Saturday, August 18, 2018

We're back!

It's been a hair over two weeks and I'm back up and running!  I've been able to ship a couple small orders already and I'm hoping to clear the rest of the docket over the next couple of weeks.

Meanwhile I have a shiny new workshop.  In the old place my work space was split across two rooms but here I've been able to pack it all into one big room.  I'm still working on lighting but the giant window keeps the place pretty bright during the day so it's not an imminent concern.  I'm sure I'll juggle things around on the pegboard too.  For now I'm just happy everything fits in one place and I can keep my stock in a nice safe closet.

I took the opportunity to build a new photo booth from scratch to replace the old backdrop.  The backdrop wasn't a bad idea and I liked how it looked but it clearly wasn't meant for close-up photography and it hasn't weathered all that well.  These whitewashed boards on the other hand should weather very well!  Shouldn't be long before I can start posting products on it.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018


It's been a couple years since we moved into this place and it's worked pretty well for us since then.  Even so, we've decided to move again for family reasons and that's been progressing in pretty short order.  So far as work goes I'll be wrapping up production on as many orders as I can by tomorrow so I can focus on moving.  I'm hoping to be set up and running at the new place within a couple weeks.  I certainly don't want to repeat the 3-4 months of being offline from when we moved in here so I'm amply motivated to get back online asap!

Monday, July 30, 2018

Simple Celtic Bracelet

A charming little commission for a simple little bracelet.  The idea was the client could thread the lace through the bracelet and tie it into place on their wrist.  No need to fuss with careful sizing or complicated fastners.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Stein Coasters

One of my recurring clients is still kitting out their new game room and wanted a trio of giant coasters to accommodate the beer steins their players use.  Of course they needed to have some classic D&D art and of course I was only too happy to oblige.  These coasters are 5" across and in the process of making them I beefed up the bases so they'd be a bit sturdier.  Came out pretty shiny!

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Scroll Case, Extra Long

I don't think I ever found out what was going to be carried in this case but it needed to be 20" long to fit it.  This case also has a detachable shoulder strap so it can be carried over the shoulder.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Map, Canandaigua Lake

Unlike the last map this one was for a wedding ceremony.  The client wanted to do the area around Mt. Bristol in a fantasy/LotR style which was kind of a neat idea.  It came in at practically the last minute so when the production was delayed by a day I expedited the shipping.  I hope it gets there in time!

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Map, Marina Bay/Boston

The third anniversary is usually a gift of leather and these maps are a popular way to celebrate that.  This client was married near Marina Bay but I have to confess I'm mostly familiar with the area from Fallout 4. >_>

I've been tinting the water on most of the maps but didn't think it would work well on this one.  I only tinted the compass so I was able to use saddle tan and a dark brown on the frame and I'm really happy with how they turned out.