exploring photos…

yesterday we spent the afternoon exploring with one of Jeremy’s old friends, Ashley. It was her birthday, so it was the perfect day to have some fun.


some super vintage & thrift shopping. i found two dresses.


cups so pretty, they got their own photo. 🙂 from Argo tea.


Jeremy & Ashley.


he! fun times. we also got to spend some more time with Ryan of Sleeping At Last. He’s amazing. I am really excited for Jeremy to start touring with them this fall.

& here’s some inspiration, just for fun!

my dear friend, Vivianna, opened a new online store this week. Polka Dot Robot (I am not sure, but I think I hear that the site is only viewable in firefox for now!). Here are a few of my fave items….


and the thing i’m dreaming of… tree houses.


ok. my goals for today are to get some coffee, order new stuff for the RVA store, work on our next kit and get inspired along the way. i think i’ll make it a Flaming Lips day. What’s inspiring you? XOXO. els

  • As a child I always dreamed of living in a tree house. These photos brought that memory back. 🙂

    I think I could go with some Flaming Lips today too. Pressing play now. 🙂

  • Speaking of Flaming Lips, I could really use another music blog entry from you Elsie! You always have such awesome recommendations/playlists. And I’m dying for new tunes.

  • I love ARGO! That’s one of the things I miss most about Chicago! I have so many favorites, but the Earl Grey Vanilla is good(and easy to make at home!)

    I’m sure you’re loving Chi-town!

  • the autumn online class with you and rachel is what is inspiring me today! as well as my fall decorations and apple cider scented candles.!!! thanks elsie you are daily a inspiration!!!!!

  • My inspiration for today is my new English Literature class and discovering that I like to read Medieval literature. I feel like I’m transported back in time.

    I loooove this blog. So much.


  • While you’re in Chicago, you should go to Au Bon Pan. There is one across the street from the art institute. It is super delicious and if you go between 7 and 8 pm all the baked goods are half price. It’s so wonderful!

  • So exciting that you are in Chicago! That’s where I live and I ALWAYS follow your blog. Just checked it and realized you were here. are you going to be doing any other kind of showcase or anything special? I’d love to come out and see your stuff in person!

  • Inspiration 9.17.09.Pandas & listening to ‘Camera Obscura’ — such great crafting tunage!

  • that’s so funny! i almost made that costume last year as a hamburger! (i decided to be a dinosaur!) but i’m glad someone else thinks hamburgers are cute! i have a hamburger postcard set coming out for my etsy shop soon!


  • Hi Elsie! I was at Renegade on Saturday and tried to find you to introduce myself but alas…every time I stopped by the booth, you were out! I just live in the area and was planning to be at the craft show so I thought I’d say hi. I’m taking the autumn class and I can’t wait to get started. Love the projects you girls have set up! If you get a chance, would you mind mentioning some of the shops or places (by name)you’re loving in Chicago this week? We go into the city once a month or so and are always looking for fun new places to go! Thanks! I loved the booth, btw…itw as adorable!

  • Ok I just realized the pictures show the name of the shops! Thanks! and sorry! Let us know if you find anything else noteworthy in Chicago. 🙂

  • My iPod has been on an all-day shuffle of Johnny Cash and the Mary Martin version of Peter Pan. Those cups are pretty awesome, though. I’m really digging the color combo!

  • my best friend’s dad had the coooolest book about tree houses and how to build them. there were so many different designs and it was so fun to look through!

  • oooh, i loved this post! it made me squeal with delight! you find the coolest things!

    ashley is adorable…rad outfit!

  • There is a tree house resort in Oregon called a treesort (www.treehouses.com) that has been on my list to stay at for years. Love treehouses

    BTW – I am loving the Autumn class, I have decided I absolutely adore embroidery and want to do it all the time.

  • Thanks for dropping us some love! So glad we could make you laugh! Thanks for the free download of the mustaches.

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