A few things I've acquired in the past little while, all made by some pretty cool people.
I had been thinking about jewelry from We Never Sleep ever since I saw Anja's post about it in March. I was struck by how the pieces are so carefully thought out and beautifully designed, and even a little bit spooky in the best way possible. A few weeks ago I became obsessed with finding a long necklace since most of the necklaces I have are quite short. I spent some time trying to find just the thing, but kept coming back to the Shriner's Fez and the Jewel of the Order. I finally bought the Shriner's Fez about a month ago, and it's amazing. Really well-made, plus it satisfies that need of mine to play with something in my hands constantly (I have a lot of nervous energy, I guess).
This wallet came to me via Casey of Draught Dry Goods, who makes incredible things with leather (I love the Olivier Camera Strap and the Getaway Duffel in particular). I had wanted to start using a slimmer wallet, and he offered to send me this thin wallet in exchange for a tie & totes. It's perfect! I'm really loving natural leather these days.
The Paige tote from Fabric & Handle is made out of one of some of favourite materials (yarn-dyed linen, canvas, leather) and has become my designated picnic bag. Now that summer is here we keep it by the door with a throw inside, ready for the park (which is just behind the house, lucky us!).
This isn't exactly an acquisition, but after I saw the friendship bracelet DIY on Honestly WTF, I decided to try it out (friendship bracelets are so hot right now, you guys). Sometimes I feel a bit weird revisiting things from my youth, but it was really fun to make. Now that I've finished the bracelet, these colours look great against my tanned arms. Summer crafts!
Claire * Lola Is Beauty: It is so upsetting! I wish I could find homes for them so they won't come back. I bet the roses are amazing! They're pretty amazing here, finally. Nothing better to look at on my bike rides to and from work. Such an incredible flower.
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laura: Oh, that sounds so amazing! 70 peonies! So many petal puffs.
aldrin: Ha! That cat wouldn't even look at me. He was so over it.
bferry: Thank you! Yes, the deep greens are my favourite part too. I love the emerald-y colour, which was a bit of a surprise when I saw the pictures.
erica-knits: I hope you do! Good luck.
Sarah: It looks like you did!
Darcy: It's a poppy. They are so beautiful.
Wasabi Honey Bee: It's a really enjoyable thing to do, I think! Good luck with your garden.
in dreams: If you went, hope you found some good stuff at the flower markets! I don't think they're too expensive. I don't know much about flower prices but they're pretty competitive since there are four of them next to each other.
Nicomi "Nix" Turner: I haven't tried the Campfire but I did order a few samples last week. Pretty excited about that.
hila: I wish my garden looked like this too! Well, we have a back garden that is really just patchy grass and tall weeds. Terrible.
TRICOT ROUGE: There are SO MANY CATS! We just found a family of them living in the back... again!
ashley moe: Ha! Cute. It's a great word.
M.M.E.: I have a garden full of kitties! I don't want them! They bum me out! I'd rather have flowers, but the kittens are so so cute.
carly: I feel the same way about myself. Sad.