So I have this leather Utilikilt. I earned it by working a lot of shows the last couple years, and it’s a thing of beauty, truly.
Only problem with it is that, unlike a regular Utilikilt, it has no pockets. This means I’ve gotta wear either some sort of waist pouch or a sporran.
But all the sporrans I have are intended to go with my highland kilt, and just look too damned scottish to my eye when put with a leather Utilikilt.
So I got to thinking, what I need is something more hard-core. More edgy. Studs, maybe. I was thinking about having a local leather worker make me a biker-lookin’ sporran.
Then I started thinking about just buying a really plain one and decorating it, maybe a skull broach or something, maybe put some studs on it myself. I starting looking for things like that, and then it occurred to me to just google skull sporran.
And what do you know. Someone makes it already:
I talked to Jen, the lady who runs that shop (The sporran-maker herself), and she’s making me a custom skull sporran, black on black. And better yet, we worked out a barter deal. She’s an absolute sweetheart, and I can’t wait to see the sporran she’s working on for me.
I’m absolutely thrilled. This is the sporran I wanted. Something that’s me, that’s custom. The idea came to me after seeing my friend Corrine, who’s all about the bat tattoos, wearing a bat-shaped sporran with her leather kilt. That was the idea I needed; not some generic highland thing, but something that says Karl Elvis.