Have you been to the Olympic Sculpture Park on the Seattle Waterfront? It's one of my favorite places. I love that it is both free and dog-friendly.
Monday, September 28, 2009
Friday, September 25, 2009
We have a whole bunch of new fall jewelry in stock, so stop by to take a look!
Thursday, September 24, 2009
One thing I enjoy about collecting vintage buttons is the interesting graphic design that is encapsulated on old packaging.
I love the simplicity of this coated white card with aqua text that is half-way between script and individual letters, as though it is handwriting tossed off by a hip '60s designer.
Also, I wonder who bought these cherry red buttons back in the day, and what did she do with the one missing button?
New to Button Thursday, view my other posts here.
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Our customer's husband wore a traditional garment made from this batik fabric when they were in the Peace Corps in Senegal.
She paired the vibrant print with espresso microsuede, dark teal faux leather, and a fun lime lining. You can see her first Veronica with African fabric here.
Monday, September 21, 2009
Friday, September 18, 2009
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Sugar Cookie - The shimmering pearl finish reminds us of sugar crystals atop fresh baked golden cream cookies.
Truffle - Dark chocolate goodness glows with a warm metallic finish.l.
Mojito - Fresh mint meets a supple matte finish on this refreshingly fun faux leather.
Licorice Squares - Shiny and matte squares dance across the luxe black surface.
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Our Becky bag is the most complicated to cut and sew. This version, with an extra cell phone pocket and open-divided pocket, is 29 pieces of fabric, interfacing, and faux leather!
All of the details - pockets, closures, materials - will keep this new mom to be organized and stylish!
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Friday, September 11, 2009
They measure about 3/4 of an inch tall. $16 pair with sterling ear wires.
Thursday, September 10, 2009
We spend quite a bit of time behind the scenes working on procurement of all of the components that go into our bags and accessories. We have to stay vigilant about the status of our inventory of each and every part.
Our US manufactured zippers are available in infinite shades as well. We carry about 25 stock colors to match the majority of our faux leathers, microsuedes and patterned fabrics.
Tuesday, September 08, 2009
It caught my eye for several reasons. First, the lovely linen is soft and nubby with wear. I love the flower illustrations, and especially the little bumblebees.
I also think the color palette is unique and lovely. Here are four colors I extracted from the my photo using the eyedropper tool in Photoshop Elements. I pulled one blue from the highlighted areas of the image and another from the shadows.
You can use this technique, or my more low-fi version, to put together a color palette to use to decorate a room, some cupcakes, or anything else that needs a color pick-me-up.
Friday, September 04, 2009
Tuesday, September 01, 2009
(Sorry about the title. I just can't resist silly puns.)