21.6.11

newly acquired

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!







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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.

satsuki | zakka nouveau, Jane Flanagan, elle :: everything reminds me of you, Rachel, Chloe Lees, lizzie, kater, Hopscotch, amy w - over and under, zoƫ, lion heart vintage, Huckleberry Creative, Ann Marie, CoCoon, E R I N, Tana, carissa, Dianne, Kirstin, andrea, Emily, Twiggs, MANDY, Shokoofeh, karyn, erin, katie, Caitlin Rose, samecookiesdifferent: Thank you so much for the sweet comments! I'm glad you enjoyed the pictures.

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.

30 comments:

  1. I love these items, but the bracelet is the best. Love the colours.

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  2. beautiful, beautiful, beautiful...all of it! i love your style.

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  3. love the necklace in the first photo so much :)

    http://girlynote.blogspot.com

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  4. Thanks to the same DIY post I've been making friendship bracelets again too! I've made two for myself so far and one for my cousin. I love making them with heart patterns in them lately.

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  5. I have been coveting a Draught wallet for so long. Colour me envious.

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  6. Man, I feel like a start a new friendship bracelet every summer and never finish them! Guess I had alot more patience as a kid.

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  7. i just started a friendship bracelet too! it's so fun to make little things like that again. my sister and I are going to make each other matching ones and then swap. so summer camp.

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  8. I have been making bracelets from Honestly WTF too! I've made a few friendship bracelets, and have ordered supplies for the woven chain bracelet and the hex nut bracelet.

    On Sunday evening I made neon friendship bracelets and watched Star Wars. Major 80s flash back.

    x

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  9. i remember making those exact friendship bracelets in the summertime when i was 12, so pretty and fun!

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  10. I loved making bracelets when I was young, I was convinced that the income earned from selling them would get me through college. If it wasn't for the high price of embroidery thread it probably would have worked.

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  11. That necklace is friggin' ridonk! In a good way!

    http://bangandbuck.blogspot.com

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  12. That necklace is friggin' ridonk! In a good way!

    http://bangandbuck.blogspot.com

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  13. I've been eyeing those Shriner's Fez necklaces for a while; now I'm lusting for the amethyst version. Oh yes, it will be mine...

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  14. Oh god I just bought the Sodalite Shriner's Fez Necklace right after seeing this post , the blue is breathtaking and please stop showing such beauties here I'm going bankrupt...

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  15. I've been contemplating one of those fabric & handle totes, such a great looking bag for the price! Also going to try out the friendship bracelet situation. Better make them for all my besties for authenticity sake :)

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  16. Lovely things, I especially adore the necklace!

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  17. Lovely loot! I adore the necklace.

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  18. oooh that necklace is perfection!
    i used to make friendship bracelets for my last boyfriend all the time, he loved them. now i love them, maybe i should start making some for myself for a change!

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  19. yep! i've been making them too this days..i totally love it!

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  20. Oh man I've been lusting after some of those Fez earrings for EVER. they are so awesome. Also happy to see you are making your own bracelets and not outsourcing! x

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  21. Lovely things! Thanks for sharing :-)

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  22. Ooh, I love that tote! And are friendship bracelets really cool again!? Cause I am so revisiting that childhood trend!

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  23. I wish I knew how to make those friendship bracelets, what a comeback they are making!
    X

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  24. Just the color of that wallet makes me swoon. I'd always been able to do the winding BFF bracelets, but never attempted the flat arrow ones like this. I may attempt a similar one, just to see if I've still got it!

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  25. I love that Fez necklace.
    I've had my eye on them for a while... one day!!

    http://nightofbones.blogspot.com/

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  26. That wallet is stunning. I made Jane some friendship bracelets for her birthday last year and was transported back to grade five.

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  27. Haha Hollie, I just made some bracelets for Robin for her birthday too! Best biz partner/BFF birthday gift idea (thanks Anabela!!)!

    - Erin

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  28. I'm just discovering your blog through the lovely Jacquelyn of Lark &Linen- I'm your newest follower- just gorgeous!!!

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  29. I too have been longing for a Fabric and Handle bag. You lucky girl you.

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  30. Beautiful finds! I love that wallet. Last summer I majorly sprained my ankle hiking and was totally out of commission for a couple of weeks. I spent a lot of time making friendship bracelets and found this hilarious and awesome site http://friendship-bracelets.net/ . The possibilities are apparently endless, though my friendship bracelet making talent definitely stops short of most of these crazy creations. :)

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