I submitted a handbag to Haute Handbags last fall and have been so excited to share with you that they selected it for publication in the Spring 2012 edition.
My issue of the of the magazine arrived today! On April 1 you can get your very own issue.
It is filled with lovely handmade purses, market bags and clutches.
And the cutest little coin purses made from fabric yoyos.
You will be inspired.
I paired cheetah upholstery fabric with black leather from an old jacket and lined it with a wonderful batik my sister brought from
Africa when she returned from her Peace Corp adventure.
A vintage red button and vintage red silk tie on the straps add a much needed pop of color.
Finally I embellished the bag with pompoms I made from a vintage mink stole that had seen better days.