09/08/2012 § 2 Comments
Another batch of clutches for Urban Air Market – September 16th!
This one is sitting out in the sun to get a nice patina, and also to mold the bottom out a little so you can fit more goodies inside. The leather is from Hermann Oaks Leather in St. Louis – which I am completely happy with because, as you know, over here at Pennyroyal we are all about American manufacturing! Oh yeah!! All the little strings still need to be hand sewn in, but I think ,all in all, it is a good looking and functional clutch. Nice and sturdy, too. Because you would not want your pretty little night-time goodies to go flying out all over the side walk!
A friend asked me today if I had thought about dying the leather with tarragon or alkanet, which is funny, because I was just wondering earlier in the day if it would be possible to use my favorite dye combination – logwood + iron – to get the leather a nice grey color. I am going to test it out next week. See what kind of mess I can make. Hopefully a beautiful one!
And…I am on Twitter now. PennyroyalCA. I am still trying to work out the language – and what the heck I am suppose to tweet about! But people said I should do it, so what the heck. There I am.
Ta ta for now. Enjoy the weekend. Love your friends. Kiss your family.
09/05/2012 § Leave a comment
Here are some quick peeks of new bags that will be available at Urban Air Market on September 16th. The top one is made from beautiful Horween leather which is made in Chicago. It is a nice big bucket tote with an inside pocket out of woollen plaid. The leather is butter soft, but nice and thick. The second is a Pennyroyal standard carryall with a sturdy leather bottom made from leather from Hermann Oak tannery in St Lois. It is vegetable tanned and will patina with sun exposure and with use. The bottom picture is another fringe-close carryall made from a new super small batch of woollen plaid from Cotswald Woollen Mill. I put a little leather pocket on the front – I was thinking lipstick, but you can say Chapstick if you are a guy. I only have 3 of these.
And sticking with the Pennyroyal spirit of contributing to and assisting in the rebirth of American Manufacturing, a great poster put out by a fantastic company – Made Movement. Check them out here. In their words…”Made is a marketing agency dedicated to supporting a resurgence in American manufacturing.” Sweet, right!!! And while you are there, check out their shop – Made Collection. All sorts of cool things to peruse.
Last but not least – the shop is allllllllmmmmmmoooooooooossssssssst ready. Really. Swear.
That is it for now – back to the industrial machine! Vroom vroom. xoxo