Saturday, January 18, 2014

One-of-a-kind designs from San Diego

Over the years that they have been exhibiting at TNNA markets, Trubey and Dede have also been accumulating accessories that were sold by various companies.  This past year, they hatched a plan to clear out some of their personal stashes by creating "one-of-a-kind" handpainted designs for some of these hoarded items.  I hope they do it again.  These are the items I purchased for Needle Nicely's customers.

Dede took a suede clutch purse and painted its flap with feathers.  Then she painted a long strip to be its shoulder strap (or you could do another type of strap and have the needlepoint made into a belt).

Dede designed this underwater scene to be inserted into this aqua HP lacquer box. 

Over the years when Trubey and I traveled together in Europe, she was always on the look-out for "found" objects like this black and white striped pin.  She painted the geometric canvas with a space for the pin and then both pieces are to be inserted into this Stirling clutch bag.

Trubey painted this scene of horses in a pasture to be placed atop this footstool with a painted landscape around it.


  1. Fun, I love the clutch purse with matching belt, great finds thanks for posting :)