Wednesday, November 29, 2006


Lydia took this great picture at the studio a while back. I love how it shows two wristlets upclose, but also offers a glimpse of the rest of the space, paper lanterns and all.

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Stocking Stuffers & Hostess Gifts Under $10

Pocket mirrors with vintage images - $4

Pin sets - $5

Bath salts - $5.50

We have over twenty five terrific products for sale for under $10!

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Happy Thanksgiving!

We're feeling quite thankful around here. The new store has proven to be an enjoyable work environment with more natural light, open space, and better feng shui. Otis has been thrilled to play fetch along the expansive floor, something we couldn't do in the old space.

Tomorrow Otis, Jeff and I will head down to our friend Julie and Jean-Pierre's place to celebrate the holiday, and to watch the dogs play. I'm quite thankful to have such caring, warm friends who've tolerated my insanity over the last four years of owning the store. I have neglected some friendships due to work, and I appreciate the loyalty and patience both my friends and family members.

We hope to see all of you Friday or in the days following. Right now, we're taking custom orders through November 28th. We also have lots of great readymade items, including dozens of goodies under $10.

Friday, November 17, 2006

Remember Fruit of the Month Club?

My sweet mother found a lovely jar of these buttons in a little antique shop in Rochester, NY. They are all red vintage plastic, but no two are exactly alike. I've decided to use them as the vintage embellishment on the debut wristlet in my new subscription program.

I've been mulling over this idea for a little while. The concept is simple: subscribe, and receive a new, extra special wristlet in the mail four times per year. I'll base each wristlet around a vintage material or embellishment, making the design exclusively for subscribers.

I think this would be a fun gift to give for the holidays. I know I would love to receive a gift every few months throughout the year. Let me know what you think if this idea. I'm thinking of adding an earring and belt subscription too.

Check out the Wristlet Subscription product page.

Monday, November 13, 2006

Dreams can come true: The Gunn Show

Bubble skirts and pinstripes suits: Angela and Tim of Project Runway grace the stage at Seattle Macy's. Tim did not disappoint. He was witty, suave and genuine.

Aside from meeting Tim, the highlight of the evening was seeing the winning garments from each challenge. Ashley and I had a terrific time looking closely at the construction, stitching and design details.

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Happiness is a Warm Gunn

From left: Angela Keslar, Laura Buzard, Tim Gunn, Ashley MacWilliam

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

To do list

Remodel space. Check.
Tear down wall. Check.
Gasp at vast square footage. Check.
Vacuum dry wall dust. Check.
Install new lighting. Check.
Do a little jig. Check.
Reconfigure workstations. Check.
Reassure Otis that all will be OK. Check.

Charge battery and take photos of above. OOPS!

Next on the list...reopen on Thursday 11-9-06! Please stop by to visit our new digs!

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Four is the Magic Number

Today is the four year anniversary of the opening of our store. We're not taking time to celebrate; we're hard at work getting the expanded space ready. Still, I want to offer you, dear customer, a Thank You special.

Save 15% on any purchase by mentioning the Four Year Anniversary discount. Valid for in-store and phone orders only. Custom orders must be paid in full at the time the order is placed to receive the discount. Offer is good from November 2-4.