Custom orders, thrifting (or what I like to call hunting and gathering), and studio work has made for a busy week here at Waterstone. If you just happened to miss my recycled leather handbag tutorial, hop over to check out the entire process.
And I think I had this handbag in last week's wrap but it had not been added to the Etsy shop. I am in love with the colors - something about a touch of burnt orange makes me feel all warm and fall-ish...
While visiting my mom last weekend, I hit a few North Carolina thrift shops (thanks mom!!) and found this gorgeous black suede tote. The strap was torn, it was boring on the outside, and quite frankly, kind of boring on the inside, too. I completely took it apart. Added the distressed recycled leather pocket and then embroidered around said pocket. I added a handmade strap with a bold coral linen underside, and changed the lining to the same recycled coral linen. It's my first, real upcycled piece and it's happy now.
Oh oh oh. Oh. Oh. This baby is made from the most bee-u-ti-ful distressed brown leather that I got from that upholsterer. It's unreal. I added the flowers to the front.
[ She got her Tom's Shoes. They are so cute and comfy. ]
The edge is finished with distressed, recycled leather. The inside is periwinkle (love that word), and it has a handy-dandy green leather strap for your keys. :)
Can't believe that I totally forgot to make the little make-up pouch to go along with the bottom bag. Senior moment. Will be playing a little catch-up today and changing the Etsy listing to show the bonus bag. Sheesh.
Okie doke. That's my Waterstone recap.
And I'm SO glad that...
It's Friday and I have friends staying over tonight. Yippee!
Special plans for the weekend?
P.S. Look! It's a poll! Top. Right. Enlighten me.