though, really, isn’t that what this blog has always been?
I have listed 3 new pieces in the last 2 days, and one of them sold after being up for about 2 hours. It was a Skyrim apothecary’s satchel that I’d made a few months ago and then rejected in disgust as it was rather off-center. See figure 1.
Anyway, I listed it for $20, which is apparently far too cheap for even an askew-apothecary’s satchel.
Other two items listed were oak leaf purses. One of them is significantly less expensive than the other, because I almost rejected it in disgust as well, after mucking up the dyeing job (fig. 2). Gah. I loved this purse and then had to go try to dye it. I had added oil to my leather dye because it was turning solid (BAD IDEA — will add alcohol if anything in the future) and it basically went on all splotchy, because of that and also because I didn’t apply with a wet rag. Oh well, live and learn. I made another similar bag last night, out of a thick veg tan that has a soft, suede-like surface (fig. 3). Very pretty. I sort of want to keep it. Might make myself one that’s larger and will hold a couple of books.
(fig 2.) (fig. 3)
Anyway, so yeah, there you have it.
It’s been a tolerably good week so far, though I am awfully glad that it’s Friday. We’re going to see the Grand Budapest Hotel at the Belcourt tonight – I’m pretty sure that it might be the first Wes Anderson movie I’ve actually seen in a theater. (Unless — Anna Laura/Carla, did we see Darjeeling Limited together? or am I thinking of the Terminal?) Not sure what else will happen this weekend, other than sleeping in. It’s supposed to be partly cloudy/partly sunny all weekend, and cold, so possibly a hike…or possibly reading…or…..we’ll see.