Sad to see this little guy go…

…he was truly one of my favorites – so much attitude! –He’s off to Anita in Kelowna, BC πŸ™‚

I haven’t had much time to make new bears in the past four months, but as the season winds down, I’m adding new bears πŸ™‚ Mika and Oogie are new, and I have a black mink, light palomino mink, big blue fox and a big shark grey Mongolian Lamb bear in my mind to make, in the coming weeks!

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Waste not…WANT. Multi-colored, one-of-a-kind patchwork pom poms

I have a lot of scraps of this recycled fur, from other projects over the past few years. It struck me last week that there is something I can do with them. They are time consuming to make, but they’re worth it. It’s recycled recycling! Here are some that I’ve made and there are more to come – visit elle Vintage often — I’ll be listing a new one every day or so over the next few weeks. I am also making them in faux fur. If there is a color combination you want that will match your hat exactly, hit me up — I can probably make it for you!

 

 

 

 

 

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Do you have an old vintage fur coat that you’ll never wear?

Why not have me transform it into something new that you will enjoy now and everyday? Contact me at elle VintageΒ elle@ellevintage.com

I have just finished turning a muskrat fur coat — that probably hasn’t been worn in decades — into these stunning pieces.

 

 

Say it with sterling silver, freshwater pearls and recycled mink fur

Handmade at elle Vintage.

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Violet Mink Fur Pom Pom Sterling Silver Dangle Earrings with Freshwater Pearl Accents
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Real Mink Fur with real sterling silver and genuine freshwater pearl chain and real sterling silver hooks
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Poms are a petite 1.5″ in diameter
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Fluffy soft violet mink [very light, shiny purple-grey accent tips]
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Earrings hang 4″

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Retro wraparound earmuffs

They’re hard to find, but here they are – full fur headband earmuffs at elle Vintage. Available in faux fur and real recycled mink fur. If you have a request for a certain color, contact me at elle@ellevintage.com.

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Ballet Slipper Pink Beige Faux Fur

 

See more colors here.

Irma and pillows

–That’s what occupied my time and my heart this weekend.

As I worked, CNN was queued on the TV — “drowned out” a bit by the rat-a-tat-tat of my sewing machine. I marathon-ed 7 gorgeous pillow covers since Friday and all the while, my thoughts and best wishes were with everyone affected by the storm. I am pretty amazed at how cool the people of the state of Florida are (and Texas too, for that matter); their composure, organization, grace and resilience. I have no doubt that they will be back on their feet in record time.

I hope that you will all be home-sweet-home and settled in again soon.

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