The leather looks so lovely! I have all eyes on that beautiful old mallet...!! Can't wait to see the finished piece.x
Thank you! and, of course you do!
Oh how I love seeing all of these steps!! Already so appreciative of your craft...but even more so seeing this! LOVE!!!
glad we are sharing all these steps ... so much fun!
I like to see these pictures of your working process! The leather looks lovely, and I'm sure this will be another lovely bag. Those scissors look like you've used them a lot and I can understand that they are dear to you. Good scissors are so important!
yes, they really are! for so many things.
I love to see an artist at work and to see how it all comes together! I look at all those lovely bits of scrap as strips for beaded cuffs - ha! what the eye sees :)
Exactly, what the eye sees ... like Louise above has her eyes on the raw hide mallet, that didn't surprise me and it doesn't that you see cuffs from the little bits & pieces!I always love your thoughts.
Yes, good friends like that are golden.I love seeing your process - reminds me of my mother's busy handspiecing together the clothes she loved to sew. I can still feel theway her hands would get into a rhythm - her happy place. It makes mehappy still to see someone cutting and piecing things together.Your crafting is a thing of beauty, Susan. As is your heart:)-Jennifer
Thank you for your kind words and beautiful memories of your mother ... makes it all that much sweeter. xoxo
this process is intriguing. and the help you received from a friend who trusted you were on the right path...well, those memories and that good karma going into each bag is priceless. simply priceless. the tool to make the holes is something I have not seen before but would have come in handy when I made a leather cuff! I will look for one. Maybe it would help me decide to make more. I am thoroughly enjoying these posts!
Thanks for joining in and sharing and yes, that tool is unbeatable, couldn't do the work without it. It comes with just one prong, which is very handy and up to maybe five or six, the one I use the most has four. You should have one but then you will also need a raw hide or rubber mallet!