Thursday, December 9, 2010


I am a book lover and giver. If I read a good novel it will not stay on my shelf for very long until I hand it off to someone worthy. Then I will demand we talk about it. When I get less busy (ever?) I would very much like to start a book club. With all this internet, I sure do miss talking about books.

I'm pretty discriminate with my children's books. I've discovered there are some real duds out there. When You Were Small is my favorite of late, it has just the right amount of whimsy paired with show-stopping illustrations. I finally got my son to love it and I take it as a personal victory. It's way beyond rad.

In another life I worked at a tiny independent book store in San Diego and amassed some of my favorite art books. I spent the better part of my wages on these titles. Of course I've learned a good book can be found most anywhere. I especially love these Family Of Woman, Family Of Man photography books from the seventies, they contain some heart stopping images. Keep your eye out for them at thrift stores and estate sales for pennies on the dollar.

Check out these cheesy titles I stumbled across at the Savers in Redwood City (which is so massive, it takes up a whole city block). Looking (and not buying them) just made me happy.

Lastly I've been doing some crazy organizing and purging. I recently came across a knitting book my late grandma gave me, seeing her handwriting sent me quickly into tears.  I don't have any plans to learn how to knit (I'm hopeless), but this one is definitely in my keep forever pile.



Monday, December 6, 2010

Tis' the Season

Come get eco-goodies in Berkeley! We will be showcasing some fall/winter 2011 at Convert on 4th Street. It will be a great lineup of brands, discounts and snacks!

Monday, November 29, 2010


Come celebrate the Holiday season with us!

New artwork by
Patrick Dunaway.

Saturday, December 4th

4pm - 8pm

Hot spiked Cider, Tecates, Sweet Treats, Friends and Fun!

Plus, 20% off She-bible's new Winter and Fall items!

Earlier in the day from 11 - 5, we will have bins full of $10 & $25 items! 
Perfect for your Xmas shopping.

Stacy & Deirdre


Wednesday, November 3, 2010


My mother in law organized a family trip to Pajaro Dunes a few weeks ago.  It was a blistery rainy weekend, that would have bummed many people out, but I couldn't have been happier to be sealed up in condo called Shorebirds with my loved ones. We were even able to steal a few moments between storms, to go outside to feed the ducks and make some sand castles. 

Due to the extra hands on deck, I got to sneak out to the Goodwill and found this amazing sunburst dish set. This is my zen. I paid $26 bucks for a 6 person dinner set, coffee cups, sugar container, salad dishes.  I doubt I would ever forget the trip, but since I have baby brain these days this dish set guarantees I won't. 

The fact that it's orange makes it all the more sweet. We've all been engulfed in Giant's fever!! They won the pennant on our stay and some major man-tears were shed.


Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Gang of four

Little Sloan Catherine arrived on September 26, 2010! We are majorly back to basics around here, tiny burps take on major significance, the middle of the night ceases to be just that. All that newborn jazz. We are adjusting, the second go round you have so much more strength and humor.  And the light at the end of the tunnel. That and this little blondie pictured below isn't going to let anyone go ahead and start sleeping on the job.



Sunday, October 3, 2010

Art Attack

We currently have a fantastic show up at our shop with artwork by our friend Craig Prehn. The show, 'An American Western', consists of 3 large scale pen and ink drawings custom framed using old shipping palettes.  He also hung some prints of his drawings as well. All items are for sale. Please send inquiries to

(click on each image to see it enlarged)

"Pat Garrett" c.2010
Ink on Paper
Approx. 30" x 30"

"Sad Cowboy" c.2010
Ink on Paper
Approx. 30" x 30"
Also available in a 18"x18" print for $85

"Allan Pinkerton" c.2010
Ink on Paper
Approx. 30" x 30"

"On the Range" c.2010
Archival Pigment Print
18" x 18"

"Glasses" c.2010
Archival Pigment Print
18" x 18"

Monday, September 20, 2010

Calling all Interns

It's been a crazy hot dog summer. Stacy and I have been working our tushies off (she literally has at boot camp but that's another story) and we need some help moving this big bad machine along. Especially rolling into the holiday season. Historically it's been hard for this army of two to relinquish control, but we've finally reached our breaking point. We really do need a trusty intern or two. Below are the requirements,  please send your cover letter and resume to We are looking for a 2-3 day commitment. Flexible on times.

Pictured below is the ideal candidate, the dazzling Miss Jessica who has the ability to turn any darn thing she touches into gold.

