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Catching up

The most exciting project of the year was these hand-cut, hand-punched, hand-stitched, hand-painted saddlebags that won me third place in the Alaska State Fair in the leather category. Sweet! I made them with copper rivets and heavy-duty black grommets, along … Continue reading

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Excited about this new collar!

I’ve listed some new items in my Etsy shop, including this one-of-a-kind handmade leather flowers and gears collar necklace.  I’ve been wanting to make this for years.  Modeled by shop mannequin, who for whatever reason is wearing safety glasses. Also, … Continue reading

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New custom and readymade items in December

Lucky me!  This year I received a commission for a buckskin rune pouch.  I chose a vintage buckskin, dyed it black, and created a veg-tan cowhide domestic cat skull badge, dyed blue, tacked on with rough knots showing on the … Continue reading

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New vintage buckskin mini-purse

Just finished this vintage buckskin cross-body mini-purse.  It’s 100% handmade and one of a kind.  Modeled by my trusty shop skeleton, Mr. Clackers. You can find it in my Etsy shop.  Full description in the listing. Also, I received a … Continue reading

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The holidays approach

The journal below sold before I could get it posted in my Etsy shop.  That’s always nice!  Please submit custom holiday orders ASAP.  I have a lot of readymade items in the Etsy store, and you can get privacy leather … Continue reading

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Lots of projects on the bench

I’ve got my workbench stacked with projects in various phases of completion.  In addition to a wall-to-wall bench at standing height, my husband built me a new leather hide rack, which helped me tidy up my space.  After four years … Continue reading

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Big projects in work

Long time no post.  I am working on several custom projects … one of them among my largest yet, and I look forward to sharing. Everything readymade is in my Etsy shop.  You can also find me on Facebook, where … Continue reading

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Bella Boutique’s 10th anniversary! + workshop love

Last night I delivered 15 more handmade luggage tags and 20 keyfobs to Bella Boutique for the big day:  her 10th anniversary party TODAY!  These items are ready to pick up for your favorite snarky traveler.  Check out the Facebook … Continue reading

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14 new items in the shop

I added 14 new items to my Etsy shop this afternoon, including three wristbands, three watchbands, three picture frame keyrings, a luggage tag (made to order), two journals, an iPhone 6+ case, and a belt bag.  Whew!  Here are some highlights: … Continue reading

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Final Friday event 9/30

I will be the featured artist at the Spenard Final Friday event at Bella Boutique in Spenard on September 30, 5:00-8:00pm.  We’ll have champagne and baked goods.  This is my first event; so I hope you can make it!  RSVP … Continue reading

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