Monday, June 1, 2015

OOPS, I DID IT AGAIN - ANOTHER PENDLETON BITES THE DUST...

If you're gonna' run with scissors, you're bound to cut a really nice wool blanket once in awhile! Mom always warned me against running with them, but at the very least to keep the cutting end pointed down - or at a blanket! It's happened to me TWICE now.
The good news is, it wasn't a total loss - in fact, it wasn't a loss at all! Four shoulder bags and one clutch purse from one seriously HEAVY wool blanket purchased in Santa Fe over the winter - two bags finished this weekend.    
The blanket was a little larger this time - a Pendleton Beaver State (64 X 80"; 82% pure virgin wool; 18% cotton ) San Miguel pattern blanket, to be exact - patterned after Native American blanket designs.
This blanket was incredible on BOTH sides (as are all of the Pendletons) and provided for two totally different looks/"feel" of bag, though the same pattern was utilized for both.  The lighter of the two (it may look cream, but it's a very pale grey) was finished with the same rusty brown lining as the previous red Pendletons, and has dark brown leather thongs.  The 1.5" button on the front is an OLD one. Antique, and made from a horn (don't ask me from what animal), with a detailed brass inlay.
The second bag was finished with red lining to match the red wool cut from the same blanket, with grey crosses that echoed the rest of the design.  Finished with a 2" geometric bakelite button, silver-tone grommets, and black leather thongs.  For those that sew, the pattern used (with my own modifications) is the Lucille Bag by Abbey Lane Quilts.

Both of these are going to their new home in Colorado.  Both will be very loved, I'm sure of it.  Hope your week is off to a wonderful start - watch running with scissors.  You never know what you might cut!

11 comments:

Maywyn Studio said...

Stunning work, the bags are ultra gorgeous!
You are a great designer with perfection eyeballs.

Mary Ann Potter said...

Simply GORGEOUS BAGS!!! (Notice that I am SHOUTING!) Pendleton wool is special. I wouldn't hesitate a moment to make something this fabulous from one of their blankets. Love your work.

By the way, I love the vintage '40's Pendleton wool jackets. Some day I'm going to have one, most likely from Ebay. Cool stuff.

Quinn said...

Stunning! Your gorgeous creations never fail to impress the heck out of me, Tanya! Just...WOW!

oldgreymareprimitives said...

Fantabulous girlfriend... and just when I thought that my new neighbor loves Pendletons I'll shoot her this link I read they are not for sale :(. I'll send her link anyway in case she would like to order one in the future.

Colleen Mcgraw said...

The bags are so pretty...love them

Createology said...

Tanya Dear your creative hands and eyes have once again taken a simple blanket of Pendleton Wool and made exquisite handbags with every detail included. Uber cool ideas and creations. YOU are amazing and uber talented. Creative Pendleton Bliss...

Laurie said...

Great job, Tanya! They are very pretty.

My Garden Diaries said...

You need your own store! I'm not kidding!!! They are gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love everything about them and the fact that they are made from blankets....just way too cool! You seriously blow me away with your creativity! Have a great week pal! Nicole xo

Jackie said...

Wowser! Those are awesome! You should have seen the lady at cvs gush over my peace sign bag you made me the other day....she was amazed by the details and workmanship...she couldn't stop saying how wonderful it was...Your skills are off the charts magnificent!
Lucky people who are getting these gorgeous bags!!!

Dorthe said...

Your work is always so very beautiful, dear Tanya, and these classy bags for your mother, are just gorgeous.
You used the carpets patterns wonderfully, and I love how you added the grey crosses. Buttons and all are chosen with your eye for perfection, in all you create.
Your ,-running with sissors , always ends up in wonderful cutting and sewing!!
Hugs from Dorthe

Anonymous said...

To use an often quoted statement, OH MY GOD HOW PRETTY! The bags are more than words can describe. You have so much unrealized talent in your hands and head than words can define. I know the minute you held that blanket you had a total vision of what it was destined to become.Now I need to come up with TWO fitting new names for them... WITH MORE LOVE FOR YOU THAN YOU`LL EVER REALIZE MOM & dad