this is a new one I am working on. it is alligator print embossed leather. The buttons were bone pendants that I made into sew on buttons. It is a hobo bag....I am getting better at this!
This is a way cool product I found at Sailrite. It is a super sticky but thin double adhesive tape made for holding canvas together when you are repairing sails. It works great on the leather which is impossible to pin, and is a lot easier than using leather contact cement. I have tried other available double stick tapes, but this stuff really sticks....it works great conforming around curves too and yet is easy peasy to lift up if you make a mistake or want to remove it. also, my sewing machine needles do not get gummy when they sew over it.
and lastly, this is what happened to last nights dinner. the fairly new crockpot , on low for about 2 hours, exploded its glass lid into our dinner. bummer. i looked it up on line, and apparently this has happened a lot in the past. still waiting to here what the manufacturer has to say about it....