When I started doing leatherwork, my tools were so few I could store all seven of them on my desktop without much mess or worry about losing track of them.
However, my collection has grown since last January and the busted-up old wine box I was using – while full of its own kind of [...]
Tonight I’m buying a serious piece of toolery.
About a month ago, I went into Tundra to drop off some pieces for the CSCL competition that’s happening in Woodstock this weekend. One of the belts I had with me featured some ill-set brass grommets – courtesy of the sub-par setting device I use. It’s akin [...]
Stitching, stitching, stitching up a strap. I hope to have it done today and then I’ll post pictures.
Just a couple orders to finish and then I can really get started on Hillside stuff. I’ve written out a long list of what-to-have’s. Set my sights on completing a specific number of pieces. Crafted and cut [...]
Re-arranged. It may still look pretty rammed with stuff, but believe me, there is so much more space in this room now.
Take a look. Now that the working environment is up to par, there’s no excuse. Time to start working? Agreed!
Every so often I am overcome by a panicky desire to clean the house and get rid of stuff.
Today it was brought on by an inability to function in my studio yesterday. I’m overhauling the place.
Pictures to come.
Not very image-heavy today I’m afraid. I’ve been working away at writing, which = boring on the blog at least until publication.
A hundred new ideas have come into my head in the last couple days and I’m trying to find the time to turn them into pitches while simultaneously working on the writing I’ve [...]
I mentioned this, but I don’t think I ever posted a picture of it.
This was my birthday present back in August – a canvas storage system that Sean made with his own two hands.
We just moved it downstairs last night and it’s finally (almost) fully organized for maximum output.
I was so into bracelets and necklaces I completely forgot about my new favourite earrings.
Made for Hillside. Meant for brave ladies. These feathers measure four inches in length and sweep your shoulders when you wear them.
Besides remembering these, I’m at a bit of a loss today. I have a long [...]
In the three years we’ve owned this house, I’ve moved my studio as many times. I started out in what was essentially a closet, slowly took over the master bedroom, then sidestepped into a smaller second floor bedroom.
We recently committed to the idea of carving the house up into three separate apartments (and having [...]
Over Christmas my Grandma gave me a baggie full of vintage buttons. This week, I’ve been working to give them homes on leather bracelets.
Behold! a mess of cuffs!
Besides these I’ve been working on a pretty elaborate (as well as just plain pretty…though [...]