Tuesday, December 30, 2008

dang coincidence

upon checking dangargyle's email inbox today i noticed a message in the spam folder with the subject line "Mr. E.T. Jorma." i just finished reading a book (he who fears the wolf, by karin fossum) where one of the main characters is named Errki Johrma. that is so random and bizarre. i mean, really.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

the christmas garden

once upon time coco and manz got lost while leaving akureyri, iceland and they chanced upon a lovely place called the christmas garden. you could frolic and play in the gardens and browse around the store for traditional icelandic christmas treasures, including the yule lads. it was such an enchanting and magical place, and christmas day is a good day to look back at it.

yes, this is a christmas themed outhouse!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

december holidayness

we are wishing everyone a happy holiday!
enjoy your pine trees and/or your palm trees!
manz & coco

Monday, December 22, 2008

pipe pouch

a friend of mine commissioned me to make a pipe carrying case for him to give his friend for christmas. he requested something like what we usually do, but "more chappish." and i joked, "oh, so no owls." he then said that owls would work and mentioned something about a hat and a vest. so! we have an owl in a smoking vest, and it's roomy enough to hold the necessary pipe accessories.


Friday, December 19, 2008

winter orders

it snowed a billion buckets in michiganlandia last night. today i tredged out for a walk to the post office to ship out a last minute dang argyle order. no one plows the streets or sidewalks around here.


Monday, December 15, 2008

Sunday, December 14, 2008

featured on the b-line

amy from the b-line caught a glimpse of us at the flint city handmade holiday craft market last weekend and has featured dang argyle's olive bark coin purse in her blog as part of "this week's wants". have a peek, it's a lovely blog. thanks amy!

getting through december

seems like novemeber and half of december have flewn by. oh my! just trying to keep warm in this michigan half of d'argyle.

loving on:
* trader joe's peppermint joe joe's
* cafe du monde coffee & chicory
* fingerless mittens, worn indoors
* vacation days coming up
* a silvery tree of twinkles


Monday, December 08, 2008

little otsu wholesale order

here is a sample from the pieces that were shipped off to little otsu from the wisconsin half of dang argyle (that's me, co!).

Sunday, December 07, 2008

holiday shop update

hello friends,
as promised, we have updated the shop with a bunch of dang goods! have a peek. :)

Saturday, December 06, 2008

flint city

today was the flint city handmade holiday craft market. it was pretty fun, despite the snowy drive. it snowed buckets all day! i was quite enamored with the ambiance and building quirks of the two below venues.

...the lunch studio

vendors setting up at the community foundation building.


we'll start updating the shop tomorrow with some goodies for you!

Thursday, December 04, 2008

this weekend:

this saturday we will be vending at the flint city handmade holiday market. we'll be in the community foundation building with some other sweet detroit-ish peeps. come say hello!
then on sunday, of course, the dang shop will be restocked (gasp!) with new items, just in time for the hollyday shoppings.

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

welcome, bloggers

dang argyle has jumped the livejournal ship, and floated off into the blogosphere of blogger blogs. who are we? we are manz and coco d'argyle, bffs who like to laugh, drink coffee, and make stuff. the story begins when coco aced a science test in 4th grade...

why dang argyle?

we like to bowl. we decided it would be fun and mandatory if people wore argyle socks while they bowled, to go with the ever-so-stylish bowling shoes. so our fake bowling team name became the argyles. also, when we bowl we like to be pirates. (and if pirates wore argyle socks they would be called arrrrrrrrrgyle socks!) one day we argyles were bowling and saying dang like it was going out of style, so we said "we're not the argyles, we're the dang argyles!" so here we are, a couple of bowling, argyle sock wearing pirates, who just happen to also sew and paint and hammer and cut. voila!