Simple Practical Design made with Love and Passion.
We Love What We Do
We are Dani and Dave and we like to make things. We have an old VW Camper covered in stickers and we wanted a very specific sticker which we could not find anywhere. This prompted the purchase of a Die-Cut sticker machine so we could make it ourselves, and DD Practical Stickers was born!
Both of us are used to working with our hands and creating things; Dave in the garage, Dani in the Craft Room. Recent Global events left us twiddling our thumbs and before we knew it, the little sticker business had transformed into DD PRACTICAL – Stickers | Leathercrafts | Stationery
We are both practical people and strive to create practical products to last. That’s why we provide lots of options for customisation and personalisation. If you’re ever unsure about something, please do contact us and we will discuss your requirements to make sure your order is practically perfect in every way.
If you can think of it, we can make a sticker of it! Car stickers, window stickers, bin stickers, bike stickers, wall stickers. Single colour cut from professional grade sign vinyl, or full colour photo quality printed on to top quality printable vinyl and then die cut – the choice is yours. We create all of our stickers in CAD and CNC software ensuring high accuracy and repeatable results. We are happy to work on projects of all sizes, from reproducing a single one off sticker for a cooker knob, to bulk producing car club logo stickers.
Hand crafted leather products made from Premium Full Grain Waxy Pull Up Leather – this is untreated, uncorrected, 100% animal hide. Full Grain leather will wear in nicely over time, developing a patina. It is very soft to the touch but still tough. It’s important to note that this leather will not have a uniform look because the surface has been subjected to a lifetime out on the range. Combined with top quality fixings and fastenings, we can create a multitude of Practical Leathercrafts! We can even customise and personalise to your requirements.
A self professed stationery nerd, Dani has a true passion for all things pens and paper. The pandemic gave Dani the opportunity to find her ‘Planner Peace’ and openly shares her world of stationery with everyone.
Planning, planners, pens, paper, notebooks, penmanship, STICKERS – you name it!
You can follow Dani’s world of planning and stationery on her Instagram and Youtube channel.
About our Leathercrafts
Hand crafted leather products made from Premium Country Soft Full Grain Waxy Pull Up Leather – this is untreated, uncorrected, 100% animal hide. It is a heavyweight leather, tanned within Europe on heavy Ox hides to ‘Reach’ standards. Widely known as a ‘Crazy Horse’ type of leather. The animals are reared in temperate zones, and we are assured that the welfare of the animals is always kept within the legislation governing good farming and environmental practices.
Full-Grain leather will wear in nicely over time, developing a patina. It is very soft to the touch but still tough. It’s important to note that this leather will not have a uniform look and will have marks and scratches because the surface has been subjected to a lifetime out on the range.
We have two ‘weights’ available to us; 1.2mm-1.4mm and 2.0mm-2.2mm. It might not sound like much of a difference but in the Leather world, it is! The thicker leather is great for MOST of our Leathercrafts, but if you’d like a Leathercraft that has more than 2 layers of Leather, we have to use the thinner leather otherwise the craft is way too thick! We have 12 colours available in the 1mm leather and 16 colours available in the 2mm leather.
Belt & Collar Leather
We have many options for our Belt & Collar leathers. We decided we wanted to give our customers all the options.
First up is Lamport:
beautiful cowhide shoulder, vegetable tanned, dyed with non-toxic water-based dyes and well finished on front and back. It is 2.8-3mm thick.
Available in 12 colours.
Next up is Lyvden:
A rustic belt leather, full of character. It has a waxy, natural surface with a pull-up, which means that the leather becomes a lighter colour when bent or scratched, giving it a casual, weathered style.
This is a 2.8 – 3mm thick belt. Available in 4 natural colours.
Next we have Stevedore Crease:
This is a top quality vegetable tanned belt leather with a thickness of 3.4-4mm. It’s a heavy weight leather with a varied and interesting creased surface texture.
This leather is full grain, with visible growth marks, creases and scars giving it great character. It also has a ‘pull’up’ which means that it becomes lighter in colour when bent or scratched, giving it a casual, weathered style. This leather has a fairly glossy surface.
Available in 3 natural colours.
Lastly, we have our Premium Leathers; Country Soft and Sedgwicks:
Country Soft is the same Waxy Pull Up Leather that we use for our other Leathercrafts, these belts measure 2.6-2.8mm in thickness. Cowhide Pull Up leather is produced with a heavy waxy pull-up and has a distressed look with a silky-soft feel.
Available in 3 bright colours.
Finally we have Sedgwicks:
Made from English saddlery leather, also known as bridle butt, produced by Sedgwicks of Walsall using traditional tree bark tanning methods. It is 3.5 – 4mm thick and perfect for heavy-duty belts.
Combined with top quality fixings and fastenings, we can create a multitude of Practical Leathercrafts that truly are unique and personal to you. Fancy a bright Purple notebook cover with Lime Green stitching? You got it!
We have a couple of options available for personalising your Leather goods;
Stamping – We have TWO sets of Stamps; a Traditional Sans Font (alphabet only) and a Modern Font (alpha-numeric). These are great for adding that special little touch, whether it be Initials, a Name, or a small quote/date. All items where personalisation is available will give you options.
Laser Engraving – We have a portable Laser Engraver and it’s brilliant! We can now engrave pretty much ANYTHING up to a maximum of 10cm x 10cm. Unlike Stamping, Laser engraving is a far more permanent option.
There will be an additional cost for Laser Engraving on your products.
Notes about Personalisation
Stamping is a relatively permanent process, but the indents can fade a little over time, especially in regularly used products.
All lettering is hand stamped which is incredibly hard to get “perfect”. If you are looking for perfection, please consider the Engraving option below.
Once a Leathercraft has been engraved, there will be a slightly burnt smell to begin with. This is entirely normal as we have effectively burnt skin. We think it adds more character to the product. The smell will subside with time.
We cannot accept returns on personalised goods unless they are faulty. If you have any issues, please get in touch and we’ll do everything we can to assist you.