Posted in May 2012

Hide & Sleek – Lanyard

Hide & Sleek – Lanyard

Lanyard This one is a commission piece. But as I was so pleased with the way it turned out, I’m offering it to order. Made to measure, in the leather of your choice and with the hardware of request, these truly are bespoke. Thanks to youtube, the platted leather braid is another feather in my hat…! … Continue reading

Hide & Sleek – Fe’s red tote bag

Hide & Sleek – Fe’s red tote bag

Fe’s red tote bag How could I not make a bag for my beautiful lady after she brought home some lush red leather… how Fe!! A simplified version of my tote bag,  no pocket (although fe now wants one) and the straps are just riveted to the main body of the bag. Simple but classic.

Hide & Sleek – iPad cover

Hide & Sleek – iPad cover

iPad cover I nearly forgot this one. My iPad cover is made out of the familiar tan leather and 3mm charcoal grey wool felt. The two materials compliment each other and also protect the iPad. I’ve been using mine now for sometime and it does just the job! This cover design can be adapted for … Continue reading

Hide & Sleek – Tri-fold wallet

Hide & Sleek – Tri-fold wallet

Tri-fold wallet Ok, this one I’m pretty proud off. Not satisfied with my simpler acrd wallets and pouches, I thought I’d raise the stakes and try something a little harder. So combing elements from my other wallets, I designed and put together these tr1-fold wallets, one in the recognisable tan leather and the other in … Continue reading

Hide & Sleek – Pencil case

Hide & Sleek – Pencil case

Pencil case I couldn’t resist making a pencil case to keep all my bits in. So why not make it to match my tote bag. These are about 25cm x 7cm x 7cm and go for £40-£45 I have got some really soft, stunning lambs leather in tan and cognac red/tan. Ideal for pouches and pencil … Continue reading

Hide & Sleek – DSLR camera strap

Hide & Sleek – DSLR camera strap

DSLR Camera strap My wonderful Canon 450d camera take smashing photos but the strap it comes withcutss me to ribbons. So once I started thinking about what I could make in leather, the camera strap was a no brainer. Once coupled with the lush German wool felt, painful photography was a thing of the past. … Continue reading

Hide & Sleek – Tote bag

Hide & Sleek – Tote bag

As you all may know by now, I have been busy lately making my own range of small leather goods. I have previously posted up images of each item on the go as I make them, some of which aren’t the best of quality and a bit too colour saturated. So I have taken the … Continue reading

Hide & sleek…

Hide & sleek…

I’m sure by now, if you read my blog, you’ll know I have a penchant for leather goods, especially wallets, pouches and bags. Being one of my many expensive vices, I decided to research into making my own small leather goods. thanks to a few great websites and the wealth of good available on Ebay I … Continue reading

While I’m on a retail roll….

While I’m on a retail roll….

Trying to whittle down the vast amount of online shops I have browsed over the years is pretty difficult. But remembering the good ones and discovering new treats is always a challenge. I love a bargain like the next person but I love the fact the internet has brought the globes high streets to our … Continue reading

Some juicy online shopping tit-bits…

Some juicy online shopping tit-bits…

Here are a few more online juicy morsels for all you like minded retail therapists. The usual US, Nippon shops raise their heads but this time its not just leather goods, but clothing, shoes, accessories, home ware and stationery. All designed and manufactured to an amazing finish with exquisite detail. I hope you like my … Continue reading