Archive for November, 2013


In genuine thanks to my loyal readers and amazing customers, please enjoy free US shipping and discounted international shipping, any time today – Friday November 29th. You make it possible for me to make a living doing what I love, and I am so grateful to you!

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ikat and leather





I’ve started adding some new leather bottom pencil cases to the shop. These are made with a vintage ikat textile I recently found. I salvaged the sturdy areas of the textile, and removed what was too tattered and worn. On some of the cases you will see lovely little signs of wear. All of them are built to last.

I love the variation throughout this material, in vividness, pattern and color. Each case is one of a kind.

no. 1 and no. 2

More to come soon.

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A new clutch in the shop, in time for sweater weather. I am crazy for this fabric!



Made with herringbone wool and full grain veg tan leather. The first 2 available are lined with the last pieces of an old favorite hemp / organic cotton canvas.

Available here.

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If you are in the Portland area, come to the West Elm Portland store this Saturday for an Etsy Pop-Up! The event includes 8 hand selected makers who will be selling their work in the West Elm store, including my favorite serving board maker Red Onion Woodworks. I’ll be selling a selection of what I hope to be a nice variety of sizes and price points. There will be a few old favorite styles, including some rucksacks and totes, and a number of fun surprises. I hope to see you there!

Etsy Pop-Up at West Elm Portland

1201 NW Couch St

Saturday, November 16th

1pm – 6pm

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I have just added a few new Handstitched Buckle Wallets to the shop.  In order from top to bottom, in the photo directly above – hand dyed vegetable tanned leather in antique tan, velvet brown leather and natural vegetable tanned leather.

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