In the Clutch…

I've been lucky this year to come into a ton of beautiful leather remnants.  I've been using them for everything from jewelry and card wallets, key rings, and accents on laptop cases and other little bags.  But my absolute favorites are these darling little all-leather clutch bags.  I kind-of want…

Springing & Stitching

We bought a house!  This actually isn’t that newsworthy since said house-purchase took place back in November of last year.  But the buying process, followed by the moving process was pretty much all-encompassing for a period of time.  Truthfully, much more all-encompassing for a much longer period of time than…

Bust Out The Shades!

Bust out the shades because summer is here! I recently came into some bright neon leather scraps.  Since I generally gravitate towards natural and neutral colors, having this leather as a supply has pushed me to design new things, and holy crap I love it!  The juxtaposition of the warm cognac…

Adventure. Always.

One of my most favorite things in the whole world is when my husband grabs the keys and we hop in the car for an adventure. Be it a quick day trip or a longer road trip, I never feel as relaxed or happy as when I'm next to him…

Efficiency or Fun?

When I'm working on creative stuff, efficiency is not my strong suit.  I tend to jump around from project to project and get easily distracted by new opportunities.  I've been trying to become more effecient - mainly by focusing on one medium at a time and working on things in big batches. For…

Oh, My Heart Wood…

A few months ago, I got some heart wood remnants from my dad's shop. (Yay for having a crafty-Dad!) and I've been working on creating jewelry pieces out of them.  These below and a few others are all on Atla's Etsy page.  They are all cut, shaped, and sanded by…

Beads, Beads, Beads!

A large portion of this day was spent stringing beads.  Would it be wrong to keep them all...  and wear them all at once?? These lovelies will be available in Atla's Etsy Store soon, along with coordinating leather cuffs! ~J As Iris Apfel would say: "More is more and less is…