I have a new project. My friend's birthday is next month. I know that I always get or make presents at the last moment, and I also know a proper medieval bag would be useful for him.
And I have a new cutting mat:-) Now I can already try my rotary cutter. I didn't think I would ever use it for leather, but I hope it won't damage it. Cutting leather with a rotary cutter is really fabulous; and I even tried to cut out curved edges with it in a flush of euphory :-D
This is the basic pattern. I'm good enough to snip it out of the leather. However, whether I'm good enough to make a bag of it we'll find out tomorrow..