Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Robot Necklace - His Arms Move!

Here's a quirky necklace for your favorite Science Fiction fan. We have Mr. Roboto available in silver and goldtone. He measures about 2" tall and sells for $12.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Tiny Bikes

These sterling silver earrings are teeny tiny nuggets featuring stylized bikes. We also have an equally cute necklace with the same image.

Necklace - $21, Earrings - $20.

Don't forget, our store wide jewelry sale is going through July 3rd, 2010. Get the info here.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Thrift Score: Vintage Table Cloth

Jeff and I love visiting our local thrift shops looking for crafty inspiration and useful items.

Recently we found this oilcloth tablecloth that made the perfect backdrop for a pug photo session. We also plan to use it for picnicking this summer.

What thrift scores have you found recently?

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Gelato Prize

With a glossy espresso body, turquoise lining, and a Tiffany blue ribbon embellishment, this Gelato bag is ready for summer action.

This bag can be yours if you are the lucky winner of our current Facebook contest. We're drawing the winning name tomorrow (Friday) at noon.

 Hop on over to our page here, 'Like' us and leave a comment under the post that says "CONTEST TIME."

New Zippers

We use YKK zippers, which are still made in the USA. We order our 25+ stock colors in batches of 100. Here are our two newest shades: a buttery yellow, and a pretty soft teal blue.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Buy One Get One 50% Off Jewelry Sale

Visit our shop to shop our selection of necklaces, earrings, rings, bracelets and more. Sale runs Tuesday, June 22nd through Saturday, July 3rd.

Get the full scoop, and learn more about what we're up to by checking out our latest newsletter here.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Introducing: The Utility Mesh Collection

The Seattle school year ends on Tuesday, and we all have summer fun on our minds, despite uncooperative weather. I'm offering our new collection just in time for outdoor adventures on the beach or in the woods. The tote above is roomy enough for your beach gear, plus a picnic lunch. It also includes a handy key leash. Price $62.
When I found this woven mesh material, I just knew I had to sew up something useful. Each fiber is coated with resin and woven together to form a sturdy, colorful mesh that is similar to deck chair upholstery fabric.

We have two colorways, shown above. Shale is cool, with shades of charcoal and black shot through with blue, salmon, and yellow. Sandstone features brown tones with accents in orange, sage, and black.
The accent colors in the mesh can be emphasized by the choice of zipper or handles. Above, a small cross-body bag for carrying your essentials while walking the dog, or hiking a mountain. Price - $34.

We're also making small zipper pouches of our Utility Mesh. Throw in some snacks, art supplies, make-up, or coupons and toss these into your suitcase or bag.  Price - $14.

We'll have ready made Utility Mesh items available in the store as of Tuesday, June 22nd. Stop by to check them out. You can also choose your own zipper and handle colors and we can make these to order for you.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Punch Card Perks

A punch card in progress.
For every ten pre-tax dollars you spend in our Seattle store, you get a punch on a Frequent Shopper Punch Card.
We store the cards in old school metal library drawers.
When you fill up the card (by spending $200), you earn $15 in store credit to spend as you like.
The files are self service.
We also save filled cards, and hold an annual drawing for gift certificates to give away. The more cards you fill, the better chance you have of winning.
I was lucky enough to score vintage metal drawers at  local thrift shop.

Congratulations to the 2010 Customer Appreciation Month winners, who received LBD gift certificates! Susan L won $25. Melissa S won $50. And Katie D hit the jackpot, winning $100.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Work in Progress: New Bag Line + Pug

We had an amazing weekend hanging out on our deck. Otis spent quite a bit of time checking out this new bag design that I'm testing. He's fond of sniffing for treats in every purse or bag within 100 yards of his nose.

I made this jumbo tote out of a lightweight, durable mesh that has various colors cross-woven with brown and tan. I'm working on a new, utility line of bags and pouches that are built for summer days in the park or at the beach.

Stay tuned for more info on this new collection later this week.

PS - I accidentally left my glass of diet root beer in the shot when I took this picture. However, it sort of matches, so I decided to use the image anyhow.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Wristlet Subscription: Spring Green

Spring has come late to Seattle, but all of the extra rain has yielded lush greenery. The assorted shades of green on these subscription wristlets are inspired by the mix of new and old plant growth observed on a walk around my neighborhood.

I used our Mojito premium faux leather to make the small purses. The material is so soft and supple that I chose to highlight its texture with some zig zag stitching and vintage buttons.

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Beauty Product Survey: Facebook Contest Prize

We're currently hosting our second Customer Appreciation Month contest on Facebook. The price is a two-piece makeup bag set, made from coated cotton, shown above.

Hop on over to our Facebook Page here, Like our page, and enter your answer to our cosmetics question. (It's quite fun to read the other answers too.) We'll choose a winner this Friday via the Random Number Generator.

Marilyn Makeup Bag - $26, available in several coated cotton fabrics in our store, and on our website here.

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Otis the Shop Dog Wants You to Watch This

If this isn't scaling to the correct size on your monitor, click here to watch it on a new page.

Friday, June 04, 2010

Spring Wristlets

The grosgrain ribbon we used on these wristlets has so many pretty colors, the design possibilities are endless.
We have more of this ribbon is stock for custom design. If you're in an instant gratification kind of mood, then we have wristlets made up and ready to go out the door.

Faux leather wristlets in Glossy Black and Tomato - $30
Microsuede wristlets in Lime and Royal - $28

Thursday, June 03, 2010

Scent Survey: Facebook Contest Prizes

Have you entered our Facebook contest? We're selecting a random winner based on the comments tomorrow, so enter now here.

Above is the prize pack: Grapefruit Bergamot Moisture Stick, Tangerine-Melon Bubble Bath, Tangerine-Melon Body Lotion, Lemon Cupcake Bath Bomb, and Lavender Blood Orange Soy Candle.

Deep Steep is a new line for us. Scented with essential oils, these products are hand crafted with organic, paraben-free ingredients. We are offering several yummy summer scents for sale in our store. Prices range from $3-$12.50.

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Hungry? Don't Eat this Sandwich

As part of our Customer Appreciation Month (June) we're giving away some fun goodies with in-store purchases of $15 or more. Giveaway #1 is this sandwich Japanese eraser.

 I think the best part of the design is the detail on the lettuce and tomato slices.

We're also hosting weekly contests on our Facebook page. Like us, leave a comment, and enter to win!