What! Check out the amazing drawing Leah Goren (illustrator/textile designer/maker of cool stuff) did featuring her new pink triangles clutch. Shoulders were freed. And I think we can all agree that a big chocolate chip cookie would be great....right...this...minute. Check out her site & buy all her stuff.
Sunday, January 29, 2012
Friday, January 27, 2012
Hey! Big time thank yous for all the kind, enthusiastic reactions to our shop launch. Thank you for adopting clutches, pouches, and change purses! And thank you to our friends (old & new) who helped spread the word. We appreciate it SO MUCH. As Danielle and I sat behind computers at our respective day jobs last week, we were both thrilled/anxious/excited/shocked to see orders roll in from all over the place. We're feeling inspired, guys.
Something we definitely learned? More HOT PINK in the future.
- A couple of our clutches appear in the Winter Adventures issue of Standard Magazine. Who doesn't want to go on an adventure? I do. Right now. Today please!
- One of our wallet pouches also landed in this Flare Magazine shopping story about springtime purples. You know, alongside Gucci/Topshop/Rag & Bone/etc. Seems about right, ha....
Thank you for the blog shout outs: Where The Lovely Things Are, Miss Moss, Forestbound, Shiny Squirrel, That Kind Of Woman, Eyes Of Ab, A Little Sojourn, White Tapestry, Gumptiondiy, Peachy Flamingo, Anabundance, IndieTO! And we're pretty excited to see pics of our packages arriving safely on doorsteps via @forestbound, @Abneal, and @leahreenagoren too.
- We've taken down all the sold out items from our shop to make it a little easier to navigate! Lots of little guys are still up for adoption though, looking for awesome forever homes. They've had all their shots, they've been trained, and they want to come home with you. We're pretty sure that leather has aromatherapy benefits too, right? We plan to restock the shop with our last little batch of stragglers in a week or so as well! Join our mailing list if you want a reminder here. Or follow us on twitter.
Lastly, Danielle and I went leather shopping this week! A collection of spring stuff is officially in the works. And we're scheming on a couple other special little projects too. We've got some pretty wild colours to work with over here from our neighbourhood leather depot. Pow!
Posted by Danielle at 7:57 AM
Monday, January 16, 2012
Today is the day! Our online shop is officially OPEN FOR BUSINESS. Our new collection is a combination of some of our favourite colours and prints. We hope you dig them as much as we do! There aren't too many doubles in this collection either - though some of the patterns and colour combinations are repeated, there are a bunch of unique items in different sizes. Because of the unique nature of our items, listing them ALL in a shop required a little creativity to avoid so many individual listings. Click on each listing in our shop for 3 different pattern options, all grouped together by the base leather colour and type of item (clutch, pouch, etc). There is definitely more in there that first meets the eye.....
These three photos above are from our new lookbook! Click HERE to check out the whole thing on our new site. We couldn't have pulled this off without the amazing help of our good friends Tim Smith (photographer extrordinaire) and Shayna Stevenson (gorgeous lady). Doing a photoshoot like this was a whole new experience for us, and we're both so happy with how things turned out.
After we finished taking pictures we ate a lot of Taco Doritos, ordered pizza, and watched Twins. The perfect end to any workday.
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Working up a storm in preparation for our shop launch on Monday! Danielle is sew-sew-sewing away and adding hardware (with our new snap setter!). I am splashing our name all over stuff as well as printing some packaging (those are layered up test prints up there AKA wrapping paper?) and neon mailers. Blood (literally - as you can see from the gorgeous bandaid pic above!), sweat, and tears (well, not tears yet - but anything can happen, right?) are going into these guys! And this weekend we'll be doing a photoshoot with the help of our awesome pals Shayna (model babe) and Tim (camera man). Did I use enough brackets in this post? YES.