I could be talking about Lab puppies but this time it's about new pieces of leather. One is a deep, rich brown and the bigger one is lucious gold.
I would love to have wonderful stories of where each part of a bag that I make comes from, like Dawn on her lovely site ~ she can just make you drool with every descriptive word! But all I've got for you is that I went down the street to Colorado Leather Goods and really appreciated the nice young guy that was very helpful and patient and didn't mind bringing out many pieces even though he knew I could only
purchase three hides and he wasn't too chatty or stay too close while I took my time smoothing each one out and checking all the edges, the most important parts for me.
This is the first finished bag out of the golden deerskin, it sold the day after I put it in the window at the studio. Emily's dad knew she would love it ~ she did and was thrilled to take it home with her to Denver!
I haven't always had an easy time working with leather, there have been a couple of times that I quit during these many years but it is feeling pretty good to me right now. This may sound silly to some but I think it is important to say a little prayer and a big thank you before you make that first cut and then to pay close attention to what wants to come forth ... I like the surprises!