vendredi 20 mai 2011

Spring and We're Moving

We announced it a few months back, and we're doing it now: La Pomme Home, it's our new blog with a spanking new address, Follow us there!

vendredi 8 avril 2011

10 Percent Off Everything!

I am off and away.

Say yey! As announced, I'm off for a break to Africa from 9 April to 4 May, but La Pomme will remain open. Shipping will be delayed (your orders will begin shipping on the first week of May), but it will be your chance to get 10 percent off anything you buy at the shop. So both you and I get to have fun :)

Just type in the coupon code "vacationhey" when you checkout your purchases at the online shop and your discount will be automatically applied.

If you have any questions, send me a message through the shop. It may take me some time to respond, as I won't have access to the Internet all the time, but I will get back to you.

See you soon!

mardi 29 mars 2011


Movement seems to be the word to describe life these days. For one thing, my sister and I are working on La Pomme's new blog home, and should be launching that real soon. I promise - no, I swear! - that when that is launched I will be blogging so much more regularly that I am doing at the moment.

For another, husband, baby, and I are going to Africa for a few weeks to take a break from our normal hustle and bustle. We plan to do some serious chilling out, stay in places where there's no TV and no Internet connection, and just listen to the silence. Well, that, and wailing of the baby who, advanced as she was in walking and in growing teeth, has continued in her precocious ways and has hit her terrible twos many many months too early :)

Anyway. Let me make an announcement and say that if you've been wanting to get anything at the shop, please do so by 7 April so that I can ship your purchases off to you right away. Purchases made after this date will begin shipping in the first week of May.

Here are some new things we've stocked at the shop:

Vintage horn instruments.

Beer and lemonade bottles.

Carpenter's wooden vise to use as bookcases.

mercredi 16 mars 2011

Reclaimed Postal Bags

Here are new photos of the vintage postal bags I made for my Reclaimed line. Two of them are still available at the shop.

dimanche 13 mars 2011

Reclaimed Pillowcases

These pillowcases are recycled from vintage French ticking fabric. This kind of sturdy cotton was in the past used extensively in France to make mattresses. I found these pieces at various flea markets here in the south.

The idea for Reclaimed pillowcases came from seeing how my mother-in-law meticulously mended her children's clothes. Jeans were patched and re-patched at the knees. Holes in shirts were camouflaged with fabric of similar print. It spoke to me of love, frugality, and a natural environmental awareness.

Vintage "toile à matelas," or ticking fabric is quite popular in France now. Many crafters use them to make bags and scented sachets. Most, however, look for fabric in almost-pristine condition. Lengths that have too many holes or that are stained are ignored. And yet these pieces to me are somehow more interesting than their fresher counterparts. They have lived - if we can apply the term to inanimate objects - and are not afraid to show it.
I have taken the tattered and stained vintage ticking I have collected, and mended them, repairing holes and patching over major stains. The original mending I found on them, those made by previous owners, I have left intact. Some stains I left alone - proud marks of the fabric's history.
You can find these pillowcases at the Reclaimed section of the shop.

vendredi 11 mars 2011

Reclaimed Pincushions

The first pieces of my spring collection, these are now at the shop.

dimanche 6 mars 2011

Recycled Vintage Postal Bags

From my new collection, Reclaimed. Soon at the shop.