Many moons ago from her father in law, Colleen got a soft & supple deerskin.
A couple of weeks ago we got together and made a plan… Today its a crossbody purse and a zippered coin bag!
Thanks for the pics Colleen Bailey!


Behind the Scenes:
Look what my old Singer got! Doesn’t she look so cozy & comfy under her new cover? Thanks Just Susie Quilts!


old time feel

OooLaLa Leather Notebook! Like that old, worn-in, weathered look? This distressed leather speaks volumes- and check out that natural edged flap… oh yessssss!
Fits standard composition notebook. Pen loop & card pocket inside.
$88 (free US shipping)


schedule update

This little leather mermaid will be at The Painted Mermaid all day tomorrow… open for biz as usual.
I on the other hand, will just be around for a short while to drop off a few new leather bags & to pick up repair-work. DO feel free to drop off anything that needs to be fixed (& mssg me with questions). Thanks!

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Thanks for the pics Devin & Tiffany Trujillo… you’ve got a good collection going! 🙂

on duty

Clover Field
                          LEATHER-WORK ON SITE! 
                               See you Tuesday at The Painted Mermaid, 10-2pm
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more fun new

Its fabulously Friday, folks!
Check out my new aprons that are in stock now at The Painted Mermaid in Southport, NC... Fun & funky & one of a kind!
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SPOTLIGHT! Thanks Amanda Wike Wilson for bringing in your beautiful bag. I just love it when I can get a good match on leather and a repair job doesn’t necessarily look like a repair job! 🙂👍

**If YOU are in need of repair-work, send me a mssg or stop by The Painted Mermaid tomorrow 10-2

any writers in the house?

Looky here! New handcrafted leather notebooks!
Different sizes & styles for your daily notes, bullet journaling, & notebook needs. Where are they? At The Painted Mermaid in Southport, NC of course! Who made them? Tracey at Awl Made Here!
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big thanks!

Success! THANK YOU to everyone (!) that made the first day of Awl Made Here at The Painted Mermaid such a great day…   Same time next week? YESSS! 🙂


Today: Prep for tomorrow.
Tomorrow: OPENING DAY! Awl Made Here INSIDE The Painted Mermaid! 
10-2 (yahooo!)
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