Monday, November 14, 2011

the normal kind of luck

It would be impossible to describe the amount of strange misfortune that has been going on of late. It's a bit outlandish really, however Most Definitely comical.
It would seem that things are resistant to falling into place for us easily at this point in life, so we shall have to resort to [sometimes irritatedly] forcing forward.
It is funny how a person can feel that all they've gt is bad luck sometimes, but if we are honest I think we might find that we have been overwhelmingly blessed in the past and the times we are coming on now are simply marked by Normal Luck.

dangit. we are normal.

NONETHELESS, my apologies for the lack of attention to this shop. Ideas are brewing & hopefully time, energy, better luck & a freer sort of creativity will find me soon. [or more simply, the time to unpack & organize my sewing room.]


Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Etsy Site Opening . [SM]

Some things are finally posted.
I hope that you'll meander over to our Etsy site, and have a look around.

All of our things have been created from recycled fabric, and repurposed clothes. In the near future, we'll also have a few vintage items for sale as well.

If you're in need of some convincing, rest easy, I've included some pictures of what you might find over yonder. 


'black cotton.'

'simple white.'

custom project.

'The Marvelous Mistake.'

'Sweet little hippie.'

'The Marvelous Mistake.'

You can follow the link below, or you can simply go to and search for 'slate & sable' in the shops category. 

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

stay tuned. [SM]

dresses are being pressed..
models wrangled..
scraps stitched..
photos edited..

and quite soon, Slate & Sable on Etsy  will be up for business, with many beautiful reconstructions & vintage items for your purchasing pleasure.

do stay tuned.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

up to . [SM]

Certainly it has been a busy couple of weeks.
An odd and tiring mix of work and play have soaked up the time. Thus I feel like I've abandoned slate & sable a little bit lately. Not to my satisfaction however, of course.
Nonetheless, we have survived and even have something to show for it I think. I hope you'll enjoy the little hints of our life I've put together for you to see.

This is what I've been up to ::

a Project for 'Sassy sisters'

cutting cutting cutting

stitching on the letters.


and ready to go.
here's a little taste of what the sisters do.

finally into place at the festival.
certainly they were sweet to include my art among their things.
[little suitcase. I love.]

festival life.
for 11 days my husband, his brothers, and I ran a stage at a music festival. it was a lovely, wild, tiring, and sweaty sweaty time.

Los Straitjackets.

to say that it rained quite a lot would certainly be an understatement.

Missing sweet friends. & Cherishing small things.

someone's lovely locks.

table weeds.


Sunday, July 31, 2011

A much idolized artist of mine
cellar door

an especially girlish post . [SM]

here a just a couple of my favorite things.

Honey & Sugar face Scrub/Mask .
 An especially thrifty and beautiful friend of mine once suggested this to me and when I finally got around to trying it, I very much liked the results.
I did equal parts sugar & honey, it is quite a nice compliment to any longlong bath. & far more delicious and inexpensive than it's chemically competition. 

Triple Butter Soap, Sandlewood, & Patchouli [my undying favorite].

& slightly unrelated but equally loved...

Why, feathers of course. 
tied in hair, sewn into a sultry dress, on the wall, at the end of the chain around your neck, any place is sweet enough.

oh, isn't it obvious.