Sunday, February 28, 2010
Here's what these confectionary cuties look like on display in our store. We're offering them online too, as special gift sets that we wrap in our signature pink pastry boxes.
Handmade in Western Washington. $5.50 each.
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Monday, February 22, 2010
The green and cream ribbon is special too. It's a store favorite, but has been sadly discontinued by the manufacturer. We have a few yards left - when it's gone, it's gone.
You can order this bag on our website here, or stop by our store to visit Rhoda in person.
Sunday, February 21, 2010
From top to bottom: Lagoon, Strawberry, Steel, Moss, and the popular Licorice Squares.
Subscribe, and receive a new, extra special wristlet in the mail four times per year. I'll base each wristlet design around a vintage material or embellishment, making the design exclusively for subscribers.
Treat yourself or a loved one to this special year-long gift. Order here.
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Wristlet Subscription Shipping Schedule
Winter 2010: Ships end of February
Color theme - Red
Spring 2010: Ships end of May
Color theme - Green
Summer 2010: Ships end of July
Color theme - Blue
Fall 2010: Ships end of September
Color theme - Neutrals
Friday, February 19, 2010
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Rather than the artist's those bold tones, this fabric has muted shades of olive, teal, and gold.
Edited 2/21/10 to add: I took a quick snapshot of a custom Becky bag using this fabric with grey microsuede and avocado faux leather.
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Kim gave me these vintage game tiles as part of my Christmas gift, and I thought they looked cute atop the tweed. Apparently there are 13 points in my name!
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
With Tim Burton's rehash of
The film, with all-stars like Johnny Depp and Anne Hathaway, promises to be a more twisted plot line than the animated gem we all know and love. However, the fantastical scenery and costuming evoke the same feelings of awe as those singing flowers and dancing dormouse did when we were young. Clothing designers like Sue Wong have embraced the idea: She will launch a line inspired by the movie later in the year.
In a slightly less blatant way, more affordable fashion lines have picked up on the trend as well:
A little ruffle in an unexpected place, a twist of slightly strange color on a neutral navy - Quirk is easily injected without being shocking. Accessories, as nearly always, may be the simplest way to inject a little Alice into your style. Check out these goodies here at Laura Bee that have Wonderland written all over them:
But it's not all about color. You could also easily go the way of the White Queen with layer upon layer of texture, subtlety, and drama (Full disclosure: I may be a bit biased here - The dress is in my personal collection):
...Ready to go down the rabbit hole?
Sunday, February 14, 2010
It wasn't until I got the little die-cut paper home and turned it over that I saw the name on the back, in vintage penmanship. It was meant to Bee!
Saturday, February 13, 2010
Friday, February 12, 2010
I thought that the back of this Valentine was just as fun as the front. Don't you want to know about these classroom buddies and their red typewriter tape in a manual machine?
The first Valentine is high-resolution, so feel free to download the image to print for your own sweetie.
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
This fabric is reversible, so I used both sides of it on this zipper coin purse. I like how the simple pattern uses the negative space. Which is the pattern, and which is the background?
I haven't been posting much because we are in the home stretch of our Dahlias for Haiti fundraiser. My latest tabulation shows that we've sold 630 flowers, for more than $6000 raised.
We're continuing to take orders through this Sunday, February 14th and we have a fresh batch for sale in the Seattle shop too. Is it crazy to think we might make it to 700?
Friday, February 05, 2010
Wednesday, February 03, 2010
Of course, Valentine's Day requires chocolate, so we'll also include your choice of a Theo Chocolate bar (Seattle-made organic chocolate).
Then we'll wrap the whole thing in one of our signature cupcake boxes above for a sweet treat.
Stop by or give us call to order. Here's info about our Seattle store.
My special note to the guys out there:
When we suggest a gift certificate, we can see it in your eyes. You worry that she'll think you're cheating by not buying something more personal.
A gift certificate to our shop buys not only a stylish, functional, bag, but it also purchases a special, creative experience. She'll be telling the story about her special gift to her friends for months.
As one woman put it to me tonight, "My husband hit a home run when he gave me a gift certificate." There's a sports metaphor for you.
This volume has exceeded my wildest dreams! I thought our original goal of 200 would be a push. I want to thank all of those people who have helped with this project! I've hand sewn the flowers. However, much of the prep work cutting each petal (about 50 per flower) has been done on a volunteer basis by Debbie, Ashley, and my husband Jeff.
My sister in Boston has used her excellent PR skills to promote the project. She even landed this newspaper shout out! My mom in Rochester has sourced vintage buttons and been a cheerleader every day.
Thanks to each of you who have bought a dahlia. It's just amazing to see how $10 increments add up so quickly. We've raised $5300 so far, one flower at a time!
Here's a pile of about 150 dahlias that I made over the weekend. In that stack of fuzzy goodness, you can see $1500 for those in need in Haiti if you look really hard. Here are some videos from Mercy Corps that will remind you what this project is all about.
The Dahlias for Haiti project goes through February 14th, so there's still time to buy flowers for yourself or your friends. Visit our website to order, or stop by our shop. Thanks again!