TAKE A PEEK BEHIND THE SCENES

AND INTO MY BRAIN-  THIS BLOG IS BASICALLY MY PERSONAL THERAPIST

SPRINKLED WITH SOME DIYS SO PEOPLE ACTUALLY READ IT }

October 21, 2019

I share my creative process, before & after photos, thrift hauls + time lapse videos because going behind the scenes is fun.  Also, it’s the kind of content I want to see from other makers.  And DOG GONE IT I just like to.

As my business & I have evolved over the y...

August 28, 2019

The backstory:

Last year I challenged myself to design & create 1 bag per month for a year & a half.  I’m calling it the #18BagsProject & have been documenting the journey (diligently) via Instagram (& not so diligently on this here blog).

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This month I struggled. 

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July 17, 2019

Never ever did I think I would be typing a recipe into a blog post.  However, if there's one thing I've learned from clicking on a recipe from Pinterest, it's that I DO NOT WANT TO SEE ONE HUNDRED PHOTOS OF THE FOOD- I just want to know how to make it.

With that being s...

June 9, 2019

We decided to get hitched last summer with an intimate ceremony, a handful of family members, as many local vendors as possible & little environmental impact.  It was the perfect day with a ton of tassels, lots of outdoorsy-ness, and some flying by the seat of our pant...

May 5, 2019

It was Earth Day & I was being hard on myself for not coordinating a clean-up, a special sale or let alone an e-blast saying, “Happy Earth Day!”  For a business centered around up-cycling it seemed sacrilege.


Then I remembered that I had not one, but two dilapidated ki...

April 27, 2019

I typically skip past the first quarter of magazines because it's always full of ads.  The same ads in every fashion mag.  Some up & coming model who I don't know because I'm getting old holding a bag in an uncomfortable position that no one in their right mind would s...

March 1, 2019

Let it be known that if I’m throwing a party there WILL be fringe.  But you probably already knew that.

My bestie is having a baby & we showered her with love, gifts, diapers, fake rain drops, food and tassels.  Clearly, lots of tassels. 

Shout out to Pinterest...

February 9, 2019

After 15 years of dating, last year we eloped in rural Minnesota with just our family, a simple ceremony & about 250 leather tassels.  That’s a whole other story (& a whole other blog post), but right now it’s about this backdrop. 

Photo by Kellie Rae Studio 

Wh...

October 5, 2018

My 10th grade English teacher is the kind of person you thank during your acceptance speech of a lifetime achievement award.  Not only did a project in her class lead to a giant pipe dream of a career choice, but we crossed paths when I was just starting to try and fig...

July 30, 2018

Bernie took one look at this fabric & said, “Are you making a purse for Kelcey?”

I took that {& the fact that the day I cut into the cloth was the 1 year anniversary of thrifting it} as a good sign.

The lining seriously screams Kelcey & it ended up being the inspiration...

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