Time seems to be going fast and slow. It’s been over 7 months of Covid-19 restrictions and while it’s hard to believe it’s been that long, it’s also slow because we are all waiting for the situation to change for the better. In the meantime, we keep on doing what we do with adjustments and find inspiration where we can.
I have been busy with my work during this time, which I’m grateful for. Most of my days are spent working and helping my boys with their online school work.
I did see a surge in orders at the end of August and early September. I know university students are going back to school, perhaps with options (in-class or online). I also wondered if people are preparing to go back to work. A customer did tell us that he is likely going back into the office in the next little while, so he wanted to get a keyboard case for his mechanical keyboard. Our keyboard cases are handcrafted, so it does take 1-2 weeks to make before shipping. He wanted to get one sooner than later.
Black is a custom colour for the keyboard cases. Featured here are a few 60% and 65% cases. As you can see, there is a black and charcoal grey bottom combination which I think is quite nice. Custom colours can be chosen in the shop when you choose your case or sleeve first.
I am still in the process of combining my bag shop with the specialty cases shop. This would cut down on the administrative time in running 2 shops (which I have been doing for the last 3 years) and give customers a more cohesive shopping experience. I would like to use more time in working on designing and creating.
This is a EDC (everyday carry) pouch I’m working on. This summer, I found myself really not wanting to carry a large bag out for short trips and just carrying my essentials. I created this small pouch to carry a phone, wallet, keys, lip balm, tissues, hand sanitizer and a mask. I like it enough, but there still needs to be size adjustments and refinements. I’ll post version 2.0 here when it’s ready
If you have seen or own one of my totes, you will know that I always design with inside pockets in mind for organization. With this pouch, I also wanted it to have a few small pockets to keep things organized. I put a small hand sanitizer and my lip balm in it. I made the pockets large enough for credit cards, bus passes and other cards you may have for traveling light.
As summer drew to a close, I picked the few beans that my sons and I grew in early May. We grew them in a small planter pot, so I wasn’t expecting to have a big yield. This was more of a learning experience for the boys on how things grew. They were very excited when the beans started growing. I think we got 10 beans out of it. Next year, we may try to grow more in a box garden planter.
Well, the beans did taste delicious added to a minestrone soup I made. I don’t think anyone wanted to trade their cow for these few beans.
This is also the last of the basil I planted and they were very good in a pasta.
If you’re reading this, thank you for coming by. I hope you’re doing well and finding something that brings you joy.