Late Spring

Late Spring

Hello all! Its been awhile since I have signed onto this space... its been a wild spring so far! So much good in the air but been busy for sure! The feeling of summer has arrived and I think we all cant wait for that deep summer feeling but for now I am soaking in these beautiful spring mornings and long bright evenings. The plants have been extra happy this year with all the luscious rain we have received. The wilds roses are smelling more divine then ever. I hope you are enjoying your spring and a shop update should be happening later this month! 

Warm wishes to all! 

x Lissa 

( pictured above is the large waxed canvas shoulder bag / click here to view more details )

Spring is here!

Spring has finally arrived! Everything is so green and finally blossoming! The light was incredible tonight so decided to share this shot of the bright green grass and soft spring light. 

Happy week ahead!

grey days + a playlist

GREY DAYS + A PLAYLIST

Hey all, happy weekend ahead! Its been a busy week in the studio! Thanks for all who placed orders this last week! I hope to have most items shipping out next week. Also there still is a few "one of a kind" small leather items left so stop by and take a look if you have not already! 

A playlist below for anyone looking for some new good tunes! Pretty mellow but seemed fitting for all this grey and rain we have been having!  

Take care, Lissa 

Shop Restock + One of a Kind Sale

Shop Restock + One of a Kind Sale

Starting today (March 30th) the shop will slowly begin getting restocked! Also, i'll be adding a batch of "One of a Kind" small leather goods. Some are discounted as I am slowly cleaning out the studio this spring and it's time to clear away "One of a Kind" inventory.  

So stop by the shop to view some unique goods and the shop re-stock. Thanks for your support and feel free to send a note with any questions you might have regarding bag availability. Some bags are available for pre-order, others are in stock and the rest should be stocked later this month! 

Hope you are having a good week so far! 

xx Lissa 

Luberon, France

Luberon, France

I had imagined sharing more photos from our trip while away, but I just never found the time. The photos above are from the Luberon area. A truly beautiful place! The friendly people, the language, the food, the old stone buildings, the elaborate walking trails, the laid back lifestyle, I really fell in love with it all. We mostly shopped at local fresh farmers markets and packed picnics for the day's adventures. Lots of olive tapenade, goat cheese and fresh baguettes! I would never visit this area in the summer as I assume it is a bit of a tourist trap, but on the off season its a really magical place. 

I don't plan to post any more photos from our trip, but we visited many more places along the way. Each place we visited I really loved for various reasons, but the scenery in the Luberon villages was really unique and like no place I had even been before. I hope one day I will be able to return. 

Spring

Spring

We are having a cold and wet spring so far but there is a hopeful feeling in the air that things are about to change. I keep seeing and hearing little signs of spring all around, the flowering current I pass on my favorite walk is blooming, the daffodils are springing up all over, the frogs are louder then ever when falling asleep at night, baby animals are being born and the days are lasting longer! I may have to slip my feet into my rain boots to get around our property and still wear my thickets sweater and hat but the little green buds on the deciduous trees are putting a smile on my face. Before I know it the fruit trees will be blossoming and the rose hips soon after!

Spring is here and it may be slow to fully show itself but all the little changes are good enough for me right now. Be well and remember to drink lots of warm liquids in the change of the seasons! I am squeezing a lemon in my water each morning and feels really good this time of year. Happy spring!  

xx Lissa 

Heading Off

Heading Off 

Tomorrow we leave for Europe! We will be gone for a little over a month. Its been a hectic few weeks getting everything ready for us to leave but now finally we are all packed and getting so excited for the weeks ahead! I plan to do a couple posts along the way and share some of our favorite spots we visit. Have a beautiful February ahead! 

x Lissa 

Equality For All!

Equality For All! 

Last weekend was a big one. Lets just say by Friday evening I was feeling so saddened about the current state in our country. Saturday morning I awoke, we got dressed and we drove to the ferry to travel to another island to march with fellow islanders and it felt good. Quickly after I got home and opened up my instagram account and I was stunned and amazed by the mass amount of people that turned up across our nation and around the world to demand equal rights, awareness of climate change, to stand against our new president and so much more! It was totally empowering, energizing and exciting! Reading every ones signs was one of my favorite parts! 

But today as I sewed in the studio listening to NPR in the background I felt saddened again by the news that our new president has put the go on the Dakota access pipeline through the land of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. I knew this could happen but didn't imagine so soon. I know we all need to stay strong and stay active in writing letters, calling representatives but I cant help but feel so scared for our country, the future generation and world.

Be well, 

x Lissa 

 

Little bits of magic from the weekend.... 

Beautiful images from the women's march 1, 2 and 3

Sign up here to keep motivated with how to keep your voice heard! 

These ladies are totally inspiring with their letter writing! Here and here

The sweetest speech ever, it brought me to tears

Winter Sun

This past week has been beautiful! Beautiful but cold. Some mornings our shower did not even work because the shower head was literally frozen. Wood stoves burned all morning long and started up again in the late afternoon just as the sun would dip behind the trees for the night. During the day lots of tea was consumed to keep up with the dry air. A scarf was worn most days or at least until after lunch when the sun had warmed up our spaces to the perfect amount.

Its been a good week and I have the sunshine to thank for that! Winter sun is truly healing. I had a impromptu coffee date with a friend, we sat on the deck feeling the warm sun on our faces bundled in our down coats and it felt so good. A rare treat here in the northwest, a week of sun sure has been appreciated even if it brought frozen showers in the morning! 

All week I have been feeling the urge to write in this space but had a hard time deciding on the topic. I would sit down and nothing would come. But now as the week is nearing to an end I felt inspired to write and reflect on the week. I think often I use this space for just that, mentioning highlights, hard bits and all the little moments in between. So here I am late Friday night typing away reflecting on the week, picking out an image that feels fitting for the week behind us and it somehow feels right. Before I say "so long" I thought I would share a few bits of inspiration I enjoyed this week. 

Most nights this week I have been skimming through the beautiful book Grown and Gathered which was a present from mom! I've really been enjoying all the gardening and cooking secrets! 

I have been listening to Elizabeth Gilbert's inspiring - magic lessons while working in the studio this week. 

Every outing this week I would not leave without my favorite wool hat made by a long time friend. 

Most mornings this week I filled up a mason jar with hot water and herbs to help me remember to drink more water! One of the many tips my naturopath suggested to improve my health! So important this time of year. Also stretching and mediation were among them. 

and lastly... I broke down and purchased a batch of flower seeds from Floret. I grew some from Floret farm last year and they were amazing. The sweet peas were my favorite! 

Happy weekend All ! 

xx Lissa 

P.s Also I wanted to mention that since doing a bit of cleaning through my closet this week I found a some items (sweaters, shoes, ect...)  worth selling which I will be posting on Sunday over on my @lissasnapp IG page. Stop by on Sunday if you get a chance!