A snowy weekend, perfect for staying indoors with a pot of crème brulée tea (my latest favourite) and working away. We did manage to go out for a nice long walk, but sometimes it's best to watch the snow fall from the comfort of a heated apartment.
I wanted to share more details from my cork board, as featured on the little "studio" tour. I've accumulated so many business cards over the years (and misplaced just as many) but these are recent favourites. Portland is pretty well represented! Clockwise from top left: [not a business card, but a fabric tag from Menchi Tessuti], Wood & Faulk product tag, Forest Bound, Summerland, Hetterson, Libris Lunaria, current Fieldguided, Little winter edition Fieldguided custom printed by Mossière (my very last one!).
Mossière, Libris Lunaria, Coe & Waito, Leilanni, Dores, The Vamoose, Scout & Catalogue.
Because Geoff & I handprint all our totes, and because the twill weave is incredibly fussy, we end up with a lot of misprints that we would never sell. Cotton canvas is truly one of my favourite materials and I hate to waste it, so I'm forever coming up with things to make with it (as seen here, with the draft dodgers). I decided to make a little vessel to hold a mason jar, and I really like how it looks. I may make some of these for Love & Rummage. I put a candle in this one. Very romantique.
We couldn't find Pony -- it turns out that she has decided the bathtub is her new hangout. She is so fascinated by the drain and the tap and can stare at them for hours. And hey, the secret is out: I use St Ives apricot scrub on my face.
Geoff once made me a little flipbook of a cat with a box and it was really sweet. He recently discovered Napa Books from Helsinki, a independent book publisher that puts out, amongst other things, flipbooks (our favourite is Pyjama Infinity). A few blank ones arrived on Friday -- there are other cat stories to animate, I think.
I covered a shift at Robber yesterday and took the opportunity to borrow Erin's beautiful white wood floors. I also pulled out the OLO fragrance samples from under the counter (Robber is going to carry the line, and I am crazy excited) and doused myself in Violet/Leather. I smelled so good all day long, you guys.
I have an extra issue of this Lula, guest-edited by Rodarte, that I would like to give away. Since I just created a Fieldguided Facebook page I thought that I could bribe you into liking us by running a giveaway over there. It's a pretty spectacular issue that contains some truly wonderful things: visible panty lines on the cover, pictures of Big Sur, and fodder for your ballerina obsession!
Just FYI: I edited out at least three instances of the word "favourite" in this post and yet four remain.
Erin, Misfit Tribe, Michelle, megan, Dagmarette Yen, Love Your Way, Arlie, Grace, sara, Bantik, FJM, Hannah Percyowl, Tracey, quiettown, Tana, Sarah, Janine França, Marinka, sunkentreasure, Allison, Cybelle e Fabi, If Jane said, Tornadoes and Tigers: Thank you all so much for your sweet comments!
jlee: It's a serger! It's used to finish seams so they won't unravel and ruin your new clothing. Good luck with the class!
Chelsea: The card makes me happy, too! So nice to have a wee reminder.
Janelle: The walls in this one are kind of a creamy white that we've never bothered to paint... sometimes I hate it! It's contractor grade or something. But it will do for now.
Siubhan: Thank you! I have to admit that the organization is a bit of an illusion! I still think it's a huge mess and I hate opening those boxes... so many little scraps that have gone "uncatalogued." Ha!
m.bardeaux: The Summerland is my favourite! Such a beautiful design, girl.
carissa: I'm glad you like it!
Leigha: Oh, that's so nice to hear. I'm so glad you like the ties!
MissQuiteContrary: I hope you get one! And yes, the hat is so pretty I had to put it on display. Thanks again for it!
etre-soi: Of course! I love the Lancome ad! Thank you!
ANDWHATELSEISTHERE: Thank you!