People who have followed me from one blog to another may remember that I bought some custom leather harmonica cases from an outfit down in Indiana called Cumberland Custom Cases (http://www.cumberlandcustomcases.com/). The cases turned out far better than I had hoped. They are beautiful.
A couple of months ago, I decided to take advantage of the high dollar again and order a writing portfolio. I knew that Jeff, the owner, likes doing custom work so I thought it might turn out well.
On Jeff's suggestion, I decided to forgo the plain sides I originally envisioned and opted for a more intricate design on the front. It worked perfectly. The great thing about it is that this is a fully custom work. I told Jeff what I wanted in it right down to the dimensions of the notebook I use. You can't do that at Staples. Furthermore, it was fun dealing with him. We'd email back and forth and he would provide the occasional update. It might take a bit longer, but you wind up with a product that is truly worth the wait.
Jeff was happy enough with the results that he has put these pics up on his website:
Now I just have to wait for it to come in the mail.