Friday, June 24, 2011
I'm going to California for a week on Tuesday for some sunshine since it doesn't seem to want to shine in Portland these days. I thought it seemed like a good time for my very first storewide sale on Etsy. This weekend all items in my shop are 10% off when you enter the coupon code VACATION upon checkout. This offer will expire on Tuesday morning. Happy shopping!
Posted by loni at 11:00 PM
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Monday, June 20, 2011
One of our favorite places to go when the weather is nice, is to Sauvie Island. It is an island in the Columbia River that is full of farms and wildlife preserves. We heard that the strawberries had ripened so we went to see for ourselves.
|Dewey and Harper slaving away in the field|
|This is before my 3 hour long sneezing fit from allergies|
Posted by loni at 3:34 PM
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
One day, when I was in college, my friend handed me a thick stack of xeroxed papers. He told me I had to read it- and I did.
"....Our lives we have carefully constructed from watermelon sugar and then travelled to the length of our dreams, along roads lined with pines and stones. I have a bed, a chair, a table and a large chest that I keep my things in. I have a lantern that burns watermelontrout oil at night. That is something else. I'll tell you about it later. I have a gentle life."
I wasn't really sure what it all meant, but I was entralled. I had never read anything quite like it.
The xeroxed pages were the entire book, In Watermelon Sugar, by Richard Brautigan. They were given to my friend from another friend, who wouldn't part with his own copy of the book. Years later, while living in Portland I have purchased my own copy of In Watermelon Sugar, and anything else I could find by him. These books are the treasures of my bookshelf, and not just because of the words, but the covers. The ladies on the cover of the books were his muses, some of them girlfriends and wives. They all have such a great, bohemian charm to them.
Take a look....
|Richard Brautigan and Hilda Hoffman|
|This one is my favorite.|
Richard Brautigan and his muse, Michaela Le Grand
taken in Washington Square Park in San Francisco
|Marcia Pacaud, one of his girlfriends|
The book was dedicated to her.
|Sherry Vetter, who was one of his girlfriend...|
and a cake
|Beverly Allen, a model in Golden Gate Park|
|Richard Brautigan and Victoria Domalgoski, a singer|
Taken in front of the Presidio branch of the San Francisco Public Library
|Richard Brautigan and Shiina Takako, the owner of a bar Brautigan frequented in Tokyo|
Posted by loni at 4:17 PM
Saturday, June 4, 2011
I just scored some great vintage fabrics from The Knitt'n Kitten, my favorite fabric store in town. I thought I would share my finds with you. Let me know if anything catches your eye- I'd be happy to make something just for you. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or send me a convo through Etsy.
|This one is a little silky with a bit of sheen to it. |
I was thinking maybe a fancy sundress with a layer of black lace underneath?
Or a high waisted circle skirt?
|Amaaaaazing corduroy! Perfect for a ruffle front skirt with matching, green ruffles.|
|A very mod wool in a large check, perfect for an Aussie girl in fall and winter. The squares are about 1".|
Great for a ruffle front skirt with black ruffles and large black buttons.
|This is a gorgeous, light weight wool with a subtle floral pattern woven in. So pretty and elegant.|
Posted by loni at 2:29 PM