CONGRATULATION to Mandinka Designs!
.... design of the FINEST!
i think, those hand bags are soooo cool + unique, that i thought, i want to let you know about it!
Mandinka Designs, the brainchild of Mandy Curl, has become a thriving business that's run by both Mandy and her magnificent mumsy, Liz Curl. Chase (the bratwurst dog) and Nancy (the fastidious and fancy little cat) help out with the business where they can -- usually with security detail, office work and clean-up.
Our process begins with the Hunt. We love to go hunting in thrift shops for gorgeous suit coats with fabulous linings and labels. The labels are like little works of art in and of themselves. We "ooh" and aah" loudly while people look at the two strange women flipping through the men's suit rack. Once we get the coats home we "fillet" them into the various parts- sleeves, collars, pockets, etc. Then the real fun begins as we collage them into the varying styles of handbags, totes and accessories. Of course, no part of the coat should be wasted, so we make our adorable bugs out of the leftover sleeves.
If you happen to be in the Springfield, IL area and want to see our bags up close and personal, head on over to Studio On 6th. Located downtown Springfield at 215 S. 6th St. between Monroe and Adams, right next door to Del's Popcorn.
if you should want so see more of these gorgeous bags ...> http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5232234
have a wonderful day! yours kris