Messenger

HANDMADE HIGHLIGHTS at Awl Made Here:
All leather messenger bag, unisex. Double layered flap & strap (adjustable), small pocket underneath flap. Clean lines. Leather stitching. Bag measures 12-1/2″ x 8-3/4″ x 3″. ($175)
1954B837-BE46-41F9-B9E8-42679393AAC0

egg

MY GRANDMOMS THIMBLE EGG!
I thought this got lost when we moved but it resurfaced yesterday…I’m sew happy to see it again! 

hobos

HANDMADE HIGHLIGHTS at Awl Made Here:
Sling Hobo Bags- always made in different patterns & colors…
($65)
I will have Sling Hobos in stock at the upcoming Southport Spring Festival on Easter weekend!

happy!

*HAPPY ST PATRICKS DAY from Tracey at Awl Made Here*

(I should start making things with shamrocks & clovers on ’em…like…check out this cool bicycle seat I found online!)

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medieval book bag

Armagh Satchel
medieval
“This splendid example of Irish craftsmanship is associated with the 9th century Book of Armagh. The technique to produce the intricate designs involved working the dampened leather, free-hand over a yielding base such as wet sand. The low relief modelling would have been carried out with bone or timber tools. The later, crude lock mechanism somewhat spoils the overall appearance of the satchel.
Conservation treatment was possible through sponsorship and involved the careful removal under magnification, of accumulated dirt, particularly in between the areas of relief.” -Trinity College Dublin