Thursday, June 21, 2012

How it All Begins

This is what a stack of billfolds looks like before I start cutting and gluing.  Each appliqued area is hand drawn out and then cut out by ME!  Then it's all about finding pieces of leather and suede to glue on to compliment the design.  Then interfacing the whole lot of them,  then sewing the appliques, and then putting the whole thing together.  Seems like a lot of work but it goes relatively quickly.  This is how I will be spending my day while I wait for phone calls and such.

Monday, June 18, 2012


 My Newest Creation, a mix of my itty bitty messenger bag and My large envelope wallet.  This is the first of the batch and I get to call it mine:)  Only so I can see if it's something that will work well for what I designed it for.
 A close-up of the applique design this time purple, orange and olive green suede!
 The contrasting front flap interior in purple suede(goes so nicely with this particular shade of teal
 The exterior of the bag
The interior featuring three card pockets, one zipper pocket and two large slide pockets all fully lined in a paisley cotton print.

And there it is:)  I feel so accomplished!  It's just one of many things on the table this week.  Including a stack of billfolds all ready for cutting, gluing, and sewing,  a wristlet that just needs a zipper and a button to feel complete, and, a cuff from the same teal suede that needs some stitching and a handmade button to make it happy(and wearable)  Here's hopin' that this week some work gets done.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

I Did It Again

I changed my shopname again!  I am leathery things, formerly known as Oh! Nicaeli, formerly known as nicaeli designs, formerly known as just Nicael.  I just needed a change:)  I can be found at the same old etsy shop with the new name  Same ol' leathery goodness and such with the same ol' lady making all of it.   Now, I am off to the zoo for maintenance and then back to the sewing machine to finish up a few things.

Monday, June 4, 2012

My new pouch design!  Now available in my Etsy shop:)  I decided to try to add some dimension into my work and came up with this.  I love my pearly leather!  This one turned out pretty neat and the next one (in bronze leather) is turning out even nicer.  I think I may play with this idea a little more and re-do some of my older designs.  For now, I'm just happy that I am working.  Feels good to be productive:)