Thanks ….. and leather handles for felt bags!

Thanks so much to all of you who have left comments, sent emails and rung me to wish my mother the best.  Yesterday it was confirmed that she has a very rare disease primarily affecting the muscles, only 9 in every 1,000,000 people suffer from the condition.  At the moment she is somewhat of a medical celebrity in the hospital because in the last 7 years no patient has presented with the symptoms!  I will probably not get too much paperwork done over the next few days or many emails answered so apologies if you are waiting for a reply, I will get to read everything all going well just no time to think clearly and write the replies.  Do you think that I can forget the housework too???

Yesterday I felted another 9 flowers for the ‘Taste of Carlow’ event and now I need to add buttons and finish some of the bags and purses I felted last week.  I did have an idea of approaching a wonderful Kilkenny leather craftsman and asking him to make some special handles to my designs, maybe next week I will get time to pop down and have a chat with him.  Failing that I probably need to order handles online from Homestead Heirlooms.  I love the work these ladies produce and stocked up on handles last year when Heather and I attended the amazing Duchess County Sheep and Wool Festival at Rhinebeck!

2 thoughts on “Thanks ….. and leather handles for felt bags!

  1. Good morning Nicola,

    Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! So thankful for all of you.

    Hope now that your mom has the proper diagnosis that she’ll soon be feeling better. Glad that they were able to determine so quickly what she has with the rarity of this condition.

    Your home must be starting to look like a florist shop with all of your beautiful flowers;-))) And, yes, by all means do forget about the housework. I certainly have;-)

    Almost forgot to mention that Cynthia Reynolds had a great blog post yesterday on making your own leather handles for bags, too, Don’t know if you had a chance to look at it, but I’m pretty sure that you own much of the supplies that she uses (the punch, etc.) Here’s the link to that post if you’re interested:


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