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Whovian shoulder bag WIP

It has been way too long, since I update the blog post for this site, so I believe I owe you all some updates.  It will be worth it, I promise! Since the last post, I have participated in my first vendor show here, in Seattle. It was a fantastic experience I will be repeating on a regular basis for sure. BUT for the meantime, I have been kept busy with a day job (yep, even us art people have a regular position somewhere we need to deal with lol) and filling up a notebook with some crazy ideas! One of them is to create a TARDIS. Yep, you read that right. I am making a portable TARDIS. If I...

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Meddling with patterns (almost sounds like a Hobbit adventure)

So, while working on customer orders and collaborations, I always try to create something new, something that challenges me in a new way.  I try to take notes of the changes, the new ways to do things so I learn, and hopefully improve, every time I make something.  For instance, this bag is new for multiple reasons: single piece construction (well minus the pocket on the inside) new copper rivets and burrs used no existing pattern, so to follow my usual - I had to make one!  Don't get me wrong, every item I make should be an improvement. Not because I am so terrible to start with, but I try to follow the rule that with every step I...

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A little bit of tooling and a simplified biker wallet (the one without the bikers :) )

Next to the first ever official custom order I am working on, I meddled a little bit with some tooling today.  This will be a "promotional" surprise for a friend, whom I have known for a while through the vast expanses of Warcraft... Getting my nerd on!!! Level leather working to 800... Down some obscure boss to obtain the pattern...(this will be me designing the thing...khmm) Roam the realms for the hard to obtain ingredients for the wallet Obtain "unobtainable" mounts on the way before even gathering part of the necessary mats Start on the making...... Alright, it didn't go down like this, but it could have! Instead, this is what happened! Design on paper cut-out....must be a thing left...

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Custom tablet sleeve in the making

First, hopefully not the last one either, custom order of the year is for a lovely gentleman and his Surface tablet.  After being contacted and swapping multiple emails, we settled on a great plan to create a personal carry case or sleeve (because, hey! not only shirts deserve a sleeve!!!) for his office-on-the-go.  This is an ongoing project so the blog will span multiple days, and I promise to post as many pictures, comments, and tips as I can so you can all follow along.  Why? Because the process of creating shouldn't only be fun and informative for the one doing the creating. It should be fun for everyone else interested and it should inspire!  Leather working is such an...

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"And here is one I made before"

The making of the Swallows Bag... Seeing we have no "photo dump" yet on the site, I thought it may be nice to supply some images of how the process may look for completing a bag, a card holder, a bracelet or anything else I may have in the progress of making.  This will not be your usual blog-post with a ton of text, I would like to focus on short comments and the accompanying images to give you an idea how things go down...   1. Grab a large cup of tea, the plans on paper (with lots of teeny little notes that even I have a hard time reading!), construct paper and some scissors! You are good to...

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