Happy New Year ladies and gentlemen!! I hope you’ve enjoyed the fireworks, the
Changes on Florine Leather and Style
With this new year, I will start with my graduation for my masters. Some might not know, but I don’t study for leathercraft or any creative profession actually. It is purely a hobby. My graduation will include an intensive internship and lots and lots of writing. When I started this blog, I wanted to reach as many leather-loves as I could and started writing in English to do so. English isn’t my first language since I’m Dutch. But while writing currently counting 231 posts, I’ve tried to improve myself in Leathercraft but in writing English as well. I hope this will pay off during my year of graduation.
The only disadvantage of having an intensive graduation internship is that I’ll post one blog post a week this year. I want to reassure the quality of the posts will stay as it is (or becomes even better ofcourse ;)). I don’t want to write something to send it out into the world, just because I’ve said I would write two blog posts a week. I want to show you what I’ve learned during my leather projects, what techniques there are (although they come with a disclaimer, I am completely self-taught) and what the latest trends are for bags and other small leather items.
A big part of this graduation internship will be abroad again. I hope this won’t influence anything on the blog and blog posts, or even enrich my knowledge and incorporate it into my writing to you. I will prepare some of the posts beforehand so I can adjust a bit to my new living situation at that time, I won’t be able to take all my tools with me, but as you might have noticed by now, I am a bit addicted to crafting. It really clears my mind. After a long week of working behind a computer, I truly enjoy working with my hands. And the best thing of all, I still notice progress in my work. The final results are more and more according to the image I’ve had in mind and become more beautiful (if I may say so).
10 New Years resolutions
To make it officially a tradition, you have to do some thing three times. This would be the third time I set myself some new years resolutions, so let’s start!
I have some old ones recyled and made some new ones as well.
- Re-try on the wallet – One of my very first projects was a wallet, let’s see how much I have improved in the mean-time
- Round box stitch – Let’s step it up one more level.
- Get a heated edge creaser – I’ll have to save probably a whole year 😉
- Cover 2 more designers – there are many more out there
- Pay more attention to the inside of the bag as well – it’s not only about the outside.
- Update website design – Or does it still looks up to date to you?
- Make myself a graduation gift – I might need it for my first job you know 😉
- Find more foreign leathercraft habits, traditions or techniques
- Post more regularly on Instagram – instead of Pinterest
- Cover a (small) table top with leather – I just love interiors!!
Have you set your New Years resolutions already? I am curious what 2019 will bring, it will be a year with many big changes, big challenges and hopefully big achievements. I am looking forward to it all. So 2019 here we come!