Heeeelp!

CHECK THIS OUT, PLEASE?!?
I don’t understand!! I am trying to set up a sub-domain name to go to my new site. It seems to work with one server but not the next…and it doesn’t work on my smart phone (instead it takes me to a page with options to go to my original website address, “awlmadehere.com“). The NEW address is “shop.awlmadehere.com“. This is supposed to bring you to a home page with a me-pic, and “Welcome to Awl Made Here” underneath, and “Quality Craftsmanship since 1994” as the first sentence. 

If you have an extra moment, can you check it out? Please?
I want to make sure it works before I start using this new address…

tomorrow…

DID YOU KNOW?
The Leather Truck Shop will be set up for biz at Pickles in Paradise tomorrow afternoon!
Time: 1:30 til 5:30
Place: Coral Bay, St John (the lovely lil island)IMG_0188

menana

DID YOU KNOW?

Handmade Leather goods:

Awl Made Here will be at Pickles In Paradise tomorrow, but will be late! Shooting for a 1:30 set up. Thanks, see you there!

“chicken skins”?!?

CHECK THIS OUT (#43)
Chicken skin gloves?!? 
Popular in the late 18th century into the early 19th century in county Limerick, Ireland and throughout England, they were known for their exquisite texture and craftsmanship. Commonly referred to as “Chicken Skins”, they were so soft & thin that they were sold folded up and encased in walnut shell.  (!) 
chicken-skin-gloves-0181-300x225 chicken-skin-gloves-0031-225x300It turns out that they weren’t actually made from chicken skin though (too bumpy?). That was perhaps a deliberate misnomer because of the disagreeable fact that they were really made from the skins of unborn calves. 

leather’s great!

CHECK THIS OUT (#41)
Regardless of the fact that leather goes through a number of refining processes, it is still considered a natural material. Each hide has its own characteristics, and leather in general has many good qualities. It is virtually indestructible, and it resists dirt. It is warm in winter. It is pliable and soft and porous so is comfortable in the summer as well. And it only gets better! With time and use, it changes, it softens, yet it remains durable, and maintains its beauty. You don’t wear it out, you wear it in!