We’re Daniel and Stacy Tabb.
We believe in making things with our hands. Sure, we have our giant horse of a sewing machine to help us along, but we’re designing, cutting, assembling, and fundamentally making all of our goods using our own brain and muscle power.
We believe everyone should make something with their hands. And if you don’t know how, we’ll teach you.
Stacy has been painting and drawing since she was a kid. Then came sculpture, graphic design, two awesome kids, and an unfortunate foray into HTML/CSS and website design. While that last part definitely paid the bills, it just wasn’t very fun.
Then Dan taught her leather work, she taught herself weaving, and they both learned lapidary work together. These days they work at trying to combine all three in as many artful ways as possible.
The way Stacy sees it, everything is art, only the mediums vary.
P.S. She doesn’t believe in zombies.
Dan has spent his entire adult life dealing with the small details; first in the Navy, and then as a cartographer. It took an extended stay in the VA hospital, learning to manage his nerve damage, to broaden his perspective.
His father taught him leather work as a kid, and the VA doctors encouraged anything he could do to maintain flexibility in his hands, so he picked up those old tools and bootstrapped his way into business.
Dan can’t draw a straight line with a ruler, but he can make leather, stone, and paper jump through hoops.
P.S. He’s actually seen a zombie.
What’s with the logo?
Mr. and Mrs. Boondock have traveled all over the world: him in service in the US Navy, and her as an Army-contractor brat. During their dating days, whilst comparing life stories, they discovered they’d nearly missed each other a half dozen times before finally meeting, and had stomped around in many of the same places in the same countries at different times. So, the compass rose was an obvious choice for their logo.