Monday, December 5, 2016

I've been busy making these little guys over the last few days.  They are a super simple design all dressed up with applique!  I'm even putting my newly designed lining fabrics to the test too.  These two are available now in my leatherythings shop, and more will be listed in the next couple of days.  Thanks for looking!


Sunday, December 4, 2016

New Stuff!

    I've been working on some stuff and slowly but surely filling up my shop again.  I am also making a ton of catnip pillows for The Companion Animal Foundation, one of our local animal rescues.  The money made from the catnip pillows goes right  back to the Foundation so they can help care for homeless animals in our area.  I hope to get back to helping to clean and care for the animals again soon.  Maybe when kitten hits again.  It feels good to help. 

     Right now, my focus is on some smaller card wallets that should be finished up and listed later in the week.  I can't say enough how thankful I am for my little shop and all the wonderful people who look at and buy my work, it has been a life saver for me!  I really feel this today because our financial situation sucks right now, and will probably keep sucking for a while to come.  With one of us out of work, and myself stretched beyond reason with a couple of part time jobs, and lots of sewing, on top of caring for my kids, it has been ridiculously hard.  But thanks to all the people who have bought my work, we are scooting by! Right now,  I can feed and house my family, and that feels wonderful!  So thanks to all of you out there who take the time to look, and to those who buy handmade, you do a lot for us little artsy peoples, and you are so very AWESOME!

With love,


Sunday, November 27, 2016

I'm Still Here!

      I am still here and making leathery things and metal things.  I recently started working at my kids' school as an aide in the mornings so my sewing and creating time has been cut in half.  I love my job though, I work with 3rd Graders and they ROCK!!!  Making ends meet around here has been particularly tricky over the past few years and I'm trying to do my part to make things a little bit easier for all of us.  I'm not giving up my creative side though, and don't plan to any time soon.  I'll be back with more goodies soon:)

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Shiny New Things

Carved Labradorite, copper and brass

Rainbow obsidian, sterling silver, copper, and brass
I needed a break from sewing so I sat down and made these two metal thingys.  Both were experiments but I like them enough that I think I may make more. 

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Back to Makin' Leathery Things

I'm back to sewing and creating and all the happy that goes with it!  Lots of changes since we moved but maybe that is for the better down the line.  Now that I am finally settled in, I can get shit done!   Enjoy!

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

All Sorts of Things!

My newest piece in copper, brass, and glass

So, the last I wrote, I think I was in the midst of our move to a new apartment.  We are now mostly moved in to a smaller and more expensive, yet, cleaner, drier, and less cruddy new place!  I have just started working again!  I am bouncing between metal and leather right now, trying to get some ideas that have been crawling around in my brain out and put down on paper, metal, leather, etc.   I hope you like the new stuff that I am putting together, I am excited to share it.  Any of the metal pieces I make now will be going in to my Princess Lizard shop on Etsy until I get all my crap together and move the leather pieces too.  So for now, one shop for leathery things, and one shop for metal thingys.  Enjoy!  and a very belated "Happy New Year"  to all of you.