Last Chance, Loves

I've reopened the shop, full of last year's best. 

This is the last chance to bring these home online. After February's page is turned, they'll go to Beadlush or Boris + Natasha, or Gumbo (Next to Okra Yoga). Three lovely Charlotte shops I'm honored to partner with. 

In March, I'll be back with a new collection. One celebrating quiet power and deep love.

If a piece calls to you, but you can't afford it all at once, please feel free to reach out to me. My email is crbabbie {at} gmail.com.  Or use the contact form on the About link above.  Let's see what we can figure out. 

Can't hurt to ask, right?

I want my work to be in the world. I can not do this without you. Let's make it happen.

All love,

Cat

An Update

Once in a Blue Moon

This is a collection that celebrates the events that do not happen every day, every week, every month.  Those unique times you stumble across, often not realizing it until they are already sweet memories.

I'm opening the shop at 8:34pm EST, tonight, in honor of this rare moonrise over my home. 

Every piece being offered up has been made by my two hands, while they may be echoed, they will never be cloned.  They are their own, and are ready to be shared with you.


Each piece has been drawn, hammer-tooled, dyed, stitched or woven by my hands.  These hands will never come again to this earth.  They are different hands today from yesterday, and will keep changing tomorrow. 

This work holds pieces of me within them, full of good wishes, calm, and a dash of sass (because, if you're making something, it should have at least a little sass, especially if it's a fox cuff!).

A Blue Moon is an extra full moon, either within the calendar month (as it is tonight) or the third full moon within a four moon season. The first full moon this July rose on the second, and so, we have a modern Blue Moon tonight. 

Reveal- a Cuff

This cuff took it's time coming into this world.  I let it happen, no sketching or composition planning, the knife ran smoothly along the hide. I tooled slowly, and it sat on my workbench for weeks before I started painting it.  When I got stuck, not seeing the end, it rested a few more, until finally, I saw how it wanted to be.  

Every so often a piece will be like this.  Slow, steady, no rushing to the finish line of sealant and snaps. I used to struggle mightily the entire time.  I'm getting better at recognizing these sweet souls, and their lessons. When I keep staring, leather drying under my knife and stamps, paint drying in the tray, deep breaths are taken and expelled.  I put the piece gently to the side, to wait. Patience is taught and I'm learning to respect it. 

It's about life, and cellular regeneration. It reflects the moon in all of us. Light streaming out of our souls.  It sings of cool waters and soothing nights. 

Gather together

Welcome to the Summer Solstice collection.  A selection of work that is born from the heat.

A celebration of  the sticky arms of watermelon eating, ice cold drinks and glowing humidity. 

The longest day of the year

 

The flicker of fireflies

(green cocoon)

 

The buzz of cicadas. 

 

The grumbling thunder storms.

 

The beads of sweat, dripping down your chest as you lay still on the hammock.