My friend Claudia (of book-binding fame)
and I took a trip to Tandy Leather today.
I had never been to a leather shop before,
so this was a totally new experience for me.
Claudia has made a number of books
with leather covers,
and she has been commissioned to do a new one,
so our trip did have a purpose.
I will also make at least one leather book,
and want to try my hand at naturally dyeing some leather.
As you can see,
there was plenty to choose from,
including these hides,
which remind me of poodles!
I chose some of this lovely red
for my book.
It is buttery soft.
Tandy also has loads of kits
for making all sorts of
Since I'm not a pistol-packin' Mama,
I'll stick to the occasional book cover for now!