Thursday, June 30, 2011

( week's ) floral

orange long-stem roses in my living room. I'm really enjoying getting/having a few flowers each week, or every couple of weeks.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

( shell + clay + rocks )

just made this- necklace made of hemp string, two handmade porcelain beads, two pale blue agate beads, and one white shell I found over the weekend at the beach.. wearing it now

in the ( sun )

finally got a pair of prescription sunglasses. I went a while there, while wearing glasses, of wearing non-prescription raybans.. these are an improvement.

& I hear that the weather over the weekend may necessitate them! that would be lovely.

Monday, June 27, 2011

( giveaway )

its been quite a while since I hosted a giveaway. this time I've made an antler slice & hemp cord necklace.. will arrive packaged in brown deerskin & a canvas metrode tote!

simply leave your name & contact info in the comments- I'll draw the winner next week!

warm ( feet )

a seasonally inappropriate tip:

just found these needle-felted alpaca shoe inserts. straight from the farm, soft, cozy & warm. the price- $10. available from this little shop, customized in choice of (natural, undyed) color

a pretty awesome addition to any/all shoes & boots for winter. and I highly recommend especially for my circulation-challenged lady friends!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

( light )

this is lovely. would love to get it.

( handsome ) fur

found this unlucky fellow at a thrift store yesterday.. its very soft

shop ( update )

a few rennes leather clutches available now. I have one myself, as mentioned previously, and love it!


whiskey brown leather clutch
black horsehide leather clutch
brown nubuck leather clutch
rich brown leather clutch

Thursday, June 23, 2011

( mistakes ) were made

I bought a pair of leather dieppa restrepo's, failing to heed the wise warning of a friend that the color might not be what I was looking for. initially described as 'light gray,' they're more of a taupe/sage. really pretty, & a great shoe on most. for whatever reason, my brain rejected them.

it seems necessary to admit this mistake publicly; its not a small one. but, there's a way to move on. I worked out a nice trade with julia, who supplied me with a beautiful whiskey brown leather clutch. I've been using it everyday since it arrived

as for the shoes, I actually did need a pair. lots of walking around the city. so I got the ones pictured here- a true pale gray, and I imagine the patent will work well in the rain. my excitement for them is subdued by the circuitous consumerism route which led me to them, but I think they'll be just right

rennes ( new )

have you seen julia's new spring line? so excellent. her quality of construction & design is always going up.. I'm excited to post her pouches in my shop soon! for full size totes & backpacks, & a lovely lookbook, check the new rennes store

( wooden table )

I've been keeping an eye out for a small wood table to add to our living room. I found one from this small shop & am very happy with it. its solid myrtlewood, a native wood of oregon, and is a very clever design I think

now I feel like our house is 'done,' insofar as this can ever be true- a home being a continual & exciting project. but we don't need anything, and I'm going to keep that in mind

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

( becoming )

I guess I've become Mr. Rogers.. when I walk into my house, I take off my blazer & put on an LL Bean cardigan

Monday, June 20, 2011

sun spots

sun spots around the house, in the evening

Sunday, June 19, 2011

( clog )

are these handmade leather clog boots really just $50? available in black or tan

new ( felt )

(sort of looks like the silhouette of an ugly doll..)

a nice dreary saturday is a good day for felting..

I used all alpaca batts for the majority of this piece, with bits of raw silk noil & white mohair locks (the latter two from weaving works in seattle.) I love my sheep/wool but I think alpaca is even better, I have to say

I bought several beautiful, fine alpaca batts in a pretty & warm shade of gray from this shop, my favorite place for fiber.. lots of customizing available, and a super sweet lady behind the fiber farm & store

Friday, June 17, 2011

next week

some exciting new items for my shop beginning of next week.. leather zip-top pouch/clutches, all wool handmade throws, one-of-a-kind felted items & new vintage

have a great weekend!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

( by the window )

love these fresh pink spray roses.. beautiful sight & scent

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

( rocks )

new rocks.. little miner in pyrite (the fool), chunky unknown.. really like them

Monday, June 13, 2011

( print )

final weddding-related item here. we printed some announcement cards for family..

the printing was simple enough, based on text I'd thought up & my friend razi designed for us. we used big & beautiful off white cards from de medici ming

next I edited down an image from one of alyson's photos, and had them printed on canvas with a border.. attached it to the right inset of the card with a clippola, and sealed the envelope with a gold fan

I like them- think they express accurately both our ceremony, and us as a couple

Saturday, June 11, 2011

( chair ) + cushion

just got this new chair yesterday while out with alyson. I'm grateful to have a chair now that is original danish modern, as opposed to the few contemporary modern style chairs we have around our house (not to complain about these.) I was just saying this morning that I don't think a chair is a chair (or at least, a perfect chair) until it has something soft on it.. & then this felted mohair piece I'd ordered a little while ago just showed up

a great new reading corner!

( hey thanks )

thanks to sanam & shara for these recent mentions!

(& alyson for extensive nuptial coverage earlier this week)

Friday, June 10, 2011

( artist )

the incredibly inspiring work of wharton esherick..


( section )

I've just added a new section to my shop, featuring one of a kind creations.. its very bare right now, but more is on the way. these are some of the items I'm most excited about!

shop.. ooak