Sunday, July 22, 2012

Bridal Collection in Chocolate and Vanilla

The bride's Olivia clutch, left. Bridesmaid Luxe Clutch, right.
The bride who designed these bags had a neutral-themed wedding in mind.
Three ribbons and one vintage button form textural layers.
So she used tones of vanilla and chocolate in luxurious textures to create a special collection.
Distinct button choices make each bridesmaid's bag look special.
The tone-on-tone palette puts the emphasis on the sparkle, shimmer, and shape of each element.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Sunny in Seattle

The whole earth was brimming sunshine that morning. She tripped along, the clear sky pouring liquid blue into her soul. 
- Theodore Dreiser, Sister Carrie

Summer windoe
One thing that can safely be said about Seattle residents: We surely appreciate the summer sun when it comes out. (Usually some time after the Fourth of July.)

Pug on a rock
I can't imagine that those living in warmer places like Florida or southern California can truly understand what it's like to have the sun hit your face after all of those damp months.
Last week, I was so happy about the sunny days that I treated myself to a new pair of white sunglasses. Then I designed a sleeve to protect said glasses.
Now I'm offering these cute cozies for sale in my shop or via email (soon on our website). $18-21 each.

Friday, July 06, 2012

What Will I Make with this New Ribbon?

I often tell curious customers that sourcing materials is truly one of the best parts of my job.

I swear I've built my little business around fabric, ribbon, and buttons, three of my absolute favorite things.
When I find a new source, my mind whirrs with excitement over all of the things I can make. I wonder how customers will respond to my finds, and what bag or wallet they will design at LBD.

The above new ribbons are currently en route to my shop via US Mail. My hope is that you will be as inspired by their colors and patterns as much as I am.