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So I’ve been doing a thing.

That was a little over a year ago. Since then there’s been exams, which went well.

And there was upper air work with stalls and turns and basic flying stuff and then there were lots and lots and lots of circuits and landings that were so bad I’m sure flying instructors are a little bit broken putting up with them. There was also a bout of covid and the worst winter weather we’ve had in a decade or more so the airfield was closed for six months literally the week before I was meant to do this:

And now my tie’s on the wall 🙂
There’s a lot more training to do before the licence, mind you. Many more circuits, nav work, cross-country flying, then a skills test.… Read the rest

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Little bag

The sketching is getting a little better:

But the leatherwork seems to have stalled with six projects mid-way. Some little things got done though. This one was a bag I made a while back for fun, and I wanted to make another one, so I made an anti-tank bag…

The tractor is just a commercial embroidery patch (hard to go into Home Focus without picking up little things like this).

Didn’t turn out too bad. Just have to keep it away from Russian tanks now…… Read the rest

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Purse/wallet hybrid – Purlet? Walse?

So last September or so I thought it’d be neat to make a custom purse for Mom to do her shopping with. Mom’s got some old-school shopping habits, like always keeping receipts, and there’s also the point that for some reason purses don’t ever seem to be made with shopping in mind, so I had ideas

I made up a prototype from some dyed vegtan leather (nothing terribly fancy, just some 1.4mm stuff from Tandy) using oxblood Fiebing’s.

It’s based off a Corter Leather pattern (albiet with a lot of changes and additions). There’s a spot behind the zippered pouch for your mobile phone to be stored. But adding in the zippered pouch made the design too tight to close when everything was filled up…

So Mom took that and used it for a few months and figured out what worked and what didn’t while I sourced some nice materials.… Read the rest

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