If anybody’s been wondering why I’ve been such a lousy emailer, and why I’m taking so long to get custom orders ready, it’s because I’ve been desperately trying to get a giant order of 250 luggage tags finished. These things had to be hand cut and hand dyed, and every one sewn. My good friend Angela Maxwell sewed each buckle by hand and hand punched all the holes for the straps. Another good buddy and my brother helped out with the machine sewing, cutting, and dying. I had to stamp every one with the customer’s logo. It was a ton of work and a great learning experience. I’m not sure I ever want to do it again, though.