A shell-like patterned fabric with a shiny finish needed to be shaped into something compact and pretty. After a bit of thought and a few drawings, this was the result. I managed to break an ideal vintage buckle (doh!) so one of the little funky floral ones had to be understudy. I do love working with dupion silk for the lining and a few faceted beads just topped off the front beautifully.
Hello, I'm Ruth Overton. My nickname as a child was 'Ruthie Toots' which is how the name 'TootsTotes'