I grew up on a farm in the Midwest. We were a resourceful family and grew or made a lot of what we needed. So early in my life I learned the joy of "making/creating" things. 

I love creating rustic styles with raw edges, lots of character, and fringe but also am drawn to very feminine styling, so many times I will incorporate hand stitched "roses", ruffles or bows. Most bags are made without a pattern from small quantities of "odd lot, or remnant" leather so they are one-of-a-kind pieces.