On one of my foraging expeditions into my loft storage I discovered a bag of leather scraps, oh the lovely smell of leather, it brings back so many good memories.
I can remember collecting them, when we used to go to the BMF motorcycle rally's when the children were little, I can also remember planning on making some patchwork leather bags with them. Well that never happened I can't remember why, they just got stored and forgotten I suppose, but I was very pleased to find them lots of ideas came to mind, useful stuff leather.
So first plan to be put into action, I need flat caps for my characters, there seems to be a bit if a theme going on with hats at the moment!
Many of the pieces are soft dress leather so at least it is a bit pliable. I think I have the shape I was going for, my granddad used to wear one of these all of the time, in fact I'm convinced he used to wear it for bed
Stitching is shall we say tough going, I do have some leather needles somewhere! I need to find them.
I really do need to sort my house out. Ever started to tidy and organise then find you can't find anything? And of course there's the “safe place” if I ever find my safe places they will have loads of stuff in them (scratches head mmm) perhaps I need to explore the loft some more, it's not big but loads of boxes each one may have been a safe place at sometime in the past, I even have boxes there from my first little house back in the mid 70s.
Hark at me having a trip down memory lane, never mind. There's a new character waiting to be finished and he really needs a flat cap…. More to follow ….