Monday, November 30, 2009

Brown Paper Packages Tied Up with Strings

Have you put up your Christmas tree yet? We have two up in the store - one is cotton candy pink, and the other retro white. I enjoy the holiday season as a time to embrace every corny, sweet feeling I can.

I'll definitely be hosting a sing-a-long screening of The Sound of Music (TSOM). I'll be the only one singing as my husband and dog look freaked out on the couch next to me.

(PS - I thought I was the only one who did this until I saw the Will and Grace episode that is all about a TSOM sing-a-long and I wished I could dress up like Leisl and join my kindred spirits. Then came the hilarious, catchy Gwen Stefani song, video here.)

Image courtesy of Fanpop.

I don't think TSOM is technically a Christmas movie, but it's usually on TV at this time of year. The unapologetic schmaltz of the film makes me happy every time I watch it.

Another thing that makes me happy: Amy Karol, crafty inspiration, author and blogger of Angry Chicken, is coming to Ballard this Thursday. Get the skinny here.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Order Deadlines and Such

To get the latest scoop on our expanded holiday hours, order deadlines and more, check out our recent store e-newsletter here.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Clear Birdie Jewelry Tree

Photo courtesy of Umbra.

The jewelry organizer is crafted of clear lucite and makes a great gift for any woman in your life. $21 each, available in our store

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Sparkle Ring & Sculptural Ring Dish

We just received this chrome ring dish from the geniuses at Umbra. It's cute and functional. Set it by the sink to keep your rings safe when you wash the dishes, or keep it on your dresser as a little catch-all. $8.50 each.

In the dark days of winter, sparkling rings and jewelry can brighten up any day or outfit. Here's a floral and crystal ring from Kole. It has a comfortable stretchy band. $18.50.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Quickie Photo Shoot: Our Gift Wrap

Kaleigh wore these adorable striped gloves today, so we had an inpromptu photo shoot of our gift wrap.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Floral Wallpaper + Old Timey Pug

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Bridal Party Wristlets and Clutches

The bride above got married a few weeks back here in Seattle. She ordered silk wristlets for her bridesmaids, and had us make a modified Celeste Clutch for her own bridal purse.

We used materials from the bodice of her mother's wedding dress for the bridal bag. The tiny covered buttons, velveteen ribbon, and creamy lace made lovely embellishments on the one-of-a-kind clutch.

Monday, November 09, 2009

2009 Party Staff

Sandi Heinrich, professional photographer and friend, took lots of great pictures of our party on Saturday that I'll share with you soon.

First up, here's a shot of the LBD team! Our anniversary party is the one time during the year when we all work together, so the event is especially fun for the crew.

From left to right, Kaleigh, Rebecca, Laura, Ashley, Kim, and Debbie.

Friday, November 06, 2009


The sign in our window says it all. Come celebrate with us tomorrow (Saturday) night.

The sprinkles of rain on our new A-board show us that it is November in Seattle.

How do you like our Umbrella Girl? We took her from our little notepads, and put her outside of the shop to entice customers inside.

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Glam for Good: Featured Non-Profit #3

We're featuring this new design in our Glam for Good Collection.

This week I'm announcing the three not-for-profit organizations that will receive your money, should you purchase one of our Glam for Good extra-special bags at our November 7th party.

While each year we donate to about fifty auctions, Our Glam for Good bag collection is our way to do a year-end grand finale of fundraising for some of our favorite organizations.

Serving our region's hungry children and adults, NW Harvest is answering the growing need for nutritious food. Fruit and vegetables accounts for more than 65% of the food they distribute!

Their mission is as follows, "Northwest Harvest, Washington's own statewide hunger relief agency, provides a proven, successful, and cost-effective model for getting nutritious food to those who need it.

We strive to be the most efficient hunger response program in the state of Washington, with more than 93% of our budget going directly to food distribution."

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

New Woodland Creatures from Mark Poulin

We just received a new batch of these best-selling enamel pendants from Mark Poulin. These three images are new additions to this line of tiny charms. All styles are $32.

Monday, November 02, 2009

Acorn and Oak Leaf Necklace

We just have one of these fall-themed necklaces for sale, and it's sure to go quickly.

Made in France of the finest components, this necklace has three small charms - an acorn, oak leaf, and Swarovski pearl drop - all strung on a vintage-style chain. $42.

Faux Bois Hoodie

This is the costume that Otis wore in the shop on Friday. I made it out of orange polar fleece and wood grain fabric.

My husband Jeff is a woodworker, so I thought that the lumber theme was appropriate.

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Halloween Hangover?

Otis did double duty this year, wearing two costumes in the store. Here he is as a carrot. Click on the image to see the Lumber Hoodie I made him.