17.1.11

snowy weekend

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.







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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!

48 comments:

  1. love all those cards!

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  2. I hava this http://bantikbantik.blogspot.com/2011/01/7-things-about-me.html
    NAPA book. And everytime I flip it I feel better.:)

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  3. I just clicked liked at the new facebook page! of course because everything fielguided creates is wonderful! btw my lovely tote haven´t arrive yet :( I hope do it soon, lately mail is getting so much delays :( how it´s gonna work the giveaway??

    <3

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  4. I love little peeks into peoples personal spaces. So pretty.
    Side note, have you tried Tiramisu tea at Davids Tea? I love the creme brule, and if you like it, you'll probably like the tiramisu as well.

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  5. "Just FYI: I edited out at least three instances of the word "favourite" in this post and yet four remain." Haha! It's sneaky like that. I think "awesome" is my too-often to pop up word.

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  6. Your images are so pretty and light...like the sunshine shining through them.

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  7. My kitty Lula (I actually named after the magazine!) loves the bathtub too. And the hand basin.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/everythingremindsmeofyou/4392897995/in/set-72157621794867789/

    Elle x

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  8. I am very interested in that tea!

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  9. I love your candle holder! This is all so perfect.

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  10. i swear by st. ives apricot scrub.

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  11. stunning blog, miss! I got the new lula too ; )

    xx
    Alexandra

    www.alexandragrecco.etsy.com

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  12. St. Ives is the best! I've been using it all my life.

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  13. I know I live in England now but there's no way I'm changing to favourite. Apricot scrub - woop. The body scrub isn't as good but I use it. Also, violet/leather sounds amazing. xx

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  14. such a good little vessel for a mason jar!

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  15. "I may make some of these for Love & Rummage."

    Lady, you need to replace the 'may' in that sentence with 'will'. Just sayin'.

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  16. Ha, my cat is crazy about the bathtub now too! I'm just curious to see what happens when he hops in there and it's still a bit wet from my latest shower! You've got some great business cards - they look great displayed on the bulletin board!

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  17. Well, well! Michelle Loreto has officially "liked" the FB page, so there we have it, I'm ready for any giveaway, hahaha.

    Some lovely pictures here! Especially love the polaroid, what a hilarious cat to keep you company. Also, I use the apricot scrub on my face, too, and it is my favourite exfoliant I've ever used! I never even considered using it anywhere else, haha.

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  18. Ooh I really like your serendipitous candle holder! Do you think you will ever make some to sell online for those of us who can't get to Toronto (but wish we could)?

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  19. i'm really loving everything about this post! the little mason jar vessel is amazing, you should definitely sell them!

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  20. the flip books are incredible, i love how creative you are with the misprints!

    our cat, tupac, ALWAYS hides out in the bathtub...it's ridiculous...he found that the inner curtain of the shower feels good on his claws too...so now we have trouble.

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  21. Ditto on the St. Ives. I've been using it since high school!
    PS. I "liked" the FG facebook page because I really do like FG, not just for the magazine contest. :)

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  22. That creme brulee tea sounds delightful! Must try. And I really, really enjoy what you did with your misprints.

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  23. Ooo, I'm happy you're on Facebook! And that there's a giveaway involved! And that you're doing seriously brilliant things with those misprints. "Thunder" has become my default go-everywhere bag.
    <3
    Anna-Sophia

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  24. did you say 'ballerina obsession'? yep, that's for me!

    and I just read your reply to my comment regarding the whole 'intimidating' thing, and of course, I knew you didn't mean it in a bad way. I've just had a few people call me that in the past two weeks, and I feel bad, and also like a bit of a fraud ;) eh, we've all got our issues. Thanks again for your sweet words and even sweeter reply.

    p.s. pony's fascination with the drain is rivaled by my brother's cat's fascination with toilets. We had to rescue her from one! So gross, yet so cute at the same time.

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  25. Yay you have a facebook page, I just started one too. Very shy about it but we'll see how it goes - I'm glad I can like yours, best of luck :)

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  26. i love what you did with that misprinted tote! how genius! x

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  27. my tea consumption needs to be more diversified. i always drink peppermint or raspberry and forget that other flavors even exist.

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  28. I just love how the canvas bag looks illuminated from inside!

    I just discovered mint chocolate tea, just in time for staying in bed with a horrid cold. A small but lovely consolation.

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  29. i can't wait to try those new perfumes! i'm a total perfume junkie, it's awful - i'm always getting new ones, but at least these ones won't be breaking the bank.

    i also 'liked' your facebook page (as my secret alias! no one will know i've won, this way. possibly even me.), as i've never read any lula mag but have heard so many awesome things about it. *fingers crossed*

    also! love love LOVE that flip book. i think you might have to post a video (on facebook?) of geoff's flipcat so we can all giggle at its cuteness too. :)

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  30. that tea sounds delicious! I must try it. and everyone's business cards are so pretty.

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  31. LOVE your mason jar/candle holder!! Can't wait to visit Love & Rummage and have a peek at all your goodies...

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  32. nice idea with the cotton canvas! i hope to make it to the trunk show and finally say hello :) ps. no need to bribe - I'm already a fan, but will join in on the giveaway(I've never seen the pages of Lula before).

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  33. I bought my first issue of lula this week after seeing it mentioned here so many times. Such a pretty, good read!

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  34. in organising my desk yesterday, i put up a new memo/inspiration board, and your card went on it; i love pastels and want to be surrounded by them at all times, plus, your card is just so pretty to look at. now i'm just looking for pretty things to hang on it!

    i love white wood floors and with i could convince chris they're necessary.

    last, pony is adorable in the tub! the puppy dad adopted for me loves to randomly jump in the tub, whether someone is in it or not.

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  35. that photo of pony is too cute! my fluffy cat muffin was obsessed with the tub for a while too. like you said, he would just sit there and stare at the drain for hours. cats are weird!!

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  36. Just wanted to pop on and say I received my Thunder tote bag today and loved it, especially how it was packaged up with a handwritten note. Thanks so much! Wish I was able to pop by Love & Rummage haa, but living in scotland is a slight problem!

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  37. I love all the different ways you use your misprints! It's so lovely, so important, and so great.

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  38. Ha! been scrubbing the face with St. Ives for years. Glad to now I'm not the one who relys on this Shopper's drug Mart staple!

    www.iheartcocoon.com

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  39. I TOTALLY USE ST IVES APRICOT SCRUB ON MY FACE.

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  40. Goodness, your blog is gorgeous. You are my new favorite.

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  41. Great post, I completely adore the canvas candle cover-genius!

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  42. I love the candle, love Pony, and love your generous giveaway ...

    Love, like 'favourite', is a wonderful word to hear in repetition I think.
    xx

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  43. your blog is so dreamy and wonderful.

    i feel at home here!

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  44. oh creme brulee tea sounds amazing! ill have to try it :)
    i love your blog its so inspiring, by the way today i received the tote bag today and im in love with it! thank you so much xoxo

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  45. I love that candle in mason jar, so pretty!

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  48. the mason jar cover is perfect.

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