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April 30, 2011


When I don't feel particularly well, I go inward...
Sometimes to heal my body....
Other times to heal my soul.

This week was a little of both.
 I really enjoy sewing and creating during this time
And can actually get a lot done which always makes me feel much better.
This little handbag is a tea dyed version of the one I  recently had featured in
Somerset Haute Handbags.
I adore the black velvet rose which adds wonderful depth to the lace.
 The inside reminds me a little of a venus fly trap,
But since there is no actual closure for the bag,
This works well to keep your things inside.

One of my newest designs....
Made simply from a silk tufted jaboe curtain
With gorgeous antique French lace.

 I like the way it hangs, is a lot more durable than you would think,
And holds a ton of stuff.
 I also almost  finished this special order sweater.
Just a few more rows of ribbon and lace.
It will be leaving here today.....

 And this is the label they are all sold under.......
But I've been thinking I would like a "name" instead of an "emotion"
Associated with my line of clothing.......
 I really like "Nettie Jane" as it was my Grandmother's name.
I wish I had wonderful stories to tell about her, but she died when I was very young.
I remember her being an incredibly strong willed woman and very mysterioius to me.
It just looks a little "commercial" to me.
 So I tried this one.....
Jury is still out on whether I will change or not.
I'm "pondering".

 Thanks for stopping by today....
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  1. Oh I love your pretty bag with the venus trap! I would love to have all my wardrobe look like this beautiful post you did today!

    How sweet to use your Grandmother's name as your label. I too never knew my grandmothers -kind of have a pity party when I hear the wonderful stories others tell of their grandparents- only give my self a minute for the party then it's back to thankfulness-

    bee blessed

  2. Jana, I really love the name Nettie Jane.

    Hope you are feeling better!


  3. p.s. The sweater is dreamy! And...that neutral handbag with the ivory flowers is to die for *swoon*.


  4. I do like your last rendition. And since you didn't really know her, give her some memories now with your line. Maybe some relatives will fill in some blanks and wonderful stories and you can recreate them into your fashion style.


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