Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Between intermittent snow flurries and power outages, the prettiest leaves all fallen from their branches, the weather here seems to have firmly shifted to Winter. In the spirit of such transition, we're packing up around here for a trip West, to the coast. Our car fills with good music, snacks, and two kitties at the end of the week as we make our way, with a few detours (first to Chicago to witness Obama make history on Tuesday night). I am very excited. For many things.

I will update the T&F blog intermittently with some tasty photos of the sea, but as far as relevance goes, T&F can be officially considered to be in semi-vacation mode, save for a good pre-Christmas-shop update to come in Mid-November. In the meantime, here's a reminder to vote on Tuesday, and a promise to return in the spring.

Friday, October 17, 2008

The world's biggest sandwich was devoured today, and a few handfuls of thousands of miles away I stitched up new bags for the shop.

Introducing The Louisa Bag. You can check her out here.

Barring complete distraction, I'll be listing more over the next week; stay tuned.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

I've been working on a new design today, between breaks for coffee and the cookies my grandmother sent me home with this weekend. I not only now have my hands on three gorgeous new (old) suits, but was also lucky enough to happen upon a good amount of duck cloth on the drive home Monday afternoon, which is fueling the fun. You can find the new bags in the shop this weekend!

And now, I'm off to walk to the polling station with D where he will cast his ballot into the cute little cardboard boxes (!) that this country still uses for their elections. I predict more coffee and cookies as we listen to the results roll in. I also predict much finger-crossing.

Friday, October 10, 2008

The before mentioned Etsy article is up. Linky!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Etsy has asked me to write an article on the use of vintage suits in my work- a fun bit of homework! I'll let you know when a publish date is set; in the meantime, it's prompted me to resolve to end a bit of the neglect on the Thistledown & Finch blog-front. Eventually, there will be a free-standing website dedicated to T&F, until then, we'll be living here.