Anyway I got home with my loot and stacked it up on the work table and say how much the lovely white Elk leather wanted to join in with my new Laura Gunn Poppy fabric and make a bag. I would have sat down right then a started, but I was going to Weston with Jennifer so we could go to her favorite quilting shop there (Pigs in a Blanket - GREAT little shop. They do rag quilting, which I am very intrigued with. I will have to take a class there, since I have this great old Amy Butler flannel that I don't know what to do with.). SO I decided to take my leather with me. I sat it in my lap and stroked it on the ride. So soft. Jennifer has known me long enough to know I am not too crazy. But When I get an idea in my mind it almost HURTS unless I can get it out.
Here is my lovely stack of leather. The bottom is a hide of white Elk. It is so soft, but thick. It is wonderful. The next one is a milk chocolate leather hide...I see flap messenger bags here. Next is a green glove leather remnant that I am going to make some little wallets from and finally on top is a tad of turquoise that I think is deer leather.
See what I did with it? A little circle of turquoise, and a beach stone button.
Some loopy quilting.... the other side is my swirly free motion.
And viola! Here it is all finished. JUST like I imagined. This bag is lined with some Giant poppies. I will get better pictures before I list it in the shop. So, Yes, it is going in the shop. Doesn't is scream "I am ready for some warm weather!!!!!".
OK, I have sewing to do, and a kitchen to clean and some beans to soak.
Have a lovely day everyone. Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss.