Blue Denim Bag with Rag


I have a soft spot for this bag! Perhaps because it has been so long since I sewed one, you think? But I really love this utility bag. Paint rag outer pockets that are totally accidental but seemed ready to be seen and admired. Made for stashing your handwork supplies.

Available here in my Art2Carry Etsy Shop.



Paint rag bag starts……..













































Travel Book and Bag


Another journal for travelers with its own storage or carry bag. Perhaps someone will use it to record their travels to view solar eclipses. I am, at this moment, waiting for my own 2017 experience……..two more hours………

This book and bag is available in my Etsy Shop, here.


What Working Means

…..from ‘Fearless Creating’ by Eric Maisel, PH. D.

“Working means holding the work.

Working means hushing.

Working means starting.

Working means mastering the disinclination to work.

Working means working in the moment.

Working means entering the trance of working.

Working means appraising.

Working means choosing.

Working means negotiating a maze.

Working means living with chaotic-mind anxiety.

Working means ordering the work.

Working means wrestling with the thing from the sea.

Working means manifesting drive and direction.

Working means reframing the impossible as possible.

Working means making and correcting mistakes.

Working means waking up working.

Working means working on a given day.

Working means silencing distractions.

Working means surviving disturbances.

Working means loving the work, not hating it.

Working means providing your own warmth.

Working means maintaining tension.

Working means working over time.

Working means surrendering.

Good luck!”

Sun Journal 2


Stitched and waiting for someone to shine on.

Here, in my Gray Zinnia shop.


blueCbook3Still here, still stitching.

And painting.

And pasting.

And pondering.

This coptic stitched journal is available in my Gray Zinnia shop.


Note the close-loop nylon carpet – on my old work platform for doing upholstery. It’s decades old, has endured hard and steady use as a work surface, but functions very well for hand-cutting mat board, etc., so it’s still here, too!



Flowery Journal


Book ‘Keeper’

cb2017-5eBag for travel record book with matching cover photo of vintage leather suitcase. Book and bag set available in my Gray Zinnia Etsy shop.





Coptic Stitch Books


Handmade Books

Blank books made using coptic stitch binding.