Tag Archives: ENVELOVE
I am still on the journey to creat 12 variations of envelope customization and personalization. I think I am quite half way there with about 4 prototypes given away as presents.
Earlier this week, I received some enquiries about making a card case with 2.5mm depth, 8.9cm width and 5.7cm height. After laying out some questions to get more design direction, the customers actually wanted it in my ENVELOVE design. It’s a pretty small case, smaller than my usual card case.
Most important criteria is to fit her cards snugly.
I am already guessing that her cards must be quite precious. I wondered if its to hold a stack of 100 name cards… Turned out its for her tarot cards! She wanted something in maroon – deep deep maroon and surprise her with the choice of thread color. Spotting taste of somebody familiar can already be hard sometimes… For a stranger that I have not meet, and seen the picture… It’s a risk. And I didn’t want to intrude too much into her privacy to discover her taste. Luckily I asked what’s the card case for…
A few months ago, I wanted to make cufflinks with lego pieces. So, I decided to surprise myself with lego mini figures. One of the lego pieces is the Fortune Teller of series 9
I got my answer !
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!
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.