Saturday, August 31, 2013

handles are here!

It's been a while since I've shared snaps of the leather purse handles.  With a few new colours added to the mix, I thought it was time to post them.  All of the handles are the new reintroduced (the same as the original, from waaaay back, when I first started using the leather handles) saddle leather...which is a bit firmer than the softer drum-dyed leather that was available for a few years 1+ years ago.  They are still handmade in the USA...and still very easy to attach to your project (both styles come with pre-punched holes for sewing in place).

So without further ado, here are the colours....

 L --> R:  Black, Brown, Grape, Turquoise, Emerald, Olive, Hot Pink, Red

Please note that not all colours are available in both styles.  At the moment the Single Urban handle (with the buckles - $38 each) is available only in Black, Brown, Olive, Red, and, for possibly a limited time, Emerald (apparently it was a dyeing oops - but I hope they decide to keep making them.....).   The Long Rolled handles ($54 per pair) are available in all of the colours, except for  Emerald. 

My selection varies (you can always send me an email and I will let you know what I have on hand at the moment), but here is a peek at my current offerings....

 *the colour is pretty accurate on my screen - the background really is grey, not white!  ;-)

If you are thinking about making a purse and want to use these leather handles, I strongly encourage you to get your handles first and then plan the rest around the colour of your handles.  Otherwise you might be disappointed.  There are infinite colours of wools and fabrics to choose from, but just a handful of colours of handles available....and even so, they vary between shipments. 

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Sunday morning...

It's been a great summer for camping at The Campsite. We've been enjoying our new outdoor kitchen, and our new propane coffee pots are the bomb, too. They definitely help us have happy mornings - even when it's chilly. LOL!

I've been up most weekends, and often bring projects to work on while I'm here. My favourite and most suited so far are the stockings. I like the limited amount of supplies required, the simple pace, and the ease with which I can pick it up, put it down, and look around to what is going on around. With an ever-changing group of people and kids, there is usually something happening to distract me a little... :-)

It's hard to believe there is just one week left until Labour Day...

I've had mixed success with my summer project plans. No failures, just less accomplished than I was hoping for...but hopefully this wee post will be the beginning of my return to blogging. It's been far too long. xxoo