Monday, November 10, 2008

Treasures and Gems!

I am in the throes of creativity-and just in time for Christmas! Antique French grain sacks are my muse. From them I fashion lovely bags and heirloom quality Christmas stockings. The fabric is over 100 years old-and still as strong and durable as ever-much more so than fabric made today! It was hand-grown, hand retted, and hand woven by French farmers before chemicals were used in farming-which makes it 100% natural and eco-friendly. They can be thrown in the washer and dryer, and ironed too. They will last forever. The more you use them, the softer and more beautiful they become.

The bags come in 2 sizes 9" X 8" or 11" X 10", both are shoulder bags and both have inside pockets and a cell phone pocket on the outside. They are lined with soft, lovely cotton. The smaller one is $45, the larger one is $55 and shipping is free!

The Christmas stockings are 18" X 6.5" and can have an initial monogramed by hand (on the cuff) using the charming cross-stitch pattern so loved by designers and antique textile aficionados. They stockings are $55 and shipping is free!

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