Thursday, June 30, 2011
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
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
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
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!
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
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
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
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
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
Monday, June 20, 2011
Sunday, June 19, 2011
(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
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
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Monday, June 13, 2011
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
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!
Friday, June 10, 2011
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
handmade / fog silk scarf
handmade / fog silk tank
handmade / natural wool fiber art (rug, chair piece, wall hanging etc)
vintage / black cotton tank dress
handmade / fog silk scarf