Handmade objects always have a story. They have a real character and charm over mass-produced items. My blog is featuring all the handmade items I make and I'm also going to post Free Patterns for crocheting, knitting and other crafts. I'm also going to post my favourite recipes for free! Are you interested in a certain pattern or recipe? Feel free to contact me.

I love to recycle books and records and create unique purses, clocks, IPhone docks, Ereader Tablet Covers, hollow safe books. You can find my crafting in My RETROGRANDMA Etsy Store

I also love to seek out collectible treasures and you can find them in my RetroClassics shop on Etsy

I've had a number of opportunities for my unique handmade items to be featured on many blogs. I LOVE the RETRO ERA and that's why they call me "RETROGRANDMA"! FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER: http://www.twitter.com/Retrograndma

17 February 2009

I'm Addicted to making Book Purses!!!!!!!

Okay I admit...I have a problem - I'm addicted to making book purses! I couldn't resist making one out of this Concise Repair Manual book. You know the phrase "I have everything but the kitchen sink in my purse". Well now you have everything to repair your sink too!

Oh yeah...I have the week off of work - so guess what I'm making? ha!

3 February 2009

1951 Recycled Altered Book PURSE Handbag ENGLISH WRITERS

This vintage book made a great purse! 1951 hardcover book that looks like it's been read many times - which gives the handbag character! You can purchase it either from Etsy or from Bonanzle.

1 February 2009

Willie Nelson Merle Haggard

I couldn't resist making a handbag out of this record cover. Two of the best country artists Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard. There are only certain country artists I can listen to and they are one of them. I love the 1970's rock music - I don't think any era can beat all the great music of that time! We have a record collection and enjoy all the music from then all the time.