i’ve been working on SWANclothing for four years now. [2006 2007 2008 2009]. and some of you may have read my somewhat perturbed blog entry about my frustration with some aspects of handmade a few days ago. but there is a whole other side to the story. and it’s huge. and sweet! i love what i do, i endlessly see in my mind and scribble on paper, dresses and bags and other things i plan to make. and am every day in touch with forward thinking, [floral loving], creative, supportive, intelligent women, each with of course their own identities and style. as we all know, the internet is so funny with it’s embodiment of closeness and distance. and though i haven’t met most of you, i just wanted to say thanks for your support and interesting minds and all the beautiful things you share because you have changed my life.

phewph. ok, on a lighter note but still the same note, Anabela of Fieldguided is one of these women [though N.B. Fieldguided is both Anabela & her dapper partner Geoff]. i love Anabela’s blog. her style and tone is so consistent, reassuring and demure, whenever i visit i feel… pleasant. and i like it. Anabela has been building outfits from favourite Etsy finds of hers and included my Tiny Rose purse. i love the outfit she chose. [look at those white mary Janes! they drive me crazy.] my lighting is quite austere & dressing style can be pretty 80s/90s/denim these days and i imagine my bags with so many types of people and outfits though it’s hard for me to communicate it. i definitely see my work in a much softer context. AND i love how Liebemarlene dresses [another one of these women!] and often think of her style… hey… that’s a perfect Tiny Rose outfit, if i may be so bold :)

and i have to include this…

photo from Fieldguided.

one of Fieldguided’s custom made ties. i love this one in blue cotton lawn fabric. your name or chosen text is embroidered on the underside. this is a thing of beauty. and i have plans to add one to my tie collection soon.

end of compliments for now and back to work on more 2009 SWANclothing summer beauties…

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us gals we gots to stick together, very true!!!
anabela is a great spotlgiht, actually she kept my perspective in one sticky etsy situation that made me just want to give it all up in the world of handmade…

tara-lynn    14 May 09    #

nice to see you tara-lynn :) there have been so many people. it’s starting to feel like a long time :) i want to list them all but will have to blog them slowly. don’t want to get the list wrong. anabela is a sweetheart.

SwanDiamondRose    14 May 09    #

Hi! I know this is totally strange, but can you send me an invite to tfs? Ive been wanting to contribute there. My email add is: fordmodelsphils@yahoo.com. Thank u!!!

Alex08    14 May 09    #

Aw, thank you so much for this. It’s really fascinating for me to read this kind of thing because sometimes I look at my blog and think that it’s all over the place, that’s it’s not consistent, that it’s messy… so it’s nice to know that people actually do have an impression of me based on it, a consistent one. It means a lot! I just try to be myself and try not to stress about it too much. Obviously that’s what you do too… it really shows. xoxo

Anabela    15 May 09    #

Alex08 i sent you an email, just need a bit more info but no problem.

and Anabela, you’re more than welcome :) i do think that of mine too. i tweek like crazy to keep the palette and style on track. and thanks.

SwanDiamondRose    15 May 09    #


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