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winter collection

The winter collection was a huge success at Second Storie Market! I was completely overwhelmed with the response: thank you friends! I sold out of multiple items, especially the metallic ombre cuffs. I’ll be working on a second batch of those this week and launching a little online holiday pop-up shop over the next few days, [...]
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lunar clutches

*hand-painted clutches made from navy suede *set of 12, painted with the lunar calendar of each month of 2013 *at second storie indie market this saturday *happy thanksgiving to you and yours *xo
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second storie sneak peeks

so much fun news today! *the winter leather collection is ready to go! shot a lot of photos wednesday with the help of a few friends who volunteered to model for me. you can get a sneak peek of some of the shots over at the second storie blog, where i’m the featured artist today! *C [...]
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cut, paint, press, sew

*having so much fun making this little hand-painted recycled leather holiday collection *lots of cutting and painting and pressing snaps and sewing and repeating it all over again *what i love about working with recycled leather is that no one piece is ever the same *hope to see you at second storie!
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freckled fawn

now that second storie is less than 4 weeks away (eeks! i’m not ready!), i’m thinking about how to package up the various leather cuffs and wallets and clutches i’ve been working on. i’m a firm believer that less is more, so i’m thinking simple with a hint of color. like any normal gal, i’m [...]
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fun news

it’s official: made by rachel is going to be a vendor at the second storie indie market this november! eeks! i’ve been sponsoring second storie for a number of years now, but this is my first year vending and i’m super excited. i’ll be selling a collection of hand-painted leather accessories that i’ll be working [...]
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bring on the shimmer

I’m ready to move from this: To this: I know it’s only November 26 and I was going to wait until December 1st to start slamming my blog with holiday cheer, but I can’t contain it! I’m giddy for the holidays! From now until New Year’s, I’m going to be posting a lot on shimmer. [...]
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i want to be a selfish seamstress, part 1

There’s a big part of me that wants to have the attitude and perspective of this gal. If there’s anything I’ve realized this year, it’s that as much as I love to sew for other people, I’m sick of never ever sewing for myself. I can count on one hand the number of things I’ve [...]
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count-down to second storie and handmade nation!

The second storie indie market is this coming weekend and we’re kicking it off with the first showing of handmade nation, this Friday, November 27 at 7 p.m. at the Visual Studies Workshop. If you haven’t bought your tickets yet, grab them here.Yours truely will be the panel moderator after the film this Friday and [...]
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Handmade Nation hits the Roc

I’ve been waiting for the day that I get to share this exciting news with ya’ll and time keeps slipping away from me. So, here’s the news: Handmade Nation is coming to Rochester! My dear friend Shanna and I have been working on this one for a few months and it’s finally set: Made By [...]
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