Tuesday, January 2

now *you* can get a travel wallet

...and help take care of someone who supports us independent makers at the same time: Kati Kim.
She's the owner of two shops in San Francisco, Doe and the Church Street Apothecary, that carry items by handmakers and artists from the Bay Area and all over the US. You may have heard about her (and her daughters') loss. Now, in what must be an extremely difficult time for Mrs. Kim, we can support her.

Stephanie Barnes (of Little Birds) and Lisa Congdon (of Bird in the Hand), along with their mother, have organized an auction, which will go live tomorrow (3 January 2007). There's an amazing assortment of beautiful things there.This is my contribution. It's brown cotton with silk, wool, and cotton patchwork. I really am pleased with how it came out.
I made some labels using Sally's idea of stamping (relief printing) rather than gocco-ing (screenprinting), and I'm happy with them. It's a much more portable method of printing.

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I'm working on things for the shop now, and I'm hoping to update it on the 10th of January. But for now, if you're waiting for travel wallets, go and check out the Kim Family Auction.

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Bonne Année! Here's to a peaceful & happy 2007, full of interesting, thought-provoking, and beautiful things. Thanks for being around.


Blogger Shari said...

hi eireann,

i love this travel wallet. so perfect. happy new year to you!! xo shari

6:54 PM  
Anonymous martha said...

Happy New Year E! It's going to be a good one for you:)
Beautiful wallet.

8:10 PM  
Anonymous Mae said...

Just a beautiful wallet and with such a meaningful purpose. I have attempted a few times to peruse the auction site but I imagine it must be awfully busy. Happy New Year to you!

6:42 PM  
Blogger erin scissorhands said...

i LOVE this- it's so great! i just visited the auction site and smiled at the high bids :)

10:47 AM  
Anonymous ambika said...

I too felt all warm inside at the high bids. And what a lovely contribution.

1:21 PM  
Anonymous sally said...

I just love this travel wallet. Someone is going to be REALLY happy to own this beauty.

4:58 PM  
Anonymous Abbey said...

I love the stamping of the tag! Smart. And the wallet too, of course.

3:40 PM  
Blogger megan said...

i too love this idea of 'stamping' the business name. where did u find your inkpad? or can i get away with using a regular ink/stamp pad. oh i almost forgot... did you have a stamp made or are u just using individual letters.

6:03 PM  

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