Leather Tools – Part 2 –

So what did you think of the leather strap maker I shared last week?  I love how easy it is to cut custom sized straps for my handbags.  Add a few rivets or stitch the straps in place and I’m good to go! Today I’m going to show you two more tools I have been learning to use in the studio recently.  These are a bit trickier and require more patience when using, but I’m getting the hang of it…slowly. Here is a {Read More}

Leather Tools – A Strap Tutorial – Part 1

This is part one of two posts I’m sharing this week on my adventures in leatherwork.  I’m a total newbie, but when I find a tool that makes me want to grab all.the.leather. I had to share. If you make bags like I do, you know how important straps and handles are in overall construction and design.  We need them to be the perfect size to hold or wear over our shoulder while made of material that coordinates with our “look”. {Read More}

WIP Wednesday: What Type of Sashing to Use?

This week I have had several projects going on at once. Luckily, they are all going well and should be done soon.  I am still finding that working on one project for a few hours then switching over to another mid-day is working well for me. Keeps me on my toes! I finally finished my last Sugar Block Club 2014 block.  Here are all 12 blocks set out. I will play around with the placement tomorrow.  Until then, can ya’ll {Read More}

Craft Bookshelves ~ Buying -vs- Borrowing

I love to buy craft books. But then again, who doesn’t?!  So when a new book comes out that I want to read I jot the title, author and ISBN down and add it to my “to-read” wish list. The problem I have is my wish list is now a mile long! About 7 years ago I started looking for ways to get my wish list books.  I am not independently wealthy nor have I won Powerball, so what does {Read More}

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