Wednesday, 22 August 2012

New Things From My Shed

I've been busy in my little shed lately.  Here are a few things that I've made and some that are still in the pipeline -
Some of these are patches which I will soon be adding to my shop.  Others will hopefully become fridge magnets and a few will become little free gifts which I like to add to my parcels!
 This year, swallows discovered our barn and built two nests in the rafters.  It's been lovely to see them swooping in and out.  I have been doing some sketchings of them and came up with some simple designs which would work well when carved onto tooling leather.
 The antique stain really picks the details out and brings out the grain of the leather.  There were quite a few natural streaks in the bottom piece of leather which make a lovely effect I think.  The top piece will become a little notebook and the bottom piece is destined to be a personal organiser with lacing round the edges!
I carved these little pieces of tooling leather with my initials and a small flower and I will attach them to pieces of my work as a kind of signature tag.  I have sold two organisers lately - one to Australia and the other to the USA which is always exciting.  Funny to think of my work travelling to places on the other side of the world.  I have had a few keyring orders lately too, so I need to tidy my shed up a bit and maybe order more leather so I'm not running out. 

Lastly, I've been busy with this project which was a birthday present for my husband.  I bought him a Kindle for his birthday and I wanted to make a protective cover for it -

I was really pleased with the way it turned out.  The elastic straps hold the Kindle nice and firmly too.


  1. Wow Pippa, I bet Conor was over the moon with his present! I love the swallow design too. You are very clever xxxxx

  2. I adore those swallows! I also love the tree. How long did it take? I really don't know how you do it, you're so clever!

  3. hi, where can i buy small picese of leather for carving, thanks louie.
    my email is