I love to create. I love working with my hands to design what my “mind’s eye” imagines. I see things in colors, shapes and texture. I have been sewing and creating since I was young. I started sewing and creating years ago on my mother’s old Singer sewing machine. It was fun to go to the fabric store and feel all the textures and walk through the haberdashery of ribbons and buttons.
Fifteen years ago I was fortunate to take my first trip to Europe! This was a dream come true. Paris had been in my heart since I was a child. Now this travel dream has become a beautiful obsession and I travel to Europe every year. On these trips I love to browse old world stores, markets and antique fairs. I collect ribbon, buttons, lace and paper. I also order these supplies from the countries I have traveled in and from U.S. suppliers. With each item I create I hope to tell a little story around the item. Imagination is a big part of my collection. Please come along on the journey with me.
I have decided to make creations using the treasures I have collected. It has been so much fun designing with buttons, ribbon, lace and paper. In addition to the handbags and bracelets I have a small collection of “mixed media” cards I designed with hand crafted paper from Florence Italy. I hope to continue to travel and design with the treasures I collect. Thank you for visiting my store and please keep visiting for new creations. I love to create. I love working with my hands to design what my “mind’s eye” imagines.
Thank you for visiting my website and please visit my Etsy store https://www.etsy.com/shop/BelleEpoqueCreations for my complete line.