Sunday, April 26, 2015

Waxed Denim Tote

I found this amazing Cone Mills (made in the USA) selvedge denim and decided it would be perfect for a tote.

The  12oz dark denim and burgundy leather work together beautifully. 
This tote is available here.

Waxed denim is hard to find, so I decided to wax my own. The result is a wonderfully pliable fabric, water resistant, slightly darker than the original and feeling thicker than the non-waxed denim.
The waxed version is available here.

Check it out in the shop.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Shibori Dyed Totes

I had so much fun making these... I love the way they turned out. Find them at Zakken.

From the top: Ocean, Soleil, Denim, Citron, Fuschia

The totes are individually hand dyed and hand made. Due to the dyeing process, the designs are all different. My favorite color is Ocean closely followed by Soleil, pictured above.
What is your favorite color?

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

New in the Shop

I have been having fun with leather lately. Little leather pouches with contrasting zippers and mini tassels have been popping up in my shop, just in time for Mother's day.
I always carry a mini leather pouch when I travel. They are super-useful to stash phone, passport, and electronics cables, as well as other goodies like mints or lip balm. No more searching around the bottom of your bag!

I have been carrying a handmade leather purse for almost three years now. I made it originally to carry my iPad on the airplane, but it quickly became my go-to bag. After receiving many compliments on it, I decided to reproduce it for the shop, only a bit larger. The closures and the strap are made from a different weight leather in a contrasting color that really compliments the brown leather. The body is made of oiled leather, which is really smooth and wonderful to the touch.  

What do you think?
Have a beautiful rest of the week.