Recent Work

It’s been a long time since I last did a blog post. Over the past month and a bit I’ve been making some new things are here’s a look at what I’ve been up to.

Coloured leather coin purses. Using a vibrant background colour and leather were both something I hadn’t done before.

This is a sketch I did based on a custom make up set that a customer requested, below is the finished product — a large box shaped cosmetic case and a brush roll.

The big tote is back for summer and in a light bluish-grey cotton with heavy bridle leather handles.

This was a commission I did for a bedroom in Toronto. Most people are putting the wall art in their bedrooms above the bed and this mauve colour scheme is the most popular.

I dyed some new colours of wool, mostly in shades in of soft pink which are part of the bridal collection.

And lastly, I was able to restock my supply of thick grey wool so the felt iPhone sleeves are available again (as featured in this etsy finds email below).

Jessica & Jeremy

Jessica & Jeremy have shared photos from their beautiful wedding this August in Toronto, Ontario. The delft blue theme referenced Jeremy’s Dutch background and was incorporated into the clutches that Jessica ordered from Shibang. The photos are taken by Kathyrn Palmateer Photography.

Jeremy has a specialty painting business, Restoration Painters of Toronto,  serving the Toronto and GTA region. To see more about this click here.

Wedding Crafts

Besides making purses for Shibang, I was busy during the past month making wedding related crafts and my dress. The dress I draped on my dressform and created the pattern as I went. The other details my mum and I worked on together, including the luggage tag place cards. Since most people coming to the wedding were travelling we thought that luggage tags would be appropriate. I designed the pattern and my mum did all of the rest of the work. Above is the kitchen table we were working at, my dress in progress on the left, luggage tags on the right and freshly cut roses from the garden that my brother brought in for us to enjoy.
My mum also has a blog, Stitchaholick and we were having a little competition about who would put the photos up first, she won. Her blog and write up can be seen here.My husband even helped with the final touch of hammering the grommets into the tags.

Here is the final product, for us I wrote Bride & Groom since there aren’t many opportunities to say that.