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Changes happening

February 1, 2018

Changes happening

     Hello Everyone.  Update time.  As many of you know, I have become employed recently.  While this has created the financial stability that has been missing for the last few years, it seriously affects my available time.  This means I now have fewer opportunities to work with leather, far less than previously.

     I am not able to work predictably or consistently on any projects.  I will continue finding time to keep crafting when I can.  For any orders, there will be a delay as the item is created.  If I already have one made it will be sent out quickly.  I apologize if this changes any decisions on acquiring my work or creates any issues. 

     This is not actually a decision I have made, it is the nature of the situation.  I have always wanted to continue with my leatherwork at the current level.  I still enjoy creating and sharing with you.  I will stream when possible and complete projects as I can.

     My attempt at supporting my family in this manner has not worked out.  I appreciate all the support and encouragement from you in taking that chance, however, life has shown it is time to change direction.  My hope is that you can direct your attention to others who are engaged in being creative and give them a chance.

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Leather Flask Cover process

I have been convinced (told) that I should present a breakdown of what goes into some of the work I do. Since the majority of what I do right now are flask covers, and that IS what I’m working on right now, I thought I would start with that. These pictures are of an item I am making for Nerdtacular, later this month. I will show the steps and give an idea of the time involved. I will have the grand total at the end of the post.  Read More

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One year anniversary!?

This same weekend, one year ago, I decided to take a hobby and see about making it a business. It was at Nerdtacular 2014 in Salt Lake City, Utah. For those of you that don’t know the story, I will tell you. For those that do, here it is again. Read More

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Time Lapse Video of a Leather Flask Cover

Here is my first go at making a video showing what goes on with my leather work. Read More

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Phoenix Fan Fest Thursday morning

We have completed set up and are looking forward to the first day of Phoenix Fan Fest. Make sure to let us know when you come by.

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Phoenix Fan Fest update 2

December 11, 2014

Phoenix Fan Fest update 2

We have arrived at Phoenix Fan Fest! Set up day was not too busy for me, found the spot and surveyed the convention area. Be prepared for many pictures once things kick off. For now, here are some teasers. Read More

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Phoenix FanFest update 1

December 9, 2014

Phoenix FanFest update 1

Hello everyone!  Things have been quite hectic around the office lately.  The last days leading up to Phoenix Fan Fest have arrived.  I have been putting finishing touches on projects to take with me.  (glue is drying as I type this)  Read More

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Philosophical Friday

August 22, 2014

Philosophical Friday

Heartfelt greeting here,

I am taking a short break from working on creating these leather items to provide a small amount of information to you. Read More

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