LABOR DAY: Awl Made Here will set up shop at Pickles in Coral Bay. Stop on by and say Hi! LOTS of wallets, LOTS of leather notebook covers & journals, purses and bags, NEW cuff designs, +++ !

Oh Lord…Leather!
If you were to open the Bible to the Book of Genesis, chapter III, verse 21, you would find the first literary reference to leather; “unto Adam also and to his wife did the Lord God make coats of skin, and clothed them” (Go, God!  : )

Awl Made Here wants to see YOUR leather gear. Have an old favorite leather briefcase? A purse that you’ve loved forever? Post a pic!
Here’s (one of) mine:64248_483882694992806_322394625_n


Recycled belts. LOTS of recycled belts! 
Now that’s a bunch o’ bull…belts ideas 3

Since so many have asked, here is how I am what I am:
I am not the daughter, granddaughter, niece, or distant cousin of a leather smith. I was never even the neighbor of a leather smith. It is not something that was passed down in a family business or easily picked up because I’d been exposed from oh so young. It happened by…mistake? Was it chance? Fate? Was it my destiny…in my stars? Or was it plain ole coinkidink. Actually, it just sort of BECAME. After high school, my first move away from home was a few states away, into my Nana’s house. Down in her basement, at some point my father (uncle?) had put in a big workbench with a peg board in front of it. The peg board had all sorts of tools hanging on it…cool looking tools, not just your regular ole hammer and screwdriver. I asked my dad about one in particular. It was a rotary hole punch for leather. For some weird reason, I liked it! There were other tools too, some for leather, some not. I wanted to punch holes though! We visited a nearby Tandy store, and my dad bought me some small pieces of leather. And so it began…  Little did I know then, that I’d end up living on an island in the Caribbean (!) using a rotary hole punch just about every single day at work.

Snap Hook Backpack, for ladies. 9″ x 10-3/4″h x 4″.
Chocolate pebble grain leather. Soft yet strong! Adjustable straps and flap are double layered for strength & longevity. Solid brass hardware. Available in other colors too! (#BP211-V, 405233_174812115956932_1194156173_nmade to order. $170)

Recycle those old boots…
Into the coolest planter ever!
(i love this!)recycled shoes

It’s 15 Friday…15% off that is! And this is AVAILABLE NOW, today, present tense, here & now. This case shown in the pic is the case available, and it could be yours…
Handcrafted leather passport case. Fits up to 2 US passports. Natural scar on the hide makes this case one of a kind.
($42) NOW $35.00

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Awl Made Here sells greeting cards too! Artwork by Cindy Sauers. Great designs, fit for all seasons. Blank inside. 4-1/4 x 5-1/2
($2.50ea free shipping)

cards by cindy

leather cuffs

Men’s Cuffs. Leather & metal…a little bit rugged, and a lot of comfortable! Totally adjustable, fits up to 9″ wrist max. (1-1/2″ wide) Solid brass or chrome o-ring. (#JW215, $26 (free shipping))

IT’S LIVE! It took a bit of tweaking yesterday (between power outages and work) but I think I did it, guys:
Just follow the how-to on the cover photo:
*pleeeease let me know if anyone has trouble~

AVAILABLE NOW! I have this leather notebook cover/organizer in stock, right now!
6-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ closed. Lifts open to 6-1/2″ x 17-1/4″. Fits standard 5 x 8 notepads, notepad included. Inside has two pockets and pen holder. Pebble grain leather, leather stitching. ($60) NOW $45!

*email for more details

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