I love, love, love to create and make things. Actually I think I’m obsessed. I’ve always loved natural materials such as linen, wool and leather, but anything made in leather has always taken my breath away and I always have to feel and check it out. I lean towards recycling, repurposing and mending before buying new with most things in my life. The leather that I use is a mix of reclaimed and new. A new hide takes me a while to cut into because I find it so beautiful. But I have to remember that the sooner I plunge in, the sooner beautiful items can be made.
I’m a Wife and Stay-At-Home Mum and as such my business isn’t always top priority, which is hard and frustrating at times but I’m learning to juggle it all and try to keep things in balance.
My home-studio is in our light-filled area downstairs and shares a room with the kids play area. Many times we’ll put on loud music and just have fun. I especially love it when they come and play beside me or create next to me. I can’t wait to see where their creativity takes them.
I’ve always made whatever idea entered my head, however during 2020 I felt that I wanted to head in a certain direction and I decided to take Her Leather Co in the direction of making leather bags and accessories for Knitters, Crocheters, Fibre Artists and Crafters. I recently relaunched my website and am excited to see where 2021 takes my small business.
Thank you for visiting my website, I can’t wait to see what you choose.
Elissa, Her Leather Co