Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Engineer's got a brand new bag

I first heard of Wood & Faulk when I spied a piece on Matt, the man behind Wood & Faulk, over on the sfgirlbybay Blog. You can read the piece HERE. It just so happens that Wood & Faulk is located here in Portland, actually just up the street from me.

When I saw the Wood & Faulk Carpenter's Bags, I knew I had to get one for the Engineer. Matt was very helpful when I contacted him, reassuring me his bags were definitely made for the craftsman, for the heavy duty carrying of tools. So, I ordered one as a late birthday present.

It's a thing of beauty this bag. Made wonderfully and just the right thing for transporting all of the Engineer's special hand tools. There is one tiny problem, I wanted to keep it for myself.

It's a great feeling to buy a well crafted piece from a local artist.

Wood & Faulk also has a cool blog to check out, with the tag line, "Documentation of experiments, style and craft." Go have a look see.

14 comments:

Itchin' Stitchin' said...

Oh it's beautiful I wouldn't blame you for wanting to keep it!

Sherri B. said...

Very nice indeed! I just bet my Mr. could really use something like that and local too. I'm off to check out the links, Father's Day and B.day are just around the corner. Thanks.

Caroline said...

Beautiful! My husband has a birthday coming up.... thanks for the inspiration!

greenrabbitdesigns said...

I'm not surprised you want to keep it, it's beautiful!
It would make a great crochet and knitting bag, don't you think!! ;)
Vivienne x

Mare said...

Oh i don't blame you for wanting to buy it and then keep it! hahaha it's too pretty to get all dirty with tools!

Flaming Nora said...

beautiful bag. There is something about fantastically well crafted utilitarian things that is so compelling. Have really enjoyed looking around the Wood and Faulk site. I know a long haired man who is just going to love the site. Nice one.

Wendy said...

What incredible work! Wood & Faulk is going on my gift-idea list for my hubby! Thanks for the heads-up! And what was the Engineer's reaction--or has he received it yet?

usufrutos said...

Hi Lola!
I´m a portuguese girl who loves to read your blog.
I just posted about it on mines - it´s written in portuguese but tells pretty much how i like it.
thank you!

(the bag is really nice!)

lifeshighway said...

Oh I love that bag. I could find so many cute and useful things to do with it.

Tas said...

That is just a beautiful piece of work. The Engineer shoule be chuffed. And, if not, well, then, it's all yours... ;)

Cath @ chunkychooky said...

Does he like it? love it? it is beautifully made. Maybe you can share it.

Lindsay Jewell said...

Ah! My man has been looking for a bag like this. Thanks for sharing. :)

Janee Lookerse said...

Oh wow! That bag is gorgeous! And there blog is totally awesome. Thanks for sharing Lola.

xoxo
Janee
yellowbirdyellowbeard.blogspot.com

Annabelle said...

Wow, it's beautiful! (so are the tools!) Your man is one lucky guy :)