Sooo excited!

**EXCITING NEWS**
As some of you know, I’ve been loosely playing with the idea of opening another store. While I’ve been missing the “face-to-face” with my customers in a set location, I really didn’t want the full time responsibility of a brick & mortar. Well LO AND BEHOLD, Amy at The Painted Mermaid had a most wonderful idea! I’m thrilled to announce that I will be spending time at The Painted Mermaid to meet your leather-working needs! I’ll be working on site, tools in hand, starting on Terrific Tuesday March the 3rd!
AMH at Painted Mermaid

what is

belt
/belt/
noun. A strip of leather from Awl Made Here worn around the waist or across the chest, especially in order to support clothes or carry weapons.
belts group

slow

SPOTLIGHT!
Sometimes a brother has to wait (too long) for his leatherworker-sister to get his wallet made. Sorry about that Sloan…thanks for the pic (looks good on that bike)!
SK wallet

Say It-

Discussing Mink Oil with a customer the other day, we ended up having a laugh over it…

So tell me, how do YOU pronounce oil, hmmm??

#1)  “OY-IL”       or       #2)  “OLE”
oil

oldy but goody

SPOTLIGHT!
We figure I made this bag about 20 years ago… and its still going strong! I’m SO glad to hear that it’s still in use, Betsy. Thanks for the pic!


betsy bag

ApronsApronsAprons

Here they are!
Emoji APRONS FOR THE WHOLE FAM DAMILYEmoji
Kids Aprons (approx. 16w x 22h) $30
Half Aprons (approx. 15.5 x 16 tapering at bottom to 21″) $33
Small Full Aprons (approx. 24w x 26h) $38
Large Full Aprons: for Guys and Gals (approx. 28w x 30h) $42

thanks, Susie!

from Susie: “So y’all know Awl Made Here, right? She made my ROCKIN’ bag, and she made my other ROCKIN’ bag, and she made my new apron! LOVE Awl Made Here!! (and don’t laugh at my Crocs. I’m bakin’ here, people, and those are the only things that keep me pain free!)”
susie collage

NC

❤️Who Loves NC?❤️
I’ve made these state shapes into LEATHER LUGGAGE TAGS (or “bag tags”/”bag dangles”) and you can get ’em at Barn and Beach Designs. They are a natural tan, stiff leather and they measure approx 4-1/2″ x 2″.

NC state

skizzers

A Look Inside:
Wooohooo! I got my big scissors back!
Here they are…my 12 inchers. I love them dearly. They are used for leather ONLY and I do work them hard. They inevitably dull after a certain amount of use, and since I cant sharpen them myself and wont trust them to ‘just anyone’, I send them off into that big world out there, through the postal system, across a few states and finally into the fine hands of my scissor sharpeners. I’m always a little edgy during these times (😂get it?), but so far they’ve always made it back to me safe and sound, and this time is no exception!
scissors

geeeetar

SPOTLIGHT!
Theeee talented Jimmy Perry wanted me to personalize his guitar strap. He gave me the artwork and I transferred it onto leather with my burning-pen, then sewed it onto his strap. Thanks for the pics, Jimmy!  🙂

leatha necklaces

Guys & Gals! Check out my new STRANGEBONES necklace collection!
I started with “raw” leather rosettes and then either dyed or oiled the leather and attached COOL metal conchos in all different designs. The leather cord is beefy enough for a man, but absolutely suitable for women too. The length can be adjusted by a knot at the top. CHECK ‘EM OUT at Barn and Beach Designs in Southport, NC.

Out with the old…

Out with the old… SALE!

I’ve got these handmade leather ornaments leftover from the holidays and now you get them for HALF PRICE! 🙂
IF YOU WANT MORE THANE ONE, I WILL DROP THE PRICE TO FIVE DOLLARS ($5!) EACH. YEAHHH! 👍😁👍

They are 3″ leather circles, hand carved/hand stamped, & hand painted. Some have bows, some have bells, and some are plain.

All this AND 1st class shipping is free in the US.

THANKS!

 

A Look Inside

A Look Inside:
INTRODUCING… MANDY QUINN!
Quite some time ago I realized I needed a life-sized model to photograph my leather bags. Photographing them on a table looks nice, but I needed a better perspective of size, how they lay against a body, how long a strap is, etc. Grabbing a neighbor every time I needed a pic wasn’t feasible, so I decided on a mannequin. Choosing her name was easy… Please welcome, Mandy Quinn.

 

SPOTLIGHT! Thanks for the pic Arlene! Its been so long since I’ve made those luggage tags, I’d (almost) forgotten about them! They might just need to get back on “the list”. 🙂

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Blue Jean Heaven

Look what was dropped off for me at the Painted Mermaid
(can anyone guess what I will be making from these?? :))
THANK YOU SO MUCH to the kind person that did this kind thing…
You’re Awlright!
jeans

half or full

OPINIONS PLEASE! 🧐
Do you think making my aprons into Full Aprons would be better? Should I make both styles in 2020, or just stick to the Half Aprons-
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