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A Custom-Made Ladies Leather Laptop Work Bag

This bag was custom made for a client who wanted a large work bag that would fit a laptop and a few binders. She chose a pebble grain cowhide leather in black with the accent side gussets in a hair-on cowhide in salt + pepper. A gold foil personalized luggage tag was also added. With a couple new tweaks to the size and design I'm going to start offering this laptop tote in my next upcoming collection. 

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Last Minute Gift Ideas

Here are some last minute gift ideas that are in stock, if you are in Winnipeg you can opt for the local pick-up option at check-out.  Men's Toiletry Bags Metallic Geo Wristlet Clutches Metallic Geo Clutches Customized Card Wallets

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Scattered Seeds 2016

Visit me at Scattered Seeds this week!  Thursday, October 13 – 6pm – 9pm *pre-shopFriday, October 14 – 10am – 9pmSaturday, October 15 – 10am – 6pmSunday, October 16 – 12pm – 5pm RED RIVER EXHIBITION PARK 3977 Portage AvenueWinnipeg, MBR3K 2E8 Here is a sneak peek at some of the new things I will have available this year. I will update my online shop afterwards and as always, these are limited edition runs, available while quantities last!

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Re-purpose your old leather or suede jacket

Repurpose and recycle your leather or suede jacket! At Barbara + Cecile Handbags we can create a new bag from an old coat. We can make one large bag or several small bags. Do you have a leather jacket that's been collecting dust in the back of a closet somewhere, that's too outdated to wear again but still in great condition? Contact us for more details: info@barbaraandcecile.comwww.barbaraandcecile.com

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Custom Made Wedding Dress for Lisa

I had the privilege of crafting my good friend Lisa's wedding dress this year, she married June 2016. I'm so excited to finally share some of the gorgeous photos from that day. Lisa had a clear vision for her dress and it was such an honour for me to bring that vision to life. I made my own wedding dress eight years ago but I've been hoping for another chance to make another, thanks so much Lisa! Lisa + Tom June 11th, 2016 photos: Simeon Rusnak Photography

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