Tuesday, August 31, 2010
its the beginning of fall here, and this is the time of year when I am most excited about pendleton.. the wools, patterns, blankets, weaving, quality.. I love the colors as well, though just from something of a distance
I've collected a few items here & there, and have really enjoyed working with Ginny of timberline who handworks genuine pendleton wools into affordable home items & bags.. awesome custom work here, and I really can't emphasize enough how reasonable her prices are for the quality of materials and her workmanship
the thing I'm most excited about, with regards to pendleton, is that I have finally found & gone for a bed blanket- neutral colors being a spare option of theirs, its not often I find an item I can live with.. its a new design, in black & gray in a southwest print from artist Maria Martinez.. kind of an item that needs to be seen in person to be really loved, but here it is anyhow
.. & on another interesting note about pendleton, I noticed these unusual pillows in their web shop.. apparently they are original photos screened on hemp..
Monday, August 30, 2010
has not gotten old for me at all.. I am as amused and interested as ever before.. and actually, more so now that it is available in grey suede from their shop
..I ordered it, yay!
bodega bag, in black- available here
canvas birkin bag- available ?
kraft (leather) carrier- available in white here
Sunday, August 29, 2010
Friday, August 27, 2010
we're on san juan island for the weekend, having taken the ferry ride one and a half hour's drive from seattle. we'll be outdoors tomorrow, but have just enjoyed a lovely dinner at coho (scallops & chanterelle mushrooms with linguine) and a brief look through friday harbor
I always enjoy the ferry rides in the pacific northwest, and perhaps most so this one.. so many beautiful & relatively remote islands, and such pretty water
looking a bit windswept here, cuddled in my shawl as I've been intending..
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Sunday, August 22, 2010
Saturday, August 21, 2010
as I think a number of people are noticing, there is a feeling of fall going around.. maybe it is a retail mentality, pervading and altering our sense of temperature & appropriate clothing
regardless, I'm around the house today not feeling awesome, but am happy to have things to be making, and extra comfortable slippers to wear
I've thought some about the perfect slipper, and am somewhat envious of my guy's great indoor/outdoor sheepskin slip ons.. I think this first pair here might be the version for me