My bags have a distinctive look and previous buyers (when I had my own website) have found me by “knowing” I made these bags. I love my buyers! They love my artistic ability and workmanship and that means more to me than any feedback given. I have many buyers who come back to purchase over and over and over. Some have purchased enough bags to open their own shops.
Leather crafter for 30+ years
Inspired by the Native American
Lived in a tepee for a year
Mother,grandmother and great grandmother
What got you started crafting?
Living in a tepee and traveling to rendezvous. Had to have something to do besides cooking and collecting firewood.
What is your source of inspiration?
The native american heritage, although I am not native american.
What have you made recently?
I make mostly mountain man style bags that can be used for rendezvous, black powder shoots, hunting and medicine bags.
I just recently made little neck pouches of leather and fur, but before those, I made a beautiful all leather possibles bag
Where do you sell your crafts presently?
I currently only sell on Etsy.
Why are handmade crafts important to you?
Everything seems to come from China anymore. I want to promote handmade items made in the USA. Plus, handmade gives me a feeling of accomplishment.