Handmade objects always have a story. They have a real character and charm over mass-produced items. My blog is featuring all the handmade items I make and I'm also going to post Free Patterns for crocheting, knitting and other crafts. I'm also going to post my favourite recipes for free! Are you interested in a certain pattern or recipe? Feel free to contact me.

I love to recycle books and records and create unique purses, clocks, IPhone docks, Ereader Tablet Covers, hollow safe books. You can find my crafting in My RETROGRANDMA Etsy Store

I also love to seek out collectible treasures and you can find them in my RetroClassics shop on Etsy

I've had a number of opportunities for my unique handmade items to be featured on many blogs. I LOVE the RETRO ERA and that's why they call me "RETROGRANDMA"! FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER: http://www.twitter.com/Retrograndma

24 February 2010

Milady's Textbook of Cosmetology Book Handbag

Just made and listed today! Awesome handbag made out of Milady's Standard Textbook of Cosmetology, copyright 1991. Now this is a fashion statement handbag! Walk down the street and watch heads turn!

20 February 2010

Featured today in Etsy Storque Main Showcase

I got lucky and purchased a spot in the Etsy Storque Main Showcase today. At the moment my Nancy Drew Book Handbag is being displayed. To get a spot it was similar to a bidding war on Ebay lol!

12 February 2010

Vintage Dick and Jane Book Handbag

Imagine all the little fingers that went through this classic book of "Fun with Dick and Jane"! I could not resist creating a handbag out of this particular book. The wear of the hardcover gives it character. I also have another Our New Friends Dick and Jane purse listed.

6 February 2010

I Made it to the Front Page of Etsy!

I made it to the Front Page of Etsy with my recycled vinyl holder in January. I was thrilled!!! It's VERY hard to get on the front page. I've seen alot of record bowls (which I've made myself) made out of the vinyl....but thought I'd try to create something a little different. This would go great with the vinyl record container that I also make in an office. Pencils in one and mail in the other. I'd love for one of my Book Handbags to be on one day.