Sunday, January 30, 2011
Below the pear wallet is one made from a Kettle's new Tias corn chips bag-- great intensity of color with the strong blue shown here as well as a fine burnt orange.
You can order these wallets in the Kettle and King Arthur section, which we are going to rename Food Bags (as distinguished from Feed Bags) since we're carrying additional kinds of food packaging material now.
Coffee bag material is a heavy film in most cases. If you have a favorite bag, send us a few and we'll make up whatever you want out of it. If you only have one, we can still do the job but will have to piece it out with material we have on hand. if you want it made from your coffee bags only, send us at least three bags.
Our final new material this time is a gorgeous new bird seed bag from an Asheville friend. We've used it here to make our new BIG wallet, called the Shara after the friend who asked us to design it based on a large leather wallet that she had. The Shara has ten credit card slots inside, two billfold cases, a coin purse, and a small notebook. You can order your own Shara on the NEW Big Wallets catalog page. (This is the same wallet we featured a few posts back, so scroll back until you come to the painted version, which also shows the inside.)
Monday, January 10, 2011
These wallets were definitely cases of field surgery, so I was really surprised to see that they looked about the same after nine months of very hard use. I had had no sewing machine or patterns or anything else I usually use to make a wallet. The kids had wanted Kettle wallets just like one I was carrying at the time. So we went to the co-op and bought two bags of blue-flavored Kettle chips. I approximated a pattern and used dental floss to sew the wallets. The boys both wanted small notebooks but no coin purses or credit card cases.