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.