise cabochon in the center of the turtle. It’s a 5 x 4 inch medicine bag with a neck strap and can be made as a double drawstring bag.
This beaded turtle hip bag has an antler tip closure and is made in brown buffalo leather. It is made to order.
We make a variety of medicine bags for our customers. This is a few of the beaded ones we have. We also have many other colors, sizes and designs. We are a made to order shop so get your orders in in plenty of time.
It’s been awhile since I wrote a blog post. We have been so busy making our art that the time just hasn’t been there. So I am sitting here this morning with my coffee and thought let’s do this. We have a new very large messenger bag to show you. It’s the perfect bag for a large, tall person. A lot of people really like black bags and this one is handmade, handstitched in black leather. This black messenger bag has an extra pocket inside and one on the back of the bag. We always go the extra mile on our bags with fine detail. Check it out.
We added antler buttons to the sides of the flat shoulder strap which is 57 inches long. That is a very long shoulder strap that is perfect for a tall, large person that likes to wear their bag crossbody.
The measurements of the body of this bag are 13 inches tall x 15 inches wide x 5 inches deep.
This is the inside of this large black handbag. It shows the extra pocket.
This is the back of the bag. This picture shows the back pocket. There is a lot of room in this bag. It’s big enough for a laptop computer and so many other things that you may need.
I planted a few seeds in our fall container garden. This morning I decided to get a couple pictures. It’s so awesome when the seasons change. The air is so nice especially after a rain. The air is so clean and fresh. It’s like starting fresh. ❤ Love that! This is two of our containers.
Some yummy endive coming up in this container and radishes. The marigolds have been here all summer.
We have been getting a lot of rain the last couple of days. I planted some wild flower seeds and these are blooming right now.
Every morning we get up very early, make the coffee and go to the garden for sitting quietly , reading a book and digging out some weeds. As we sit there we never know who may come by to visit. Butterflies, hummingbirds, sparrows, hawks, rabbits, squirrels, lizards and even a couple snakes.
We love watching the hawks and there have been a lot of them lately. They hunt the fields. They fly right over the top of us crying their hawk cry. Sometimes they just sit and wait and watch. I have always loved hawks.
This is one of our morning glory plants. I adore these flowers the beautiful purple and the green heart shaped leaves are just beautiful. The hummingbirds like them too.
We have plenty of hummingbirds flying about. They are so unique.
This is the first year I grew eggplants. Wow! They are amazing plants. These are called finger eggplants. They are small , a beautiful dark purple color. The plants are like trees. Very strong trunks. They have done very well here in Arizona. So we will be planting them again. Also the squirrels don’t like them.
I am so Grateful for our little container garden. I used to have raised beds but because of the gophers, squirrels and grass I had to go a different way. This way is also much easier on my back and knees. Which when you are my age you have to start considering. I love and am grateful for all our beautiful flowers. All the lovely colors and surprises of colors. It’s amazing!
And our sweet fur baby! He loves sitting with us in the garden! He is such a huge joy in our life.
Thanks for stopping in!
Wishing you a beautiful day full of wisdom, insight and much love!
Do you like fringed handbags? We make a variety of sizes and styles. They are all hand stitched with attention to detail. Some have 4 point braided straps and some have flat straps. What’s your style? Today I would like to show just a few of our fringed leather handbags in different colors. These are all plain without beadwork. If you would like a beaded style just check out our collection of beaded leather handbags.
This fringed leather boho handbag is made in soft saddle tan leather and has fringe front and back. This leather handbag measures 9.5 inches tall x 8.5 inches wide and 2.75 inches deep. The shoulder strap is a four point braided strap that measures 48 inches. If you would like a longer or shorter strap let us know we are happy to help you at no extra charge. The bag is all hand stitched.
This fringed leather handbag features an extra pocket inside and one on the back of the bag. thunderroseleather.com
This fringed leather bag is made in chocolate brown leather , has tied fringe all around , front and back. The measurements for this boho leather handbag are 9.5 inches tall x 8.5 inches wide and 2 3/4 inches deep. It features an extra pocket inside and one on the back of the bag. The 4 point braided shoulder strap is 48 inches long. If you would like a longer or shorter strap feel free to contact us. This bag is all handmade and hand stitched with attention to detail. If you would like an antler tip closure on the front of the bag just let us know. thunderroseleather.com
This fringed leather handbag is made in soft rust color leather and measures 9.5 inches tall x 8.5 inches wide and 2.75 inches deep. The bag has a 48 inch comfortable flat strap and tied fringe all around front and back. This leather possibles bag features an extra inside pocket and a pocket on the back of the bag. thunderroseleather.com
A black leather fringed handbag that measures 9.5 inches tall x 8.5 inches wide and 2.75 inches deep. This black leather purse features an extra pocket inside and one on eh back of the bag. The fringe is front and back.
The four point braided strap measures 48 inches. If you would like a longer or shorter strap contact us.
If you would like a different color of leather refer to the color chart in the last picture on our website. Please contact us and let us know what you would like or leave us a note at checkout. thunderroseleather.com
This is just a few of our handbags. Come by our website and look around at all the different leather bags and baby moccasins we have. We also have some scraps and leather laces. If you don’t see what you are looking for contact us and we will do our best to help you.
We have been having some fantastic summer rains for a couple days. It’s been so nice feeling the change in temps in the afternoon. We are so Grateful to have the rains this year. The flowers are so happy too! This is one of our purple cone flowers.
We have added some new medicine bags to our collection. Each one is unique , handmade to what you like. There are beaded turtles, beaded bear paws, beaded wolf paws , beaded four directions and a variety of others. If you just want a splash of beadwork in your favorite colors just let us know or pick from the beautiful color combinations we have created.
Each of these medicine bags has a link under the picture so you can find them. To see the whole collection go here medicine bags .