Saturday, March 21, 2015

Happy Spring Everyone! I'm Back!

Happy Spring Everyone!

Finally Spring has sprung here in Georgia. And I feel as if finally Spring has sprung in my life and heart. I am happily creative again after a very long healing and rebuilding period in my life. I am so grateful to all of you who have patiently waited and stayed supportive of me as I focused on more personal life events. By God's immense Grace I am here today, feeling very strong, loved, capable, excited ... actually PASSIONATE again about my creative work. So ... Here's what I've been doing behind the scenes to prepare for this beautiful Spring!


Welcome to Mama's Pocketbook reborn!  My website is about 80% rebuilt and let me tell ya - that has been a real labor of love. Being that I am very OCD about my website (and many other things) many, many, many hours have gone into the update of my website. I am proud to say it is now going to be considerably more user friendly with pull down menus and a purging of old pages and dead links. Yes, I still have a lot of work to do, but it is functional and I have finally taught myself some shortcuts to building out the pages I want. (Who says old dogs can't learn new tricks?!) 


Over the past six months or so I have been very busy not only with the website update but with quite a lot of custom work. I love making custom items and stretching myself creatively. I created several custom bags, altered & embellished jean jackets, bridesmaids clutches, curtains, and various one-of-a-kind items. I have not been idle by any means, but I am very excited to be creating again for Mama's Pocketbook and my other budding venture "Prissy Gypsy" - there will be more good things to come for that label for Spring and Summer so please stay tuned for some scrumptious lacy, boho, altered goodies there. 

I'm really excited to be creating new designs, some inspired by other artists who have graciously offered their patterns for artists like me to use for resale, and some of my own designs of course. Below are my three newest offerings based on a pattern called the June Bag by Melissa Mortenson of Fourteen May . I've added a few touches of my own - adjustable strap, and extra pockets inside, trimmings and vintage brooches to name a few. I was really inspired by this pattern because it lends itself to my signature mix of fabric colors, patterns and textures.  More to come of these and many other designs! Thank you to all who take the time to read my blog. I am blessed by you!!
~ Dianne

    Dragon Cross Body Bag                                 June Cross Body Bag
 Pink Roses Cross Body Bag
Pink Roses Cross Body Bag