zondag 23 februari 2014


I made this handbag for my brother's daughter.
This handsome little lady needed a Bag that is strong enough to carry all her schoolthings and that looks a bit cool to.
Needless to say that she is very happy...
Mission accomplished!!I guess I might be her favorite uncle (at least for a while)...

tool roll

Recently I bought some tools for leatherstitching.
They are not cheap and I want to keep them as long as I can!!
Good tools need to be stored away decent and I don't want them to lie in my toolbox just like that.

I dug up a patch of recovered leather from an old sofa seat and a buckle from an old handbag. 
Total cost = 2 hours of work...
I'm going to rub the whole thing with a bit of oil, this must protect the steel tools against the rust-monster!!



zaterdag 8 februari 2014

swap meet finds and garage shots

No new leatherwork but today's swapmeet founds (pic. 1 and 2)and some garage snapshots!!
More leatherwork follows later!!

zaterdag 1 februari 2014

leather and brass !!


dog collars

A customer ordered two dog collars for their husky's.
Those dogs can pull like a thugboat, so they have to be really strong.
I handstitched two layers vegetable tanned leather together with a layer of texon in between(for extra strength!).
The buckles and D- rings are stainless steel so they can handle heavy weather.
I added the telephone-number of the owners on the belt in case the dogs get lost.
Thanks Lia, for your confidence!

Some pics of the dogs and collars.
Aren't they beautifull??