31 July 2006

Hediye postadan

Today I received a most happy treat when the postaci rang my doorbell with my package from Frau Liebe! Enclosed were the fabulous vintage bag I posted earlier, and red set including necklace, bracelet, and huge red clip on earrings. I love them! You can find more amazing finds from Germany on the Frau Liebe website. For those of you who didn't know... but can now see in my self-portrait with red jewelry, as of this week 31.07.06, I am 28 weeks pregnant! Photos taken in our lovely Turkish bathroom, which is as big as my old bedroom on Henry Street in an apartment I shared in undergrad.

Before I even opened the package, the smell of vintage leather wafted outward... vintage leather smell is not something I encounter often here in Turkey. The bag perfectly accomodates a book (currently reading A Short History of Byzantium)and all of my stitching materials as it opens accordion style.

This Thursday I will be going to Eminönü in Istanbul to buy beads and other jewelry-making supplies with my jewelry designer, Meral Hanım. Eminönü has a labyrinth of small shops one can get lost in. I can't wait to select new materials for new bags!

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