Friday, January 22, 2010

Creative chops

My friend, Laura Maclay,  has serious creative chops.  She can do it all: drawing, painting, sewing, embroidery, knitting, and crocheting.  (She's also a kick-ass cook.)   She's been constructing handbags for a living for over 10 years now.  She paints and makes art quilts, too.  Lately she's been crafting these amazing knitted creatures.  Laura is incredibly generous and has supported and encouraged me creatively for years.  Did I mention that she's my very best pal?

Laura travels cross country with her husband, Greg, to art shows throughout the year.  When she's not on the road,  she's busy making.   I wish she had an outlet here in town so you could go see her work.  What you can do is go to her Etsy store to see a few of her purses.   Here's the link:

Here are a few samples to whet your appetite:


  1. I. WANT. THEM. ALL.
    I just had a birthday...pity no one bought me a LM mermaid purse...Jack. hee hee.

  2. Hey, you just got a 6-week trip to Australia! That's a pretty sweet birthday gift!