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Hide & Sleek - Steel pint pot sleeves

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Hide & Sleek - Steel pint pot sleeves

IMG_9908I recently picked up some Klean Kanteen pint pots and couldn't help myself but make some leather sleeves  for them so you can hold them with hot drinks as well and ice cold beers...  3 of them cross stitched and the third with a lanyard ring so you can carry it on your belt or rucksack. I think they're a smart finishing touch to a great product... looking forward to christening them... cheers!

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Hide & Sleek - Blanket harness

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Hide & Sleek - Blanket harness

IMG_9134I recently managed to find a real steal on eBay, a vintage Woolrich wool blanket... for a tenth of it's retail price.I could believe my eyes after my friend dropped it over from NYC, it looked new! Stunning colours and fantastically warm... very apt for our late false starting summer!!

Not being able to resist a new project and after recently buying some new thick harness leather for another project, I put this simple blanket harness together ready for our first hot sunny weekend and pic-nic... if it ever arrives?

I think the pair go together rather well!!

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Hide & Sleek - James's camera strap

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Hide & Sleek - James's camera strap

One of the many James's amongst my friends and friends of friends decided to commission me for a camera strap in Black leather and dark grey melange wool felt for his Canon 50D... A slight variation on the original design but basically the same construction, the strap will certainly add some comfort to his future snapping!

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Hide & Sleek - Glasses case

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Hide & Sleek - Glasses case

Its been a while since I have made anything, the last job tired me out some what... Frankie's huge folio bag! However, through necessity I made myself a glasses case. Using my favourite tan leather and 3mm grey melange wool felt. With the addition of a small strap and D-ring. Although the strap is almost redundant (doesn't hold the glasses in the case) it can be used to hang it off you belt/bag and looks rather cool (even if I do say so myself) I can get two pairs of glasses in the case easily and they don't fall out. Plus the felt keeps them scratch free.

Now I'm about to start a new commission, a black DSLR camera strap... Any body else want anything?

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Watch this space... Panerai...

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Watch this space... Panerai...

Yes, being the average bloke, I like gadgets, gear and, of course, watches. But far from average are Panerai, the watches of my dreams. Italian designed  and Swiss made, Panerai are the watch of the moment. But at first glance you may not believe they belong with the super watch elite... Yes their top of the range watches do go for 5 figures, probably 6 but their less ostentatious models reek of simple class and timeless design... Unfortunately the price tag still makes them unobtainable to us mere mortals but I can but dream..... Officine Panerai was founded in 1860 in Florence, where Giovanni Panerai, a businessman, craftsman and innovator, opened the city's first watchmaker's shop in 1860. For years, it supplied the Italian Navy with high-precision watches for the special diving units. The fundamental values of Panerai are based on history and the sea world, authenticity, exclusivity and rarity, product identity and heritage.

Panerai is a high-end status sports brand that operates in a niche segment, fully exploiting its values of belonging that allow Panerai owners to feel “ part of an exclusive Club.”

Officine Panerai is the Italian manufacturer which develops and produces its watches and movements in Neuchâtel, combining Italian design and history with Swiss watch-making know-how. Panerai watches are sold all over the world through an exclusive authorized retailer network and in the company's boutiques.

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