Monday, September 14, 2015

potassium enriched printing

i've been working on block printing a lot of fabric lately and this avocado stamp is one of my favorites so far. i can't wait to sew this up into something cute. keep an eye out for our new collection of dang argyle sewn goods made from fabric designed and hand block printed by us!

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

flower house in detroit

this october flower house is coming to detroit and it's going to be amazing. with lisa waud behind the idea you just can't go wrong. i can't wait to view this collection of flowers that's going to fill an abandoned house and turn it into joy. what is flower house?

the third weekend of october 2015, cutting edge florists from michigan and across the country will fill the walls and ceilings of an abandoned detroit house with american-grown fresh flowers and living plants for a weekend installation. flower house visitors will be welcomed to a weekend of exploration friday, october 16th through sunday october 18th.

timed tickets are on sale now! 
check out the flower house website for photos of what's to come.

Friday, September 04, 2015

our new logo!

have i told you about the new logo marcy davy of all things grow designed for us?! after years of that cute block printed owl we finally upgraded to a simple, modern logo that suits our style. it's kind of ironic that now that we're making all our goods from our own hand block printed fabric that we replace our block printed logo! i'm really happy with how this turned out and i can't wait to present the new logo and new stuff at future craft fairs!

Thursday, September 03, 2015

last goonie weekend

well, now that it's september i'm reflecting on the summer that was so summery. so, so summery indeed. i took one last trip up north two weeks ago, and it was divine. i spent five days in a cabin with two delightful friends and three sweet doggies, and i think it was the most relaxing vacation i've ever been on. we stayed at a cottage on drummond island off the eastern coast of the upper peninsula. if you seek a pleasant peninsula ain't no joke! sigh. we spent the days swimming, floating, planning meals, eating delicious food, and drinking delicious cocktails. no internet, no phones, no schedules. it was so, so good. here's to a fantastic summer!

Friday, August 21, 2015

we are ten!

dang argyle is 10 years old!

yeah, i like birthdays. so in july we celebrate the birthday of our etsy shop, which just turned 9, and in august we celebrate the birth of dang argyle! 

it seems like just yesterday cortney and i were scheming up what this whole thing would be. but low and behold it was 10 summers ago that we sat in a park with a notebook jotting down wild plans. we hatched a plan and i started sewing up a storm while she spent a few months in china. when she came back we were busy, busy, busy sewing and becoming dang argyle!

with that in mind... it's time for some new energy. as far as the shop goes, we are making way for new things...and everything is on sale in the dang argyle shop! snag those gifts early!

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

summer adventures

i recently went on a trip to michigan's upper peninsula, and it was so majestic and fun! first we toured the tahquamenon falls state park and then headed over to mackinac island. we packed a lot into three days!

the lower tahquamenon falls were amazing! so much beautiful land to absorb and get lost in. 

 the upper tahquamenon were also quite awesome. they were giant!

when driving around roads in tiny half-abandoned areas in towns like paradise, michigan, i like to make pit stops and see what's there.
 we stopped to check out the sunset on whitefish bay and happened upon a ton of milkweed! and it was covered in monarch caterpillars! i was so excited and totally freaking out -- the monarch life cycle is one of my faves, and i was so glad to see so many going through the process.

then it was off to mackinac island via st. ignace! oh man! SO beautiful. we biked the eight miles around the perimeter of the island and the view pretty much looked like this the entire time.

and sometimes the view looked like this. sigh. this was the view from arch rock. 

i can't wait to get back to the UP and explore some more. michigan is such a fantastic state to travel in, particularly in the summer, with so many great lakes to trample through. summer, summer, please stay and play.

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

dang blocks

i've been working on a lot of block printing lately! i've got some new plans up my sleeve for d'argyle and i can't wait for them to take flight.