Friday, December 09, 2005


While the main purpose of this blog is to share some of the behind the scenes happenings for Simply June, how could I resist putting in this picture of a cute reindeer I saw playing in my back yard today? O.k., it's my dog Lucas, but what a cutie and what a patient dog. :) Plus, hopefully some day I will be able to launch Simply Dog...

Studio Sweet Studio

I have this great poster hanging up on my French bulletin board and just had to share. It came in a recent Veer catalog. Check them out at . The poster reads Studio Sweet Studio - "A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away" Antoine De Saint-Exupery - I love it, how true.
Veer is a wonderful resource for photography, illustration, type, etc.

Working away at adding new handbags to the Simply June store. Also, if you are a designer yourself and want to propose a trade don't hesitate to ask.

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Wall Hooks

I originally started looking for unique wall hooks to display my bags while photographing. I ended up finding a setup that works better for me, but I now can't get enough of these great hooks. I plan on hanging a bunch of them in my new studio to display some of my bags. These two new finds are from Nadeau Furniture's warehouse sale in Boston's South End. They hold a sale once a month on a Saturday and allow you to walk through their warehouse for great bargains. Check out their website at as they are also located in other cities around the country. If you join their mailing list, they send you notices before each sale including a $20 gift certificate towards your purchases with no minimum! I got these wall hooks for free! :)

Monday, December 05, 2005

Vintage Hand Stitched Evening Purse

I had to include a picture of this wall art that my friend Elizabeth recently gave to me. The handle reads "Vintage hand stitched evening purse". It's perfect! I love the combination of a rough sketch, a finished pattern and a whimsical handle composed of words. It's found its perfect place in my studio. I actually recently moved my studio to a larger room in our house and am finding it to be a much more productive space. I have four large tables in a U shape holding my computer, printer, TV :), tabletop ironing board, sewing machine and cutting mat. Until this point, I would run into one room to work on my website (office), another to cut material (dining room) and yet another to sew my bags (guest room). My house is not that large... It brings me to my husband Jason's architectural school days when we would have bass wood soaking in our bathtub so it could be shaped for models. At that time we were living in a tiny apartment in Brookline that was not much bigger than one of his models. :)

Sunday, December 04, 2005

Creative Advent Calendar

Check out this website for a creative advent calendar:

Thursday, December 01, 2005

Simply June Launch and New Fabrics

Simply June's online store launched Thanksgiving week and is off to a great start. It is so exciting to receive orders and hear how happy people are with their bags and hats.

A number of new fabrics arrived today, so I have attached a picture. I was hoping to update my Blog more frequently, but I have been too busy sewing!