I wanted to make as many of my Christmas presents last year as I could. I saw a friend of mine making leather pouches, bags, laptop cases etc out of old leather jackets and other leather items. I really wanted to try my hand at it as well.
I went to Frenchies, one of our local thrift shops, and started digging for leather items. I found a black leather men's coat and started with that. Then I hit up my friends for their old colored leather purses to add some pizazz to the make up pouches
I made these for two of my niece's that live close by, Bella and Duck. I added some lip gloss and girly stuff to them. I think they appreciate the handmade stuff as much as I do they are pretty crafty creatures themselves.