Side Ruffled Pouch

My love for leather is ever increasing. Oh the smell! I could sit all day with a piece in hand, just sniffing away. There’s something luxurious about it – from the soft buttery lambskin to the firm strong vegetable-tanned cowhide. I probably know next to nothing about leather compared to the growing number of leather craftsmen all over the world. But what I do know is that a little bit of hide goes a long way in making something beautiful. Here are some pouches I made some time back. I was experimenting with different ways of making a pouch and chanced upon a ruffled side. I kinda like it. What do you think?

Yellow pouch in cotton canvas and leather

Stripey pouch with leather bottom

Boys backpack Disney Cars

Phew. I finally completed my son’s backpack yesterday, bringing it to a total of about 7 hours over 2 days of planning, cutting and sewing.

One can never get enough of Lightning McQueen Disney Cars

One can never get enough of Lightning McQueen Disney Cars

After this attempt, I’m sure I can make another backpack in a shorter time. That’s the thing with prototypes. Many hours are needed to figure out how to make something a bit more complicated than a zipper pouch. I love watching my son carry this, especially next to the mass store-bought-China-made McQueen bags. Ah, he would have loved that too, though. Give him anything McQueen and you’ll be his best bud…for now.

Faux leather red baby shoes

Back in November last year, I wanted to make something for my niece who was turning one. Why not cute little Mary Janes? Having made 2 pairs of fabric shoes, I decided to try out faux leather. Turned out pretty well, to me. I still need to figure out how to minimise bulk to have a more professional look on the inside.

red baby shoes

With great excitement, I rushed off to try them on the little one’s feet. Alas, they were a tad too small. 😦 Will make bigger ones next time.

 

Revamp!

With 2013 coming to a close, I decided to revamp this site and try to make it more user-friendly for the new year ahead. There are a few things I need to get done:

1. Start blogging. I don’t consider myself a good writer, hence the silence after these 3 years of existence. A blog with no blogpost?!? What is that? Hehe. But I do want to share my experiences with all things sewing, so what better way than to blog about them. So yea, here I am. Pardon the occasional grammar mistakes.

2. Become a dotcom site. That means paying a small sum every year to WordPress. Well, it is a SMALL sum compared to hiring a website developer to build my own site.

3. Update often. I dislike sites that aren’t updated. Especially when it’s a blogshop. Post something. Anything. Just tell us potential buyers that you are still alive. And here I am, doing exactly that. HAH!

Ok, that’s enough to keep me busy. That’s the realist in me speaking.

For new comers visiting this site for the first time, do head over to my SHOP to browse for handmade items. Hopefully you will find something you like.