Summer vacation

June is upon us and soon soon soon I hope it will be dreadfully hot so that I am sweaty and sticky and that there is nowhere else to possibly be but creekside.
I have been thinking about many things over the past few days, and I've decided to take a short blogging break for the summer. I will certainly be back, dear ones!  I feel compelled to take this season off so that I can work on some things behind the scenes, and so I can spend as much time outdoors and with Asher as possible. This is my first summer where I am not stuck in as much of a rigorous work routine as I've been in the past, and I want to make the most of these summer days with the boy. If any of us remember anything, it's the magic of summer vacation in childhood. I want to actively shape that memory with him this summer.

Before I go, though, I have a few things to post about. First and foremost, my beloved model Leandra is leaving sadieDELUXE! Be still my heart. I am sad to see her go, but simultaneously filled with joy as she heads south to pursue her dreams. So many thank yous, Leandra! I will miss you, and so will everyone who looks at my shop. You are a beautiful blessing to this world.

Second, I recently bought a hole punch/riveting press from local artisans Zeeko Salvage. This is one of the things that will be taking up my time during my blog vacation! Zeke and his wife Erica make all sorts of cool shit from all sorts of other cool shit - reconstructers extraordinaire. This particular press is made from an old mailroom handle of some sort, and I can use it to punch holes and set rivets in my leather harnesses. YAY.  I'm setting up a new workspace as we speak, and reorganizing all sorts of systems, so it's sure to be a productive adventure ahead. Many thanks to Zeke for the beautiful custom-made tool.

All that being said, I suppose I will say goodbye for now, though I'll undoubtedly be back in the blink of a warm-summer eye. I'm going to still be working on the shop a lot and posting my listings on Twitter, but I'll be off the blog and the Facebook for a little bit until I spring back with renewed vigor. If you'd like to contact me, email me! I love emails. My email address is on the sidebar.

Many fruit-filled blessings to all of you in this beloved season of earth-magic.


Members of the family of light

Photo credit: Johnny Dutro


My bullets were featured on this sweet French blog a few days ago  - Merci, Marie-Laure!


Dear friends,

At last - I am here! This spring/summer transition has been an interesting one for all of us, I know - the lingering winds and rain are unusual, and just when it seems that it is time for our hearts to fully unfurl to the sun, the sky begins to dump again. 

In my blog-absence, I've been amassing a great deal of treasures from some of you women out there in the Etsy/blogosphere... and this, among other things, has prompted me to express my deep gratitude once again for all of you. Though I've been terribly unattached from my camera, I have, in a heaping pile, some books and textile treasures from Bee, the book I won from Claire (with a kind inscription and some wonderful pagan holiday cards!), some epic jewelry from Gather, and a collection of gifts from a dear customer (that's you, Jen!) with whom I've been able to form a relationship just through our communications on Etsy. It is this - all of this - that makes me so thankful for this time and this world and the things that are (and the things that are to come).

Additionally, I had a dear friend call me in need of a gift for her sister. I find it such a great honor when one of my own friends wants something from me to give as a gift - these are some of my most favorite orders.

So, thank you ALL for the love and connections and art and inspiration. It is a big part of my life and I am grateful.

And finally, I wanted to let you all know that I marked down a bunch of stuff in the shop and dumped it all in the good ole $6 Sale Bin.


in the morning

This morning I went to a friend's house for tea and talk (I think most of you ladies know how beloved a morning tea & chatter ritual can be....especially when it fits in amongst the wild-ness of schedules, work, and children). We drank warm tea and admired the bursting flowers and baby cherries growing on the tree, and I modeled some tops that Alicia's been designing (I, ever the Etsy-aficionado, have been encouraging her to get them up online asap, so hopefully these photos will help).

Here's an outtake from our mini-shoot....

And here I am in the one that I bought from her (and she made me the pants). Super comfy stretchy cute-ness.

Annnnd do you see a Gather cuff somewhere in there??!




New bullets in the workshop....look at that obsidian dagger! So intense, I might have to keep it for myself.