A Clutch Experiment

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This cold weather is good for something, at least! Yesterday, I was inspired to make myself a small, stylish, black leather clutch purse when I realised I don’t have one that’s not super fancy and you’d only take to a wedding. Since the weather is getting colder, I need a small bag that suits the

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It’s shooting day!

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Feverishly working hard today, getting all my products shot and ready for launch day. My “photo studio” consists of a Cameron photobox and lighting kit that fits nicely on my grandfather’s antique writing desk. Thanks to my amazing Nikon D610, shooting is a breeze. This is a really fun part of my process, getting each

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Thanks, Grandpa

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I come from a very creative family on both sides. My Dad’s father owned these metal hand punches and he gave them to my Dad to use in his muzzle loading rifle making business. Now they belong to me and sit patiently on my workbench, waiting for inspiration to strike me so that I may

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The Bench

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Here’s where it all happens. My workbench. My Dad made this workbench in the early 70’s for his wood shop and now that he is slowly winding down his business to move into retirement, he gave me this awesome piece of his history. I think he always secretly hoped that I would one day take

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