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The lovely ladies Andie & Emily are kind enough to be hosting a Pine & Boon giveaway on their blog, Assemble Shop & Studio.  Andie also had time to interview me about my studio and business.  You can take a look on their blog.

A while back I took an online business class from Andie.  You can read more about it here.  I really admire Andie and Emily's shop.  Their shop is full of fun crafting kits, books, and more.  You should take a look if you are not familiar with them.  They have great prices, and would make great gifts for any gal wanting to get her craft on!



I am going camping with a bunch of friends at Mt. Rainier National Park this weekend.  I was there two weekends ago with my husband, and am glad to be going back.  I had a few ideas for a product shoot out there too.  Looking forward to hanging out in the woods all day long.  Scroll down for a few links for the weekend.

BOON COMPANIONS:    favorable links for the weekend.

Seattle Mag did a great feature on one of my stockists, and they mentioned Pine & Boon!

+ I really relate to Andie & Emily's posts about the challenges and pressures that can sometimes distract you from your true intentions.

+ I would love to host an art-in-my-backyard party like Ermie.  Or maybe while camping!



My bags are currently featured on the home page of the new Moorea Seal shop! (  Not only does this shop have some amazing artists featured at great prices, but 7% of shop proceeds are donated to various non-profits through out the US.  You can even shop based on which non-profit you want to support.  Pine & Boon is happy to support the health and wellness category.  Every few months a new non-profit is chosen and this month it is Our House in Los Angeles.

Here is a picture of me being excited and getting ready for this big order!  Oh and a new color is available in the Dot Pouch, light blue.



Doing final quality checks and finishing touches in the studio these last few nights.  This includes ironing, tagging, inspecting, packaging.  It is really gratifying to finish one thing.  But to finish multiple things at once is a delightful perk of the assembly line.  Most of my work is made to order, but I usually keep a few ready to go.

I am so excited to have my first wholesale order for Moorea Seal's new online boutique set to tomorrow (July 22)! You can see a sneak peek here.   She currently has a successful etsy shop and beautiful blog. She hand picks a selection of artists to be featured in her shop, and I am so honored to be included.   She has an amazing team helping her launch the new store, and I cannot wait to see what all that talent will create.

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Transitioning from a three week vacation in Europe is HARD.   Getting used to no schedule, nobody to answer to, no concept of day or time is dangerous territory.  My husband and I have been trying to hold  on to how we felt, new ideas, and inspiration that hit us on while on our journey.  We have sketchbooks and many photos to remind us and continue to expand upon.  Here is a peek at some lovely patterns that inspired my studio work recently.  Some are old and some are new.

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Working with leather is one of the most straightforward materials to work in regards to sewing.  You cut, you sew, and you are done.  You sew in the wrong place...that's it, start over.  There is no weave for a needle to go through, so once a hole always a hole.  Thus, making mistakes can cost you the entire project. Luckily, I have a lot of scraps to practice on!

I have a lot of work to do in the studio to get my designs ready for the world.  My first wholesale order is complete, but I want to get stock ready for my website.  I cannot give away details just yet, but I will have three designs available.  What I can do is notify you when the bags are available.   Sign up for email updates on my website.  You can also follow my facebook or my personal instagram.