Journal

xo

New Year

I am obviously a terrible blogger. It’s hard to wrap my brain around writing a blog that people will read. I use my hands to make things because it makes me happy to create something, to change something, to improve upon something. So here’s some of those things.

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Hannah’s graduation dress, 2013.
wedding dresses
Left dress: wedding dress with lace overlay, right dress: wedding dress of Italian Linen

This time last year, we were talking about opening a store. Today I write this blog from behind our cash wrap. Made of a boxcar floor of an old train. My capes and bow ties are sold here. What a crazy ride last year was. I’m looking forward to new things. The first new thing of this month is a lingerie trunk show at MY SHOP! wow. cool.

SO, if you are still reading this, thank you. If you live in Denver, come to Studio Colfax on Valentine’s Day from 5-8 pm. I’ll be there sipping wine, slinging my dear friends truffles her and her husband make. There will be new underwear for this new 2015. High cut, fantastic, sexy lingerie by yours truly. There will be perfumes. There will be new soap and other things for your body from Bar Soap Brooklyn.  

And a woody, something no Valentine’s Day should be without. Get yours at Studio Colfax.

Wool Cape +Pencil Skirt=Woody.

 

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Monday Inspiration

Sometime last year around the holidays, I became pretty obsessed with wool.  It all started with a cape of my moms that was just perfect.  She’d gotten it from Scotland years ago, and I finally took it to my studio, tweaked the pattern, and made some of my own capes.  I was hooked! The great finds at Colorado Fabrics lead me to a sweet score of some Pendleton Wool.  I used this wool to make 4 bags for my recent trunk show at Studio Colfax.  I learned how to work with leather, a difficult but rewarding endeavor.  Here’s what happened…pendleton tote collage