From Mink to Mink

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From Mink to Mink

Recently a sweet, generous neighbor gifted me with a fabulous mink hat.  She said she knew I wear many hats (both figuratively and physically 🙂 and thought I might enjoy it.  I am in favor of FAUX fur, but definitely wanted the mink beret to have a good home.  One day, thinking how nice it would be if the beret could actually go back to its rightful owner (it was a family heirloom), I hit upon the idea of making the hat into a purse for her.  So here you see the beret in its original form, and then the transition to charming, little purse.  I shaped it into an oblong position, added handles, an interior snap, and attached an accessory for the final touch.  Voila!

BEFORE

AFTER

My dear neighbor was very touched by the gesture and confided that the mink had belonged to her grandmother.  And, anytime she wants to convert the purse back into a hat, every alteration I made is totally reversible.  From Mink to Mink!

 

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About Anny

I am happiest during the creative phase of bag making. My studio is in a downtown historical loft built in 1890 with a view of the harbor. I have an armoire full of beautiful fabric and a map chest full of buttons, fringe, beads, and all the little pretties that make a bag one-of-a-kind. Every time I sew, my faithful Golden Retriever and English Setter are at my feet, and on REALLY special days, my precious granddaughters sew with me!

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