Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Where I've Been (and a Few More Beaded Bags)

A lot has happened since the last time I posted. 

 First, there was this:
During Hurricane Sandy, we lost the entire top of one of the oldest trees in our yard. It also took out our power for about a week, and our phone/Internet was down even longer. Being out of power wouldn't have been so bad (we'd stocked up before the storm) but...
we were also supposed to have a table at Philadelphia Miniaturia! We were really afraid that we would have to cancel due flooding. Fortunately, the house stayed dry, and we  were able to go after all!  We left the house in trusted hands, and headed for the luxury of a hotel with electricity.
Unfortunately, I didn't bring my camera, so I don't have any photos of the show, but I'll post photos of the things we bought in another post.
We had a really good time at Philadelphia. Mom sold a bunch of her dolls, and I sold a few of my little things as well, including some of these beaded bags. I'm secretly dying to make more beaded bags -they're really addictive- but I'm going to restrain myself for a while, since they tend to take over my worktable and time!
 I'm generally not a big fan of purple. But the lavender bag (second from right) ended up as one of my favorites. It's difficult to see in the photo, but the design around the edge is backed by silver beads- the lavender is only in the center square.
The handbag on the far left was vaguely inspired by Gustav Klimt ( I was toying with the idea of making a Halloween costume based on his portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer) Somehow it ended up looking more steampunk but that just gives me an excuse to try again!
 My first post on the beaded bags is here, and the tutorial is here.


  1. votre pays a été durement frappé par sandy, heureusement votre maison est intacte !
    Vos petits sacs sont adorables. Merci pour le tuto !

  2. Your beaded handbags are absolutely adorable, beautiful done!

  3. Your handbags are wonderful.
    Bye Faby

  4. What a shame you lost that beautiful tree but I am glad to hear you weathered the storm so to speak and your house stayed dry.

    The little beaded bags are so pretty and I can see why you liked the lavender one so much, it's gorgeous!

  5. Hello Eliza,
    I'm glad you you did not have more damage from the storm. what a shame about that ebautiful tree.
    I'm also happy you enjoyed the show, it must have been a nice distraction for you.
    I hope everything is back to normal.
    Big hug,

  6. I am very glad to hear you are all okay (and I love the bags)