The crepe myrtle bonsai is fully awake (and in dire need of a haircut): The tadpoles in the rain barrel are pollywogging (trust me, yesterday he had a tail): The ibis have clearly been aerating the yard: Eggshells for our tomato plants (tomatoes love calcium): The potatoes have sprouted: The gourds are racing...Read More
So, here’s what happened… Tuesday morning we received a “your item has been delisted” notice from Etsy. They had apparently received a Cease and Desist from Fox Legal Group (Intellectual Property Division *snort*) and summarily deactivated my Jayne Cobb hat. Apparently someone talked Fox into granting a few licensing rights, and started...Read More
Whew. This past Saturday went by so fast. While we were busy at the Market, daughter Molly participated as an artist in the Chalk for Charity event, sponsored by local business Traditions Unlimited, with her reinterpretation of Van Gogh’s “Starry Night.” Blocking out the work: She chose to insert a tribal style wolf in place of the cypress tree, howling...Read More
When not busy at the Market – which, most delightfully, has been rarer and rare of late – we try and create something that day, whether its a bag, or a knitted hat. Just something to keep us occupied. Last weekend’s creation was this, the Instant Disguise Bracelet: Around your wrist it looks like an awesome, funky leather and cord bracelet:...Read More
Wow, sorry about the lack of updates. We tend to update the Facebook page more often than the blog here, since it’s easily done from our phones, and we’re often posting on the fly from the Market itself. The custom leather work has kept us quite busy this month, with several gorgeous bags and journals going out: And new small leather goods:...Read More
Our favorite tannery had a nice sale on after Christmas, and we picked up some lovely new materials. Gorgeous suedes: A burgundy/brown oiled leather, and a tobacco-colored patterned leather: And this mouthwatering russet oiled leather: If you’ve been thinking about something new in leather, now is a great...Read More
I believe I’ve mentioned we love the custom work, so when Dan received a request for a leather tool bag for a bicycle, there was a measure of glee. Presenting The Olivia: The details, from Dan: I had a blast designing and building this bag for one of our repeat customers. Starting price for this will be $125, with additional features adding to the cost. Base...Read More
New leather bags, as promised! Both are hand-dyed, hand-stitched, and, with Dan’s usual attention to detail, double stitched on the corner stress points. The larger bag is a two-pocket messenger style with a gorgeous indigo accent dye. The smaller bag has a removable shoulder strap, and a loop on the back of the bag that you can slide over your belt. We’ll...Read More
“It’s the most industrious time of the yearrrr….” I’m going to start a petition to have that Christmas carol lyric changed. It’s good to be busy, though. We’re getting a great deal of interest in the small leather repair, and are glad to take a look at your problem items. Fixing torn leather is not possible, of course, though...Read More
We’ve probably mentioned – once or twice – that we do custom work. To be honest, it’s half the fun of all this! Right now, Dan is working on a carved leather cover (featuring an oak tree drawn by yours truly) for an heirloom journal. Next up for him is a tool roll from this delicious turquoise leather. I am working on two commissioned...Read More
Lovely, gorgeous weather last weekend. 85 degrees may not sound very nice to you lot, but to us – after a truly blistering summer – it’s a little slice of heaven. The only thing we really miss out on down here with the onset of fall is the changing of the leaves. Pin oaks and palm trees look pretty much the same no matter what time of year. We have to...Read More
Even though we’re scheduled for live music this Saturday at the Downtown Market, Kier is diligently practicing a new song for his busking repertoire. And since it’s been stuck in my head for four days straight, I think it’s only fair it be stuck in yours, as well. American Pie – The World Record Lip Sync Although, you must admit…I gave you a...Read More
This year Mol is doing her History Fair project on the Bubonic Plague. (I refuse to be wigged out by that.) Her interactive displays include a hand which will be painted to illustrate the physical ravages of the disease (though she refuses thusfar to be alone in a room with the thing), and a plague doctor mask. The plague doctor’s costume was the clothing worn by...Read More
We are the Tabb family: Stacy, Dan, Kier and Molly.Read more
We are at the Downtown Farmer’s Curb Market in Lakeland every Saturday from 8AM to 2PM.
April 28 – Tampa Downtown Market 10AM – 3PM.
May 19 – Tampa Downtown Market 10AM – 3PM.
Of course you can find us anytime on Etsy:
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