Taking the Show on the Road

Leaving monday for the mid coast, to show our new work at the wonderful

American Craft Exposition at the incredible Chicago Botanic Garden

in Glencoe Il.

Our booth is in the Greenhouse Gallery, right across from the succulents garden.

Come by if you are anywhere nearby, or book your plane ticket now!

I promise you won’t be disappointed in the creativity on display in

craft form and nature.

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The Hampton Classic

Its mid late summer, (we have until 9/21!) so it is again time for

The Hampton Classic Horse Show in Bridgehampton, NY.

August 28-September 4

Stroll the Boutique Garden, and find our booth by the

Red Umbrella,

enjoy the competion, the gorgeous horses, and great people viewing!

See you there!

Below is our friend Kelly on a crisp winter day, taking a ride in our Peplam Jacket

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Here’s a map of the Garden

Heading to The Berkshires!

Our season is beginning, and I am on my way to Great Barrington, Ma. to the wonderful

Berkshire Crafts Fair

If you are up there, come see the show, and our new shearlings!

Indoors, airconditioned, another cultural event not to miss in the area!

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Electric City Couture

We had such an amazing experience this weekend working with Corey Aldrich at the Electric City Couture runway show and Pop Up event in Saratoga Springs, NY

A fundraiser for Universal Preservation Hall, a Performing Arts Education and Entertainment venue for Saratoga Springs, NY. The restoration of the Saratoga Springs Universal Preservation Hall has been a true community project. The sponsors and attendees came out in full force, we had such a great time meeting and working with all of you. We surely left a piece of our hearts in your community, and hope to be back soon!

Thank-You!

Here are some snaps of our trip, preparing for show, fitting some of the models, our pop up shop, time out with local artist friends, including visiting Textile Studio….it was a whirlwind of a weekend!

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One of a Kind

Having ten gorgeous models assigned to us for the upcoming fashion event at Electric City Couture, (as well as important Jury images need to be taken!) we have been inspired to among other things do our signature annual One of a Kind Color Block coat, this year a short swing on a beautiful black napalan skin.

See it live on the runway April 17

and previews at the pop-up-shop April 15-17

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stay tuned for additional pop up shop hours

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Please Come to Boston in The Springtime!

Our only Boston Area show of the year is coming up this weekend in Marlborough Ma. at Paradise City Arts

at The Best Western Royal Plaza Trade Center

This lively show is easy to get to, easy for parking, upbeat and a good time, music, cafe, art, craft, you name it, a great shopping relaxing enjoying the arts weekend experience!

So come see our new work, plus some old (ie Sale Rack!)

We are right up front!

Link for Discount Admission

Here’s a repost of an article on us from their website

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Creating a Look, Shopping Handmade

This is how I want to look, so I am getting my order in early!

I already own this wonderful felted wool hat by Miriam Carter,

And the supple calfskin cross body bag by Dick Muller,

So all I need is this coat!

A new slim shape in black suede, silver zipper, and white stitched lambskin edging. This look can be translated into other shapes as well.

Collecting the right accessories and garments takes time to gather, which is so fun to seek out at the treasure hunt that is the modern Craft Show……so don’t miss out! We are participating in 2 shows this month, and when I have a moment I am shopping my fellow designers booths…..!

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Baltimore Wrap Up

Kicked off 2016 with a bang, and want to thank all, new clients and old, that found us among 600+ great artist/makers to chose from at

ACC Baltimore.…..we hope you love your purchases for many years to come!

We began our set up with a proper lunch at Faidley’s, to give us strength and put us in that Baltimore mood!

Sharing some pics of the fun and serious fashion in the 400 aisle, the aisle for style!

See you next year!

Trunk Show in The Hamptons!

Please join us,

Saturday, November 7th, at Brennan’s Bit and Bridle

Come see our collection of Shearlings as well as what Brennan’s  has to offer.

“Personal service is the focus of Brennan’s Bit & Bridle, a small store with upscale country feel,

located in the heart of the Hamptons.

Store owner Natalie Mattson offers the very best of English saddlery and apparel.

She blends the time honored classics with the best of what’s new and innovative,

and is constantly finding unusual and original sportswear and gift ideas.”

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Trunk Show

Nov 7

10 am –  4 pm

The Barn in the Commons

Bridgehampton, NY

below, an inverted Peplam jacket, in Cappucino Merino Shearling, is one piece we will be showing

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Meeting David Boot at Brennan’s Bit & Bridle

There is nothing more exciting for a maker than visiting another makers studio. We have developed a working relationship with Brennan’s Bit & Bridle in Bridgehampton, where we will be having a Trunk Show on November 7th.

This past summer Toshiki dropped by Brennan’s to chat with Master Saddle maker David Boot, whose studio is on site. David was born in London England, began his saddlery apprenticeship there at the age of 15, with George Parker & Sons, Saddlers to The Queen Mother.

David himself later earned this honor.

He and his partner Lucy now are full time residents of Long Islands East End.

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David in the studio

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With his creation

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David’s master George Parker in England, whom he apprenticed with

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East Coast and Mid Coast, Info and Coupons

Next Up, East Coast This Weekend, and scroll down for Mid Coast Info!

Admission Coupon Link And more Info

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AND! SOOO EXCITED TO BE AT THE LAUNCH OF ACE AT

THE CHICAGO BOTANIC GARDEN!

Purchase Tickets Early for Discounts, and membership looks like a great idea!

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Spring, a Time to Renew

We wore all of our coats so much this winter, and so glad to have each and every one of them.

My most recent shearling is from 2007, (the shoemakers daughter syndrome!) still going strong, but I feel like a fresh one would perk me up,

to have something nice to wear on special days.

The older ones get relegated to sloppy weather days, dog walking, and all other daily routine things I do.

I’ve been working with Toshiki on a new design for a new one that will suit me.

I really like the black on black we made for our daughter this year. Something similar but different maybe?

I also love color, and the Fringe!, so much fun. What about you?

Are you feeling a refresher coat is due?

Get a jump start on a plan, (or maybe find that bargain!) at our last show of the season,

Crafts at Lyndhurst, Tarrytown, NY  May1-3


Only Boston Area Show in 2015, Coming Up!

Shows can be so much fun, it completes your work in wearables when the perfect fit happens.

Stephanie and I had an impromptu photo shoot in the booth last weekend, as she fell in love with our work.

Doesn’t she look amazing?

Come find Yours, this weekend at

Paradise City Arts in Marlborough

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Discount Admission Coupon Here

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New Shearling for PMA Craft

As the week draws to a close, and the lists of what needs to be done to get ready line the table, the studio is buzzing with finishing details on our new work in Shearling we are bringing to

The Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show next week

Here is a new narrow shape with our take on a fringe collar in Cappucino.

Booth 205!

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Two Museums, Two States, Too Good!

I have been a absent  from the blogosphere for awhile, ending up summer, trying to grab that last little bit to invigorate me for the coming season, our season!

Not to mention having our noses in our designs, and having fun making new things for you.

Recently a lot has been selling off the rack, so designing new, and restocking.

It turns out the Art World does embrace The Craft World!

See you next week on the beautiful Eastern Shore of Maryland at The Academy Art Museum

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And early November we are part of the Ultra Fabulous Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show !

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