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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Some new Gypsy's

I love using vintage fabrics, and I think part of the reason is the hunt for something beautiful.When I first started making purses ( about 14 years ago!)and , I would get the upholstery fabric samples from some retailers that were just throwing them away. Most of the time they were just one color, so I would end up appliqueing something on them to make them more interesting and beautiful.I call it the "the across room factor". Make something that is unique enough that it makes you want to cross the room to go see it.And a lot of vintage fabrics have that quality. Most of these fabrics are from Estate sales, and just have another era feel to them, they are so gorgeous!!