GirlFromScandinavia

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About GirlFromScandinavia

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  • Birthday 09/29/1964

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  • Gender
    Female
  • Location
    Finland
  • Interests
    I like spending time in the nature, picking berries, mushrooms and sometimes I fish with my son. Swimming is nice, I scuba dive too, it´s like meditating.. too seldom though. I guess Im going through some mid life, want to do everything!!!

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  • Leatherwork Specialty
    guitar straps, mc bags and stuff
  • Interested in learning about
    dying techniques, details
  • How did you find leatherworker.net?
    by accident

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  1. Thank you Richard! Its really hard when not oriented to sales. Ive looked for help on this area, not really getting any. I guess I need to take time off just getting my sales act together! Thanks for your answer! Katariina
  2. Hi! So ive been at this for 10 years. Ive got my Facebook Mikki House page and ive got over 700 followers. I just cant decide on how much to charge. My customers are mucicians. Im expanding my product line to tobacco pouches and Rock Chick bags..(still not even drawn yet...So im going to show you a couple of picks and you all can comment on how much I could charge for these. I make unique straps and custom orderd straps. I usually charge 150euros for someone who orders something speciffic from me. Other wise they cost about 100e. Im not even going to talk about the time spent :)...If you feel, id appriciate some guidelines. thanks!
  3. My guitar straps yet again finnished. I dyed it with vinigarette and it turned out a nice bluish black. Ive carved out a name and also painted the letters it with acryllic silver colour. Now, id like to top it off with antique gel, black to get the little nooks and crannies hidden on the carved part but if i apply the antique gel on the whole strap, its going to be all black! I checked you tube, and the guy talked about Tan Kote and of course , i dont have a place to run to pick some up, so is there any thing else i can put on the strap generally that will coat it? Ive got acryllic finnishes but they dry off so shiny, the piece`ll look like plastic and i dont want that! What ive got at home are leather balsams and renaicance michro-chrystaline pollish, wadda ya say, should i just treat the strap generally to some balsam before the Gel? I dont want to end up with a blotchy mess.... Going to yhe grocary store now, hope someones got an idea! -thanks, Kata
  4. Hi Diyer!

    Im Katariina and Ive been a member of this site for years since my hobby and part time job is doing leather guitar straps! I looked for people from Portugal since im going there in october to a farm to take care of a house and animals for a while! The name of the place is Messines and its close to Faro! I wanted to take some leather to work on with me but i cant take my dyes on the plane, I wanted to know if there are places in Portugal to buy dyes and/or leather? Also Id like to make contact with other leather workers, and may be visit them while Im there if they are not too far away!

    Id love to hear all about the things that Portugal has to offer!

    Oh and my stuffs  in Facebook under the name of Mikki House, (the one in Finland) and some on Instagram mikkihouse_fi

    Hope to hear from you soon,

    Katariina

  5. Hi Bruno! Im Katariina and Ive been a member of this site for years since my hobby and part time job is doing leather guitar straps! I looked for people from Portugal since im going there in october to a farm to take care of a house and animals for a whike! The name of the place is Messines and its close to Faro! I wanted to take some leather to work on with me but i cant take my dyes on the plane, I wanted to know if there are places in Portugal to buy dyes and/or leather? Also Id like to make contact with other leather workers, and may be visit them while Im there if they are not too far away! Id love to hear all about the things that Portugal has to offer! Oh and my stuffs in Face book under the name of Mikki House, (the one in Finland) Hope to hear from you soon, Katariina
  6. Hi everybody! I wasnt sure under what topic I should have posted this, but I got a chance to get out of Finland for a while for the fall!! Got a house sit in Portugal in August for a month or two!! Jeeei, im sooo happy to prolong the sun shine!! Im taking my guitarstrap leathers with me and my tools, but the dyes cant be carried in the plane!! But, to my logic, isnt Portugal full of leather goods and tanneries? Id love to know everything about the leather scene there and if lucky, meet fellow workers and if even luckier get to spend time or visit their shops!!!! Now, if you have any knowledge of leather workers around Albufeira, Algarve or even further, please hint them out for me! If you know how and where to buy Angelus or Narv dyes there, I'm probably not going to need too much but if i get real inspired.... !! That pic wont probably even open, but Im not going to start trying now....Ive got some pics on instagram, mikkihouse_fi or Facebook Mikki House ( the one in finland ) Thanks to you all for being here on Leatherworker.net, its heart warming to be a part of this swell comunity!!! -Katariina straps
  7. Ok! Thanks everyone for a speedy reply!!! I`m gona start studying the the sites you gave and I´m sure I´ll find just what I was lookinng for!!
  8. Hi! We are selebrating midsummers festivals here in finland this week end , so happy Juhannus to everyone! Ive got this strap to finish off and I wanted some nice braiding for the edge...but Im having problems since Im not sure what its called in english. I just wanted to punch holes all along the edge, and with thin leather , braid it so it would be more durable and also look nice. Please, if anyone can help me out with a you tube site or anything that would help me see on how to do this edge bit, id really appriciate it. Plus, please tell me what its called so I can search for it in the future!! Thanks in advance! Katariina
  9. Krap... I lost all the e mails that I possibly got by deleting my post, please get in touch again ; )
  10. Hi! Last year I was looking for info about the Pedersen Hand Sole Stitching Macine, model 308. Thank you everyone for giving me all the advice and I even got the manuall, thank the person who sent it to me ...I never did get around to order the needles, sorry! Now, the problem is that its still hanging out in my basement gathering dust and Ive come to terms with the fact that I will never have use for it what so ever!! So, its looking for a new home. It ways a ton and its in finland!! Soo, if your interested, please let me know. I´ve bought a trip for my family to the south in March and if you want to help out in us getting there by donaiting something in exhange for mr. Pedersen, Id be happy!! You can reach me through e-mail..klarisuo@hotmail.com and if youve got questions of any sort Ill be happy to answer!! Im thinking of posting a sales ad in the selling forum but I´m not sure what price tag I´ve got to put on it, open for suggestions too!! Wishing everyone a sunny chilly day!! PS. sorry that the pics sideways... Ive got one more that I can send too
  11. Just being nosey :P

    Greetings from Kouvola.

  12. I need the bird to fit a guitar strap about 3 inches wide, the length can be what ever between 12-20". The bird should be lunging or swooping down toward the tip of the strap.
  13. Tack så mykket Tina!! De just vad jag needed...english is bettre!! Your atleast awake!! Im going to start working on the flames soon, I´ll send a pick when I get finnished with the whole bit, It might be tommorrow, since Im having my sauna beer at around four!! thank a million!!
  14. Im finishing off a pair of boots and I wanted some advice on how I can get my tribal flames to look good. Anyone wana give me a tip to good picks or tutorialls! I d really appriciate it!! Thanks a million in advance! PS. Im looking for inspirationall paterns on devils, sculls ect. but the hardest part for me are backgrounds for pictures like sculls. Its just so boring to place a solo scull for example and having the background blanck. How do I continue enlarging the details. Thats probably a stupid question and Ill figure out when I get more experience!! Anyhow, Happy working to everybody!