Hi lovelies! It was a beautiful spring day here in the Northeast. A sunny 75+ degree day...a day of me dashing from flowering tree to flowering tree, and from flower bed to flower bed. Nowhere was out of bounds - on the sides of roads, in parking lots, fields, a couple of yards..maybe.. I've been tracking down materials for Liv's Leaves like a madwoman!
I'm working on my next collection and I want it to really showcase the summer theme of Liv's Leaves: celebrating nature! I will do that by incorporating more natural materials into my products - so expect to see beautiful flowers, leaves, and natural stones like Montana Agates, amethyst, etc. I want my creations to include pieces of nature because I LOVE nature. And I'm really excited with how my experimenting has been going - so excited to share with you all. 😁😁😁🌸🌿🌲🌱🌺🌷
So..this spring, as flowers and trees are blooming, just know that I'm out there, on the hunt! After collecting flora 🌹🌷💐🍃🍂🍁🌾, I bundle my treasure home, to a dark, cobweb covered basement. 🕷 And I shut them into giant cook books, 📚 never to see the light of day AGAINNN. 👹👹 Not really - after a couple of weeks of drying and pressing in the books, they come out and get made into earrings, and beautiful people will wear them to fabulous parties so I guess that's a more fantastical life than most flowers right? 😸😸
Some of you may have noticed that not long after the website was launched, I changed the names of my products. I was going back and forth between what to name them...how do people name kids! So stressful. This kind of pressure is enough to make anyone crack. A lovely friend (THANKS🧞♀️) suggested I name my products after the women in my life. And it made so much sense!!! I have so many beautiful, intelligent, strong, badass ladies in my life, there would be NO shortage to the amount of products I can create 😂☺️ Here are some of the lovely ladies in my life that have been matched with one of my earring styles:
- Libby Belle
- Suzy Q
Each style is unique, and all Liv's Leaves product listings have brand new descriptions to help you choose the vibes you're going for! and I hope you enjoy getting to know these ladies as you shop my site! The names are a range of friends, relatives, and beloved pets - disclaimer that the descriptions do not necessarily do the women themselves justice! ☺️
So - new stuff to go inside my products, new names, and of course, we are expanding with some new products! One - check the pictures - is the multi-use Alyssa Dish. Sure, it may technically be an ashtray, but, Liv's Leaves does not condone the consumption of tobacco. 😉 Besides, the dish is so darn cute it would be tragic to limit it to a life of butts. 😂 I use mine for candles, and as a ring dish. It could also be a place to put your cannabis, a planter for your hipster air plant, a soap dish, stash your condom collection, or organize some miniature crap..I know you or a woman in your life has some kind of collection of mini things. We all do. 🤗
Each Alyssa Dish is handmade and a one-of-a-kind original. They feature media such as shells, stickers, ribbons, flowers, glitter, and much more to come! They will be officially released this upcoming Monday, May 14th. (EDIT: I got around to releasing them on Wednesday, May 16th. :))
I will be vending at the Eureka, Montana Farmer's Market this July and August, and also hoping for a spot at the Whitefish, Montana Farmer's Market. If anyone knows someone who knows someone who can get me into that market, I'd like to know 😸😸 Very excited to design my booth and display! I've been pinteresting like crazy. And I’m excited to meet some customers in real life!
I'll be holding myself to weekly posts after this so jump on my mailing list to get notified when I release new content! I’ll be talking about my summer travel plans, and my newfound love for bullet journaling! Have a great day, and thanks for the support 😽😽💕💕