Spring

Spring

A pop of color for Spring!

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Rejuvenation

Rejuvenation

I recently took a road trip to Missoula, MT to see Jeff Tweedy play at the Top Hat Lounge. Along the way we stopped on the backcountry roads at places I am sure I have driven through in my lifetime, but never stopped. One of my favorite spots was the Ewan Garden of One Thousand Buddhas in Arlee, MT. After a few days away, I feel more rejuvenated and motivated than ever to be in the studio. All work and no play does not make for an inspired designer. Always a good reminder! Hope you are enjoying a little spring road trip of your own. Get out and see the world. It’s pretty amazing!

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Studio

Studio

Hope everyone is enjoying the new year! I’ve been working on a couple new designs, which I can’t wait to share soon. At the end of last year, I bought a new Juki industrial sewing machine. It’s a workhorse for sure! There was a bit of a learning curve (and frustration), but I think I’ve finally gotten comfortable with it. I’m excited about all the new tools I have been able to purchase with the support of new orders. So thank you all! You are helping me to see my vision for buttons + tweed come to light. I feel myself growing as a designer and pushing myself to learn new things. It’s a great feeling! Here are a few shots of my studio and new tools at work. DSC_0013 DSC_0151 DSC_0156

Product Photography

Product Photography

I realize my last post was in the fall and it is definitely winter here in Montana now! I wanted to share a couple of photos from a recent photo shoot with my dear friend, Michelle Lemley. Over my birthday in November, I was lucky enough to have this lovely lady come visit me. In between celebrating, we took a few new photos of my bags. This time I got to be the designer and model. Geez….modeling is much harder than it looks. Think I’ll stick with designing!

Hope you are all enjoying this holiday season! Thank you so much to all my new customers.

You can see more of Michelle’s work at http://www.michellelemley.com

 

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Happy Fall

Happy Fall

Fall is officially here! I took a drive to Cottonwood Canyon this afternoon in the hopes of getting a glimpse of the colors changing in the mountains. Fall is one of my favorite times of year to take photos. The weather is perfect for getting out and the colors are breathtaking. With the changing of the seasons, I always feel a sense of new beginnings.

Hope you are enjoying a lovely start to fall in your neck of the woods.

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Photo a day

Photo a day

Over the past month, I challenged some of my friends to complete a photo a day project. A few years ago, I took a photo a day for an entire year. So this month long challenge seemed like a piece of cake. I wanted to reconnect with some of my friends living in other cities. What better way to do that than through photos and a bit of creativity. Here is a peak at some of the photos from the month. Happy Sunday everyone! DSC_0554 DSC_0573photo 2DSC_0207DSC_0535

Waxed Canvas Purses

Waxed Canvas Purses

I’m finally getting around to posting some photos of this new ombre wool fabric. I’m completely in love with it. I think it compliments both the grey and brown waxed canvas very well and I just adore the pop of color it adds!

You can checkout more colors in my etsy shop, http://www.etsy.com/shop/buttonsandtweed

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Fairy Lake

Fairy Lake

Hope everyone had a wonderful Fourth of July! I spent the day at Fairy Lake near Bozeman, MT. Fairy Lake is a glacial green/blue lake at the base of Sacagawea Peak. The road to get to the lake can be rough but it is well worth it when you get to the top. It’s about 22 miles north of Bozeman on Bridger Canyon Road. Then about 6 miles of dirt road to the lake. There is a trail that loops around the lake and some picnic spots near the parking lot. We also saw plenty of brave souls hiking up and skiing/snowboarding down. You can also camp nearby. Great summer destination spot!

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Colorado

Colorado

Awe….it’s officially summer! I recently returned from a much needed vacation in Colorado. I spent some time in Boulder and Denver. But most of my time was spent exploring the mountains near Breckenridge and Frisco. Camping, biking, hiking, running, and relaxing by the lake. There is something truly magically about the outdoors. I always feel a sense of calm and centeredness when I am in nature. Rejuvenation for the soul really! Hope everyone is enjoying a little summer break of their own.

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