Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

plunder












its difficult to judge whether a stop is justified while driving along a road or highway.. a few stops we made along our trip were warranted & worth it indeed

large pyrite & amazing smooth antler beads came from a rock shop, and these buffalo teeth beads and fringe deer skin pouch were finds at an antique mall.. the antler beads needed only a sturdy cord, and I braided a delicate hemp string for the buffalo teeth

I also picked up a couple of items for my shop, and am listing them this afternoon..

& more will come soon!

chic :: mex




really like this little shop.. I bought a throw of theirs last year & think its one of the better deals I've found.. really nice quality.. & I think they'd make the nicest gifts

also pondering over their cozy sweater jacket.. now available in solid grey


images, mexchic

Sunday, September 26, 2010

I like



tank dresses. they're very easy.


rick owens via totokaelo

&

pleasure principle via stand up comedy

( view )


from our room in depoe bay, OR

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

studded :: softly




I've mentioned ingred before, but haven't gotten a chance to post photos of this amazing collar.. she and I worked out the details over a few careful months, and I am so pleased with this result

the construction is all meticulously hand-done, in a soft (& warm) grey wool

my own images in action will follow.. all images here, via ingred's blog

coast


oregon coast

[ photo ]

Monday, September 20, 2010

it wanders..



one begins to imagine in a redwood forest that they might be miniature, and the trees of regular size

( view )


from our room on the coast

Sunday, September 19, 2010

beachfront




a few early views from crescent city, ca..

we're staying in a modest motel right on the beach; modest, but nice.. have just eaten a great seafood meal & watched a gorgeous sunset

tomorrow, redwoods

Friday, September 17, 2010

at the mill, on the road








we've begun our west coast road trip & are presently in Oregon.. our first stop was on the way, in southernmost Washington to the Pendleton Woolen Mills! we took a tour, though unfortunately no photos were allowed in the factory.. a shame, as it was an interesting place.. relatively old-fashioned and simple, with many amazing colors and a comprehensive look at the initial wool state all the way through the loom-based construction of some of Pendleton's great blankets

we were able to check out (& photograph) the Mill Store, which had some novel items, mainly the wool by the yard (only plaids, stripes, and solids from this location.) We found a nice plain cream oversize throw for $30 and some gorgeous forest green lightweight wool which I plan to make shams with.. $8.99 a yard!

Monday, September 13, 2010

cashmere pile




it would be swell to own all of these; to wear them piled one on top of the other


all, crumpet england ltd

Sunday, September 12, 2010

for fall




new fall from black market baby

weekend manifesto






I've come to realize just today that I've gotten distracted & unfocused.. I haven't made jewelry or listed sufficient vintage in a couple of weeks. I'd like to make up for it this week.. since I'm leaving for a road trip on friday (explains some of the distraction) I'll really need to hustle on this.. stay tuned for new items through thursday!