5.2.11

until tomorrow

You know what they say about all work and no play. Luckily for me, I love to do this particular kind of work.


I've been obsessed with custom pencils since Little Winter. I thought the custom pencils were such a sweet touch, and I wish I had taken one for myself as a memento (I did, however, take a few of the pencils from the Ace Hotel). I didn't have much luck finding a company that would ship a small quantity of custom hex pencils to Canada, though. Recently Matt posted a picture of the pencils he got for Wood & Faulk, which are so nice. I started up my search again, and this time was successful. We got these in the mail the other day and I love them! Part of me wonders who would want a pencil with the name of our company ("company") on it, but if you want one, they shall be found in the gift bags that will be given to the first 25 shoppers who attend Love & Rummage tomorrow.

Tomorrow! I hope to see you there.






(I so adore her dress. The scalloped sleeves are beaded.)





REPLIES

K a i t l y n: Thank you!

CARLY WAITO: Ha! I hope you have the CD or mp3 files at least!

Elise / Pennyweight: Thank you! I hope you get one.

alyson: From the sounds of it, not the only one at all!

Madeline: Oh wow, that is amazing!

Yulia: Ha! Yes, they turn up in the funniest places, usually stuck in rugs or wool blankets!

annie R: Ha! That is so amazing! What a great story, and thanks for the moral. We keep the jar away from our cats, and will be sure to continue to do so.

andrea littlebighead: Thank you!

in dreams: Sweet! So glad you'll be coming!

Tana: Thank you!

erin: Oh wow, thanks for that!

vanessa: Yes, they really are! They're pretty rare around here, sadly, but always savoured. Look, I included an Oreo picture this time! Poor girl, she's been sulky since the new addition. They still don't get along, but we're hoping that once Pony is spayed she'll calm down a little and Oreo will grow to like her.

erica-knits: Yay, see you tomorrow!

Caitlin: Thank you, that's a very sweet compliment!

Beth: Cool, thanks for the tip! I wouldn't buy one at UO anyhow, ha. I never think to go to Criminal, but I'll try it.

Darcy: Thank you! That's such a sweet thing for you to say. And thanks for the record player advice!

danica: Thank you! I hope you get your snow day one day! That's pretty funny about Nana Mouskouri! I'd love to see someone make her a style icon.

Miss Moss: Oh, amazing! I hope you can get it fixed and that you can start building up your LP collection -- can't think of anything better!

Sarah: Thank you!

WSAKE: They are, but they've been bleached or dyed. I got them from a seller called Plumelle on Etsy! I thought they were so striking!

Lucy: Oh, I know, they feel like little treasures!

If Jane: Thank you!

t a n y a: Please do say hello! I'm shy too but I'm getting better -- I've had to get better!

stephanie renee: Yes! We had one in our room at the Ace which is what made me think I should like to have one at home.

Moorea Seal: Thank you, but that's crazytalk! I don't think I'm that good, ha!

teacup adventure: Thank you. It didn't turn out quite how I wanted, but it gives one the idea!

Alexa: So amazing! Thank you for the link!

darbie: Yes! Very wise.

TRICOT ROUGE: Aw, I can't wait to build my collection back up again (slowly)!

45 comments:

  1. Your pencils are charming! I've always had a soft spot for "special" pencils - when I was very young (6 or 7) I had a box full of pencils with lettering or designs on them and refused to sharpen them and would use the same yellow pencil until it was a nub, to save my special, pretty pencils from disappearing.

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  2. i had the same problem sourcing hex pencils a while back. i wanted to do a run for trampoline hall (and then maybe for me). i am very hopeful to hear your resources.

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  3. hello anabela!!! these pencils are so beautiful... love the fact that they are black! i so understand your love for these... i once brought a few (yes, a few... shame on me!) from carolina herrera's shop. my friend had bought a really expensive bag, so... :) i would love to go tomorrow, but i am a bit far (lisbon!)! have a great weekend! twiggs

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  4. I would totally love to have a pencil with your company (yes, company!) name on it! Besides, Fieldguided is more than just a company, it's a state of mind! (and I mean that in the least lame way possible)

    Everything looks so profesh - I can't wait to see it in person!

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  5. your photos are always the sweetest.

    (and, for the record, I would totally want a fieldguided pencil!)

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  6. As much as I love pens, I'm a sucker for a customized pencil. I think this dates back to my elementary school days because we had a free-standing pencil machine: 2 pencils for 25¢. I remember pencils with our school name, jokes or scented ones. I'd been feeling so nostalgic for this that not too long ago I got my own! (http://images38.fotki.com/v266/photos/3/353843/8454690/Picture142-vi.jpg)

    P.S. I've been enjoying my tote (thunder) since American Thanksgiving - thank you!

