For the Go Bananas swap, I knew I wanted to make some jewelry for my partner, the fabulous @kittykill. (For the record, I do think her name should always be introduced with the phrase, “the fabulous”.)
After scouring her Pinterest for inspiration, here’s one of the things I crafted, a retro-vibe umbrella-and-hatbox pin.
I actually had to make it twice… the first time, I put the pin hardware on last. But when I pinned it to anything, it wanted to turn completely sideways and expose some really ugly stitching in the back.
So I undid it and tried again. Luckily, I had plenty of pink leather in stash.
This time, I put the pin hardware deep inside, and did most of the stitching more neatly. It still turns sideways a little, but now still looks okay from that angle.
Here’s the inspiration for comparison. Mine’s proportioned differently, but still a reasonable resemblance.