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12.07.2015

TWO PLACES AT ONCE

SEATTLE
December 12 + 13
Studio e gallery (609 S Brandon St - Seattle)
11am - 7pm


LOS ANGELES
December 12 + 13
Grand Park (200 N Spring St., Seattle)

10am - 5pm


12.03.2015

Current Mood: Weyauwega, WI

Current Mood: Weyauwega, WI

Current Mood: Weyauwega, WI by pineandboon featuring artwork by Cable Griffith
Just trying to stay warm! Cable has a show opening tonight at G.Gibson Gallery. He's been working nonstop on the show and it is going to be GREAT!

Uniqlo crew neck sweater
$30 - uniqlo.com



Levi s clothing
etsy.com


No.6 black boots
barneys.com


Pine & Boon x Cable Griffith canvas tote
mooreaseal.com


Summer scarve
everlane.com


Floppy hat
mooreaseal.com

AND SO IT BEGINS!


Wrapping is one of my favorite parts of gift giving. I tend to use non-traditional kraft wrap and embellish it myself with a simple doodle or splash of paint. This year I found copper glitter tape to secure the envelopes that fit smaller gifts perfectly. When it comes to wrapping and packaging, I air on the side of minimal, recyclable, and easy.

Each order in December will be wrapped in this manner. Notecard not included but I thought I would share mine to inspire you to craft your own!

Free shipping with code SHOPSMALL. Visit the shop. 

11.30.2015

SAVE THE DATE!



The Details

December 12 + 13
Studio e gallery (609 S Brandon St)
11am - 7pm


December 12 + 13
Renegade Craft (LosAngeles)
Grand Park (200 N Spring St.)
10am - 5pm


December 19 + 20
Magnuson Park, Hangar 30 (6310 NE 74th Street)
11am - 6pm


And as always you can shop online if attending a fair or venturing out to one of my stores is not convenient. Shop with free shipping with code SHOPSMALL at checkout. Full store list is available here.






6.07.2015

WEST COAST CRAFT

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WEST COAST CRAFT
FORT MASON CENTER, SF, CA
BOOTH E24
JUNE 13 & 14
10a - 6p

Special exclusive styles will be available!

5.10.2015

BAG REVIEW: HI MOM!







In honor of Mother's Day my mom is here to review her new Knotted Crossbody bag. Obviously she is biased, but I could not help to be inspired by her recent conversion to Pine & Boon. I hope to continue this series, and I think mom is the perfect person to kick this off. 

Introducing Jeannie, my mother. She is a California country gal who loves the outdoors and has an incredible green thumb. She loves to thrift, make green smoothies, and take long walks with her tiny dog named Mitzie.  She occasionally helps me sew in the studio when I need extra help.

ME: Hi Mom! Can you describe your style in three words?
MOM: Simple, practical, and comfort

ME: You emailed me last week about your excitement after acquiring the Knotted Crossbody. Can you tell me what you like about it? How does my bag compare to other bags you have?
MOM: I especially like that it is a crossbody, and it's light weight with a wonderful look and feel.   There is no comparison after using my new bag I thought to myself ....look what I have been missing the light weight comfort of a handmade bag that I can fit everything I had in the old heavy bags.....there's no going back I am a Pine and Boon only girl now!  I really am enjoying my new bag...can you tell?  LOL

ME: We had talked about how my bags do not have pockets and you were a little concerned about that. How do you feel about that now? 
MOM: I really wish I would have tried this bag out sooner, I like having the small zip bags as organizers, you can remove them to see what your looking for instead of digging around in a pocket, It's wonderful!

ME: What's in your bag? 
MOM: Two little zip pouches (dot and painted) full of various got to have items: keys, cell phone, badge,  mini pad of paper w/pen, sunglasses, and my old wallet that I thought wouldn't fit, but it does. 


ME: When do you wear my bag? Going out, walks, to work, special occasions? 
MOM: I use it everyday, to work, shopping, and going out somewhere special. It really is very versatile.  

ME: You are an expert quilter, how does my sewing measure up to your standards?   
MOM: I never did much sewing with leather and when I did, it was on a singer feather weight which doesn't hold up to the industrial strength machine you use, and are so cleaver with.....I say it looks GREAT to me!


ME: Obviously I am your daughter, but you did not have any of my bags until recently because you said you could not decide what style was right for you. Does the bag hold more meaning for you because I made it?   
MOM: Yes knowing you hand crafted and designed  this lovely work of art has so much more meaning and makes me proud to wear something that you,  my daughter made with such care.   I would love to own one of each bag you make but for now I am more than satisfied to be able to enjoy this one. Thank you for making a wonderful crossbody bag! 




I love to see how customers and friends style and use their bag. If you would like to share your style please submit your photos to seek(at)pineandboon(dot)com. Or tag @pineandboon on Instagram.

3.30.2015

MOOREA CHATS WITH ME



I was interviewed for the Moorea Seal store's blog!  Read the full interview here.  There is also a little giveaway too.

3.16.2015

SS2015 LOOKBOOK












So excited to share the 2015 Spring/Summer lookbook! It was really nice not to model this time and completely focus on the art direction and styling. Enjoy!




1.14.2015

NEW KICKS



There is nothing like a new beginning to get you to face the facts and yourself.  These last two months have been a roller coaster of emotions, business decisions, and more complicated stuff I will not go into.  However a friend suggested scheduling out my days every week.  What a HUGE difference I already feel with this new work flow!  My calendar is full of time slots that allow me to tackle ongoing projects and deadlines.  Before, I just had a "To Do" list and occasionally forced myself to tackle projects for a full day.  But now I can spread things out in short time slots over the week.  SO MUCH BETTER.  I even have times lots reserved for making decisions and brainstorming about designs or issues in my business.  This is key, because I often tend to think of ALL the possibilities and ideas in the world, and quickly get overwhelmed.  The reality is I need to make decisions and move forward.

This is a great beginning.

In related news, the multi-tasking myth:  Via NYT