So this project was inspired by my niece who had a chance to rummage through some of our leather bags. She became enamored with the 'Blue Ribbon' bag and begged to have it. I told her I could do one in a smaller size and let her choose her thread color and monogram. She, of course, chose hot pink thread. I think the bag turned out beautifully. I then had to make my daughter a bag. She's in love with butterflies, so I cut out a butterfly and stitched it on the flap. Then I realized that a butterfly needs a few flowers. So, naturally, I cut out some flowers, too.
These bags were made with mellow tan leather in sky blue. The leather is very sturdy and water resistant. It was like working with latigo. The bags will holdup well for children and are a great choice of leather for a bag for a girl under the age of 13. These are obviously spring and summer styles. I will make some fall/winter styles as September approaches.