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Photo shoot

We are getting ready for our first photo shoot of 2017… we’re kind of excited because we are teaming up with fellow eco-fashion designer Sarah Peterson of Threads & Alchemy and will being doing the shoot on-site in a couple of our hometown locales here in Paonia, CO… stay tuned for photos more »

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HRC 2016, part 2

For those of you suffering from campaign season fatigue, this post is about FASHION… and because so many of you were eager to see the finished products of the special batch of skirts we made this summer. We finally got our hands on some! (We’d tell you we have made more »

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HRC 2016

We’re finishing up a batch of skirts for a very important customer… (hint: her initials are HRC) We’ll share more details soon, but for now, here’s a photo of Sara getting the Tee Appliqué Skirts ready to ship to Philadelphia for a big event happening there this month! #hrc2016 #presidentialpalette more »

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ART TO WEAR AT PANTERRA GALLERY

We are excited to share news from one of our newer accounts, PanTerra Gallery in Bisbee, AZ… It’s time for their week long Celebration of Art to Wear, which started Saturday November 21st and runs through November 28th. They will be featuring one-of-a-kind and limited edition Wearable Art from current and new more »

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Creative chaos

Fall production is well underway and we can’t help but share some of the deep delicious colors we are working with… Here it’s RUFFLE TEE GLOVES—-we are making them with double ruffles now (at fingers AND wrist).  WE LOVE the creative chaos of combing colors!               more »

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August

It must be August, because it’s time to head to New York for NYNOW. See us in our NEW booth location #9366 in Handmade Designer/Maker in Javits Center North.

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Who needs Vogue?

Another milestone—-we’ve made the cover of a magazine!  Long time customer Allison Elliot models her Swish Skirt on the roof of the active & passive solar home she & her husband Hal built.  No it’s not Vogue, but in our mind it might be even better—we’re on the cover of more »

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To pocket or not to pocket…

We took an informal, very unscientific poll on our Facebook page about where to put the pocket on our 8-Piece Skirt: front or back. Currently, we put it on the FRONT of the skirt, but we’ve had enough people ask about it putting on the back that we thought maybe we more »

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NYNOW is then…

It was a busy trip to New York for the NYNOW show.  We ate some great food, walked on The High Line, strolled along the waterfront, and met with our some of our favorite boutique & gallery owners, as well as met new ones.             more »

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Glove Season

It’s officially glove season here, at least from a production standpoint.  That’s glove TRIM in the foreground. I think the pink is so bright that the iPhone camera can’t focus on it… YUM.

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AWEFEST on JULY 6

Hello and Happy 4th of JULY! We will have a booth at AWEFEST in Crested Butte, CO, on SUNDAY, JULY 6.  9am to 2pm. We’re excited to be in CB earlier than usual this summer! And yes, yes, we’ll also be there during the first weekend in August for the more »

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Combine-

After everything is laundered, Sara & the Cutting Crew (no, not the 80s band — OUR cutting crew) turn the piles of t-shirts into perfect precise pieces for our original patterns—in this case the POCKET TUNIC. Then to the Combining Table, where each piece’s placement is individually chosen… 

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BROOKLYN POP-UP

Next weekend… a chance to get some Elisabethan goodies in Brooklyn!  Our friend Debbie Tuch of GLITTERLIMES fame is hosting a pop-up shop in her on-the-verge-of-trendy Brooklyn neighborhood of Greenpoint. (Or is ALL of Brooklyn trendy these days?) Either way, we’re glad to be there!  

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Scary Sale

BOO!  We thought you should know that all ELISABETHAN stock is on sale at WILLOW – AN ARTISAN’S MARKET for the rest of October… 25% off everything ELISABETHAN there!  We’ve been with Helen for years, and if you’ve never been to her shop in downtown Littleton, CO, you are in more »

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Coat Pins!

These are going to Philadelphia Museum of Art for the opening of their Leger exhibit… (and I tried to get the accent over the first “e” of Leger, really!)

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Mountain Harvest Festival

Have you heard?  We made some special items for this weekend’s Mountain Harvest Festival in Paonia, CO.  Customized Pippi Long Scarves & aprons… They’ll be auctioned off in Town Park on Saturday, Sept 28.  And YES, we will have a booth there!

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INDEPENDENCE

I just had to share this photo of our fan Lee —- she bought the dress at our flash sale outside Glennie Coombe Gallery on Wednesday, and wore it on Thursday for the Fourth of July in Aspen.  Hope you are having a wonderful holiday weekend celebrating this crazy wonderful more »

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ASPEN SATURDAY MARKET

Subtle, no? We just wanted to make sure that you knew where we would be this weekend… at the first ASPEN SATURDAY MARKET of the season! We’re across the street from our spot last year, so we’re on the NORTH side of Hopkins Avenue. We’ll be there every other Saturday more »

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Silvermine

We had a great event at Silvermine Arts Center in New Canaan, CT on April 27… An art gallery is a GREAT backdrop for a trunk show (though the artists might wonder why we’re in front of their work) Here’s a pic of our set up, taken by my niece more »

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FIESTA!

Howdy!   I’m writing to you from cold, snowy GUNNISON, COLORADO, en route to SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS, for FIESTA ARTS FAIR!  It’s hard to believe by Friday I’ll be in skirts & sandals weather because as you can see by the picture of the BIG WHITE VAN (which is quite more »

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Gloves, by gum!

We’re finally getting some snow in this neck of the woods, thank goodness! So, it seems like a good time to have a GLOVE SALE with our friends at THE ROSE in downtown Hotchkiss, CO.  Starting now, till the first week or so in March (depends on if it keeps more »

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FINAL ASPEN

TOMORROW, Saturday, October 6, is our last ASPEN SATURDAY MARKET for the year! It’s always a little bittersweet — there’s just the relief at being done, BUT it means that summer really is OVER. Ah well… So make us all feel better, Sara will be there with a GREAT sale more »

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9am Saturday morning

You know summer’s really on the way out when the Aspen Saturday Market starts at 9am (it’s 8am during summer’s high season). And as nice as an extra hour of sleep is (getting up at 5am instead of 4), it’s bittersweet… days are shorter, mornings chillier, the river’s too low more »

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Flashback

These are a pair of pants that Virginia, a customer in Utah, asked me to alter for her.  I ran into her last summer at the Park City Festival of the Arts.  They are vintage Elisabethan—-ok, at least several years old anyway—-but she has kept them in mint condition.

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Findings, Products, Studio

October morning

On the way to the studio this morning… I wore shorts & fingerless gloves—-it’s October! The thermometer on the bank downtown said 45 deg F. I found these great old peanut butter jars in the free box outside the thrift store on my alley. I love that fat Peter Pan more »

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High visibility?

…and speaking of BLOOMS, take a look at this video clip:  it’s Roberta Modena, founder of the website World of Green, on a local news segment in Pittsburgh, KDKA Channel 2.  She’s talking about eco-back to school stuff, but what’s really interesting to ‘bethan fanatics is her outfit: look closely more »

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“BLOOMS!”

Their official name is Bloomin’ Pins, but Keaton calls them “Blooms”. Look at this freshly finished batch–lots more layers than LAST year’s version–YUM!

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