Once again valentines day approaches and a gentleman’s fancy turns to romance. So what do you get your beloved, particularly if you have been together for a few years and your starting to run out of inspiration.
I had that problem a couple of years ago, but luckily a sleepless night led to a flash of inspiration and the result was Leather Lillie’s, whilst it may sound like some strange adult toy, although that might just be my imagination, they are as the name suggests a Lilly flower made from leather. My wife has a particular love of Lillie’s so I was able make a year round version. Have a look at the video and see how I got on.
I would like to say it started a trend and I have been inundated with requests for similar flowers but that would be stretching the truth slightly, but I have had a few enquiries for bridal bouquets, in a variety of leathers including white and black patent leather which does look very stylish.
Unfortunately the problem is back. I did too well at Christmas so once again the present giving bar is set high. Luckily I had another sleepless night and I had what I thought at the time was an excellent idea, which I then rushed out and stitched, moulded, cast, constructed, laid, sawn, hewn, extruded, forged, or any one of another 100 adjectives put in to throw my wife off the scent.
Now in the cold light of day and reality sets in was it such a good idea. Will I be sleeping in the shed?
So what did I make – You will just have to wait and see its a secret.