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November 26, 2007

Vintage hockey cards get a groovy second childhood

Canadiens_hockey_card_beltI met Isa Bella Campbell at the One of a Kind craft show, which continues in Toronto until next weekend.  She's featured in the Rising Star section of the show along with some other fantastic artisans. 

Isa makes all of her belts, wallets, make-up bags, change purses and billfolds using vintage media and recycled leather apparel.  Like many artists, she came up with her techniques when she was making gifts for lucky friends and relatives.  Her first hockey card belt was a gift to her adult brother, who was thrilled...until he found out that she'd raided his hockey card collection from Grade 5. 

"You cannibalized his own hockey cards?!" I asked, amazed at her pluck. 

"I didn't use the really valuable ones, I swear!"

You can meet Isa at the show (her booth is Read My Hips) or check out Isa's stylish designs online where you can buy her stuff via PayPal (an easy, secure, no-charge way to pay for online purchases). 


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I haven't seen vintage hockey cards in forever. Reminds me of when I was a kid and used to collect all manner of sports memorabilia. I loved it!

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