New Leaf Handmade Goods – I love to create practical and beautiful notebooks and tote bags, and also enjoy creating artwork using fabric, paper and mixed media. In my work, I strive to reflect the unexpected and often subtle beauty of the prairies surrounding my home. I currently live on a farm near Herbert amidst wild rolling hills and find inspiration for my works in this windy prairie land. I am continually amazed at the inconspicuous beauty that hides in the pastures and along the gravel roads.
The materials I use to create my products are turning over a new leaf. Most of the paper, fabrics, etc. are post-consumer materials: sheet music discovered in thrift shops, parts of greeting cards received in the mail, stationary my grandpa found at a garage sale. It’s important to me that what I create doesn’t require a whole lot of newly manufactured parts. There’s personality, and surely a few stories, attached to my materials. I makes my goods in anticipation of bringing beauty into lives of others and allowing those stories to continue.
Owned In: Saskatchewan
Made In Herbert, SK:
- Tote Bags