Two new styles freshly in the shop this morning, er, afternoon!
I finally got it together to design & sew myself a definitive leather tote for use over the next few months. My specifications (as usual): simple, sleek, sophisticated. Bereft of unnecessary adornment but containing just enough texture and detail to keep one interested. Impeccably crafted (if I do say so myself) of the highest quality materials. Darkly elegant, slightly sculptural, perfectly polished.
And voila! The Cubist leather tote. I liked it so much I even made a little pochette to go with.
Some details: This bag is entirely crafted of black motorcycle leather that I dragged across the country with me from Alberta. It's lined in a snake-print cotton twill and contains two interior pockets and one attached key hook. I hand braided the straps while watching old episodes of Two Fat Ladies on youtube and attached them to the bag with hidden stitching for extra strength. I also made tassels, cause tassels are a good thing. Here are some photos:
As for the pochette, I used the same geometric design as the leather tote but in a nice, compact little zippered package. I think this would make the meanest make up bag in town and that's just what I plan to use it for.
Both are now available for purchase online so please visit the link to my etsy shop if you so desire. I'm hoping I can have another productive week this week and get two more styles made and in the shop for Monday - keep your eyes peeled for a leather skirt (!)