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Here's what people are saying...
Name: Eric Zucker: comment via email: "I'm just another very happy customer"
Name: Kevin: comment via Instagram: "In a world of digital everything and next day shipping on the cheapest parts China can put out, I really appreciate a well crafted piece of art. I'm still stuck in the age of calendars and notepads and probably always will be. Tracey at Awl Made Here killed it on my new planner! It took some back and forth to get the design perfect, and she absolutely nailed it. I love the high quality leather, snaps and the blue stitching! If you need anything leather related, give her a shout!"
Name: Alexandra: Comment via Facebook: "I’ve FINALLY purchased my first few items from Tracey Keating’s hand made works of leather, pieces which are truly ART!!! I’m so excited!!!! Check out the “Weekender” backpack, hanging keychain, and wallet I’ve selected at Tracy’s awesome website Awlmadehere.com!!! She’s truly a talented and gifted artist!!!"
Name: Barbara: Comment via email: "Tracey. The potholder arrived today and it is lovely —— and will be useful. Thanks, Barbara B.
Name: Dave Gibbs: Comment via email: "Hi, Tracey, Thanks for the excellent work you did to restore my necklace to "better than new"! It's so nice to once again wear it, and it's even much better behaved now. The new leather back that you used is a much better fit, style-wise, and it looks like it will last a long time. . . I'm very happy with your work and fast shipping. I'd recommend you to anyone. Thank you"
Name: Koda: comment via Facebook: Tracey!! I am SO LUCKY to have met such a talented artist when we first visited St John! The leather work you've custom crafted are beautifully made and naturally age to become even more beautiful! I treasured my notebooks, both of which have "St John" footprints. Recently, our 10 yr old "puppy" felt inclined to pull one of them from my work bag and destroy it. You were able to lovingly recreate it for me, for which I am so grateful! ❤ Thank you for such beautiful pieces! I hope others find AWL MADE HERE and fall in love with your leather like I have!
Name: Mary: comment via email: "I love the journal!!!!!! It is perfect and I know my friend will love it too!!! Thank you so much!"
Name: Phil: comment via email: "Tracey: Got the wallet! Thank you! You went the extra mile..."
Name: Francesca: "Tracey, Thank you again for creating such a special holster for my vintage cap gun. I really love all the detail you did and that its one of a kind all hand made!"
Name: Joe Luebke: comment via FB: I bought these awesome leather bookmarks from my very talented friend Tracey Keating. Her company is Awl Made Here. She’s also repaired leather bags for me and her work is meticulous and beautiful. Her website is awlmadehere.com Go there and treat yourself to something beautiful and handcrafted❤️
Name: Debbie Gustin: comment via Facebook: "I bought several backpack bags from Tracey and still use them 10 years later. I'm all the time getting asked about them and where I had them made. She does wonderful work."
Name: Dan: comment via email: "Tracy, I just received my new belt you made and it fits perfectly just as you said it would. I really like it and wore it from the first time I tried it on. The foot prints on the end of the belt make it special and I plan to make it my personal beach belt. Thanks again for your help in making my Father's Day gift a special one."
Name: Pat Mazza: Comment via Facebook: This is the most gorgeous backpack I’ve ever seen . Just received in the mail from Tracey Keating www.awlmadehere.com. I’m officially stylish. thank you!!!!!!! I ordered it. Picked color. And it’s even better than I expected:)
Name: "Cathy J Weems. Comment via Facebook: " I got mine in a the mail quickly! (bracelets/anklets) Tracey is not only a very cool artist, she's an amazing business woman. I'm so glad Awl Made Here is selling on FB! Such an easy way to buy art!"
Name: Debbie Gustin. Comment via Facebook: "Still have and use my backpack from 2008. People ask me about it all the time, so I give them your info. Sure miss living on St. John and our boat."
Name:William Moore, MI. Comment via Facebook: "I learned of Tracey and her work through our son (Dru), while visiting St. John over Christmas. On learning that hand-crafted custom leashes were among her offerings, I asked for a special order for our also special Yellow Lab “Rowland”… It was to be a double-thickness, 5 foot long, 1 inch wide, two-tone leash, with solid brass fittings and “Rowland” imprinted on it. Not long after we returned to the frozen Midwest, Rowlie’s Christmas present arrived! It’s such a beautiful piece of fine leatherwork that I almost hate to actually use it! The stitching, cutting, leather used, brass fittings, and all details are the very highest quality. Our sincerest thanks to Tracey for her beautiful work.
Name: Kylie, VA. Comment via Facebook: "Thank you Tracey Keating, for my little piece of St John to keep in my car! Beautiful work. Added some rasta colours to hang it with ?"
Name: Michelle Anderson Loveless, MD. Comment via Facebook: "I love your work and I'm sorry to say but the pictures don't really show the detail of your work. The first time I saw your bags, they looked like a very expensive designer bag ? without the $1,000 price tag! You have become my #1 Handbag Designer ;)
Name: Carla, MI. Comment via email: "Hi Tracey! Well, you have done it again! I am in awe of my new black bag. It is a work of art and so beautiful, so solid and just perfect in size. I am glad I went with black and I love the brown trim. All the hardware is gorgeous and it feels sooooo good to carry! It is such a joy to look it all over and see nothing but perfection. Every stitch is just right. I will carry it for decades and be so proud of it. You are an artist with very high standards, and I so respect that. It is rare, I think. Once again, you have brought a lot of joy to my life with your work. Thank you from the bottom of my heart! Until next time, Carla"
Name: Cari, Il. Comment via email: "So here’s a funny story for you. My sister in law Jane and her husband always travel to St. John with my husband and I. They went without us one year for their anniversary and rented a cottage near you. She never met you but talked to you on the phone. I mentioned to her yesterday that I had ordered a bracelet from you as a gift for a friend because I had met you when we were setting up a boat charter. She bought the same bracelet from you for herself on Etsy. Turns out we both loved you and your work without even knowing it. Small world. We agreed we both have excellent taste. And she loves her bracelet BTW. Thanks again Tracey!"
Name:Tricia Mattevi, St Thomas VI. Comment via facebook: "Tracey is incredibly artistic and quite impressive at her craft! I've had pieces of her work that have now lasted 16 years and going!"
Name: Susie Tunks, Frisco, CO. Comment: "HOLY CRAP, TRACEY!!! Are you KIDDING ME!??? I LLLLOOOOOVVVEEEE IT!!! Your craftsmanship is superb – neat lines, evenly spaced, care to detail… Perfect placement of the key, perfect slope and curve to the outside flap! EVERYTHING is perfect! How did you do that??? It is a perfect representation but with little details that I think make it MUCH BETTER! For example, the “X” stitching along the outside of the bag and the straight hand-stitching along the back flap is gorgeous and a MUCH more creative and individualized style that fits me much better; you eliminated the rivet on the back middle of the bag, which I am SO happy about because that was one thing I didn’t like about the original; the way you knotted instead of riveted the ties on the back and inside of the bag – MUCH better design and so much more natural, which again is my style; the way you folded over the cell phone pocket, which gives it much better strength since it will be put through a lot of wear; and the way you put your business name on a strip of leather on the inside of the bag!!! OMG I love it! I would not change one.single.little detail!!! Thank you SO MUCH, Tracey!!!! You ROCK!!!! I am sooooo proud of my bag!!!" ** see pics of Susie's purse on the Customer Pics page.
Name: Carol Benda, Leland, NC. Comment via facebook: "I love, love, love the things I ordered and was sent very quickly. I am so happy and plan to continue to order more so keep showing me your great creations....."