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All this summer I have been learning how to hand sew leather. Specifically leather handles for my handbag collection. There is nothing more luxurious than beautiful calfskin handles that have been painstakingly sewn, each stitch knotted into the next; makes you feel like you own something special. That’s why we all love Hermes and Gucci right?

But through all the learning and practicing I ended up with piles, PILES, of small leather scraps. Never one to throw anything away, I decided to make small accessories from this gorgeous leather and the small pieces of hand printed fabric I had left over from my handbags. I also had inherited a load of vintage buttons from my Grandmother; it all seemed like the perfect pairing for an eco chic accessories collection. The price points are ridiculously reasonable $12- $45. I’m selling them through my etsy site but I’m also negotiating with retailers to sell them across Canada. You might even see me early this Fall appear on a certain American TV show demo’ing a how-to to make your own! Stay tuned.

So for now here’s a look at the accessories. Enjoy!

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Birding and the perfect pattern.

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I’m vacationing right now so technically I am not supposed to be working/ blogging but I can hardly stop myself when I’m surrounded by all these amazing prints and patterns that keep popping up in the local wildlife. I learned last year while visiting Florida that birds always sit together facing into the wind. I guess they […]

Read more → April 22, 2009