Tree Change Dolls

Tree Change Dolls are GENIUS! These secondhand dolls are given a make-under to a more “down-to-earth style.”

via Nancy Grace Horton & Bill Paarlberg

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Knot Bag

I follow Elizabeth Suzanne on Instagram. I love her work. Recently, she introduced a line of leather knot bags. They are absolutely stunning! Click on the images below to be taken to her website.

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The simplicity of the bag design is part of what I love about it. I googled around a little bit. It looks like the knot bag is an old Japanese design. Maybe you already knew that. It is so simple and awesome.  The bag below is one I found through Pinterest. I like that it is a cross body option. Click on the image below to be taken to the source.

long strap japanese knot bag

I’m tempted to try to make a cross body knot bag with dyed fabric. Right? It could be good. Or it could be a total hack job. I’ll keep you posted.

You can follow “Japanese Knot Bag” on Pinterest by clicking HERE.

Dye Workshop Facebook Event Page

I created a FB event page for my Dye Workshop at Port City Makerspace on Saturday, September 20th from 11am-5pm.

Join the event page and invite your friends.  I’m sharing lots of great dye inspiration, like these images and links below.

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black-crane-dye-inspirationblack crane

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The cost of the workshop is only $35 per person. There is no additional charge for the materials. All the money raised will go to support Port City Makerspace and their programs.  xo jam