A budding leatherworker from Montecito, California. Creating lifetime Made-In-America quality leather goods one at a time.
Now that I’ve taken out the branch that was stuck in it this little pony might actually be serviceable again.
First time since the mudslide plugging this guy in and seeing if it still functions. I cleaned it up a bit first (it was almost submerged in the mud).
The Landis gets some refurbishment! @steelheadfinegoods and I are (slowly) cleaning and giving new life to this poor tool after the mudslide. Full album and descriptions once this guy is done.
You never know when you stumble in to a new community what you will find. I’ve found love and support such as I’ve never known...when I’ve needed it the most. Thank you...to all of you bidding and posting and to my dear friends that started this initiative. It’s the kind of thing that creates momentum that gets paid forward for life. I love this community.
Please check out these amazing makers and buy their work not for me but because they are spectacular artisans who deserve your support. (And please forgive me if I left anyone out)
Some photos of the tools and equipment that were dug out from the workshop. The Landis is going to get an acid bath and a new coat of paint, we only found two of the four Blanchard edgers that I had been refurbishing, the poor Kingsley might still be serviceable, and my threads survived! Sadly the pony is done for.
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This morning, the mudslides in Montecito slammed into my home. This is what remains of my workshop. Suffice to say, Rare & Sundry will be closed for some time. However, we are safe, and we will dig ourselves out and rebuild.
Ash all cleaned and added some basic organization that I can’t believe I didn’t do last year.
It’s funny the things you decide to grab when you evacuate. Food... documents... blanchards...
It has been a wonderful year. I feel like my skills have kept growing and I’ve met so many wonderful new friends and clients. 2018 promises to be even brighter! Happy New Year!
Looks like the #thomasfire is finally starting to give in to the will@of the firefighters. Should get to go home soon.
This was in Santa Nella on the far eastern edge of the fire on Day 6. The fire was so large at this point that I drove full speed past this point on the freeway for an hour and still didn’t find the other edge of the fire. #thomasfire
Since there’s no leatherwork photos right now due to the evacuation, I’ve been snapping photos of other things related to the fire that I’ll share until we get to move back in. #thomasfire