Cupcake Soap and more gifts are blowing in the door on the warm breeze of a late Winter....
Spicing it up at Fringe, with Vintage Men's Ties... beautifully handmade baby wear and a few of our favorite things.
Unique Postcards from Japan...here in the store as of 11/21/16
Many of you are familiar with the work of Sage Ryen ...and now we have a beautiful selection of locally made jewelry by Sage.
Terra Tokens is what Sage calls her business and she lives by the belief that jewelry is an expression of who we are, how we feel, and what is important to us.
Made from solid brass materials, combined with natural gemstones, vintage elements and Swarovski crystal. Many of the components are hand-painted with an ink designed for metal. Often heat treated color is bonded to metal, like enamel.
Sage is Wildly Creative and incorporates symbolism into her work.
Please come see and enjoy.
(See Image Above and to the right)
Fringe is now carrying OLA stitch in the gift area of our little shop. OLA is run by Salida local Aleksandra Sineath whom specializes in creating amazing hand-sewn clothing (truly adorable dress jumpsuits and skirts that I practically shreak over every time I see). Witty, Dainty, Precious and above and beyond all things "Consciousness", these are just a few words that describe the quality of her work and the time that goes into her textile choices from fine linen to organic cotton. OLA is both candy for your eye and the nature of your soul. Come see our selection of beautiful handmade items by our very own Local Artist.
Follow Alex on Facebook through OLA Stitch and write her for your own inquires at: email@example.com
We've create our own version of the Gym City Shorts with the free pattern by Connie's Thread, for Purl Soho...but of course we used our very own fashionable flare, using Amy Butler's Hapi-Trapeze in Charcoal and Olivia linen textured fabric in Blue.We have a massive array of potential variety for this project and The link is below.... aaand we suggest you make 10 cute pairs of these perfect shorts for your very own hot, hot, heat wave of summer wardrobe. They also look great in the rain ;) See you soon.
So often a quilter or seamstress will have a stack of fabric for me to cut and as we begin to talk, these wild "fabrications" of emotion and story start to unfold about why the prints and colors have been chosen for the projects in mind. I love these moments, they make my day fly by and also they bring context and depth to what I do as a retailer. Things feel "brighter" with color. So these experiences bring up the question of:
How do we choose color for our projects?
If I were to answer this without really going into it, I would say it's all done with the eye...but as we know...that is just too simple and really it just starts with the eye and from there it leads to a deeper place that is often intertwined with bigger ideas like what we've been taught as children, the stories and songs we've learned, relationships we've had, and of course our interpretation of what emotions surface with our viewing of color. There is a certain nostalgia that naturally exists.
It's needless to say that some of us don't use the triggers of nostalgia to shop for fabric color. It takes a deep mix of many different personalities to make our world spin and so there is a calling for general support in making the experience easy with kits, collections, texture, patterns, and above and beyond all things .....guidance.
One thing I love to provide for my customers is the "Nostalgic Eye" this is something I will lend to you any any any time you need it...just ask. I will see you soon at Fringe in Salida, Colorado and we will begin our journey together in combining your story with the colors you are searching for.