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ENVELOVE

I wanted to create a range I choices for small card holder. I have about 10 variations… One of them is doing cross stitch in the leather…

Punching the holes neatly was quite a chore…. Stitching was even a bigger feat – holes were tight. And the thumbs and fingers were aching badly.

I told myself, this is handicraft with love and I do it for passion. That’s when I decided to coin all my envelope series ENVELOVE. I had many attempts to get the shape right. Over 20 prototypes and found the balance between the leather thickness and the template. Each envelope cutting were fine tuned according to leather type and thickness.

Still room for improvement, and its really ENVELOVE!

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Posted by on May 20, 2013 in Leather Story

 

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ENVELOVE purse

Raining season started in Hong Kong, and sky is just gray.

I have been searching for a sky blue color leather, but couldn’t find anything to my liking.

I decided to dye my own color leather. Unfortunately, the bottle holding the dye was leaking, and I decided to hold the tip of the bottle to wash off the dye… It dripped to my fingers…. The phone rang and I have to reach out to my handbag to find it. To cut short the story, I smeared the dye to my purse as well.

Well, an excuse to make myself a new purse, as fixing the color takes more time, and I don’t want to dye it black.

This is a rustic looking piece of leather, and I decided to sew it with multicolor thread. I am quite delighted with the combination.

Special compartment for my mini moleskine book, bigger card compartments (fits up to 3 cards per slot, and even spare compartments for the IDs in different countries.

Oh, fits iPhone. Not that I will change to Samsung, but it fits S4… And all sorts if bank notes and as well coins. Something extra for receipts and bits and pieces.

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Posted by on May 20, 2013 in Leather Story

 

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Laptop bag with envelope case

Laptop bag.

Finally after slaving for 3 nights (1st night slaying leather, 2nd night making the body, 3rd night the handle) I have finally made myself a leather laptop bag.

It even have my “signature” envelope case that I can put my moleskine notebook.

It’s sewn such that I get additional pocket where I put my iPhone and easy to reach stuff..

Just perfect size for daily go to work where I don’t need to bring my chargers, mouse…

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Posted by on May 6, 2013 in Leather Story