May 25, 2016

New Bags & Pouches in the Shop!

Handmade Bags from Studio Waterstone

I've been putting a few of those carved lino stamps to good use lately and am loving the results - especially that sweet little number in the front with the blue ink and red leather pull. Yum. And the artist pouches - yes, I currently use about 4-ish in all varying sizes can never have too many zip pouches.

Handmade Bags from Studio Waterstone

And bags! I just added two great sprint/summer bags similar to the ones I carry daily. (Seen here and here and here) This daypack is so perfectly sized. I've been a backpack girl from way back and, don't get me wrong, I have my travel, cram everything you can get in it backpack. This new size is perfect for running around all day in comfort and style.

Handmade Bags from Studio Waterstone

Handmade Bags from Studio Waterstone

I made a version of this crossbody last year, used it all last summer and you'd better believe it came out at the first sign of spring this year. The neutral color and comfy-ness means it will go with everything and last all day. The little bit of gold shimmer gives it just a hint of fun whimsy.

Handmade Bags from Studio Waterstone

All of these items can be found in the shop.

Do me a favor and have a wonderful day, folks.

May 19, 2016

52 Weeks of Print: 48/52 Sophie


Let's begin with a little background. If you've followed along here for longer than one year, you would know my Sophie. (I featured her here and here and here) Sadly, we lost her in March of last year. It's something I've never mentioned here because, well, you know. She was the sweetest of all sweetie pies. And I'm not bias. 

It's been over a year and we're all good. Nothing but wonderful memories.

For reasons I'll get to at a later date, I wanted to honor Sophie this week. 

Now. Let's go to part two of the story...

Do you watch Project Runway? You know when, without fail every week, there's this one contestant who begins his project with all the optimistic energy of the universe? But then things begin to go south? But he doesn't give up! And the harder he works at it, the worse it gets? I am not kidding you nor am I exaggerating when I say that is me this week. 

Don't even attempt to make me feel better. It's okay! I'm good with it. A little embarrassed to put this out there but, hey, with 52 Weeks of Print, I show you the good, the bad and the ugly without (much) exception. So, let's roll with this...

52 Weeks of Print: 48/52

Thought I'd show you the actual progression. Above is my first proof.

From here, the words of Mr. P sum it up perfectly. On the above proof, "Not bad!"

52 Weeks of Print: 48/52

Mr. P: "Okay..."

52 Weeks of Print: 48/52

Mr. P: "oh..."

52 Weeks of Print: 48/52
Mr. P: "oooh" (looks away)
I told Mr. P I'd paint her portrait instead.

52 Weeks of Print: 48/52

Ugh. Just goes to show you. Just when you're beginning to think you're all that,
something in the cosmos takes you down a notch or two. (sigh)

Week 48 of 52 Weeks of Print

Click here to see weeks 1-47 (most of them are much better)

Next inanimate object.

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