This has definitely been the longest Winter since moving to Chicago and although we’re all waiting very (very) patiently, Chicagoans are so ready for Spring’s warmth to finally arrive. In anticipation of this so called Spring, a little bit of fringe may help us get into the mood.
I have updated one of my best selling products, the leather fringe necklace (pictured on the left above) to a new, improved style. There is an added cutout and the fringing is now sewn together making a loop for the chain, so that the chain is more secure.
This year I’m also introducing a daintier counterpart, the magenta suede fringe necklace (pictured on the right above). The suede leather fringe is 2.5″ long, with a 29″ chain.
I’m pretty excited about the new fabrics I’ll be using for this year’s clothing collection.
You will be seeing pops of graphic prints, pin dot textures, burnout fabric, and details such as ruffled hems and low backs will be incorporated in the cropped tops. The color palette for the collection is minimal; black, white, royal blue, and blush pink.
You may have noticed that I’ve been on a hiatus for the past year for a much needed break to relax, enjoy life, and reset. 2014 has already been quite eventful with many exciting personal occasions taking place, the most notable being a recent trip to Iceland. The colors and beautiful landscapes were really inspiring.
The fun for 2014 is definitely not going to stop there for me – With Love XOX is back in business! I am excited to share all of the new products I have in the works, so I’ll be giving you a little sneak peek over the next few days.
Just some plain ‘ol gloating. With Love XOX tops are featured in the Chicago Renegade Craft Fair letter in the bottom right circle. Woohoo!
It’s that time of the year again. Renegade Craft Fair, Chicago is on this coming weekend from 11am-7pm both Saturday and Sunday. Come find With Love XOX near the Paulina entrance, facing South.
Get ready to pick up some great stuff!
Pitchfork is just around the corner!
It’s on this weekend from Friday 7/13 – Sunday 7/15, and I am selling my wares in the Coterie Handcrafts section under the huge tent. I have some cute tops, pom pom key chains, earrings in yummy colors, and some other products for you to check out.
I’m sharing a booth with the wonderful Esther of Essimar. She’ll be selling super cute cards, prints, and earrings too.
Come to Pitchfork, listen to some great music and stop by the Coterie tent. Do it, it’ll be fun!
A very lucky lady would have received “the best gift ever” (which was the title on my check) from her lovely fiance by now. He bought my “Bonjour!” crochet french telephone for her for Christmas, as he knew how much she had loved it after seeing it at one of the shows I had displayed the phone at.
My favorite memories of the “Bonjour!” were at the couple of shows that I displayed it at. Just seeing people’s reaction to it – mostly gasping and gawking once it had caught someones eye which was followed immediately by them grabbing the person they were with, and asking if I had made it myself – was very rewarding. There was even one time that a kid had screamed “Oh my God!!!” from the other side of the street whilst pointing and running excitedly into my booth. That kid has good eyes! I don’t even know how he saw it from that far away.
Although sad to see it go, I am SO happy at the same time that my phone now lives with a wonderful lady that adores and appreciates the 3 months of testing and intricate crocheting and knitting that went into the making of this.
It’s been crazy busy over the holiday period and I didn’t get a chance to post any pics from the Renegade Holiday Craft Fair, which was earlier on in the month. A lot of my photos were unusable as I only had my (not so great) phone with me that day and no camera, but I was able to retrieve this one – still not too good, but eh!
The Holiday RCF in Chicago was super packed with eager gift shoppers. There were some really great artists there and I was bummed that I didn’t have much time to get away from my booth to shop for myself.
Thank you to all of my customers that bought some cute things for themselves or loved ones. You are all awesome!!
Hope that you are had a wonderful Christmas!
I will be selling at a one day pop-up shop tomorrow at the Chicago Artists’ Coalition Gallery. Come and stop by for some free food, drinks and for the ladies there will be hair & makeup treatments. There’s lots of fun (and shopping) to be had!
Here’s a sneak peek of some of the other independent artists, and also a really great shop Emerging Thoughts, that will be selling there tomorrow: