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Ireland and the Wax Canvas & Leather Daypack

Throughout our trip to Ireland, we carry our waxed canvas and leather daypack everywhere.  It held a travel guide, our daily itinerary, large water bottle, iPad, phone charger, wallet, sunglass case and perhaps a found whiskey 🥃 bottle or two 😬
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The Right Bag for those with Wanderlust

It's no secret that road trips and getting on a plane to just go has always been mostly dreams and a little bit reality for us.  During some of our travel, I have been wandering (😬) for those with wanderlust, what is the right bag to take when the whim over takes you? 

Obviously a weekend bag for short trips, but what do you take for your daily carryall?  A tote bag, crossbody bag or a backpack?  Durability and functionality are important, for me handsfree is a must, but something also small and compact, especially if your wanderlust involves tons of walking or hiking. 

Waxed Canvas & Leather Daypack - GreenSo we've been working on a smaller daypack to take on our next trip....(🇮🇪 😉).   Since we expect to do a lot outdoor activities and Ireland is known for that occasional rain, we decided used waxed canvas, leather and Cordura lining for the interior to keep our stuff dry. We added a zippered pocket under the flap and included lots of pockets on the inside to keep things organized.  Gonna test it out our Daypack prototype and then make some tweaks for the next version...it’s compact, but still large enough for rain gear, 💧, 🕶, and a few Euros.

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Around the Studio

Today's view ☹️ missing the FL Keys already, back to work. Gotta pay for all that awesome artwork. Working on a small batch of satchel bags in beige waxed canvas. Sunday is no fun day. Studio Life....

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Satchel Bag - Part II

The Satchel Bag in a red waxed sailcloth canvas with a beige duck canvas interior.  

Prototype # 2.

While the Leather strap will need to be shorten....

😬 little less beer this time...

#success 

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Satchel Bag

it's been a few years since we made the small cross body satchel bags, so last week we thought we would take a break from production and use some of the waxed salilcloth in red and get creative again...

Typically our "prototypes" only require a few tweaks afterwards, but with our first sample, we're  thinking the flap needs to be longer (and not sewn on incorrectly).

Okay, so the first one didn't work as well, but we'll swear it was the beer...

When 🍺🍺beer and sewing don't mix...

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