“Roses are red, violets are blue, I am wondering what I will be making for you…” Yes, ladies, that’s the case… I am totally clueless… I have no idea what I will make for my love this Valentine’s day year. While in the meantime I just can’t stop thinking about some amazing spring/summer bags for myself. Do you think that’s selfish?
Maybe will do something else this year for Valentine’s day… like cook an amazing dinner. In Holland we’ve got an idiom: “Liefde gaat door de maag”, literally translated: “loves go through the stomac”. It means you can win your man’s heart by making him something he loves to eat. Yeah, I think that’s gonna be it for this time. I can make something else for him later this year, right? It doesn’t have to be Valentine’s day to surprise each other, don’t you think? Well, in that case, I am just gonna spoil myself with a Valentine inspired spring/summer mini-project. Because all I want this year for Valentine’s day is FLOWERS!
Chanel as inspiration
While I was watching Chanels high-fashion runway last week, I saw an endless possibility to introduce flowers into your leather work. I’ve always loved the white Camelia flower of Coco Chanel. But the “behind the scenes” of the fashion show, showed me how they dyed petal by petal and made a 3D art-work of it. That raised the question, ‘can I do that too, but with leather’? Well, first let’s look at some flowers for inspiration…
A few questions
I asked myself some questions while watching these images, like:
- What shape do you like?
- How many pedals would be perfect?
- What amount of flowers would I like?
- Do I also want some leaves in there?
- Do I want all the same shape or different kinds and sizes of flowers?
Scrap & Trial
Eventually, I started with some scraps and just made some flowers… Never made leather flowers before, so don’t judge for their “not-so-perfect” look. Especially when it is a trial & error project like this one, it’s oke when it is not perfect. It was quite a tiny and precise job, perfect for a Sunday afternoon!
But what am I gonna do with all those little flowers, petals and leaves…? Are you curious? I know you are but for now, it remains a secret a little bit longer… Stay tuned as Valentine’s day is getting closer!