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Custom Bag: Large Utility Tote |Water Resistant Waxed Canvas and Leather | Black with Brown Straps

Category : CUSTOM BAGS · No Comments · by Dec 4th, 2017

It’s incredibly busy in the studio with Christmas coming up, but I just want to show you this custom Large Utility Tote. It’s for Vicki in Halfway, Oregon. She’s a musician and will be using it to put her sheet music and ukulele in it. The ukulele will likely stick out from the bag, but she was looking for one big enough to put everything of hers in it.

I find it so neat that she plays the ukulele. I learned how to play a little in elementary school and it’s always been something I want to pick up again.

 

This bag is big and hefty. The interior has 5 pockets to organize belongings. Many customers who order this large size also carry a 15″ laptop. It fits that and a lot more. Great for work and travel.

Black body and brown straps is a custom colour combination Vicki chose.

Studio Update: 40% Mechanical Keyboard Sleeve or Carry Case Group Buy

Category : STUDIO UPDATES · No Comments · by Nov 12th, 2017

Thank you everyone who participated in the 40% mechanical keyboard sleeve group buy. I didn’t know there are so many people out there that own these little keyboards! I’ve tried it myself and I get it, it’s really nice to use.

I just want to let you know that Christian (/u/pabloescobyte on Reddit) and I are working towards finishing your order. We plan on having it all finished this coming week and start getting them shipped.

We’ll also have these 40% sleeves/cases for sale on Modern Coup Cases once we are finished with the group buy. In the meantime, if you’re looking for a 60% or 65/68% sleeve, we’re currently offering free shipping in the shop.

Custom Bag: Commuter Bag in Charcoal Grey and Blue | Water Resistant Waxed Canvas and Leather Tote | Handmade

Category : CUSTOM BAGS · No Comments · by Oct 15th, 2017
Custom Bag: Commuter Bag in Charcoal Grey and Blue | Water Resistant Waxed Canvas and Leather Tote | Handmade

I haven’t posted custom bags that I’ve made in a while. Some of them are ones I’ve already featured, so…

Mechanical Keyboard Sleeves Or Carry Cases (60% and 65/68%) Are Ready To Be Shipped!

Category : STUDIO UPDATES · No Comments · by Sep 21st, 2017
Mechanical Keyboard Sleeves Or Carry Cases (60% and 65/68%) Are Ready To Be Shipped!

For the last 4 weeks, other than my bag orders, I have been working on, thinking about and dreaming about…

Summer 2017 Highlights: Work and Play

Category : STUDIO UPDATES · No Comments · by Sep 5th, 2017
Summer 2017 Highlights: Work and Play

It’s hard to believe it’s September again. I hope you had a nice summer. My family and I had a wonderful…

Update: Production of the 60 and 65/68% Mechanical Keyboard Sleeves or Cases Has Started!

Category : STUDIO UPDATES · No Comments · by Aug 19th, 2017
Update: Production of the 60 and 65/68% Mechanical Keyboard Sleeves or Cases Has Started!

Thank you everyone who participated in the group buy for the 60 and 65/68% mechanical keyboard sleeves or cases. With…

Group Buy for 60% 65% and 68% Mechanical Keyboard Sleeves or Cases | Water Resistant Lightly Waxed Canvas | Handmade in Vancouver

Category : STUDIO UPDATES · No Comments · by Aug 9th, 2017
Group Buy for 60% 65% and 68% Mechanical Keyboard Sleeves or Cases | Water Resistant Lightly Waxed Canvas | Handmade in Vancouver

Over the last few years I’ve been watching my husband fidget with these small mechanical keyboards. He has all these…

Custom Bags: Matching Large Carrier Totes For Work and Travel | Lightly Waxed Canvas and Leather

Category : CUSTOM BAGS · No Comments · by Jul 24th, 2017
Custom Bags: Matching Large Carrier Totes For Work and Travel | Lightly Waxed Canvas and Leather

These 2 Carrier Totes are for Ernest, an interior designer, and his husband in New York City. Ernest wanted a…

New Bag: Courier Bag | Unisex Messenger Bag | Lightly Waxed Canvas and Leather | 2 Colours

Category : STUDIO UPDATES · No Comments · by Jul 14th, 2017

I finally got the Courier Bags in the shop this week. It’s now available in this midnight blue and charcoal grey combination or charcoal grey and brown.

This bag came about because 3 years ago, my husband wanted a messenger bag. He wanted to use it for work and as a diaper bag (Pax was 3 and Nol was a newborn then.) I made him a custom one that he used for years. That was version 1.0 (you can see it here). Along the way, I started appreciating that bag more and more. The wax canvas was really durable and the leather aged beautifully.

For the past few months, I’ve been working on adjustments and improvements for this bag. I feel that it is now a worthy bag to sell.

 

The lightly waxed canvas creates a water resistant exterior. The Italian vegetable tanned leather gets even better with wear. It gets a little darker brown and remains durable, but softer against the body.

 

The Courier Bag also comes in this charcoal grey  and brown combination.

Custom Bag: Utility Tote For Work and Travel | Lightly Waxed Canvas and Leather | Brown

Category : CUSTOM BAGS · No Comments · by Jul 10th, 2017

 

This is a custom Utility Tote for Christine in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She is using this as a work and travel bag.

2 front pockets were added to this bag for more organization. In total, there are 6 pockets (4 interior).

This tote can hold a 13″ laptop.

 

Since Christine is also using her tote for travel, a custom luggage strap was added. This is very useful when you’re using this bag as your carry-on.

 

This bag is made out of water resistant lightly waxed canvas, Italian vegetable tanned leather and antique brass hardware.

Stock Pouches Revised: Version 2.0 With Optional Personalization

Category : STUDIO UPDATES · No Comments · by Jul 6th, 2017

I changed the size of the Stock Pouches slightly, added a new colour to the line up and added an optional personalized leather label to it.

Orange is the new colour in the selection (and no, it is not the new black). There’s also charcoal grey, brown and red.

The size is 9.5″ W x 4.25″ H x 1″ D (24cm wide x 11 cm high x 1″ deep). I gave it a bit more height and depth than version 1.o. I think this allows it to carry a lot more.

The optional personalization is a nice touch, especially if it’s for a gift. I emboss 3 initials onto it.

 

What’s interesting about the Stock Pouch is that it becomes what the owner uses it for. In this case, it’s a “film pouch.” What??? Isn’t film dead? Tell it to the camera enthusiasts, like my husband. It seems to actually be alive and well.

Custom Bag: Courier Bag | Men’s Messenger Bag For 15″ MacBook Pro | Waxed Canvas and Leather | Black and Brown Leather

Category : CUSTOM BAGS · No Comments · by Jun 29th, 2017

This is a custom Courier Bag for Josh in Bayside, New York. Josh contacted me, said he likes the textures of my bags and asked if I have a messenger bag. Even though the Courier Bag has not yet officially been released (it will in July), I showed Josh one that I made for my husband in midnight blue and grey. He liked it, but wanted the closure to be more simple, like the Field Bag

 

These are custom colours that Josh chose. He initially thought about having it all black, but saw that I made a few custom bags previously with black and brown leather. It really makes the colours stand out.