No sailing experience necessary! Who doesn’t love a good sailing story - right? ⛵️😎 I met Anne (pictured here and who sent me this photo) at a show I was doing seven November’s ago in a Boston. At the time she was interested in upcycling the racing silks of greyhound rescue dogs in some way. (One of her passions is helping retired greyhounds!) She wanted to pick my brain for that project. We got together that January for breakfast down on the Cape (while I was picking up a sail donation 😉♻️⛵️)...and we’ll...we’ve been friends ever since.
I value and treasure the friendships I’ve made on this journey of creating my version of functional art I call sail bags. You never know where a good conversation will lead! 📸: @girlsgetawayairbnb
If you are on the Cape TODAY - come swing by CraftFest in Cotuit for their annual artisan event! #craftfestcotuit2018#cotuitma#craftfestcotuit
When people tell you life isn’t all about puppy dogs and rainbows. Don’t believe them. Just look around and you know that life is FULL of such things!
I was chasing this rainbow last night on my way home and missed it! Grateful for people like Matt the @nubblelightkeeper for documenting one of the many epic rainbows we’ve been graced with this summer. Thanks for capturing the awe Matt! The summer of 2018 will go down in my memory banks as “The Summer of 🌈 “. Matt has his finger on the pulse at #nubblelighthouse - go give him a follow to tag along! 🙌. 📸: @nubblelightkeeper
Flash mob or flash flood? 🤔🤣 What happens in flash flood?! You meet a bunch of new people seeking shelter in a very leaky tent. Yes, EVERYONE wished they had an ☂ in my tent. #captiveaudiences are loads of fun! (Appreciated all the purchases, IOU’s and your great senses of humor!🙌).
I get asked A LOT - “How did you get those sails SO CLEAN!?” Here's the deal - if you saw what they looked like when I got them, you'd think I was a freakin' magician.
I'll tell you my secret for sail cleaning, if you tell me your secret for keeping your white pants so spiffy! Deal?
Swing by my booth in Mystic, CT this weekend for the 61st Annual Outdoor Art Festival and will swap tips! I’ll be set up on Cottrell St.
LOVED creating this very special bag for a group of co-workers who were saying bon voyage to one of their team mates. The woman receiving this bag quit her job of 20+ yrs to sail around the world with her man and partner in adventure! I gave them part of a sail to sign then incorporated into the bag. All the feels! 🙏🏻 ⛵️♻️⛵️ I adore these requests. Hope it was as a big hit! (ha! I love that I’m such a novice at the video posting too! You didn’t need to see my mug - cuz I’m pretty much melting here in the studio anyway!)
Well hello Thursday! It’s all downwind from here till the weekend. Hope you are scheming up some sumptuous, summer plans. There is something so pretty about a colorful spinnaker. #tbt to the delivery of S/V Veladare for The Figawi race in May.
Ghost Island Farm takes their transportation choices seriously! 😂 While I love the spaciousness of my Prius, I could totally fit A LOT more sails in this ride! I’m considering rebranding to “Spirit Sailbags”! The motto would be, “We put the ‘spirit’ back in your sails!” ♻️⛵️👻 Ha, ha, ha! I’ll bet there are some better ideas out there - love to hear yours!!! Throw ‘em in the comments below!
Thanks to all that came out to the Falmouth Street Fair this past Wednesday! Great to meet so many new people. Had the opportunity to explore Woods Hole too! Love to know the back story to this piece of art hanging in @thecptnkidd downtown. Who can shed a little light on why Mickey Mouse is in a U.S.C.G. skiff in 1963? Significance of the names around the art??? Artist is J.P. Rozum.
It’s not uncommon for people to unwittingly pick out a bag with colors in it that coordinate with what they are wearing that day. I don’t often see the same phenomenon with hair! 👌
Loved meeting Kristen and her family yesterday. I couldn’t help but notice she picked out a bag with teal in it that complimented her hair. THEN...I find out her last name is after an infamous pirate!!! Forget Elvis...BLACKBEARD is in the house! And SHE loves ♻️⛵️Bags! 🙌
Two summer items I adore...a great hat and a perfect summer bag. They always fit! 😁
@pelvicyogi has some serious hat and summer tote game going on. 👌 Proving sailbags transition perfectly from sea to city adventures! 🙌
I’m packing up lots of these REEF bags along with some new styles (and my standards too!) for Arts in the Park in Belfast, Maine THIS SAT & SUN.
Swing down by the harbor where we will be set up for some cooler breezes and to enjoy handcrafted goodness! #belfastartsinthepark
Maine! Love this photo - shares so much of what makes this state special. Cool tidal waters, lobsters, and places to mess about in boats with friends and family. This little boathouse stores my oars and decades of rowing history in a little corner of southern Maine. #recreationalrowing 🚣🏻♀️ It’s not all about sailing for me - that’s ok right?! 😉. Had the pleasure of hanging out here yesterday with two of my favorite Canadians!
Where is your favorite place to visit in Maine?
Figures...I’m late for Canadian Day and early for 4th of July! 🤦♀️🇨🇦🇺🇸. Still sending big love to our neighbors north of the border and wishing all of you a cool, breezy, safe and joyful mid-week holiday.
Originally made in Canada, repurposed in Maine! ♻️⛵️♻️
With summer concert season in full swing - you don't always want to be carrying a big bag - am I right?! My single pocket cross body bag is right-sized for your essentials (phone, keys, cash-o-la / credit card, lipstick etc.). You get to dance like no one is watching and not worry about where you put your bag down!
Speaking of summer concerts @ballroomthieves is playing at @prescottparkartsfest TONIGHT - who will I see there!?! Happy summer evening all! 📷: @venturetravelist of course! 🙏🏻