This week I have been all about the hammer:
I have nearly tooled to completion
one aforementioned Magnolia and Bee clutch
and a half belt with two Bluebirds of Happiness
flanking a minty chrysoprase cabochon
which will be stitched into the leather
and backed with suede and a little scalloped
patch that says "It is well with my soul"
I love tooling
I love leather
I adore music
I've found lately I have a lot more patience with the seasons of each discipline:
the lapidary wheels have been silent for a long while
the keyboard plays more show tunes than my own compositions
but I know I will return to them all
in good time:
I suppose I am realizing, thank goodness, that there is only so much of me to
go around and not everything can be doted on with equal attention.
This week leather got the brass ring!
If you're interested in the half belt, shoot me a
and I'll tell you all about it!
Lastly, I am offloading a few pairs of gorgeous vintage shoes
in order to simplify my closet and my life
and I had to admit to myself
that the good Lord gorgeous shantung silk heels in the above picture are just a
leeeeetle too snug for my feet:
they're marked 8 B, and I fear I have officially crossed over into 8.5 territory.
I have the measurements in the listing - I would go so far as to say they would fit a 7.5 as well.
Snap them up if you feel the 80s rainbow love!