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Hide & Sleek – Blanket harness

Hide & Sleek – Blanket harness

I recently managed to find a real steal on eBay, a vintage Woolrich wool blanket… for a tenth of it’s retail price. I could believe my eyes after my friend dropped it over from NYC, it looked new! Stunning colours and fantastically warm… very apt for our late false starting summer!! Not being able to … Continue reading

Hide & Sleek – James’s camera strap

Hide & Sleek – James’s camera strap

One of the many James’s amongst my friends and friends of friends decided to commission me for a camera strap in Black leather and dark grey melange wool felt for his Canon 50D… A slight variation on the original design but basically the same construction, the strap will certainly add some comfort to his future … Continue reading

Hide & Sleek – Glasses case

Hide & Sleek – Glasses case

Its been a while since I have made anything, the last job tired me out some what… Frankie’s huge folio bag! However, through necessity I made myself a glasses case. Using my favourite tan leather and 3mm grey melange wool felt. With the addition of a small strap and D-ring. Although the strap is almost redundant … Continue reading

Watch this space… Panerai…

Watch this space… Panerai…

Yes, being the average bloke, I like gadgets, gear and, of course, watches. But far from average are Panerai, the watches of my dreams. Italian designed  and Swiss made, Panerai are the watch of the moment. But at first glance you may not believe they belong with the super watch elite… Yes their top of the … Continue reading

Hide & Sleek – Kobo eReader cover

Hide & Sleek – Kobo eReader cover

Kobo eReader cover Like my iPod cover but for my Fe’s new Kobo, this cover is in the same red leather as the tote bag, combined with some light grey wool felt. With no flap this cover just sits snug around the Kobo protecting the screen when stored. Simple but effective. This design can be … Continue reading

Hide & sleek…

Hide & sleek…

I’m sure by now, if you read my blog, you’ll know I have a penchant for leather goods, especially wallets, pouches and bags. Being one of my many expensive vices, I decided to research into making my own small leather goods. thanks to a few great websites and the wealth of good available on Ebay I … Continue reading

While I’m on a retail roll….

While I’m on a retail roll….

Trying to whittle down the vast amount of online shops I have browsed over the years is pretty difficult. But remembering the good ones and discovering new treats is always a challenge. I love a bargain like the next person but I love the fact the internet has brought the globes high streets to our … Continue reading

More delights to be had online….

More delights to be had online….

As everyone knows, I love my retail therapy, especially online. Now the internet has brought the globes high streets into our front rooms, you can discover new shops, brands and sole trades at every turn. Here are a selection of a few new ones I have stumbled upon. All dorning their own hand made goods … Continue reading

Best Made Co. NYC

Best Made Co. NYC

If I was to own a shop in a city of my choice outside London, the shop would be exactly like Best Made in New York. (Except mine would have several more floors, with toys, gear and clothes!!!)  With a passion for stylish but not your normal products, Bet Made seek out the best. PLUS they … Continue reading

Lust for leather

Lust for leather

Before your minds race off, this is one of my many vices which doesn’t include anything lurid or perverse! Read my ramblings about my love for leather goods, wallets, bags, lanyards, key fobs and the rest… Not just what I like, but where to pick it up from, online and all around the word. I challenge … Continue reading

Ashley Wood and 3A toys

Ashley Wood and 3A toys

Anyone who knows me, knows I have been a collector of toys for may years. I’ve even dabbled in producing my own at one point (The Vandals).  Currently artist Ashley Wood has grabbed my attention with is amazing selection of figures and robots he’s designed for Hong Kong based company 3A toys. As well as … Continue reading