At first I had no plans for decorations of any other kind than a nice big button in mother of pearl, a simple, classic look for handmade stuff. But just as I was to sew on the button to the finished cover, I had a vison of the little lid of the cover looking a bit like a face. Maybe of some kind of animal? Hm.
Suddely the original plan of no decorations seemed extreemly boring and not so personal and intresting at all.
As I decided to go with the feeling the craftsdevil got me.
The little nose is a button coverd in black cloth, the "piercings" is chainmail rings and the handle is a leftover pice of my reconstructed tabletwoven London-finding in silk from late1400-something. (Yes, the ears haven't been fulled yet, maybe I'll do it later...) It all comes together very nicly, I think. I suppose it is a good lesson for me not to be so serious and planned out with everything. I realize now that sometimes it is best to let go and just go with the feeling, and dare to be a bit playful with your craft.