Sunday, November 30, 2008

WILL I EVER? again??????
that's sort of what i've been wondering as of late.
but i will, i will i WILL!
in the meantime, i have been thoroughly enjoying
this photo of creepy beauty that i took of caroline with a piece from the shop
and my new custom plushie from
be back soon guys, really, i would never go away and not return. i promise!

Monday, November 17, 2008

new stuff coming

guys i've got so many ideas my head just might bust! but quotes are coming on the cases. i am wiped beyond- the dark circles under my eyes are a good indicator...... but so much is coming. so much luggage goodness.

p.s- i looooooooooove you etsy sellers so much. you rock my world. who wants to do an interview??? i want to feature someone here and i will tell you right now my questions will NOT be standard- well, maybe a few will be..... but there will be sum real randomness. enough of rambling about myself on this thing!

love, me

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

is that alright with you?

laying... laying... laying...
i'm laying on my floor
damien rice is crooning and the saltdrops roll into my eardrums
and i'm looking up at this.....

and remembering what "it's" all about.
why i love what i do, why it's such hard work
but with such unexpectedly beautiful benefits
for the husband who has me brand his wife's name on the side of a train case for christmas

for the girl who is giving her best friend a treasure that is so much more than a place to carry her clothes for a weekend away.
why she is having me handprint a quote that makes those tears flow down my cheeks

"our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again, we had longer ways to go,
but no matter. the road is life"

it's not about "notification of payment received"
because we know if it was, we wouldn't be doing it.
trying to fill with money will leave me poor.
making the numbers climb in my bank account will leave me empty.
this place is about people
this place is about living
this place is for giving
this place is spinning
and now i remember
just why i wound up laying on the floor
tears piling up beside me
and now they are sugar sweet.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


so, last week i believe, rebecca sent me a link to this UNBELIEVABLY PHENOMENAL photograph that was on the Front Page of ETSY. here it is.....

it is titled "Sentimental Journey"
shot by the amazing Irene Suchocki
please visit her shop- all of her work is stunning!
here is where the story gets cool.....
i wrote her a convo. just to tell her how much i adored the photograph, being a photographer and completely obsessed with the vintage luggage etc. you can imagine how it went.
she wrote back
it was a piece of luggage she bought from the SHOP- one of the first times GRSG was on the Front Page in July she bought the train case! i have it pictured below. i thought that was pretty darn sweetastically awesome and weird. what are the odds ya know?
anyways, as the saying goes, "what a small world"
and round n round we go.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Halloween is over NOW it's...

we made you colored garlands of lights to celebrate
and wore them for you of course...

we also carved a pumpkin and named him Einstein
(after the plushies i'm craving from samaria project)

we drank BLOOD ORANGE Jones Soda

caroline made a flower head piece of the coolest kind

and we ate lights instead of candy....
welcome to november