Wednesday, July 29, 2015

How to Wear it Wednesday 7.29.15

It's Wednesday!!! :) We are almost through the work week, and it is How to Wear it Wednesday!  This week, I put together an outfit for a guy.  Just right for enjoying a fun Saturday.

Salvaged Wood Key Ring from Feath & Kee

So, this outfit that I put together was inspired by this key ring from our shop. The wood that it is made of comes from a salvaged tree root. I am not sure of the species of tree, but the only finish it has is a coat of linseed oil.

Handmade Leather Sneakers from MDesignWorkshop

These handcrafted sneakers from MDesignWorkshop are made from vegetable tanned leather with rubber soles.

Chances Hat from Tinlid Hat Company

I love the pencil holder on this hat from Tinlid Hat Company.  A portion of the proceeds from this hat go to LitWorld.

Custom Leather Wallet from RedLeafLeather

The intricate stitching and detail really make this wallet from RedLeafLeather stand out.  It is based on a variation of the wallet from The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.  You can also request your own custom quote.

Black and Red Striped Shirt from SkirtStar

This slim cut shirt from SkirtStar combines comfort and style.  By the way, in addition to nice shirts, they also have really neat costumes.

Upcycled Custom Jeans from AbiDashery

These upcycled jeans from AbiDashery have been bleached and distressed to give them a customized look.

Have a great rest of the week!

-- Jessica

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

How to Wear it Wednesday 7.22.15

This week, I thought that it would be fun to put together items for a table.  The item that I chose from our shop, is an organizer for jewelry, hair accessories, or even keys.  This would be an ideal item for just about anywhere, but here, I see it sitting on a dressing table.  Holding various treasures and necessities, while at the same time adding to the over all ambiance of the room.  I love all of the other items that I found to complete this dressing table.

Wooden Tree Organizer from Feath & Kee

This tree from our shop is made from a white wood, and finished with linseed oil.

Recycled Table from GHIFY

This lovely table from GHIFY has been constructed from recycled wood salvaged from Queenslander houses in Queensland, Australia.

Make up Brush Holder from Nuevo Wood Crafts

Keep all of your make up brushes at easy reach with this brush holder from Nuevo Wood Crafts.

Ceramic Jar from Muddy Waters Ceramic Creations

Store your miscellaneous necessities in this lovely ceramic jar.  I love the handle!  Find it a Muddy Waters Ceramic Creations.

Ring Dish from Flying Pig Pottery

This whimsical ring dish from Flying Pig Pottery is the perfect resting place for your rings and jewelry.

Motivational Poster from Red Penguin Studios

Keep yourself inspired everyday with this print from Red Penguin Studios.  This is offered as a PDF download, so you don't even have to wait for the mail!

Bandsaw Box from Dust Witch Creations

When Tish at Dust Witch Creations made this cute box out of cedar, she left it unfinished so that the aroma remains.  I love the beautiful grain of the wood!

Felted Rose Rug from thetonightshow

So when I imagined this scene in my mind, I thought that it would be nice to have a soft rug placed in front of the dressing table.  I came across many pretty, handmade rugs.  Then I saw this one from thetonightshow, and I think that my heart skipped a beat.  The roses are made from old coats.

That's it for this week!  Whether it is a room or a person, check back next week for How to Wear it Wednesday!

-- Jessica

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

How to Wear it Wednesday 7.15.15 Christmas in July Edition!

The temperatures out are climbing ever upward, so this week I will try to turn your mind towards a cooler future.  Welcome to How to Wear it Wednesday: Christmas in July edition! 

Santa Fund Money Jar from Feath & Kee

So now is a great time to start saving for holiday festivities.  An easy way is to collect your spare change.  This money jar is available and ready to ship in our shop.

Ugly Christmas Sweater Design Shirt from Dentz Designs

Needing a shirt that combines comfort and humor? This sweatshirt from Dentz Designs fits the bill nicely!

Geometric Velvet Leggings from Rouge Minx Clothing

I just love these leggings. I do not wear leggings, but I saw these and fell in love.  I can think of so many different ways that you could wear these!  However, today they are dressing up the slouchy sweater. Get these at Rouge Minx Clothing.

Retro Clutch from Pasque Flower Creations

This cute linen clutch from Pasque Flower Creations can go so many places with so many different outfits.  It is based on a 1930's design and available in different colors.

Santa Hat from 2Handmade

Playful and so soft, this Santa / Pixie / Elf hat from 2Handmade puts a stylish spin on the traditional Santa Hat and makes it very wearable.

Christmas Tree Earrings from PNL Jewelry Designs

These festive Christmas Tree earrings from PNL Jewelry Designs are made from Swarovski Crystals. 

Ugly Sweater Mason Jar Koozie from Beach Daisy Jewelry

Finally, decorate your beverage of choice with this Ugly Christmas Sweater Mason Jar Koozie from Beach Daisy Jewelry.

