Apr 10, 2008

New Cuffs New Leather Things

My newest cuff is so cute. Well, cute in an icky way.
I have an old Dutch cookbook with all sorts of weird and gross food pictures that I adore. So I laminated this one and added a zipper for a wrist-wallet.
It's durable and the suede side of the leather is inside so you get a soft cushioned leather against your delicate wrist. I always line my cuffs (except Allen's tooled ones) so you don't have the rough underside against your arm. It just makes more sense to me . Especially when there's extra stitching. Who wants rug burn from your wrist cuff?
I made one for myself the other day for my night job at Friday's. I thought it would be nice to be able to have my change close for to-go orders. That way I wouldn't have to go running to my purse or walking around jingling all night with it in my pockets. Mine looks really cool. (Above)I really really like my laminated cuffs. I can't stop making these pretty things. Well, I couldn't stop, but the machine did :( - I need to buy some epoxy to fix a busted piece in it today.

All my laminations warm my heart, even the ones I add to my Buddy Bags. It makes them all... well, unique. Especially since I never use the same thing twice. And they're all vintage ephemera (cookbooks, illustrations, National Geographic pictures and ads).Come see! They're super cool.

4 comments:

marin said...

I'm so in love with wrist decorating!! my blog today was on wrist warmers!
the duck ones are great!! :)

Christopher And Tia said...

Those turned out so great! My friend made me a similar style cuff years ago with my favorite band on it. I must have lost it because I haven't seen it in forever. I should get a new one.

xx Tia

Lani Robertson said...

I just love the yellow and green cuff...my favorite colors! :0

Precious Memories. Always Remember. said...

omg! I love your wrist warmers!! I never thought about those before! They are too cute, I especially love the zippered pockets!