Happy New Year! I'm happy to report that Christmas 2017 was a rousing success and that I was wiped out, both in terms of inventory and physically. But all that work meant I got to buy some new toys and some of them have radically improved my leatherworking technique and products. Leatherworking is not a … Continue reading The Leatherworking Tools That Have Revolutionized My Shop
I know, I know: the "I can't believe Christmas décor is out" and "What about Thanksgiving" memes are circulating, Christmas should wait ... but no. My tree is up (I almost was too busy last year to put it up), music is playing, and even amidst the chaos (I have over a month til Christmas … Continue reading Wordsremember’s Christmas Gift Guide
We went to GenCon50 (more on that later) and I took classes on bookbinding (to see if I was missing any crucial bit of knowledge) and also chainmaille ... it took me the whole class to figure out what was going on (and indeed, that was the whole class ... figuring out how to make … Continue reading I’m a chainmaille addict. Halp.
What with school, the Christmas season, and fair season ... ugh. I have no words. But I've made the things, so I'll show them to you. Rugged passport wallet ... this is one of my favorite leathers at the moment. Space for your passport, papers, and cards. This gorgeousness happened because of a customer request. … Continue reading All the new things.
I've shared our story a couple of times but I don't mind repeating it, because we worked so hard for the outcome and we're both rather proud of ourselves. Short form: we went back to school with a toddler and no money, soon had another kid and he joined the military both for the experience … Continue reading The State of Wordsremember.