30.4.12

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I finished off a roll of film this weekend; these were taken with Fujipro 400H, which I find hard to go back to after Kodak Portra.


Geoff and I designed this tote for Little Paper Planes! Their theme for 2012 is “prolific,” so we were asked to play with the word. We went with a simple, text-based design, since that is what we do. I’ve been getting a lot of use out of mine. It’s available exclusively through LPP.


More carnations. These were part of our display for the City of Craft show we did recently. Thank you so much to everyone who came by! These guys are still going strong.


At City of Craft, I snagged a Falconwright clutch that had my name all over it (not literally). Softest leather, best print, prettiest colour.


I got a very special delivery of some beautiful Vega rings from Paper & Chain, one skinny and one thick, and they are perfect little stacking rings. Thank you, sweet Ismay (and Naomi, too!).


On Friday after a visit to Eye Love to get my brows cleaned up, I stopped by Magic Pony. The window display right now is so pretty. Mushroom tutu by Tania Sanhueza.


Wooden tutu by Noel Middleton. It’s displayed in two halves because it’s quite large.


42 comments:

  1. In case you were wondering, your blog looks really really ridiculously good looking on the ol' iPhone. Lovely!

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  2. amazing pictures! wish i had the patience to blog my analogue images, you inspire me to try harder.

    <3 m.

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    1. Well, taking pictures with film is one of the reasons why it gets so quiet around here from time to time, but it is definitely my favourite way to do things! I don't mind digital, but I don't like my digital pictures so much.

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  3. Oh wow, these photographs are just beautiful! You are incredibly talented, very inspirational! x

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  4. the picture of the carnations is absolutely gorgeous, but i'd expect nothing less from you with your photography talent! the wooden tutu looks pretty interesting, and i definitely wouldn't have been able to figure it out without a caption!

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    1. Oh shucks, lady! Thank you! And yes, I see what you mean! I do love the colours in that picture.

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  5. it was so nice to see you there! (even though we only talked about zombies...not the best convo! haha.)

    i wanted pretty much everything at the show, and ran out of my allotted funds quickly - i was thinking about a falconwright clutch, but opted for a pair of herkimer diamond studs instead (which i've worn almost every day since). it's always so hard picking+choosing, isn't it?

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    1. Oh hey, the zombie conversation. Well, I was feeling pretty zombie-like, so it seemed appropriate. Plus my friend Joe seemed to enjoy it! Thanks for stopping by.

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    2. yep, that's me: always helping guys feel more at home by bringing zombies into the conversation. haha. :)

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  6. Oh, that tote is just brilliant!! Love it!

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  7. That tote is SO GOOD.

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  8. Love the clutch!!

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    1. So do I! They do beautiful things, those Falconwrights.

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  9. Anonymous1.5.12

    at a glance this tote looks like it says pro-life which makes me think it should be carried by someone on their way to stake out planned parenthood... doubting that was the intended effect but it's still a bit creepy!

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    1. I can assure you that was 100% NOT the intended effect and I am sorry that it looks that way. I would never (ever ever) make such a tote, but I did want to break the word according to proper grammar rules.

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    2. Anonymous2.5.12

      Unfortunately I have to agree, this probably reflects more poorly on the fact that reproductive rights are constantly being forced into the forefront of our minds.

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    3. Well, thanks for not being rude about it. It's unfortunate that it appears that way to you. I have taken my personal stance on reproductive rights as a given for so long that it didn't occur to me that it would look that way to anyone, and I didn't see it (i.e. as if I would ever make a tote bag that said "pro-life" on it. I would never do that. I live in a bubble, a liberal bubble, as do all the people who looked at it before it was printed, I guess). It's like a Rorschach test and reflects on the person reading it, maybe.

      And again, that is NOT what it actually says; the words just happen to be similar in their spelling. I have taken the criticism to heart and will be careful with my work in the future, but I don't know what else I can say other than I'm sorry it looks that way to some people, and to restate that it wasn't deliberate.

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  10. Anonymous1.5.12

    the tutu in the first picture is actually by tania sanhueza!

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    1. Thank you. I don't think there was a note of that so I will edit my post to include the credit.

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  11. The shot of those carnations is really beautiful. I've always associated carnations with dance recitals, because they're the flowers my parents purchased for me every year. Your carnation photos (all your flower snaps, really) are so tender and dreamy--like memories.

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    1. That's so sweet of you to say -- I'm so glad you have that connection. Thank you.

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  12. Anonymous1.5.12

    You bag looks like it says "PRO LIFE" and I think that is super lame.

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    1. I'm sorry that you take offense, but that is NOT what it actually says. I think that using the word "lame" as a pejorative term is offensive myself.

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  13. Obsessed with carnations, that picture is amazing! Now I wanna go out buy some :)

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    1. It's so nice that they're easy to find and usually pretty inexpensive! Glad you like it.

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  14. I love that carnations last forever! I've had some white ones hanging around for a week and a half now and no signs of wilting just yet. The red ones are pretty. I think I'm going to wear a carnation crown for my birthday this weekend. ^__^

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  15. Carnations are one of my favorites!

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  16. Carnations are such a good flower for getting your money's worth! The last time I bought some in a fit of self-pity, I ended up holding off on a lot of frivolous purchases that I couldn't justify while my last gift to myself was still hanging out.

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  17. Anonymous6.5.12

    Hi Anabela,

    I loved the bag on first glance and was thinking about getting it but then had the same reaction of some of your not-quite-nice commenters here (that it, unintentionally I was sure, looked like a slogan that I would never want to wear). I think the difference might actually be to American eyes. I imagine there are similar cultural/political/etc. battles around the globe, but this might be a nationally-specific response. I hope it is selling like hotcakes and am still considering it, but dread the thought of anyone getting the (very!) wrong impression.

    Keep up all the lovely work you do, in craft and word and spirit. Love your blog and your wares.

    xoxo

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    1. Thank you. I hate that I got defensive (above) but I was honestly surprised/horrified by the anonymous criticisms since my intention hadn't been to offend anyone or to create something that could be mistaken for a political stance that is the opposite of the one I hold. But I get it, I get where they came from, and as I said I have taken it to heart.

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  18. Your totes make my heart swoon.

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  19. Anonymous14.5.12

    I think it is really sweet that you respond to all the comments.

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    1. Thanks. It can be time-consuming but it's the least I can do.

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  20. That wooden tutu is awesome! Too bad I can get one to wear when my husband wears his wooden tie.

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  21. kristin7.8.12

    thanks for posting such beautiful pictures of Magic Pony's tutu window. We love this!

    The tutus were done in partnership with the National Ballet for their 60th anniversary. All 60 tutus are on display at the Design Exchange in Toronto until Sept 2. More information here if you want to take a look at all the designs: http://national.ballet.ca/interact/virtual_museum/The_Tutu_Project/

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