Projects from 2011

Hey wait! I swear I’m not dead yet!

Okay, you couldn’t really tell considering how I somehow neglected to post anything for an entire year.

Well, better late than never, right? Right? Okay, here are a few things I worked on in 2011, in no particular order:

Napkin Rings:

Napkin Rings

My daughter’s school held a fundraising auction, and I donated these. Apparently, they were the highest-bid item on the list. :)

Belt Holster:

Holster for a Multi-Tool

Not one of my best works, but not bad for my first prototype of a formed-leather project. For this, I soaked the leather in water and then pinned it over a wooden form I had made approximating the shape of the multi-tool I always carry. Several months of daily wear has smoothed it out a bit and it actually looks better now.

Archery Armguard:

Archery Armguard

The prototype that never got finished. I got this far on it and realized that I had made a mistake in the knotwork. (Gah!) It’s also the last piece of that particular black leather I had, and I don’t think it will hold up well to having the stitches ripped and a replacement carving sewn back on, so I’m waiting to replenish my supplies before I get on with this one. I never did figure out how I was going to strap it to my forearm either…

Leather Valet:

Rose-themed valet tray

This was the Girlfriend’s Xmas present for 2010. She was forever forgetting where she had emptied her pockets after coming home, so I made a memorable place for her. You can’t tell from the photo, but the area around the rose is a deep blue, while the outer ring is a forest green. This project proved how invaluable a stitching horse can be.

Upcoming projects, if I ever manage to get around to them:

Sword frog, a cover for my new e-book reader, a harness for my own sword (shoulder-style)…

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