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Ready!

All set for tomorrows market day - The Spring Fling on Oak Island, the first of the year! My containers are FULL of freshly made leather goods and the truck is loaded . . .  I worked hard to make the loading and unloading and the general set-up easier on myself for the upcoming season but, when I was loading the truck I swear I have MORE stuff. Oh well. Hope to see you there!  😄 

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Comments! Comments!

Hooray! You can now actually leave COMMENTS on my blog posts. It took some figuring, but I did it. So if you've got something to say about what I'm saying, or a question about my content, please leave a comment! If you have concerns, thoughts, or suggestions, have at it. I'll get back to you asap if a response is needed. 🌻 THANKS!

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Caring For Your Leather Belts

"They just don't make 'em like they used to." I've said it many times about certain things and HEARD it even more. NOT TRUE though, when it comes to leather. It's good stuff! You'll have to give it some TLC every now and then but if you take the time to do this, your leather goods will last and last . . . and last . . . and last. It's worth your time, trust me. >> THESE INSTRUCTIONS ARE NOT MEANT FOR SUEDE << Let's start with CLEANING a leather belt. Keeping in mind that you don't want to saturate the leather, take a lukewarm damp cloth and wipe off any grime or sweat. Back & front. More than...

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Leather Guitar Straps, so many questions...

GUITAR STRAPS!  I definitely want to make leather guitar straps too. I've made them yes, as custom orders, but I think I'd like to have them on my website as a thing for folks to click on and order. I need opinions though:  What do people like in a guitar strap?  Which is the best style?   Soft leather, or stiff?  I'm thinking wide, but maybe people like them narrow.  Should I make them specific lengths or adjustable? * * * *If you'd like to leave a comment, please head over to the Comment page*

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Beautiful Blemishes

DID YOU KNOW? If you find blemishes or see marks on your leather, that's good!  It's just proof that it's real leather. There are finishing processes that correct leather and reduce the appearance of scars etc, but don't be swayed against an item because of marks. Those scars are just characteristics of the natural material! Sometimes I even highlight a blemish and use it as a focal point on a bag or notebook cover.       Hooray to beautiful blemishes! 

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