leather coin pouches, 4.25

I made these little leather coin pouches to give to friends. And if you follow this gorgeous tutorial, you won’t regret it. It has been one of the quickest, most rewarding projects I’ve tackled of late.

Let me know if you desire one. I plan on churning out a factory’s worth of these little babies in all different color combinations. The one pictured already has a home, albeit a surprise one at that.

new books (yet again), 4.13

My mum came for a visit last week, and of course, took me to Brookline Booksmith, as always. She bought me three new novels, one of which I’ve already read but didn’t own (Goethe’s The Sorrows of Young Werther; it’s the Dover Thrift Edition, shoutout to my friend Mack!).

The other two I plan on tackling this spring–Philip Roth’s American Pastoral (thanks for the seed, Steven) and Alexander Puskin’s Eugene Onegin.

I’m heading to Indio, Calif. tomorrow with my sister and Mack for 5 days of desert camping and music happening at Coachella. I think I’ll bring the Roth along for the ride.