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Posted in handmade, stylists own January 31st, 2008 by piablog

Headline: my wallet dilemma has been solved…

(embarrassing to be wearing an un-ironed skirt as a stylist but i must confess i rarely iron at home as i do so much of it at work. baaaaaad confession.)

I received ‘the chosen one’ in the mail yesterday and threw my old milk stained one right into the bin (perhaps the milk will help it disintegrate quicker!). After heavy etsy searching and looking at everyone’s suggestions (thank you all!), I chose to go local with a little brand some of you will already be well acquainted with. So, let me introduce you to the new member of my handmade accessories collection…



This is a beautiful wallet from the very talented Megan Hoffman of Frank and Gertrude. The attention to detail is sublime, and her fabric combination I just love. This one doubles as a clutch purse so I do not have to carry a handbag everywhere. However, now that I have my first piece of Frank and Gertrude, I am very keen to buy one of their beautiful handbags, check out their store right here.


Also in the headlines: yesterday I received a ‘You Make My Day’ award from the lovely Mary-Laure at Aurea and it certainly brought a smile to my face! Thank you Mary-Laure, it means alot to know that I make your day as you do mine.

image by Jen at Simply Photos via Marie at Là

The rule is that I pass this award onto 5 blogs that make me smile so I will be passing it on back to Mary-Laure as she does indeed make my day! and will also pass it on to:

Josyln at Simply Lovely (and she is sick at the moment so she deserves a big pick me up so go and say hi), Jen at A girl and Her Polaroid, Liivian Talossa and Jo at A cup of Jo (and it is her birthday so how could I resist! but i just found out she is a year younger than me goddamnit)(and has a twin sister. lucky thang.)

As Marie at Là so succinctly wrote, the ‘you make my day award’ works like this…

1. write a post with links to 5 blogs that make me think and/or make my day
2. acknowledge the post of the award giver
3. tell the award winners that they have won by commenting on their blogs with the news.

Coming up soon: my heart wanders update!

Side Note: this post is best read with KT Tunstall’s Black Horse and The Cherry Tree in the background. Go on, try it, works for me!

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  1. joanna goddard says

    thank you so much! i am so flattered and honored — this makes my day and birthday! 🙂

    January 31st, 2008 | #

  2. joslyn says

    oh Pia Jane, this does make my day! thank you…so nice.

    January 31st, 2008 | #

  3. Jill says

    This wallet is so cool! I sew too, and now I’m inspired to try to sew a wallet for myself…although maybe I should just buy one from Frank and Gertrude, since they seem to be doing a great job of it!
    Lovely blog.

    February 1st, 2008 | #

  4. marie says

    you make my day too pia!
    that wallet is sweet, im going to have a look at their things now.. merci!

    February 1st, 2008 | #

  5. Rachel says

    What a lovely blog you have here 🙂

    February 1st, 2008 | #

  6. Mary-Laure says

    This wallet is just lovely. Did you know I have always, ALWAYS, loved elephants? My mum says that during our safaris in Kenya, even as a tiny little girl of 3, I would go crazy when I saw elephants. They are wonderful, aren’t they…

    February 2nd, 2008 | #

  7. Mary-Laure says

    You shouldn’t have given ME the award, Pia! I’m blushing like crazy, here!!! You are such an inspiration!

    February 2nd, 2008 | #

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