Feburary Cold Blues

Feb 14 2016
  Well were into and about  1/2 way through Feb. and it has been bitter cold, nice and cosy in the shop with a new Yodel stove pumping out the heat. Been working on a few saddles and getting inventory done, and thanks to all who came in for the inventory reduction sale. The glue machine has been running a lot this past week making  bill folds , credit card holders and cribbage boards too. Got a large shipment of exotic leathers and have been incorporating them into these products. The Bread Gallery Hants County Arts Show opening was last week at the Gallery, we had quite a turn out. I entered a couple of  Handbags / purses and  some carved pictures too. Got a few good reviews at the opening and met a few interesting artists . Designing a few more hand bags on the drawing table , with embossed decorations. Hope to show these at the up and coming Halifax crafters and Dartmouth makers shows in early spring.

New Site , New Blog

Jan 29 2016
Well here we are at the end of January 2016, the shop has been abuzz with horse carvings and saddle repairs & building cases and purses. Getting  some goods ready for the next Hants County Arts Council 5th annual Group show at the  Bread Gallery in Newport, NS. I did not attend the previous year , due to the new studio addition. Building another western saddle in the shop and plans to start another soon. The pre inventory sale winding down and ending this week end, thanks to all who came. I installed a new Yodel wood stove in the main shop last weekend, going to miss the wood fired Elmira cook stove , but it is going to a good home. Still dealing in some machinery, got a good sewing machine for Tom Brown from New Brunswick, it originally came from a shoe repair shop in Antigonish , NS. Seems like most of the old shoe repair shops are closing down these days. Getting into producing wallets, with a large expenditure in equipment and leather it has been fun so far. Also ...