It’s been a really good week on Etsy. Obviously it was an inspired idea to make a bunch of business card holders/wallets, because I just sold the last envelope-type one that I made, and someone is waiting for me to make a few more of one of the other types so that he can buy a couple at once. These are easy to make, too, and they turn out looking very nice. I made one for myself to hold business cards and really like it.
The really exciting Etsy sell this week was this custom Skyrim mage’s bag and belt —-
I know, the one on the right isn’t a great picture, but it gives you a pretty good idea of how it turned out. The guy who bought it said that he’s cosplaying as a Skyrim mage, so this was pretty much perfect for that. I think the burned pattern is slightly off, but I just made it to match the actual apothecary satchel so whatever.
Anyway, I decided to use the money I made off of this to renew my subscription to the New Yorker. Have been going without for, um, a really long time now. I think it’s been less than a year, but I can’t remember for sure. The subscription price used to be around $50 (which was still pretty high) but has gone up to more like $100 now — waaay out of my price range. However, I will gladly trade some leather workings for a subscription, which is basically what this turned out to be. 😀 Very exciting.
So yeah. There you have it. I’m starting to wonder if I need a new workspace — like maybe I should re-do my library to make it a library/leatherings studio. My living room is pretty much a constant mess and I’d like to be able to keep it orderly. Makes me feel better to walk into a clean house – plus i need to use my library more. Hmmmm.