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  7. I'm such a sucker for a nice sharp pencil. Hmmm, "cats dreaming in keylime" - i can see it now!

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  8. I just purchased pencils of my own like that with my URL on them for a portfolio show coming soon. I love how yours turned out.

    Can I ask where you got your ribbon printed?

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  9. you get muji in canada?
    thats awesome! how do you get it? is there a store?

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  10. Really, who doesn't want a fresh pencil? They are cute. That photograph is lovely too. Wish I could go and shop!

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  11. I would want a pencil! Pencils are one of my favorite thing. I have bushels of them, ugh! I always feel like my writing looks better in pencil too.

    Your kitty pictures always make my heart ache. You have such a way of capturing what it is to know a cat.

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  12. I have a similar affection for the customized pencil - I think I might even be the answer to who would want one of yours. :)

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  13. black pencils?! heart. your packaging is beautiful. every last bit of it.

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  14. I think you probably have the best packaging I have seen.

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  15. This post is gorgeous & I wish I could go to that sale tomorrow!

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  16. ps - i would proudly and gladly use a fieldguided pencil.

    pps - your company is the company you keep. eww. i am gross for saying that. imagine what a terrible poet i would be.

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  17. These are perfect! I actually just "accidentally" bought a Twin Peaks pencil set on Etsy yesterday. Whoops? ;)

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  18. oh this are sooooo cute, love love them :)

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  19. Your pencils are freaking awesome. I hope the Love & Rummage sale goes well!

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  20. I think those pencils are so sweet - everyone's going to be delighted to receive one, I know it!

    I'm a new reader (new, but voracious - I read all of your back entries with pleasure) and just wanted to let you know that your vision is beautiful. It's a delight to be able to see a slice of the world in such a simple and elegant way. Thank you.

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  21. I wish I could visit Love & Rummage and have one of those cute pencils! :)

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  22. beautiful photos!!!

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  23. where can you do that?? i need the adress!!

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  24. Good luck at the show today! I really wanted to make it and say hello in 'real life' but alas! I have to work.

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  25. those pencils will be a great detail. I would love to find one in my shopping bag! :)

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  26. so darling, as usual, anabel!
    hope the show is marvelous, and know i'm there in spirit and rooting from india!

    xo

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  27. i spy muji supplies...!

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  28. just got back home from the show and i just wanted to say how nice it was to meet you (and geoff, of course)!

    i think in-person stuff is always more fun than online-stuff, but it was so nuts in there i'm retreating back to internet-land for right now. :)

    thanks for the pencil + the chat...+ i can't wait to frame my photo!

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  29. ooh custom pencils, very cute!
    i love pencils with silly little sayings on them.

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  30. i love the attention to detail you have in your packaging! i am sad i am so far away and do not have the opportunity to go to what seems like such a fun show!

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  31. Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous! I wish I could be at Love and Rummage to see your work in person again!

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  32. for some reason, i've always thought that if your company name was on a pencil or pen, then you pretty much made it...congratulations!

    i wish i was close enough to come and see your pretty wares at love & rummage!

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  33. AAAAH! Your new swag is so cool! Now I want to get custom pencils too!

    Yep, I forgot to nab some of the Little Winter pencils too, I'm still bummed about it!

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  34. Forget February, you two are a dazzling pair. I love my new bag and the photography too. Thanks for being great. See you around dear hearts. xo

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  35. Are you kidding me? I have been enthralled by pencils my entire life. I was always the weirdo in some high-powered advertising meeting, opening my planner and... My cute pencils. I love the feeling of writing with them, I love the look, and it was a good conversation starter with some clients. What a great idea!

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  36. Ah! I have been looking for some personalized pencils for my shop as well! I first got the idea from looking at your photos of Little Winter! They are so charming! I am hoping to order some soon! I think that they would be great to place in the packaging of the orders! Where did you order them from? Yours look great! Thanks for sharing!

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  37. what a smart idea! i LOVE them

    x

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  38. Ah, those pencils are awesome!^^

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  39. adorable pencils!

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  40. Fantastic! Glad to see you guys found some!

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  41. I just discovered your blog and immediately fell in love with it! I'm going to visit it frequently! I adore the sweetness of your blog, and the lighting is just more than perfect... What camera settings do you use?

    Love, Lisa

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  42. I love all of it! I especially love the ribbons. Now you've got me wanting to re-do all of our packaging. ;)

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  43. I just discovered you blog - wonderful, a real eye candy ! Greetings from Paris! xo, Britta

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  44. Hi there! I've been looking for these! Where did you source them, if you don't mind sharing?!

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