Blue Dog Avenue
I am a one-woman small business and member of the Craftsmen Guild of Mississippi in leather work, specializing in environmentally-friendly cork and cactus leathers. These incredible leather alternatives are sustainable, durable and water-resistant.
Having always been enamored with vintage bags, my Blue Dog Avenue line is a modern take on retro classic designs. Every bag I make is handcrafted solely by me from start to finish, including the creation and designing of my patterns. All of the materials are carefully cut by hand and then individually sewn in my home studio, giving the utmost attention to each and every detail.
I strive for a perfect balance between the aesthetic form and the technical function when designing my work. I want my pieces to be seen as much more than just bags or wallets, but as an overlap of design and art. I feel that I am creating wearable art and I handcraft each piece with the care it deserves.