Monday, February 28, 2011
Sunday, February 27, 2011
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
handmade leather oxfords..
(carefully selected vintage)
three-season alpaca knitwear..
& rennes leather bags!
coming soon.. shopmetrode.com (mid-march)
Monday, February 21, 2011
1. thrift store ceramic jar
2. necklace- vintage african trade beads, moonstones, raw pyrite, handmade glass spacer beads, hemp string
3. pendleton blanket wool remnant
4. today's vintage clothing finds
Sunday, February 20, 2011
Saturday, February 19, 2011
portland art museum.. really like this place. much better than seattle's :P
re-visited their amazing permanent native art collection- baskets, beadwork, carvings, clothing, etc- & looked at/liked their modern + contemporary gallery which I don't think I've seen before
(2nd photo- "grey +")
I stopped by frances may.. hadn't realized they carried these beautiful gray leather dieppa restrepo booties but indeed they did, until I purchased the last pair.. as pictured on their custom pendleton bench
for anyone curious, they had a few spring mociun pieces in store & have one remaining apiece apart top coat which is very lovely
Friday, February 18, 2011
packing for a weekend trip to portland.. seeing some music & hoping to relax, eat a lot.. and just today, I realized how great a little weekender rennes' market tote makes.. versatility is the best
hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
I feel sort of bad for only updating in small quantities lately, but here again are three new items..
oyster gray shell necklace
tribal wool/angora sweater
geometric neutrals wool rug
also, my apologies for the lack of clothing items available.. I've got a nice bunch of items that will figure into my new store opening: early march is the target now! I'm going to the east coast to visit family next week, but before going will post lots of photos of items to come once the store is open!
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Monday, February 14, 2011
Sunday, February 13, 2011
finished & dried.. my first piece (pictured third) looks a bit wild- I got a little artsy on it, due to running out of plain gray roving.. its a bit odd, not terribly useful, has some peach tones and a hint of purple (the gray) that I'm not too into.. oh! and I forgot to roll it after I rinsed it/before it dried, so its bumpy
the second one came out more sedate & quite a bit thinner, probably looks something like a child's production.. that's ok. I have it on a chair in my studio, and just glimpsing it in place today made me happy, for the simple reason that I got interested in something unfamiliar, and got around to learning how to do it
I really liked the batting I used for the second one, and recommend it- its a beautiful blend of alpaca, merino & yak from a farm in washington & can be purchased here.. certainly would like for it to be the foundation of the next item I make.. so soft!