We are looking for a Jack/Jane of all trades intern who can join our small apparel company.  There are many opportunities to learn from our wholesale, retail, and online business. Basic photoshop and Illustrator skills are a must. Web and photo skills are a major plus.  Fashion experience would be preferable. We can offer school credit and great references. Must be able to work independently offsite, and check in and deliver projects equipped with good grammar, spelling and attention to detail.  We highly value a sense of humor and the ability to take a project to completion. Some duties to include sizing and correcting photos, steaming clothes for photo shoots, gathering info and photos for blog entries, trend research, inventory, merchandising, retail, sourcing etc. This is an unpaid internship, but if the fit is right, we would consider turning this into a part time paying job. 



Thursday, September 16, 2010

Half Birthday!

Julian is officially 2.5 years old! New milestones include telling me when to put my hair up and down, rolling his eyes on cue, and asking me constantly for money. This picture pretty much sums up the sass I'm dealing with.

For Julian's real proper birthday we hired a caricature artist to draw up our guests. A true indulgence! I recently had the picture framed and it continues to make me happy!



Sunday, September 5, 2010

snap shot time

Ever stumble upon a picture that just completely sums up your youth?Our dear friend Erik unearthed this photo of Stacy and I recently. It's not the clearest picture by any means, but somehow that makes it even sweeter to me. I'm guessing we were probably 8 years deep into our friendship here. I can't remember what exact trouble we were headed for in this photo but I'm certain we found some. I can clearly remember how happy that $0.25 cent necklace made me, and the power of the ice cold Budweiser.



Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Shipping away...

We've been busy shipping our little hearts out this week. I am one with my packing tape, uline boxes, industrial scale and of course my trusty fedex man. I wish he came a little later as I always end up having to schlep some to the station myself.

Fall is our absolute favorite season, it's how we got started in this crazy business. Our love of layering in San Francisco weather,  and of course the pursuit of the coziest sweatshirt.  Today we were both swooning as we packed up the pieces to set them off for their new homes. It makes all the hustle of the last few months worth it.


Friday, August 27, 2010

R & R

We recently retreated up to Russian River for some much needed family/nature time. Being off the grid in the Ewok Village really recharged our batteries.

The fireplace and leather couch helped immensely too.



Monday, August 9, 2010

Production Time

It's been a crazy-train few weeks for us, please do not take our silence to mean we are not working. It's quite the contrary, we just  shipped out our first fall delivery and we are in the throes of developing Spring 2011.  Below are some fabric pieces that were on their way to becoming classic dresses. I'm so delighted with the fall 2010 colors, a beautiful lake, vampire red and a chocolate brown. The photo is a bit bleached out, but somehow captures that factory floor feeling.  

Stay tuned for more blog posts. Stacy spent some quality time with an inventor in Southern California and made some rad jewelry.  Now that we have this inventor within arms reach, we can't remember any of the fabulous inventions we used to daydream about. Hopefully when production passes we can start thinking big again.



Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Never say never

It was a crazy busy weekend that pretty much cleaned my clock. Extreme heat mixing with extreme pregnancy, and my wild 2 year old running amuck in the delta.  I plan to share some pics and stories from our adventure soon. We even made our way onto a Yacht!  As I was loading all my pics, I couldn't stop staring at this very calming wall of books I recently visited. Taken at the amazing Pancake and Franks headquarters. Thought you might need to zen out on it as much as I do? 



Monday, June 28, 2010

Get in Shape Grrrl!

Oh Summer is here and my big 2010 exercise plans seemed to have evaporated like the ice in my freezer when it's not used. I have gotten on the fitness train for a few days at a time only to fall off for weeks, making those far and few days of heavy sweating pretty pointless. Soooo, I am here to announce that starting July 12th, I am going to do a bootcamp to kick my hiney into some sort of shape. Now that I have blogged it, I have to do it, right?


Monday, June 7, 2010

The Weekend

The heat turned up this weekend and we spent most of our waking hours outside. Below is my son Julian doing his best to keep cool in our backyard.

On Sunday we decided last minute to go to the Sunset Magazine festival in Menlo Park. My former self used to avoid the magazine in waiting rooms, thinking it was for old people. Now that I've come to terms with my oldness, I'm totally down with this magazine!  The festival did not disappoint.  There was lots of high end patio furniture to swoon over and vertical succulents to adore. Don't forget the simple joys of red and white!



Thursday, June 3, 2010


I wish i could go on a real nature walk today but for now these photos of Point Lobos are going to have to tie me over. My husband and I  were celebrating our 5th anniversary on this walk below.

I try to push work out of my mind on weekends but alas inspiration is everywhere. I was digging the rocks and drift wood. Michael reminded me it wasn't cool to take driftwood for house ware projects.  Oh yes that's right.

This perfect day ended when the wind kicked up and we both turned to each other and said "Ice cream". Yes indeed it was time.



