Friday, May 15, 2015

Le Challenge - wood


It's that time of the month! Le Challenge!


When I have too many ideas or none at all I turn to Google and search for pics. When I typed the word WOOD I got a lot of wooden floors.


I also go for classic combos like linen and leather or B&W variation. I sewed the zipper in first and added the leather pieces later on. I used french knots to attach them.


I would definitely recommend to use pliers for pulling the thread through leather. To be honest I'm not so thrilled with the result. The knots are uneven and the whole thing is little wonky due to stretching material.


On the other hand it was fun to just create for the beauty of creating. That is exactly what I like about Le Challenge. Just create something on the given theme.


I ran out of linen so the back is bit funky but still matches well with the zipper.


For those who like to peak inside.


That's it. All done. The next theme is SINGLE. No idea since I prefer to make stuff at last minute, lol.


Linking up with finish it up Friday and more:

Le Challenge 

13 comments:

  1. I like how rustic the leather makes the "wood" planks look on the side of the clutch, Vera. Personally, it reminds me of old ocean going sea vessels, and a bit of warp and personality are evident in them.

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  2. I actually like the "wonkiness" I think having uniform knots and planks wouldn't have been so interesting. This way it looks like antique wood

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  3. You know Vera , I do believe I can actually smell the leather ! X

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  4. Perfect! !I love your wood floor.. It would look "false" if it was all symetrical and perfect.
    You have fused the old and antique with the modern and clean lines! That's the Vera Touch!
    Susie

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  5. Great little finish and it reflects the Wood theme very nicely. I always mean to do Le Challenge, but never manage to get my butt in gear in such a short time! Thanks for linking up with TGIFF!

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  6. Brilliant! Love how you've used the leather and the French knots are a clever touch :) Thanks for linking to le Challenge!

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  7. Vera, actually I think it looks even better with the "wood" planks a little bit uneven. It reminds me of the old farmhouse I grew up in. LOL - I just read Yvonne's comment about warp and personality and it is very true! And Susie hit it exactly right with her comment about The Vera Touch - it's a very cool, very inspiring pouch!

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  8. Vera, wood floors are never perfect! Your pouch is perfect!! I was a little surprised at the lack of color on the front (although it looks fabulous, the combination of leather and linen is fantastic). . . but you did not disappoint with the back! Congrats on a wonderful finish :)

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  9. Beautiful and creative! Looks like the last minute is the best time for you to work, Vera! You met the challenge very well.

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  10. Very creative!! Love the texture! i made another pouch with your tute yesterday - I have to find little rings to make zipper pulls like you do :)

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  11. Floor boards was a clever interpretation. I think it turned out fine; it is just a house a little older before all was precise. :-) I'm pondering "single" possibilities too.

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  12. Once again you pull the COOLEST idea out of the idea bin that is your brain - I don't know how you keep doing it, but you always seem to come up with something neat! I would never have thought of floorboards, and that works perfectly for the theme. I tried sewing a scrap of leather this morning - very very thin leather - I wanted to use it for a nose on a project. A regular size 14 needle didn't work so I tried a leather needle, and it didn't work very well either! I ended up with some little tucks and dents on the nose - it's for a kids' pillow so it doesn't matter, but I need to find out how to sew that stuff nicely! My sewy friend up the street gave me a little bag of leather scraps (from her Auntie Rita - HI AUNTIE RITA!) and I'd love to be able to add them to bags!

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  13. I think what you call wonkiness makes it look more organic and wood-like. The back is great too.
    Next is 'single', hey? How about a single ring (like a single ring, not a double wedding ring). I think of tennis singles, Bridget Jones, monacles, odd socks ...

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