Mandinka Designs: 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.
4″ hand spun nubby aluminum sphere closed with a zipper and lined in hand felted wool roving. By Guy Ingognito.
My name is Natta. Welcome to LoftFullOfGoodies, where I doodle stitch on colorful wool felt.
LoftFullOfGoodies was started in a small corner in our “Loft” in Ireland. With great support and encouragement from my husband, this shop has allowed me to be one very happy stay-at-home mom & teacher to my son, while enjoying and sharing my passion for creativity.
It also allows me to work from home, where ever home might be. My husband’s career means that we move regularly, and since my shop can be packed up and brought with us, it is perfect! Right now we are in Thailand, but in the future we might be in South Korea, Japan, China, or back in Ireland which is where we have our home.
Where ever we are, I put the same love and care into every piece I make, and it is always a joy to ship my goodies around the world for others to enjoy.
Check out LoftFullOfGoodies for more gorgeous felt handmade goodness.
A tenth of the price of a Harvey’s bag, and it looks great! By clarkdesigns.