I am a craft hoarder, but have decided to free my space (and mind) by putting up patterns and vintage craft magazines for sale. I cannot make, keep or read everything...conclusion:)
My supply shop Retro Chic Boutique will be stocked with some of these treasures.
What's New? (updated October 8, 2012) Happy October! My apologies to all who waited for the update yesterday. Rural internet access had hiccups:) I enjoyed working with various colors and themes for an eclectic update 3 tam beanie additions today, all ready to ship!
You can argue that the most impressive fountains are in Rome, Italy and I will agree with you, but I also found very lovely fountains in small town Germany. And of course in the larger cities with their historic town centers.
Above is a fountain in the center of the Wagner city Bayreuth.
Below the huge fountain at the Marien-Square in Munich.
They became my favorite backdrops for pictures:)
I come from a small town, without the hectic of city life, yet vibrant and lively. I had always been striving for an urban life while growing up. It took me many years to fully appreciate my roots of rural upbringing.
Going back to my home country and visiting places in Bavaria where I grew up.
Greetings, hope you are enjoying the midst of summer:) I have discovered a few new tools that make listing on my official website Purple Sage Designz more easy and time saving. I will be able to update more often. Today I have added 3 new products, in hemp wool, pure hemp and wool.
All natural for your head gear. Enjoy the new listings below! I will close for 2 weeks in August (family visit), please place your order timely if you have already picked out a favorite.And want to receive it before the latter part of August when I will be back.
Hope you had a safe Independence celebration if you observed July 4 in the USA. I am so glad life is back to normal, our 2 Australian kelpie dogs really did suffer from the noise, needless to say that I personally rather give money to charity than buy firework.
3 new products added, hemp wool and a visor tam on sale
3 new products added, all smaller slouchy beanies in great yarns
I am happy to re-introduce a few designs that I really enjoyed making the first time around. My new soy/hemp/fine wool yarns come in a variety of exciting colors and are great for the warm season, but not limited to. The new bamboo yarns are a pleasure to work with and I plan on bringing more of these smooth snood tams to my web shops. Last but not least I am back to knitting, and have made another pony tail hat which is very versatile for long hair.
All thanks to The List, my reminder of things to do. The written word becomes true that way (and my ideas are materializing once the go on THE LIST. Blog update was on the the list, too. )
What's New? (updated April 23, 2012)
Let the sunshine in..., friends!
Update with new custom color dread tams and slouchy beanies
And sportive striped ready to ship tam.
Check out the newest additions below.
I have a quick turn around for custom orders, not weeks but days only:)
On this blog I tend to keep it about my handmade products. Or the vintage style and home decor I so much enjoy. Or our dogs, yard, garden....
Today I'll sneak in a little post about me, for that personal human touch in a mainly corporate and outsourced to overseas world of accessory and clothing production.
At times it's hard for me to authentically express myself in English which is my 2nd language. Another reason why I often prefer to use pictures of my products over language as blog content:)
I am owner, CEO, COO, designer, maker, customer service person and shipping assistant all in 1 person. Maybe one day soon I will hire part time assistance for packing and shipping. I would really love to have more time for the actual crochet process and designing new things.
(picture taken at a casino with almost weekly music concerts, I personally don't care for gambling)
I don't stand out when I go somewhere in public. I don't take good pictures. My new (and highly necessary glasses) reflect too much light and don't work well for good images. Actually my style is not formal, but I still like to wear a man-jacket inspired blazer from time to time. I used to wear authentic men suit jackets before they were adapted by women and became a staple for women's biz attire. My "uniform" is usually jeans, worn leather purse, colorful tunic top, moccs or boots, all very 70s:)
I am passionate about 1970s authentic clothes, home decor and music.
I just recently started to use a cell ph on a regular basis and enjoy my smart phone after a painful time of figuring it out. I embraced computers early, but it took me a long time to consider social media. I am not an activist, but am liberal and participate in recycling, eco friendly home life. I love to walk and be outside.
It took me a while to adjust to the American life style, but I would like to call myself a flexible person and try to keep an open mind while holding on to some German traditions, especially when it comes to cooking and nutrition.
I am aware that with my line of work I don't save lives or Mother Earth, but at the same time I am happy to be on my path of making goods by hand and keep ethics and environmentally friendliness in my business.