I have made quite a few notebook covers for others, but this one is mine, to replace the SSG cover I made a few years ago. That one was refinished, buffed, and passed on to a good NCO to carry until he gets promoted out of it; he can pass it on to someone else then.
In addition to a few books that I thought his library needed, I decided to make my father-in-law a little card carrier to help spread the word about his business, Custom Wooden Workspaces. I somehow managed to forget to take any pictures of the finished product, but you can see it in progress here.
It’s been a while. I haven’t been entirely lazy, but I did sort of disconnect from the Internet for a while after my last trip to Yakima in early February.
While there, I did nothing terribly exciting, but I was prolific. Trying to use up some of the oil-tanned leather I’ve had since last August (when I first got started), I decided to make up a bunch of smaller notebook covers. I’d bought the notebooks for the purpose at Office Depot in December, in case I needed last minute projects for unforeseen Christmas gifts. Turned out not to be the case, but since I had them…
Not a big fan of unicorns, but I can do dragons all day long. For my first foray, I chose something relatively simple. This is the imperial crest from the Elder Scrolls series of computer games, of which Matt and I are both big fans. I figured it would make a classy cover design and, unlike the minor X-Com flub with my little brother, I know Matt would recognize it because it’s been in all of the games for years and years.