I guess you've been wondering what the reason has been for the long break. Having broken loose from the ties of full time employ, I've been busy enjoying the end of the summer here on the Northern Beaches of Sydney with my family and seeking inspiration for the creation of something new and unique.
For years I've been looking for really decent leather accessories, like handbags, clutches, purses, wallets, that are made from real leather, every time I pick up a handbag to see whether it's real leather, I'm let down by shabby imports made of artificial or mock leather.
I remember a time when all my shoes were leather and suede. Here in Australia you can't find Italian, Spanish or German leather footwear without the price tag being extortionate. With these thoughts I've gone about creating my own leather atelier. I'm starting off with iPhone, iPod touch and smart phone covers.
I've spent weeks perfecting the designs and the results speak for themselves. Here are some of the first styles out now in my etsy store. The teal, blue and aqua geometric design is available here.
Some of my other designs are below:
This kaleidoscope of beetles on a pink paisley background is here:
I really love the luxury of the colours in this design I made featuring white paisley on a black background with the dark green beetle striding across the phone cover. I have a thing for the beautifully bejewelled beetles that inhabit the Australian bush, they are spectacular and I've used their detailed forms as inspiration. You can find this smart phone cover here:
A lot of care and attention has gone into the cutting, printing, sewing and finishing of these smart phone covers, so you know they will be a good protection for your new phone technology. They all have a cotton lining that is both soft and reinforced to keep your phone snug and protected from scratching, bumping and impact.
So if you know someone who really likes high fashion leather accessories and needs to keep their phone safe, consider one of these covers as a great gift for them.