-- Jessica

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

How to Wear it Wednesday 7.08.15

With Summer in full swing, there is a phrase that seems to be everywhere, "Festival Wear".  You can not even go into a Target Store without seeing it.  Now, before I launch into a diatribe about big box retailers ripping off  independent makers and retailers, here is my festival outfit. :)

Sunburst Earrings from Feath & Kee

So I started with this pair of sunburst earrings from our shop.  They were made by me from scrap wood.  I burned the design on with wire tools that I also made by hand.  They have stainless steel posts, and were finished with linseed oil.

Faded Denim Shorts from Abi Dashery

I found these upcycled shorts at Abi Dashery.  You can check out Abi's youtube channel here for neat tutorials. 

Upcycled Tank from Sweet Life Threads

So, most of the fabric that I work with is re-purposed.  That said, I definitely have a lot of respect for Cher at Sweet Life Threads.  I know how hard it can be to get just the right fabrics, that not only look good together, but also match up material-wise.  I really liked the colors in this tank. There are also matching pants available.

Citrine Crystal Hair Pins from CassieVision

Keep your hair pinned out of your face with these gorgeous citrine hair pins from CassieVison.  I can just imagine the sunlight adding to their sparkle.

Custom Superhero Sunglasses from DecoroZapatillos

I love these Superhero Sunglasses from DecoroZapatillos! They are custom painted by hand.

Crochet Phone Case from Lovely Knots Boutique

Keep your phone protected in style with this green crochet phone case from Lovely Knots Boutique.

Blue Dragon Veins Hemp Necklace from Creative Earth Jeweler

What do you get when you add a beautiful blue agate stone, Chrysocolla beads, eco-friendly hemp, and the artistry of Dana at Creative Earth Jeweler?  This stunning one of a kind necklace!

Upcycled Denim Bag from buy KC's Kreations

It's always nice to have a small bag to throw in the essentials.  This cute, bag is made from recycled denim.  Find it at KC's Kreations.

Leather Short Boots from BlueDrop

I fell in love with these amazing boots from BlueDrop.  Each pair is handmade to order. They are also available in black, brown, and burgundy.  I believe that they are perfect in this lovely green!

So there you have it! My idea of the perfect "festival" outfit.  What is yours?

- Jessica

Thursday, July 2, 2015

How to Wear it Wednesday!

It is amazing how fast this Summer is flying along! Today is the inaugural post of What to Wear Wednesday.  The idea for this is inspired by Polyvore - if you have not heard of this, think of it as a Pinterest for fashion and decor.  To be honest I am still learning my way, but I love being able to match up items that we make with different items that I could see them being used for or worn with.

This visualization is such a fundamental part of my personal process. From a piece of scrap metal that needs to be a base for a table top that will tie someone's room together to imagining how a pair of earrings will complete a total stranger's outfit.

So I am hoping to make this a weekly post.  I plan to only include other items that are handmade, with the possibility of some vintage where appropriate.

Just in time to celebrate the United States' birthday, here we go!

Red Glitter Cube Studs from Feath and Kee

Today's set is inspired by our sparkly red cube studs, then added with everything that you might need for a day at the beach or lake followed with an evening of fireworks.

Keyhole Bandueau Bikini from Harajuku

This navy bikini is made to order by JoEllen in Los Angeles.  Find this and her other creations at her shop Harajuku.

Linen Piano Fold Dress from annyschooecoclothing

Cover up with this gorgeous dress from annyschooecoclothing.  It is made from cotton and linen in Boulder, Colorado.

Leather Thong Sandals from AmberRae Sandals

These leather thong sandals feature a turquoise rivet with a vibram sole.  They are made in Austin, Texas.  Find them at AmberRae Sandals.

Sunscreen Stick from On Hand Lotions

Protect your skin with this SPF 35 organic sunscreen.  It is made with organic ingredients in Bristol, New York.  Find it and other items to pamper yourself at On Hand Lotions.

Bamboo Shades from Shades of Bamboo

Banish the sun's glare with these sunglasses from Shades of Bamboo.  They are made from eco-friendly bamboo in Burlington, Vermont.

Navy Beach Bag from BOLD by Tina

When you are on the go, it is really nice to have one bag that you can throw everything in.  This tote from BOLD by Tina fits the bill nicely.  It is handmade in Enfield, Connecticut.

Wide Brim Straw Hat from Bonnet

Top everything off with this lightweight, feminine hat from Bonnet in Portland, Oregon.

Primitive Rag Quilt from Kristin's Country Home

Finally, you have made it through the day, and it is time to kick back under the stars and watch fireworks!  This lovely quilt from Kristin's Country Home in Sewell, New Jersey is just right.

Although I am looking forward to sharing creations from around the world with you.  However, this week, I featured only items made by hand in the United States.

-- Jessica