Thoughts

What Happened To Me In 2019

Last I left you, I had a super secret project in the works. I finished that project (full story details to come later), we decided to move, I added a Renaissance Faire section to the shop and my amazing and awesome customers lost their collective minds and sold me out month after month. December was… Continue reading What Happened To Me In 2019

bookbinding

Rugged and Rustic … New Travel Journals Await!

I've been contemplating the idea of doing lines ... i.e. a summer line, fall line, etc ... if I can get my frenetic brain in order it may actually happen. In the meantime I have been on a rugged kick ... raggedy leather edges, wanderlust charms, ruggedly ruggedness ...   You can find this black… Continue reading Rugged and Rustic … New Travel Journals Await!

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 · 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.