Thursday, April 23, 2009

A gift for you!

My first attempt at working with leather was in my early high school years. I loved it and was amazed that, unlike my attempts at pottery and sculpting, what I envisaged in my head actually translated into my work! Alas, science and maths got in the way so I had to give up art and craft pretty early in school.

So anyway, now to celebrate the rebirth of my leather work (and crafting in general really), I am giving away a leather business card pouch to one of my readers. I know there aren't many of you so you'll have a pretty fair chance of winning!


Just leave me a comment and I'll draw a name from a hat over the weekend. I'm looking forward to hearing from you!

Leather pouch with Japanese fabric cover

Leather pouch with Japanese fabric lining

P.s. the vase and the box you see in the pictures with the pouch are not included with the giveaway. Nor are the business cards I picked up from the Stitches and Craft show. :D

45 comments:

Anonymous said...

first comment! I win!

dammit! I can't remember my password!

It's marika anyway...

Marise said...

It's beautiful, Karin. I think first attempts at sewing projects are extra special so I'd like to win this esp. since it is made by you.

Tanya said...

i love it, if it was a bit bigger, eg clutch sized, and if i actually had any money i would seriously buy that!!! the colours go so lovelely (sorry i made up a new word) together!

(not to say it isnt gorgeous as a business card holder i just couldnt justify spending money on something i don't need, not that i wouldn't love to have it anyway:) )

Karin said...

Thanks Tanya, clutches are definitely where I'm heading but thought I'd start small for now. Thanks for the feedback!

Deanna Beryl said...

I've been following your blog for more than a year now. Have always admired your work! :)

Siew said...

I've been directed here from Lara of Kirin Notebook and oh no, it seems dangerous to have yet another fabulous crafty blog to follow. How come so many of you are down under?

Trine said...

Hey Karin! I love your business card holder - it's beautiful. I would love to win it (but of course I don't expect any special favours...he, he, he...). Looking forward to becoming a regular visitor now I have your blog address xxx

Nesa said...

It's a lovely pouch! I always wanted to make pouch but they always end up horribly.

Sandra @ Pepperberry and Co. said...

Oh, my darling Karin! I'm so proud of your gorgeous crafty work, and of course I'd be honoured to win something so special- however, because I'm vegan, leather's a no-no. I hope whoever does win it enjoys the very unique talent and love that you've put into it! :-)

Lara Brehm said...

Love it! Your work is truly beautiful Karin! I found out about you through Lara Cameron from Ink&Spindle, and her blog Kirin Notebook. I'm so happy I did! Now I now another very talented artist! Your first sewing attempt turned out to be a great success! :)

art4friends said...

this looks gorgeous! and i would absolutely love to win it!!! beautiful work! x

three buttons said...

OOoh it's beautiful! I'm in!!!

Hey, I'm having a little giveaway on blog too, pop over to join in if you would like!!!

xoxx

p.s.(maybe you could just steal the brown owl code to have a badge on your blog too)... go on, dare ya!

jokerine said...

Hey, also kame from Kirin's. Lovely place you have here, and also the pouch is nice.

Vicki Holdwick said...

I came over from Kirin's also. I was just asked for a card yesterday and didn't have one. Now that I am planning to make some cards, would it be wonderful to have a lovely holder like that to pull out of the handbag to present my card - and of course to store others' cards as well.

Sure hope I win!

xoxo

Buttons by Lou Lou said...

Looks great. Happy Crafting! Lou.

Yvette said...

I really like it!!

Rebecca said...

Hi Karin, I found you via Kirin Notebook. You have a lovely blog - love to see the creativity coming out in all ways.

missfee said...

cute purse and great blog

Tania said...

Very lovely indeedy - and something a bit different to boot. Please do count me in for the chance to win. Oh - and it must be the season for giveaways - there's one over at my place too!

Peter said...

Beautiful, ornate and stylish. Love it! Hope I win; it would go great with my man bag :)

lovejustice said...

Loving your blog! Found you via Kirin Notebook...
Thanks for the chance to enter!

Molly Kathleen Riley said...

Just lovely. Very inspiring :)

Inklore said...

That pouch is really wonderful..love the design and colors!

Tasha said...

It's lovely!

wendy said...

it's so beautiful! good job :)

Kara said...

very excited about finding out about your blog! your leatherwork with the japanese fabrics is very exciting!

sarasophia said...

What a lovely wallet! I am in dire need of one..and if your adorable creation could grace my purse, I would be a very happy camper indeed:)

Such pretty fabric!

Please add me to your fabulous drawing and consider me a new follower. I really am enjoying your blog.

<3 sarasophia

vanou said...

Very beautiful! Count me in!

meredith cheng - munaluna said...

Karin, you're having a giveaway?! me Me ME please Please PLEASE =)

malinda said...

oh that is a really cute little clutch! Kirin notebook sent me your way. going to explore the rest of your blog now.

flanthrower said...

Very beautiful work! So nice of you to give it away!

debbiekl said...

Very nice! Love the colors and style. Great job!

lupinbunny said...

Oh! Oh! I just *got* business cards for the first time in my life! I would love this to put them in! I'm impressed you're managing so well with the leather. I'm scared of trying to sew leather.

gret said...

What a cute little pouch! There is something really satisfying about the neat way leather sews...I love it, and I love the pouch, thanks!

Catherine Haskew said...

What a beautiful creation!! I hope I get picked!!

JacRan said...

Cool! Count me in. Loving it.

josephine said...

gorgeous... perfect for all of those little bits and pieces...

sewjourn said...

Ooh yes please! It's lovely!

Danielle said...

Wow- it's really gorgeous!! Love those fabrics combined with the leather :)

Penny said...

The pouch is gorgeous! I love the colours together too, and I love the pairing of the two different fabrics, it's lovely!

Hollabee said...

Hey, I read your blog a few days ago not knowing it was you, how funny...small world! I'm glad we have another cool crafty lady online :)

Christina Lowry said...

Lara pointed me here too! Count me in. Now I'm off to explore you blog. :)

PS. I am having a giveaway too and your more than welcome to enter!

vantiani said...

Dear Karin,

I think what you have there is an awesome mix of fabrics and textures. This is the first time I came by to your blog and I love it.

Have an inspiring day,

Vantiani.

Sare & Adam said...

Hi darling! This pouch is beautiful. I would love to be entered into the prize drawing. I am in awe at the number of readers you have on your blog...I am so impressed by what you have done. Keep going! I need to be able to shop for my Karin exclusives!

Michelle said...

Congratulations on your first project - it's absolutely stunning. The delicacy of the Japanese fabric complements the leather perfectly. Well done!

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