Monday, October 12, 2009

new week, new shop - darling savage.

If you are like me, you are probably obsessed with little bags and pouches to hold your make up / loose change / random junk that accumulates in your purse. Darling Savage has put together a line of bags, purses, wallets, and clutches made from beautiful fabrics with special little touches, such as a perfectly placed button or coordinating liner pattern.

The creativity behind this up and coming Etsy shop comes from Havilah. She describes the style of Darling Savage as eclectic, feminine, and eco-conscious. She once used all new materials for her work, but recently switched over to primarily reclaimed and vintage fabrics. Now your little bag is not only helping you, but helping out the environment!

Havilah is another self taught sewer, like Amy of PonderandStitch. She learned a few basics from her mother and picked up some good tips from her grandmother, but honed her skills mostly by making mistakes and then learning from them. She acknowledges that while this method of learning takes some patience, it is the most rewarding. A lot of Havliah's work is done on the sewing machine you see below - a model purchased by her grandmother in 1958 which she inherited and is still going strong!

Havilah runs her shop from Portland, Oregon - a mecca for crafty talent. She has managed to carve out a space for her craft and business within the one bedroom apartment she shares with her boyfriend. Despite what these photos of her work space show, Havliah admits to being quite the mess maker. Thankfully she has an understanding boyfriend who is willing to overlook the piles of fabric scraps and other causalities of her crafting.

If you are in the market for a little bag and want to check out Darling Savage, head on over to here:


Don't forget to please take a minute and leave an encouraging comment for Havilah!


  1. thank you for the feature! you are so kind to say such sweet things. :)