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Holiday Stockings 2022

I'm crafting new pieces out of reclaimed vintage fur - and I let the original cut guide the new shapes and sizes of the fur trim. Get them while you can since it's incredibly time consuming to craft with the antique fur and it doesn't happen very often.

Holiday stockings were such a big hit last year that I broke down and did another batch for the 2022 season.

(Check out the pics and a breakdown of a fur coat by clicking here – https://www.instagram.com/stories/highlights/17911406663209383/

I get asked the same questions again and again so let me answer them for you here –

1.  Yes, the fur is real.  It’s all antique and recycled – you wouldn’t believe how many people have coats and shrugs and other pieces that are leftover from a bygone era.  I would rather use reclaimed fur than fake fur since that’s made of synthetic materials that have been recently produced.  From a sustainability perspective the real fur is WAY better.

2.  Yes, if you have fur that’s clean and in decent shape, you can donate it in exchange for something next season.  We can talk about what you have and what you want – please understand that I’m not remaking your fur coat for free, I’m thanking you for donating your project coat to me as a project.  If you have never picked apart a fur coat, then you really have no idea how messy and time consuming the process is – consider it a labor of love instead of a production process and you’ll understand more about how it works.

3.  I let the fur decide how it wants to be re-cut.  If you haven’t broken down a coat and looked inside at all the strips of fur that are butt-end sewn together to make bigger pieces that end up becoming the garment, then it’s hard to imagine how structured and how each piece was cut to fit that exact spot by the furrier.  I tend to use the strips as originally cut so occasionally that means that it’s a bit of an awkward fit on a new piece, but it’s all hand made and crafted to maximize the re-use of the antique fur.

4.  If you don’t want fur, that’s cool.  I make a few each year without fur, so try to grab one of those before it’s gone.

Stockings are going fast at Mom N Pop Art Shop in Pt Richmond this year – https://www.instagram.com/mompopart/ – inquire with Kelly to purchase.

 

Bag Six – Parisienne Party Bag

Intriguing shape and lots of custom detailing make this bag a party stunner!

Bag Eight – Circle Shaped Hotness

I started putting the pieces together and the next thing you know I had a round bag face, staring back at me.

Bag Three – Finding My Own Shapes

Bag Three turned out to be a real stunner – an intriguing set of textures and patterns. It’s a pity that I don’t have more pics of it, but sometimes that’s just the way it works out.

Bag Five – Mini Bucket Bag – Dark Teal Croc

I even had a hot moment where I dreamt that every bag should have an easy drawstring closure AND a thin shoulder strap that detaches!

Bag Seven – Embellished Maximalism

The benefits of actually doing some maths become crystal clear on this build.

Bag Nine – The Metropolitan Tote

For two solid months, I couldn’t figure out what this scrap was trying to tell me.

Bag Five – Mini Bucket Bag – Zebra Print Chenille

I really can’t decide if the correct idea is to pet it or carry it around.

Bag Four – Bowler Style Weekender

Bag Four was a bit more difficult to make; I hadn’t created anything with this kind of structure previously. The main requirement was to be able to sit the bag on the handle of a rollaboard suitcase.

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