One of my new years’ resolution was to turn our little garden-house into a little workshop. Though that won’t be happening soon since we would need some serious time on our hands ;)… But in the meanwhile, a little update here and there won’t hurt.
I’ve been trying out different types of glue. I bought some from the ‘real deal greek leather supplier‘, ordered some online. But before I know I like the glue I don’t purchase large amounts… Well, this time I needed a little more leather glue for my recent projects and for now, I like my type of glue. So when you buy a larger amount you do have to make sure it won’t dry in the meantime. Therefore I’ve added a glue container to my shopping list.
At the time my package came in, people started to laugh… “it looks just like a toilet”. Well, I don’t care. This toilet comes with a brush and keeps my leather glue in perfect condition!
The second drama in my leathercraft life is how to organise all those little parts and hardware. First I started with a little box, next I started to organise it in little bags with the product numbers on it. But since I got my rivet press I just had too much stuff and was in desperate need of an organiser.
I’m not sure why but every time I walk into a ‘home depot’-shop they start to stare… I know I am a lady, I know I might not be the stereotype of ‘handy-woman’ but with leathercraft, you also need some tools! But I am also a little picky when it comes to the products I buy, although some people confuse this with lack of knowledge about products… Well, that’s not the case this time!
I’ve done a thorough research online. What type of organiser do I need? I certainly want the possibility to take out the little boxes or trays to have them at hand on your workbench. That’s when I finally found this one. Not only can you take out the trays but it also comes with little partitions to separate the little trays. Perfect for some rivet organising!
Most people might find it a tedious job to sort all those little parts but I love it! It feels just like the old days you could sort out your M&Ms or Skittles and eat them colour by colour. Or am I the only who did that haha?
Nevertheless, even though the “garden-house workshop” isn’t there yet, this little update will certainly fit in perfectly. Any other ideas I certainly need to think of while ‘designing/dreaming’ of a workshop? Let me know!