The Bywa blog:

Musings, mishaps and murmurings.

What the world needs now…

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been pretty overwhelmed the last little while. Each day I can barely handle hearing the news of our world. Whether it’s politics or stories of violence and hate ravaging our world, I get mad and rage, I complain and...

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It’s finally here!

In case you haven’t heard yet, the Weekender that I’ve been talking about for over a year now is finally here! I’m over the moon with how this one turned out and I hope you are too. The Weekender has the perfect measurements to work as a carry-on for...

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Gwemism #3

I’m not sure Fall could have come any more suddenly.  One day I’m wearing shorts and sun dresses and the next I’m hunting for my cozy sweaters in order to keep warm. I have to admit though, I love season changes and I’m super excited about the...

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Gwemism #2:

I needed to take a sleeve off a coat to use for a bag I was creating. I didn’t need the whole jacket, so I threw the rest of the coat on the ground behind me, and left it there to be cleaned up once I was through the task at hand. (I know, not the best organization...

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Introducing ‘Gwemisms’

“Gwemisms” is a new feature to my blog that shares everyday stories of me. I’m an artisan. As such, I’m super passionate about what I do and why I do it and if you read any of my normal posts I’m sure you’ll pick up on this. But...

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How Not to Make a Tutorial

Things learned while attempting to film a tutorial: 1. Filmmaking is difficult. 2. I am decidedly not a filmmaker. 3. I had a filmmaker living in my house for three weeks and choosing not to make the film during that time was, admittedly, a mistake. A short how-to...

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One of My Favourite Things

One of my favourite things is making something unique from leather that has held significance in the life of my customers. Recently I have had the opportunity to make one of these special bags. I met Perry and his wife over coffee to see what I could do with an old...

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To Live

For those of you who don’t know this, Bywa is a Cornish word that means: to live. I recently went to a celebration of life for a friend of mine that passed away. There was one thing said over and over about him — he lived life to the full. He believed in...

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