Finally, I got to make use of this vintage leather,
which I found at a market on Waiheke Island a couple of years ago.
Originally a wallet,
I discovered it nestled amongst a bunch of other vintage leather things.
With its worn, aged appearance & rich tones,
it stood out for me the most.
I simply had to have it.
I removed the insides a while ago,
but only yesterday I decided to line it with old fabric pieces in my stash.
I had hand-torn some carefully measured paper,
which I stained prior to stitching.
Finishing it off with the old silk tie I discovered lurking about,
it seemed to be the perfect compliment.
Now listed in my online store.