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.