Friday, February 19, 2016

New Purse

New purse I made using some older leather I had from Tandy. I think I would design it differently if I was doing it again. The leather is cut straight across on the top but swoops down when loaded. Not a real problem but not the look I was after.

I also have to find a better way of sewing the ends of the zipper in so that it recesses into the purse better.

I thought this cotton made a pretty cute liner.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Long Leather Wallet

The group has a challenge going on this year to keep us all motivated and to try new things. The pattern for this month was for a long wallet. (Although I did one before for my DH which is somewhat similar, I made my own pattern for that one based on his old wallet.) This style of wallet is not normally my cup of tea but it gave me a chance to use  one of the designer sheets that I got on sale at Tandy. I modified the pattern to include a flap for security. The goat I used for the interior was a little too soft and squishy. It should have been a firmer temper. It was a pain to sew when it got to the multiple layers of the card pockets. Overall, I think it turned out fairly well. I think if I was doing it again, I would bind the edge of the card pockets where it becomes the bill holder.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Passport Wallet

I am really happy with the way this turned out. The outer part is made with an embossed croc print from Tandy, lined with goatskin. The pockets are also of goatskin. I'm hoping the recipient likes it.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Orange purse

This purse was made from lambskin leather I purchased at Tandy just for the colour. The handles and the basic pattern were from a Value Village purse find. I still have issues with expecting leather to behave exactly like fabric and had to do some modifications in progress to make it work. Not my best stitching for sure but it is usable and with the popularity of orange at the moment, timely as well.

Purse for grandaughter

This was one of the fastest leather projects I have done. We had about 2 hours to get the purse and bracelet done before her sister woke from her nap. Obviously I would have normally done things a little differently but she loves it. Purple is her favourite colour and the only leather I had was the faux crocodile, so she ended up with a pretty stylish purse and bracelet for a 7 year old :-).

Card for Niece

I haven't done any cards in a long time but needed one for my niece. They had a destination wedding and the girls wore shades of peach and orange so that gave me a direction to go in with this card. I used my KNK for the lettering and cuttlebug folders in my Wizard for the embossing. It took a lot longer than normal, I am quite out of practice.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Embossed Card Wallet

This card wallet is made of 2-3 oz vegetable tanned leather,embossed with a Cuttlebug folder using my Wizard. I combined it with some black goatskin.

I really like the depth of the embossed texture.

The small pockets are for the small key fob tags that some of the stores use for their loyalty programs.