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'

leilei + g's bespoke bags & hats

a perfect cure for the cold rainy days?  sew up a batch of bright cheerful vintage print bags & hats of course & send them to kaua'i!  i treasure the moments spent sewing & handling these vintage linens, they have that certain quality that new materials lack, they feel richer & heartier & these prints... swoon...  dreaming of the ocean, sunshine & sandy toes, this batch manifested from that dream.  find these one of kind goods at oskar's boutique on the garden isle of kaua'i!  aloha!

leilei aloha + g roslie's bespoke bags + hats

leilei aloha + g roslie's bespoke bags + hats

New Slouch Bags

Here's a fresh new batch of lovingly hand stitched slouch bags in Belgian linens & vintage denims. My staple design, always a classic & a favorite to hold & carry, they are beautiful both inside & out!  Available at my shop page.

 

Handmade Belgian linen slouch bag - Sun Kissed Chaparral

Handmade Belgian linen slouch bag - Sun Kissed Chaparral

Handmade Belgian Linen Slouch Bag - Hedgehog + Morel

Handmade Belgian Linen Slouch Bag - Hedgehog + Morel

Handmade Vintage Denim Slouch Bag - Indigo Blue

Handmade Vintage Denim Slouch Bag - Indigo Blue

Handmade Eco Linen Slouch Bag - Bark

Handmade Eco Linen Slouch Bag - Bark

renewed site renewed vision

it's been a while since i last posted & realizing half of the year has come & gone. we've been busy remodeling our first home & as remodeling goes, seemingly no end in sight...  my designs have been on the back burner for the past several months but now that our home is in a livable condition,  i feel energized & ready to start creating again.  so with this new energy, i put a heaping amount of time & love into this new site bringing both of my labels, rizom designs & leilei aloha under one roof, so to speak.  my hope is for a cohesive space, an organized, streamlined site that makes it easier to share what i love & create.  please browse around & check back often for regular posts. for now, i leave you with a spread in the beautiful spring/summer issue of oregon home magazine featuring my little redwood tote bag.  thanks so much to snow blackwood & the oregon home staff for their generous love! here's a link to their stunning magazine if you'd like to browse their latest issue!  http://www.oregonhomemagazine.com/