Thursday, May 20, 2010

Lady Trip

 For my birthday I took off to Santa Monica/Venice to visit my dear friend Sarita. She has made quite a lovely life for herself there.  Upon arrival I was greeted by one of her amazing friends, Saetha who made me this fantastic pie, accompanied by the real deal whip cream. This girl dove straight into my heart. After all we'd never met!

There were lots of long walks on the beach, spontaneous naps and coffee trips to Intelligentsia on Abbot Kinney.  Sarita mandated a trip to the Venice Canals at dusk, and I always trust this lady. Imagine most houses on the canals with their deck doors open, and the white wine aflowing. I longed to live there, or at the very least wedge my pregnant belly through those enchanting deck doors to get a closer look.

You can't see the just married sign here, but these two were quite a vision. We found out later they had been married twelve years and were just taking the newlyweds canoe for a test ride.

There was lots of eclectic charm on the canals, signs like "hippies use side door"and inspiring beachy gardens. This house pretty much sums it up though. Part of my heart was eating up these scenes, and the other slice was ready for another piece of that darn pie.



Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Sidewalk Sample Sale - this Saturday!

Hi Everyone!
Come join us this Saturday, May 8th, for a super sidewalk sale!
We've got loads of goodies to sell - old and new! Plus, we will be just 1 block down Dolores park. Cinco De Mayo Celebrations will be happening, plus just the good old hanging out and drinking beers thing too.
Like always, we will have $10 & $20 bins for you to dig through.
Where: 3608 19th St.
When: May 8th, 11 - 5
Hope to see you there!

Stacy & Deirdre

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

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Monday, April 26, 2010

Wonders of retail

This cool cucumber walked into the store the other day selling his sign painting services. He was kind enough to let me take his picture. Too bad I couldn't capture his self proclaimed thousand dollar watch.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Little Tigers

Dear Readers,
I still have high aspirations for this blog, and yet I am not even close to delivering. First step towards my potential awesomeness, I cannot and will not leave my blog posts to be conducted in the evening. I'm just too busy racing around after this little tiger.
This weekend I do vow to take in some new sights to deliver to you. Business and pleasure. I'm going to LA solo to conduct some fabric business (crack some heads) and visit one of my loveliest and dearest friends. She always finds the best abodes and I'm told her new spot will not disappoint. Just a few blocks from the beach, I've been promised a beach cruiser, live bluegrass and a projection screen! This tiger tamer could not be happier about all that. Let's hope I pause to take pictures.



Monday, January 25, 2010

Farm Fresh

I for one love sleepovers. We packed ourselves up to Elk Grove this weekend to lounge around with some of our favorite people. All of a sudden, I was given the very spontaneous offer to ride in a tiny two seater plane.

As you can see below, I played it cool and didn't get too excited.

Here I am with the birthday boy pilot Isaac. He was a fantastic guide, pointing out a burned out mill and an elaborate looking prison I might have missed. My seacliff jacket acted as my perfect companion too, the plane had no door so I nestled my hands up under the collar and smiled wide from ear to ear.



Friday, January 22, 2010


We don't look our best here, but the makeout sesh in the background makes me happy!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010


Here are a few glimpses into the last week.

I'm back into thrift store shopping but with a more discerning eye. I responsibly passed on this horse head candy jar but it did make quite an impression.

Stacy and my husband have been telling me forever that I need new shoes. I certainly do but I always seem to pick the most expensive, unattainable pair and I don't want to settle for anything less. I have problems. Yet these little numbers were the right price and shade. Purchased right in time for the rain storm.

Last but certainly not least here is my oldest nephew Kevin. He had just scored 26 points in his basketball game and was not ready to take the headband off. I can't really blame him as he sure does look like he means business. Being an Auntie definitely rules.



Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Suburban Life

I was wandering around my neighborhood full of Eichlers (sadly we don't live in one) and stumbled upon this amazing specimen. I peered in the back and there was all this ripped up wrapping paper and post christmas chaos. Made me like the person even more than I already did!



Tuesday, January 5, 2010


It's one of my resolutions to start posting more blogs to make this section of the site snazzier and more informative about what we do. To record more of my life. Some weeks we are at our factories nearly every day developing our lines with nary a photograph snapped.

Pictured below are two ladies who oversee the making of many of our garments. They own the factory and are much like us. Great friends who get to spend their days working, laughing (and the ultimate friendship tester) problem solving together.

They were shy about getting picture taken (sounds familiar) and approved this one.

Other resolutions were to begin "jogging". When you design clothing you become more and more aware of when you start jumping sizes. I started before the New Year so I could be more in routine when 2010 hit. Somehow this winter break seemed incredibly long and busy, with more bites of cake and games of Wii than I ever thought possible.

So I raise my fist (not glass - no alcohol either)to a beautiful 2010 and embarking on new things. I leave you with my son Julian, pictured here trying Dance Dance Revolution for the very first time.