gypsy handmaker...

oh my, it's been a while.... being a gypsy has it's challenges, mostly keeping up with one's journals & such as it's always tucked away in a box or in between locations.  since last i wrote, ry & i packed up our goods & hit the road again & have landed for a spell in the sleepy,  super laid back coastal town of carpinteria, california.  missing portland, especially during spring bloom season but loving the mid 70's temperature & endless sunshine here...  i've been busy setting up my studio & back to creating again which makes me so delightfully happy!  my focus, as ever, is on well made, simple, thoughtful, timeless goods that's easy to wear & easy to grow old with.  i'm also super excited about setting up a natural dye studio so i can experiment & custom dye my handmade goods!  in the meantime, here are some goodies that i'm slowly putting up on my site in the coming days/weeks.

i hope you are living beautifully & authentically wherever you find yourself! 

aloha!

arts + letters smock in 'bloom'

arts + letters smock in 'bloom'

mini.malist x-body leather tote in 'de oro'

mini.malist x-body leather tote in 'de oro'

arts + letters smock in 'enso'

arts + letters smock in 'enso'

mini.malist leather tote bag in 'caviar'

mini.malist leather tote bag in 'caviar'

redux + recycled

the last couple of years have been a blur, so many new adventures, 3 new companies, and about 10,000+ pictures taken along the way but I have always kept rizom close to my heart....  so the journey begins anew and it's like revisiting an old friend, picking up right where we left off.  here's to a new beginning, growing wiser & deeper roots....  i will post new creations soon!  oh & thank you brett for all your love in helping me create this site true to my heart...

rizom embossed
rizom embossed

ps: here are 2 projects I have been working on for the past year if you'd like to take a peek:

http://www.leileialoha.com/

http://alohastateoflove.com/