If you are like me, you worry about your man's upcoming birthdays. What to give him this year?
An online hint from husband Jason provided the solution for wife Simone, a handmade, Sparrowhawk Leather wallet, emblazoned with his initials. Perfect.
Jason was browsing for New Zealand Made products on Facebook and came across my Sparrowhawk Leather wallet post. He commented:
I know where to go to for my next wallet, beautiful work.
By chance, Jason's wife Simone, saw his comment. She immediately placed an online order for a Medium Brown Coin & Currency wallet, hand embossed with Jason's initials.
I saw Simone's surname on the order. It was too coincidental. I emailed Simone to ask if she was Jason's wife? Simone replied:
It is his birthday next week and I have been struggling to think of something he'd love...and then I saw his comment, so problem solved.
I got to work and made Jason's wallet in a few days. I was so pleased, as the piece of hide that I cut for the cover responded really well when I hand dyed it. As is my custom, I packaged Jason's wallet in a gift box, put my dye and embossing trial piece in the box, and a note describing how Simone specified his initials and the colour, and my process for making the wallet.
When Jason received it, he sent me a message and photo straightaway!
Just got my new leather wallet WOW! absolutely beautiful, thank you so much!!
Simone sent me an email too;
Jason's wallet arrived yesterday, the look on his face was priceless. Thank you so much for this beautifully crafted gift!"
Thanks for reading my story,
Fiona Ritchie, Leather Artisan, Sparrowhawk Leather