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Here’s the visually splendid intro to the Floral Lasso Totes from this summer.


UPDATE- LEMON IS SOLD! Buy here USD$55- originally USD$150-

and… the FLORAL LASSO tote in LILAC

Buy here USD$55- originally USD$150-

Both were used in the original shoot, but I don’t have room to store them! They are pristine, and there is only 1 of each.

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just a few photos of things going on around here…

fall stretch lace that i love love love and have 3 different versions of and are part of a new series of SWANclothing thigh-high garters called “Stems”. get it? flowers…. and the loveliest slang word for legs evah. {see Alicia at 1:27}. there’s a 4th Stem style that i am particularly determined to make happen, built very differently and echoing Edwardian embroidery styles and other oddness that i will leave a secret.

an army in waiting… mostly vintage shoes i’ve been sourcing up. the best and newest to me, i admit are hidden so as to be unveiled more dramatically. ALSO, i’m going to start letting go of some of the vintage shoes i use in shoots. yes! stay tuned.

a favourite dorky vintage rose shirt and vintage and very fitted denim shirt i have loved forever.

a cool antique chair. actually a collapsible rocking chair. on it, a beautiful deep green satin braided vintage belt i bought at Becky Plants Trees. so gorgeous, can’t wait to wear it or shoot it or something. and the most amazing 70s gold Lurex {snigger} shirt. i mean it’s covered in little afro’d, big eyelashed, big eyed girls. it’s, it’s just so VERY. and it fits me :) from Lenny & Me vintage.

tiny stars for fall. so nice. made from shells. though i really wanted to say- made! from! shells! these aren’t for garters. nope, they’re for something totally different.

more! lace! and elastic. and elastic lace. you get the picture. i’ve been collecting hardware and notions from all over the planet for this fall. it’s been crazy and nerve wracking actually. matching hardware size to elastic size, and matching hardware colours {!!!} is neurotic. ALSO, get this! i finally realized that most of the garter clips i use are actually VINTAGE deadstock. no wonder it is so hard to find them. sometimes i think being a ruthless sport shopper is a big part of this game, and it is. i am a ruthless sleuthing shopper.

a mint Floral Lasso tote order that went out, which i can happily say was happily received. and a tiny detachable pocket for a Rose Quilted Mini Louche tote that went out too. i STILL love making those Louches. a pleasure to make and gorgeous to look at upon completion, if i may be so bold.

a swan gift from Becky Plants Trees. thank you! i LOVE it.

ALSO- i’m moving my blog over to very soon. will let you know when of course, over and over and over again most likely. i love change. i feel almost like i have been in beta mode so far, and now i really begin.

thanks for dropping by!

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I keep loving these bags so they are back in the store. The Moonshine Twins.

The original description…
“A little bit of hillbilly, a little bit of romance. So when I say moonshine, I mean BOTH kinds. The MOONSHINE TWINS tote is simple & useful with just the right amount of decoration to make it special. It’s covered in cutout stars with raw edges that will fray over time to give it more texture. And the twins are hand stenciled in bronze-gold.

One big inner pocket, 2 outer pockets with star drawstrings. And a tie-on brass key clasp, again with its own star. More stars run up both sides. Made in natural raw bull denim cotton. It’s another strong tote. The MOONSHINE TWINS tote is elasticized at the top. Each SWAN tote has of course its very own machine embroidered secret swan.”

And Elle S’Ennuie with hers, disappearing into the forest in Estonia, and her twin too of course…

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I’ve had these all along but never put them in the store. Why? I don’t know. So here they are.

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lovely photo with SWANclothing sock garters by thePhotoZoo.

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Many people have requested heavier clips on my sock garters and thigh-high garters for their heavier socks and thigh-highs, and I finally found some nice ones. I can use these on any pair, just ask. And I’ll be making up a special pair of heavy duty garters that can be used as a sock and thigh version soon. Because I do love you! And besides all that, hi everyone :) I’m working hard and looking forward to fall, I hope you are too.


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Continued from here. Now freshly done and on a jet plane…

And if you are all like, damn! Go here.

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hi jennie! this is what happened yesterday with your Tiny Rose purse in Mint…

my sewing machine with lovely view, note the mint thread all ready to go.

(my newly favourite vintage loafers.) side panels of Tiny Rose with top stitching templates in place & half finished zipper. a custom cut to size zipper mind you! so with teeth removed then the end bit put back on with appropriate pliers, then trimmed. i didn’t do that, a sweet zipper genius did that for me. and some bias tape finishing the edges. that bias tape will be throughout the bag interior.

thready bits after topstitching but before the template is removed and the threads are pulled through, individually knotted and then the end bits hidden.

just a happy photo of the topstitching on the template.

photos look much nicer large here.

today all the pieces of the actual bag are being put together, hopefully some pics will happen too.

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{I’ve just moved this entry up so it stays on the front page. Here’s the original “intro to SWANclothing sock garters…“ And La Meow, Jaana of The door in my wardrobe, and Sabocracy wearing theirs perfectly. More colours here, including Latté. And some mentions.}

Hello pretty leg candy… Are your brogues lonely? Your futuristic wedgie platforms and stilettos need a friend or two? SWANclothing sock garters save the day! Not just for socks. Not just for girls.

Made from thrifted recycled leather and stretchy elastic. Anchored flatteringly with leather at the front & back. Topped off with a silver metal swan bead. And a clip for your socks in front. Keep those socks up!

The SWANclothing sock garters come in black, white, satin cream, white lace, latté, baby blue, and ballerina pink. And are available in all sizes, please include your calf measurement when you place your order. If you want a thigh high version, just include your thigh measurement instead.

Find them in my SWANclothing store.

Follow me on my new SWANclothing blog.

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