GAAAAH!!! I had a big, blow by blow, description typed out and the computer ate it
Materials - Leather, calico lining ( [link]
Mostly handsewn because my sewing machine died AGAIN! (grr, I just had it serviced too!) The strap ([link]
) is machine done but most of the rest is hand sewn.
The phoenix on the flap is another incarnation of this [link]
. I outlined it in ink and then added some colour with some 'rub on metallic paint' that I bought a few years ago. It acts more like leather polish than paint, it just sinks right in and leaves the leather with this lovely shimmery soft metallic sheen. I love it
EDIT - Due to the fact that my sewing machine has become posessed by a particularly noxious leather eating demon, I can't make any more of these bags.