I made a tool belt. And modeled it. Myself. Fortunately I have a SIL who told me how to go about modeling (although any mistakes are my own, her photos are fabulous). The entire time my eldest was snapping photos I was thinking "LOOK AT MAH BUTT!!!!!!" because I was turning slightly sideways. Because I … Continue reading LOOK AT MAH BUTT. Or the leather tool belt that I made. Whatevs.
In the continuing saga of me teaching myself leatherworking I have discovered an important thing. A thing that was mentioned but not emphasized. Or maybe I wasn't paying attention (that is a distinct possibility). When embossing (and I'm referencing cold stamping, not hot), douse the leather you want to imprint. And then douse the underside (I don't … Continue reading Don’t just dab the leather, douse. Douse it hard.
Definition of deckle edge: the irregular, untrimmed edge of handmade paper, often used for ornamental effect in fine books and stationery This was one of those projects I put off for far too long. I love deckle edge paper, I want to use it for everything .... and it's so simple to make! Items Needed: Paper … Continue reading DIY: Deckled Edge Paper
Today I started taking myself seriously as a leatherworker. By take myself seriously, I mean I could see getting a business loan and really going for it, not just the cautious slow crawl I've been doing. I'm not going to do that, I think my organic shuffling is better for me (because I'm learning more … Continue reading Practice, practice, and practice some more … a leatherworker I shall be.
In a funky twist, I will not be home for Mother's Day. I'm off to what is currently my family's hometown (they've all said they're not staying ... but they haven't moved yet;) to celebrate a baby and do Mother's Day with my own mother. I'm rather looking forward to this ... I'll get to … Continue reading I made something for me. Because I’m a momma and it’s almost Mother’s Day.