Studio

A new improved studio

A new improved studio

I spent many months contemplating how to make my studio space more efficient to meet the demands of production.  I decided that since my whole life basically revolves around this business that it would make the most sense to swap out my living room space for my studio.  With my trusty comrade, Abi, we spend […]


Bringing home the bacon

Bringing home the bacon

Before I moved to Eugene a few months ago, I decided to sell my car.   I thought it would be difficult transporting supplies by bicycle but it has proven to be a piece of cake.  This morning I had to ride over to the leather shop to purchase a large hide of Latigo leather.  The […]


Holiday Gifts

Holiday Gifts

    ***For those of you in the Portland, OR area*** I will be showing work on December 10th – 11th at The Portland Bazaar held at the beautiful Sandbox Studios.  In preparation for this holiday event I am prepping some free gift with purchase swag.  So far I have come up with a handmade […]


Miniature Studio Tour

Miniature Studio Tour

Today I am taking you on a little tour of all the small pieces in my studio.  This is also a sort of texture study for me in order conjure up some new ideas and designs for the future.  I am happy with the work I have been creating but feel like it is time […]


Four chairs

Four chairs

With eager anticipation of Brad and my move to the country near Eugene Oregon, I have been on a mission to complete some of the projects that I have been putting off.  I have had a set of four antique dining room chairs in my basement for about four years that I have intended to […]


a minneapolis summer…in my workshop

a minneapolis summer...in my workshop

Hey, its been a while.  While Brad and I have been back and forth from Oregon twice now we are still hoping to move there…though it may not be till fall now.  I guess that means I will have one more summer in Minneapolis!  Business has been through the roof in addition to working on […]


Memento

Memento

This morning I found myself thinking about simplifying my life…what little I need to survive.  On a ledge above our buffet Brad and I have a little collection of mementos from meaningful places we have been.  I noticed that most of them were seeds we had scavenged from the ground somewhere while hiking.  Its funny […]


My studio wall

My studio wall

During the busy holiday season there is not much spare time for experimenting and creating new things.  Sketchbook soft goods is in its busy season so most of my time is being spent working my hands till they hurt setting rivets, ironing wool, canvas and conditioning leather. I have managed to create one wall in […]