Sunday, November 28, 2010
We love design work, and we happened to have some excellent material that suited her wishes as far as colors and theme went (chickens, reds and other warm tones), so we got to work.
I then made the watercolor above of the closed wallet (to the left in the painting) overlapping the opened wallet. You can see the cover with its great eggy button and serviceable elastic; to the right you can see the ten credit card slots, coin purse, and sketch/notebook. You can't see the two billfold sections, but the arrows show you where they are.
We love the way Shara's wallet came out, and after she field-tests it for a few weeks and gives us feedback, we'll make whatever modifications she suggests. Stay tuned! We expect to begin selling these larger wallets soon! They measure around 6 inches high by 3 3/4 inches wide closed. (Shara wanted to be able to slip it into her bag.)
Meanwhile, gift-giving has commenced, and-- although we did not jump into the Black Friday fray-- we hope you'll think of us when you're looking for small gifts that are super-easy to mail, stunningly light to carry in your luggage if you're traveling and want to bring a few along for gifts, eminently affordable, and can be custom-made to suit the person you're buying them for.
Saturday, November 6, 2010
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Well, an overstuffed wallet can be a problem, but we felt that a well-made wallet should be able to handle some overstuffing, and we started experimenting. As a result of many tests, we realized that material such as Kettle film tends to tear when stressed along a row of stitching, especially if the stitches are relatively short, resulting in close-together holes. We then decided to try the wallet without the row of stitching (which we always included in order to divide the back compartment in two in order to separate any cards that people put in there) and see what happened. Here's the revised wallet: