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About karlova

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    Leather crafts, singing, playing keyboard, guitar, painting, chihuahuas, sailing, classical music, calligraphy, graphic design, bag design

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    bags, accessories, tiny dog harnesses...
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  1. Спасибо ) Мне кажется, закидывать тапками - это вообще национальная черта у нас. Можно и Saddleback Leather закидать заодно. они тоже не обрабатывают. Мне так нравится, я люблю "сырые" края.
  2. Making some small stuff - cable ties to sell really cheap (as promotion) and part of them will be donated to my friend's charity organization, and a card holder, really nothing special but I was out of ideas and needed to do some stitchin
  3. Thanks a lot! Well we're just me and Bonny and this is what I am thinking about for the last few days - that commission work isn't that fun, but I feel like I gotta do it. It still stays up to me mostly, the customers don't want to put any limits to the design, they just specify functional features (how many pockets etc) but it is still not the same as just making some new stuff for no one in mind. I have to find a way to keep it fun no matter what. Or I am sometimes asked to repeat some of my previous projects. Boooooring.... I am already starting dreaming of getting a partner who won't mind cutting and stitching the old patterns while I would be cutting and stitching new designs, that would be just perfect LOL
  4. Thank you Yes Etsy hasn't sold anything yet despite the fact that I am marketing (just a little bit). I probably have to stop wasting money on that!!! I've got plenty of other wonderful ways of wasting them! And Bonny was modeling for me since her puppyhood, she's used to it. She might think it's normal and all dogs have to tolerate that like it's just a part of a dog's life LOL thank you Welcome! And thank you Thank you! I haven't been stitching much for last couple of days because I was making myself a website! As much as I don't like doing that anymore (and even less, tweaking wordpress) I managed to make it look like an actual website and upload my works there! Check it out http://karlovadesign.com
  5. Just finished the pocket belt No. 27 for a friend. The color isn't very easy to photograph - looks slightly different depending on the angle of the light. In reality it's probably a little less greenish.
  6. I've already tried on some other flat rivets - nothing can be done to them. Gotta live them like that. But to me this would be OK, I like rustic shit. Nope - I don't sail too much lately, but for the US I would need a visa and I just don't want to deal with bureaucracy... not yet LOL Yeah I am kinda thinking about some way to return the favor. But they said spreading the word is enough, and I am doing my best
  7. Yessss! I've just visited our machine shop again and they made me a stainless domer which finally works!! As a neighbor I was charged like $7 for it Now my grief is that I've already finished that backpack and I doubt I could undo all those dozen rivets and reset them.
  8. Thanks, your rivets look awesome! I do have that impression on the setter but it seems too big. Tried using it a few times but it didn't work Here's what my setter looks like
  9. ah that is happening constantly, not too bad tho, but still hurts! Thanks Gary
  10. I have just finished No. 026 backpack (Acadia's 5 oz "Distressed Vintage" full grain, solid brass hardware, copper rivets). Well, not really finished because I still have to make shoulder pads, for now just used the ones from previous backpack But they'll look exactly like these.
  11. LOL items with blood should cost more, because they're special!! I just use normal hammer hahaha I don't know I might be doing something wrong. Yes I use the setter to set the burrs. Ig I don't bang them like this they continue being sharp at the edges.... Yep I am getting my knife on Monday already and I am thinking I gotta learn how to sharpen it, got no options!!
  12. LMAO!!! Thank you, yep I even got edge paint now, and I tried it on scraps, but I still like it raw! Maybe on some other items where it would be appropriate, depending on the designer :D My round knife is expected to arrive on Monday. Now THIS is scary!!! I was always afraid of sharp objects... I was laughing at the seam ripper manual which said "don't put your fingers in the way of the seam ripper" or something like that, like, "thank you, Captain Obvious". Until I got the seam ripper under my nail somehow. Well, I was not following the manual, duh. Now, I've carefully read Stohlman's manual on the round knife...
  13. Didn't know what to make but wanted to stitch something, so I made a tote bag
  14. LOL I was going to make her one like this, too, but she doesn't wear collars, only harnesses. She's less than 4 pounds and her neck measures the same as my wrist, I thought this is too fragile for a collar. When she was a puppy some people called her Cujo :D
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