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.
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.