January 30, 2013

Pin up mash up

Came across Wayne Edson Bryan's prints today on Society6

Loving what he's done to some of my favorite Elvgren pin ups

January 22, 2013

Better Late Then Never

So its been a crazy whirlwind a a year:

A big move
A New job
A Big Birthday
A fairly sizable hurricane

Almost exactly a year ago, I had an interview for a new job in my favorite city in the world. I didn't get that one, and I didn't get the next one I interviewed for either… but about a month later I had another Interview, and I did get that one!

But I am ever so happy to be living and working in NYC again, even if that means my studio space is about 1/10th of the size it used to be.

It took me about 6 months to be able to get both my etsy shops mostly up and running again, but now that they both are I am working on new Spring 2013 for both the shops I can't wait to get all the new bags Ive been working on up soon. I also hope to post here a bit more often.

December 9, 2011

Where has the time gone...

So the blog has been quiet for the last month. Things have been really busy around here between getting Christmas orders made and shipped, Getting a few orders for stores ready, and of course the Christmas shows. I thank everyone who stopped by to see us at one of the shows recently. Its so nice to meet everyone.

Im off to go make some infinity scarfs today for a big order, and dyes some more canvas to make some Lazarette clutches tomorrow.

But in other news, The Parade Of lights is this weekend in Annapolis, and im pretty excited about going this year because ive been invited to a waterfront house party so I can enjoy the parade from indoors where its warm!

Here are some pics from years past, Hopefully ill get so good shots to share for next week.

November 9, 2011

Candle Light Tour - Kitchen Inspiration

Last friday I did the Candle light tour in Annapolis with some friends. Which is an event held every year in one one of the historic neighborhoods of Annapolis and they get about 10 family's to open up there house to the public.

We got a late start this year because we took to long with dinner and drinks before hand, so we only made it to 7 out of the 10 homes.

I was sort of disappointing that 4 of the homes were new construction or built in the last 10 years and didn't have the old charm of the homes built in the 1900's. I get to see plenty of newly cookie cutter homes that are decorated well with my day job.

My favorite home was a 1920's 4 square that had all the modern amenities. The first floor was painted a gorgeous mocha color which made it warm and inviting and made all the original white moldings pop. The home owners were defiantly chefs, because the kitchen was the best part. It had white cabinets along the back walls with a dark gray island that had a troff skin that ran thru the center of the island for easy disposal when chopping.

I know having the island a different color from the rest of the cabinets is not a new idea, but seeing it so well done just reminded me how I hope to one day have a kitchen larger then a postage stamp so that I can have my own.

Here are some pictures I have been collecting for inspiration.

All images from here

November 8, 2011

Fall Series

Over the weekend we were the race committee for the last races of the fall series. It turned out to be a crisp, bright and beautiful day. Im still kicking myself because I left my camera sitting on my desk. A true digital camera the new Iphone is not, specially on a moving boat. But here are some of the pictures, they didn't quite capture all the fall colors but came out alright.

October 31, 2011

Happy Holloween!!

We usually carve pumpkins every year, which sadly no one ever see's because we live on a peninsula and we only have 2 neighbors past us, and in the 5 years I have lived here I have yet to get a trick-r-treat-er.

This year we got 2 nice pumpkins and had plans of doing something like the pumpkins below, but life got in the way and they never got carved/painted. Maybe next year right?

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Maybe Ill get inspired to put something to the pumpkins this evening... put who knows.

October 25, 2011

Happy St. Crispin's Day

St. Chrispin is the patron saint of shoemakers, just in case you aren't up to speed on your Saint knowledge you can read more about it here.

We used to celebrate this holiday every year in my shoe construction class. And, although it has been 6+ years since I have put leather to last I still would like to think that if I wanted to I could grab one of the antique lasts I collect and bang out a shoe in no time. Im sure that is just wishful thinking... but today I am thinking I have a saint on my side.

a cobbler from the 20's, shoe makers during war time, and a collection of vintage shoe lasts... I have been collecting these pictures for so long I no idea where I got them from.

October 24, 2011

Weekend Excursions

We made a quick trip to the ocean this weekend, just to check on everything down there and close up the condo for the winter months ahead.

It was a pretty drive across the eastern shore, some of the leaves are starting to turn, and a lot of the farmers along rt. 50 were out with their tractors tilling up the fields.

When we got to the beach it was one of the calmest times I have ever seen the ocean.