The new herringbone tote is now in the shop. You can find it here.
Have a great weekend! Fingers crossed it’s filled with more of this amazing sunshine we’ve been having. It feels so much like spring these days. xo
There’s some new plaid in the shop – kind of a fresh replacement of an old favorite, highly requested tote that sold out earlier this year. This one is made with a vintage Pendleton wool, which I was lucky enough to find a few yards of. I’m really happy with how this came out.
And a new little leather zip, too. It’s not likely I’ll be making more of these in this leather, so this might be the one and only of this particular little guy.
I hope you all had a great weekend! It has been unseasonably warm here and so beautiful and sunny.
I really appreciate the thoughtful comments on my last post. It actually felt really great to write that all down. I don’t usually express my feelings much here. I guess I mostly tend to keep my thoughts to myself, but it’s nice to share, and always nice to hear other perspectives and ideas.
Over the past year or so, I have received so many requests for weather resistant options on my bags. I have hesitated to bring waxed canvas into my line, due to what I had learned about the toxicity of some of the original waxing processes, and I am obviously not a fan of synthetic materials. With a bit of research though, I am excited to have found a waxed canvas that I feel comfortable working with, and confident offering to my customers. It is a beautiful material, has such a sturdy feel, and really holds it’s own. I have really enjoyed working with this material over the last couple months. It took a bit of getting used to! It cuts and sews like a dream, and the finish is ever-changing with handling, giving every bag it’s own unique appearance.
Waxed canvas is a tightly woven cotton fabric that is impregnated with wax, making it weather resistant, while still maintaining breathability – unlike a lot of modern day synthetic outdoor gear. Waxed canvas has a sturdy feel, and ‘stands up’ in a way that the same material, in it’s unwaxed state, does not. The finishes used on this canvas are free of the hazardous solvents commonly used in the application of wax finishes. It is environmentally friendly and made right here in the US, from a family owned company that has been waxing canvas since the 1800s. Cleaning waxed canvas is easy, by simply wiping with a damp cloth or hosing off with cold water. It is not recommended to machine wash or dry clean waxed fabrics, as detergents and chemicals will break down the protective wax coating.
Currently, I have 2 colors offered in the shop, on 3 bag styles – graphite gray and raw cocoa brown – on the Rucksack, the Small Satchel and the tweed and waxed canvas tote. A third color, which s similar to my cinnamon brown canvas, will soon be appearing as well. If you have a request for colors not yet available, or a different bag not yet being offered in waxed canvas, feel free to ask.
Yesterday I thought the date was 12-12-12 all day. Seemed pretty cool, but I didn’t think much else about it. I wrote it on all the customs forms I filled out, created a new folder on my computer with that date, and wrote a check dated for next year. I’m not sure what brought me back to reality, but it wasn’t until dinnertime I realized. That ought to give a few people something to wonder about.
Thank you for all the awesome feedback on your favorite songs to boogie to. It’s so fun to try new things!! We found some new favorites, and I will share a list soon. But you’re gonna have to promise to ‘free your mind and join us‘ – and be prepared to get up and dance, when you click the links I share. K?
I added a new bag to shop this morning. I have a few bags here, that I haven’t had a chance to put in the shop. Hopefully they will trickle in through the week.
Gotta get back to work now… Have a most fantastic day everyone.
An old favorite tote is back - available here. There will be a limited number of these available, made to order. I have only a small amount of this vintage golden yellow corduroy left, so if you missed one during their debut last summer, now is your chance! : ) Happy weekend friends! I hope it brings some sunshine!
Every now and then I like to try to express my appreciation for all the support there has been for infusion. infusion is a way of life for me, and to be able to support myself with my work is so dang awesome! I am really so grateful every day. I work super hard, often with long days and very late nights, but I have never been happier with my job, than I am at this point in my life.
As a gesture of thanks, I’d like to offer a chance to win a 2-Tone Tone in natural hemp and dark olive canvas. Please leave a comment below by midnight on Tuesday January 24. Though not required, I’d love to hear where you have seen infusion out on the world wide web, where you first found or heard about infusion, what’s your favorite design, or what you’d like to see appearing in the shop… or a little something about all of those, if you wish! One winner will be chosen at random next week.
P.S. Be sure to enter your email address into the comment form. It will not be visible to anyone but me, and it will allow me to contact you if you win!
I’ve been sneaking in a new bag here and there while I work on filling orders. When orders are heavy, I click into a nice rhythm of more production-style sewing. I like it, and have learned some helpful lessons about efficiency over the last couple years. A lot can get done in a day with the right rhythm and an efficient flow. This bag is in the shop now – made with vintage canvas, surplus leather and a vintage cotton/linen plaid lining.
woohoo! I was pretty excited to learn this evening, that infusion has been featured on TreeHugger! Our 2-Tone Flap Tote in hemp denim and vintage wool made it into TreeHugger Exclusives Green Gift Guide, For the Fashion Buff : ) Thanks TreeHugger! There is something truly satisfying about seeing your work featured out there on the world wide web, particularly on a site with such a broad audience as TreeHugger.
Now it’s time to get back to work! I’m in production sew mode, working to get all your orders ready in time for Christmas. I am also hoping to have some “ready to ship” items available next week for the last minute shoppers out there.
Have a great night everyone.