Okay, not the most inventive title, but I am exhausted. This is the second day of a 6:00 a.m. wake-up time after two months of not waking up to an alarm clock. Chip is running slow too. He said we have jet lag. By next week I hope to have my body clock better adjusted to the school schedule.
You may have noticed that I have not been as regular with my posts. Between getting everyone ready for starting school, a couple of tropical storms worth of rain, making sure we get to the Renaissance Faire and my own Court and work schedule, things have been a little off-kilter around here. I am hoping to be back on track in the next week or two and beg your patience.
I did not post our Wednesday Home and Garden post this week because we can’t get enough dry days for Chip to finish the work under the livingroom bay window and a picture of my soggy – but weeded – strawberry patch would not have been so interesting. I am hoping for a few drier days to get the flower gardens weeded but at this point I am thinking that the next post will be us starting to build our ark. Sigh.
Don’t expect a Food on Friday post this week either as I have not had the time to shop for it yet – and with the kids in school and Markus’s football practices starting at 5:30 now, there is no time to cook with them until the weekend – but this weekend we will be at the Renaissance Faire all day Saturday and at football scrimmages and soccer practice all day Sunday. I have to figure out how to do this. Maybe Mondays . . . .
The good news is that Chip did find some time to hide out in the barn after the boys went to sleep and get some leatherwork done.
Chip pulled together a quick double-braided mug strap
This retails for $25.00.
He also did a custom dagger frog which coincidentally fit his latest dagger. (grin)
The custom frog and dagger sheath together would retail for $100.00. If you saw us at Faire last weekend you probably saw this set.
Chip also made a belt made for Roy – a friend at the Faire – which was delivered last weekend but we forgot to get a picture of it.
Chip also finished a new handbag. It has a shoulder-strap which incorporates a mystery braid.
It is completely hand-stitched.
and has a back pocket with a “mirror” inner pocket (same size – just on the inside of the bag).
This bag will retail for $175.00. I love it. I really like the shape – it just feels kinda organic.
So that is our Hawk Studio post for the week. We still don’t know if we will be at Faire next year – still working out how to fit everything into this life.
Gotta run – dinner is on the table and Markus and Chip are getting ready to run out the door to football practice (again). Have a great evening folks. I will be knitting a sleeve. 🙂