projects lately

Been trying to knock out some leather projects lately, so that I can make that laptop bag for Stephen.  Finally I have everything finished up, so I can start on the bag any time.  If I have time I’ll draw the layout and make up a template today, but that might have to wait.

Thought I’d put up some pictures of the stuff I’ve just finished, though.  I’m trying to update my FB page too, but I don’t want to post too much there as it probably just gets annoying, so!

I finished this commissioned saddle bag for a coworker (FINALLY – took me forever), and when I sent him the pictures this morning to let him know it was all done, he called back and asked me what on earth I was doing working in an office when I could make leather bags like this!!  I was duly flattered.  If anyone wants to give me some space in their rent-free studio, let me know.  Wouldn’t that be fun?  To go to work in a studio every day?  Designing and making leather things?  Man.

saddle bag 1 saddle bag 2

So I’m going to buy new leather with the money I make off of these things, I think.

Also had someone request a custom Moleskine cover, and just sent this off yesterday.

tree cover 4 tree cover 5

Was pretty pleased with how this turned out.  I want to list one of these and add a customization option – so like charge an extra dollar amount to do custom pyrography.  Need to figure out how to list that.

ALSO I decided to cave and order some business cards.  I just ordered 50, which is the smallest quantity that you could order them in, but it’s something!  I’m excited about getting them (in probably 1-2 weeks…).

business card