I started working on this months ago. I did the tooling and then the first layer of dye and I thought it was pretty hideous. So-it sat on my desk for a long time. I considered pitching it. It was THAT bad. The other day I was in my craft room and saw it sitting there. I was frustrated that I had put so much time into the design and the tooling only to not like it. I decided to keep working with it. More dye and an antique finish later- I love it!
Leather is awesome like that. It is so versatile and takes on a whole new life once all your dying and finishes are applied. A coat of glossy sealant and voila- something special. Here are a few pictures I just snapped of the bag.