I have been working on this project and decided to take pictures along the way. We got a new camera and it is fun and very helpful. I even shot my first video this week. That was all about my garden I will do a blog about that later and stay focused this morning on the beaded bag project I did.
I must say I love my shop my big desk , my sewing machine that John just fixed up for me. We have one in the big shop and now I have one in my little bead shop. I do bead work and small projects in here and big , large leather projects in the big shop. Just for fun take a look. So here you are seeing my machine that is used for very small medicine bags. Most of our bags are stitched by hand as you will see in the pictures below. Next to the singer sewing machine is my bead desk. I have my special medicine bear and hummingbird Kachina that my friend John carved for me while he was staying with us. He carved the bear out of a rock and the Kachina out of wood. He is Hopi Tewa and a great friend and awesome artist. Big thank you to John!
The bead work you see is the one I made for this custom leather crossbody bag. First, lets take a look at a couple work in progress pictures.
A link to the leather handbag
So there you have it. It is a journey from one end to the other in this little shop. Of course all the cutting happens on the big leather table in the big shop. Here is a picture.
We have been doing all this for over 25 years now. It has been an awesome part of our journey.
When I started this blog post I was just going to share this leather crossbody bag I made this week. It evolved into a little more. Hope you enjoyed the journey. Isn’t that what life is all about.
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Fun blog post Debbie, it’s always a real treat to enjoy part of your journey with you – thank you for sharing! I love your Bear and Kachina, John sounds like a very special and talented friend. As always, your beaded bag turned out gorgeous – awesome photos of the process! The Singer adds an awesome “handmade” aura to your bead shop, like back in the day when most things were made in the USA. 😀
Another cool post, thank you again Debbie – much love and big hugs to you my friend! ❤