We have been hard at work getting products restocked during a time when many raw materials are hard to find. How bad is it? The company that makes our coffee mugs by hand put it this way:
“We’re running out of clay.”
“Wait. There’s a shortage of… wait…. dirt?”
So I’m going to say this but once. If there’s something in our store that you want for Christmas, please don’t wait to buy it. We are trying to maintain our stock just like we always have since 2007, but it is rough out there. Here’s some good news: Last week, we had a wave of things arrive at the warehouse. More good news: We have a second wave coming in this week.
Here’s the first wave.
Lost Art Press Handmade Coffee Mugs
Gosh we love these mugs. They’re handmade by an artists’ collective in the Midwest, so each one is just a wee bit different. They are a fantastic value at $35 each. The first run sold out in hours. We re-ordered as many as the collective could handle (before they ran out of dirt), so I wouldn’t tarry on these.
Lost Art Press Caps from Ebbets Field
We hope to stock these hats for a long time. Made in the USA, these hats are cotton and are built to last a long time. If you own a cap from Ebbets then you already know how great they are. If you don’t, I think you’ll be impressed by the build quality and detail. These are the nicest ball caps I’ve ever seen.
Lost Art Press Pencils
Yes, our pencils are back in stock. These pencils are made to our specifications in the USA. They are thicker than normal pencils, have a beefier lead and are perfect for the shop. We put all the money into the wood and lead, and none into a silly eraser. We use these pencils every day at the bench.
Now that it is finally getting cooler, I am looking forward to wearing my moleskin work vest. These are made by Sew Valley here in Cincinnati and we now have stock on all the sizes. Also, we have a few Crucible dividers in stock with another batch arriving this week.
Sorry for all the sales talk. Man, I need a shower now.
— Christopher Schwarz