Monday, January 21, 2013

Keeping my hands busy

You would think that making bags in my spare time (nights and weekends) would be enough to keep my hands busy, right? Well, not so much. I love to learn to make new crafts, even - and especially- when they are not related to sewing bags.
Several weeks ago, I saw a beautiful wrapped leather bracelet. Ooooo, I need this, I thought.... except for the price tag...
So, I went online and I found a couple of excellent tutorials:
Joann's had a 40% sale on beads when I went searching for supplies. I bought plastic beads to practice with, and glass beads in various sizes and shades for the real thing. Here is the result:

Pretty cool, n'est-ce pas?

Yesterday, I made a couple of waxed canvas and leather zippered pencil cases for the shop. I really like the waxed canvas and leather combo- I might have to keep one for myself:

Have a wonderful week!

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Happy New Year!

I hope you had a wonderful holiday and I wish you all a very happy new year!

A few new items in the shop:

Oil-tanned leather clutch
Eco leather Zen bag

Oil-tanned leather clutch in burgundy

Brown suede clutch

A series of small pouches

My favorite! An envelope-style messenger in leather and canvas

A waxed canvas and wool iPad sleeve for my new iPad!
My current project is a large weekend bag in waxed canvas and leather. I was debating whether to line it or not. I am leaning toward lining. I tried to finish the seams with bias tape, but it doesn't look so hot. More on that later...
Have a fabulous Sunday!