March 25, 2011

A new prototype

green leather purse

Don't you remember those little coin purses worn around the neck, back in the seventies I guess it was. Everyone in class had one of those. We wore them on school field trips with the coin which mom gave us in the morning to buy a drink or a little souvenir with, safely tucked inside, or as an accessory on other days on top of one of those tight turtle necks and with flared jeans and clogs underneath, or with a smocked dress. They disappeared, probably because they weren't that safe after all but I still remember mine. I got it when on vacation in Spain. Our first time in the South. It'd been on my wish list for a while and I wouldn't leave Spain without getting one of those! I no longer have it but I remember exactly the way it looked.

Anyway, as I wanted to experiment with rivets and snap closures I decided to make one of those coin purses. My choice of leather wasn't ideal as it was slightly too heavy for my paper punch - so maybe it is my tool kit which isn't adequate? I might want to invest in one of those real leather punches, for one thing.
I suffered quite a bit before I had the snaps and rivets into place and then my sewing machine refused so I had to work it manually to get the needle through the leather - but I like the result and so do my girls...

Little by little I'm adding to my leather working skills. Hopefully it will get me far enough to, one day, tackle that beautiful skin I got a while ago... I'd love to make a purse or tote of some sort.
We'll see - let's not rush into things!

13 comments:

elisanna said...

Beautiful!

Anonymous said...

amazing! i was just came over to your blog to see if you have worked with snaps and what kind of tool you use. I am looking to work with them myself and could use any tips, please.

Cindy said...

you can and will do it. i have no doubt. love this and your tulips! enjoy your weekend!

jane said...

it´s adorable! the words rivets and snaps go so well together... :)
happy spring!

nicole/brussels said...

Wat vind ik dit mooi, de kleuren zijn zo goed passend, en dan die mooie foto van de tulpen in dezelfde kleuren!Weer een bewijs dat je een gevoel voor kleurencombinatie heb! Echt geslaagd, kan het geloven dat de meisjes het mooi vinden, so do I!

Ghirlanda di Popcorn said...

I just found your blog and I love it so much!!
It is so creative and interesting!
I wanted to let you know :)

Have a nice weekend

Silvia

Cassandra said...

Thats gorgeous!!!

meisje van vervlogen dagen said...

Toen ik je vorige buideltje zag, met de steentjes eraan, dacht ik aan zo'n jaren '70 om-je-hals-portomonneetje. Wat schets mijn verbazing.... Ik ben er zeker van dat je het werken met leren onder de knie krijgt. Dit ziet er al zo goed uit! En je steekt me aan; wil ook eens iets met leer, maar weet niet zo goed hoe eraan te komen.
Fijn weekend gewenst.

meisje van vervlogen dagen said...

Toen ik je vorige buideltje zag, met de steentjes eraan, dacht ik aan zo'n jaren '70 om-je-hals-portomonneetje. Wat schets mijn verbazing.... Ik ben er zeker van dat je het werken met leren onder de knie krijgt. Dit ziet er al zo goed uit! En je steekt me aan; wil ook eens iets met leer, maar weet niet zo goed hoe eraan te komen.
Fijn weekend gewenst.

MitziMakes said...

How cute! I love the mix of leather and the fabric strap - gorgeous colours too!

Freddie said...

I saw the picture before I read the text and it took me back to when, as a child, I had one of those purses you perfectly described. Mine was all leather, including the neck strap but I love that you've used fabric, it's really pretty. Freddie x

Belichek said...

I have a purse, only to Orange)) great idea to spring)

mary said...

very nice !

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