Long before I became involved with paper crafting, I was a patchworker. I began with a simple strip of Seminole Patchwork and wound up traveling far and wide doing Native American festivals and art shows with my items.
These are photos of some of the things I made. The purses were my main item. I believe when I stopped participating in the festivals I had made and sold around 3,000 of them. At that time I had an entire assembly line set up in our den. All the patchwork and the purses were made by me with the exception of the straps. Fred wound up learning to use the sewing machine to make some of those when I got a huge order to export to a department store in Germany.