I am buried in beautiful salvaged wool in the studio these days. Making lots of mittens, scarves and these throws, my favourites. I’m rebranding this part of my line, the new name is Lost Pines. More images coming soon.
A couple pleasant surprises this past week.
BC living featured 7 Canadian clothing brands, including Dear Pony and
Lilikoi , another Nelson brand.
Here’s the link to the whole article.
Tracy Fillion creates her handmade pieces in her home studio in Nelson, BC. She uses primarily sustainable and organic materials in this feminine clothing line.
Fillion’s designs have a soft look to them, with muted colours and uncomplicated silhouettes. She uses simple prints of birds, flowers and branches on many of her dresses, tops and totes.
And not only does she produce accessories to go with your new top, but Dear Pony also has a small line of home accessories, like its Love Birds Ottoman.
Adria Vasil also featured both Dear Pony and Lilikoi in her Toronto based blog.
It’s such an honour to be in this company!
Great debate on cheap fashion vs. sustainable.
My husband and I went to Portland for 5 days last week. We had an amazing time, the weather was perfect and the drive from Nelson was lovely. We stayed in the NW area and having brought our bicycles we were able to ride to all the areas we wanted to visit easily. The following places go on my must visit list.
Tasty & Alder for drinks and dinner
Toro Bravo for dinner and drinks -you probably have to wait over an hour for a table. No worries, there’s a charming bar upstairs serving great drinks. To our delight there was an old rag time band playing in the room next door to this pub, the dance floor was packed with very skilled dancers. We had to wait over an hour and half for our table, normally I would leave but was enjoying the band, the dancing, and the fancy drinks. This restaurant is worth the wait!
McMenamins Kennedy School This has everything.
Deschutes brewery serves fine craft beer and delicious meals. They sell there homemade mustard. It’s fantastic.
Rogue Brew pub I only drank IPA ‘s there, Wade tasted others. They brew delicious beer.
I could go on and on about the street food, the coffee, music venues, Powell’s, bike riding along the river…..
Here are a few snap shots of the trip.
I was thinking about this as I was falling asleep last night. I don’t geek out about my pets all the time.
From the top:
Ruby taught me that if your super positive all the time and just want to have fun you can pretty much get away with anything.
Beamish demonstrated the importance of being kind and smart.
and Nellie (little yorkie in the window) demonstrates repeatedly how unnecessary fear is. No matter how scary the situation is someone’ s always there for you.
And more so that nothing is scary.
I just came across the blog Sincerely Kinsey . The project category is fantastic!
Beautiful images, simple instructions, I love it. Here’s a little peak.
Homemade dryer sheets, lipgloss and dry shampoo. There’s a lot more where these came from. right here. I feel like sending this gal some flowers for having such a nice informative blog.
Some images from the new SS collection. Photographer; Julia Cedar.
Model; Naltalie Mucha.
More images in my online shop.
I made these garlands a couple weeks ago. It was so easy and affordable I have to share. I started out by painting white poster board (more like paper) with a watered down light grey, the original white was a very unnatural stark chaulky white. Next I screen printed some geometric images in a very very light grey- looks more like a soft white. You can also just hand paint or make some potato stamps to achieve this as well. Next I cut the paper into strips, then into little triangles. I sewed them all together leaving long threads at the top end. I found a pretty old branch in the yard (actually I think this branch is one I found somewhere on the coast and drove it with a few others all the way back home) Any branch or dowel will do! Tie the top ends and voila! A pretty thing you can use as a screen to hide something or turn into a mobile.
I’ve been working on new fabric patterns, screen prints and designs. These two images are a sneak peak of the new spring summer line. More to come in a couple weeks. The necklaces are a new design by Cathy Terepocki, Photos taken by Julia Cedar.
I came across this beautiful and in perfect condition linen table cloth at the thrift store a few weeks ago. I know right away I wanted to make these bags. In the etsy shop now.