This is some of my very favourite leather. It is a rich colour and a great texture, making a bag which will go with everything and still have its own personality. Two large exterior pockets are great for phone or keys and inside there are three slip pockets with birdbrain graphics. Its lining, a khaki brushed denim, is extra durable. The bag has a long adjustable strap for wearing cross-body–my favourite way to wear a bag both for travel and everyday. High quality metal zipper closure for security. Measures width 11.5″, height 11″ and depth 3″. In the shop tomorrow.
Archives for September 2014
This cartoon appeared in the Globe and Mail on Monday. The sketch really captures the wistful feelings I have at summer’s end, even though I am not going back to school, or even to a fixed schedule. The feeling comes with Labour Day. And then Jian’s piece yesterday with which he began the fall season is an important reminder of ‘the sombre summer’ many people experienced.
So it’s with all that in my mind that I’ve been working in the studio. It is what I love about studio work; my hands and part of my brain are busy, but I can listen and process while I work. It’s activity that allows, even encourages reflection. I’ve decided to do a series of bags. Usually I make a ‘one-off’, a version of a previous one, maybe, but with enough variation that I am starting afresh each time. I made a blue bucket bag (out of this leather) and I like the proportions so well I decided to make a couple more. I’m varying some of the details, but the proportions are the same. Here is the first, the Blueberry Bucket:
This bag is made from durable pebbly leather, has a front inset zipper pocket, and three slip pockets inside. It is lined in striped red canvas, has metal hardware, including protective feet on the base, and an adjustable strap which can be worn cross-body or over one shoulder. It measures 10″ high, 13″ wide and is 4″ deep. It will be in the shop tomorrow.