WE heart handmade loot

Thank you to everyone who came by West Elm on Saturday for the Etsy event! It was a wonderful day, despite the morning's thunderstorms (which broke, revealing a very perfect spring day). I was so happy to meet so many of you and to see the incredible work of some talented locals in person.  Everyone's wares looked beautiful -- I could not have been more proud to have my name on the event's poster. Stephanie of Beaux Mondes posted some very lovely photos here.

I have quite a lot of pictures to plow through and many thank yous to write, but for now I thought I would share the things that I brought home with me. I didn't have the opportunity to do much browsing, unfortunately (or perhaps fortunately, really).

I have wanted one of Bre's scarves since the time that I became aware of her shop, but I didn't know which one I would like best. When I saw The Astral, I knew it was the one. This particular scarf has very delicate pastel tones which are difficult to capture in a photograph, but are so pretty in reality. I wore it immediately and received many compliments. (Tidbit time: when I was in high school I created a zine -- one copy, never distributed -- that I called "Astral." Ha.)

I also got the Dirk backpack from Wool Leather and Wood -- Odette is pretty much the nicest person ever and this backpack is perfect for bike rides! So summery and great.


Zoƫ. angela, fabriken, caroline, Phara, alice, Elizabeth of Huntress and Collector, Jazzy E (hivenn), Miss Natalie, Ann Marie, Michelle | Gold-Hearted Girl, Lolo: Thank you all so much for your sweet comments & encouragement! You're the best.

CARLY WAITO: Aw, that's okay! Hope to see you soon.

Jane Flanagan: You're sweet. Sad you couldn't make it!

Bre: Yusssssss!

BIG tinsel: I hope you had a great time! Thanks for being a part of it.

carissa: So sweet to read that. Thank you.

sarah: Hooray for hot pink!

Becky: Oh yes, I'd like to get my hands on that book. I do love totes so much.

Caitlin Rose: Oh Caitlin! That is too cute. It was so great to meet you, and enjoy!

Rizie: Great to see you too! Glad you enjoyed.


  1. Whatttt that backpack is great. Beach backpack!!

  2. I'm sad I didn't make it - the thunderstorms scared me away! Of course, it looks magical and marvelous. Congrats!!

  3. Congrats girl! That scarf looks so pretty. Did you get a chance to smell any of the SugarBush perfumes? They sound so nice and I love that they are roll on.

  4. i was just looking at that very same astral scarf at her shop via your link to beaux mondes this morning. i'm kind of drooling all over it - it looks gorgeous! really wanted to make it to toronto (i'm in waterloo) but we're renovating and it's chaos right now. so glad it went well - naturally it would, with you curating and all. looking forward to seeing your pics, lady.

  5. It was a great event! I loved all the vendors you chose. I even made sure to tell the West Elm employees that I had come specifically for the event. More stores should this sort of thing.

  6. I was sad that I didn't get to walk around. I couldn't really leave my station, but it was probably better not to spend!!

  7. I'm really glad I came and went by myself. It was tons of fun taking photos of the event and meeting the etsy sellers. (I posted a few to my blog if you're curious, but I won't link ^^;)
    Thanks again to you and all who helped organise the event Anabela. I hope there will be more!

  8. Oh wow, love Bre's shop. The leather and lace pouch is definitely something to put on my *in desperately need of* list. :)

  9. Really lovely things, I especially admire the scarf!

  10. My friend and I both purchased something from Yriss and enjoyed the lemonade. Great event!

  11. i threw up a picture of your new tote in my latest post! my mom and i have been watching stevie nicks sing wild heart in her dressing room on repeat since!

  12. I wish I could have been there! Lovely post, I adore all the muted colors, it's so romantic.