bookbinding · leatherworking

Custom Recipe Book

The largest journal/book I've made to date ... 728 pages ensconced in a luscious brown veg-tan. There are 28 pages for each letter of the alphabet, and the book measures 7x6x4". Add a pen or personalize:) You can find the journal here in my etsy shop.

Art · leatherworking

The Leatherworking Tools That Have Revolutionized My Shop

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

Art · bookbinding · leatherworking

All the new things.

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.

Art · leatherworking

LOOK AT MAH BUTT. Or the leather tool belt that I made. Whatevs.

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.

Art · leatherworking

Don’t just dab the leather, douse. Douse it hard.

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.