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Topic: Handmade Gifts for Dad & Father-in-law  (Read 5153 times)
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« on: November 25, 2009 05:33:58 PM »

I can't believe I am done with all of my gifts and it isn't even Thanksgiving, Woo-hoo!  There are a lot more great gifts that I have made, that I will post after Christmas, mainly because I don't want family members to know what I made them.  I think I am safe with posting these gifts I made for my Dad & Father-in-law.  I am pretty sure they don't read my blog.

Now that my dad is retired he has really wanted to start writing, but I think it is a lot harder when you are staring at a computer screen (not very inspiring), so I made him this leather bound journal so that he can take it with him and write whenever inspiration strikes.

It is filled with 200 blank pages.  I bound the book following and improvising instructions from the Dad Can Do site on bookbinding.  http://www.dadcando.com/default_MAKING.asp?project=BookBinding&catagory=Craft&lhs=Craft
I hope my improvising holds up.

My Father-in-law is an avid golfer, so for him I made him a leather bound golf journal.
His journal was slightly smaller with only 50 pages, giving him 100 logs.  I figured 100 games was more than enough for a golf log, then again I am not a golfer and it may not be. In any case I think it will suffice.

I should probably add that the leather used is actually older than me.  It was my father's scrap book that had fallen apart.  I used the front cover leather for his journal and the back leather piece I dyed and used for my father-in-law's journal.
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« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2009 05:43:05 PM »

Those turned out really great! I know I would love to receive something done so beautifully.

Interested in personal swaps!

« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2009 06:26:54 PM »

those look awesome, and with such attention to personal interests!

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« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2009 07:05:44 AM »

These are amazing!  I love seeing other people's leather work, and these turned out very well.  Aged leather!  Gotta love it.

« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2009 02:53:28 PM »

These are beautiful! You did a wonderful job:) Does anyone know if its possible to make designs like the first one on pleather? How are the designs done? I'm vegan and have never worked with leather so I know nothing about it. Thanks for your time!

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« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2009 03:56:47 PM »

the designs are done on wet/damp leather, that's what allows it to be tooled. I highly doubt that pleather would work, since it is pretty much plastic, which doesn't lend itself to being smooshed, then sticking that way Smiley

I do not know of a vegan alternative myself, but I would love to know of one.

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« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2009 06:58:19 PM »

Those are absolutely gorgeous. I may have to try with an old purse I've been meaning to do something with. Smiley

I am looking to do a personal swap with (or will outright pay for) a knitter who could make an adult sized knitted t-rex sweater for Christmas. If anyone is interested, please let me know.
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