Bird Trouble Mobile Shop Update

Today was a perfect sunny day to work on the RV – also the soon to be Bird Trouble Mobile Shop. James replaced all the light covers on the outside and sealed the edges around them. He added carpet to the wall of the stairs, leading into the RV. I added the new cushion covers we worked on in our apartment this week, which happen … Continue reading Bird Trouble Mobile Shop Update

New at BIRDTROUBLE.COM + James at a Dentist in Puerto Vallarta

James, feeling wisdom-tooth pain, at the dentist in Puerto Vallarta. The walls. The frickn’ walls. He compared prices for a little dental work. We appreciated the aesthetics of the place. Check out the BLOW OUT SALE we’re having over at our online store filled with eccentric Artisan Handmade bags and accessories, always for the wild and the free, Bird Trouble. A lot is happening over here! I’m … Continue reading New at BIRDTROUBLE.COM + James at a Dentist in Puerto Vallarta

Stimulations in Ajijic, Jalisco, Mexico.

Ajijic, Mexico is always such a treat and a breathe of fresh air, especially as an artist + a creative + a small business owner, more especially after spending a lot of time being in a big cities like Guadalajara and Chicago.  A lot of our time was spent on my dad’s roof top, soaking up the sun as we listened to music such as 13th Floor Elevators, as we … Continue reading Stimulations in Ajijic, Jalisco, Mexico.

VIDEO: Renovating Bird Trouble’s renovated 1978 Dodge RV Campervan TINY HOME

One of my favorite things about our campervan journey is having the motivation to document it and then being inspired by so many thoughts of my own documentation. Something that I’m apart of creating. It’s so exciting. It’s new. Campervan renovation is a process that makes you realize that it’s a smart idea to practice patience and to just enjoy every aspect of a dream that … Continue reading VIDEO: Renovating Bird Trouble’s renovated 1978 Dodge RV Campervan TINY HOME

We launched Bird Trouble’s Handcrafted Vegan Waxed Canvas Bags Campaign on IndieGoGo! FashionForGood from Chicago

  The days are here, my friends!! I’m like super horrible at blogging now, but I swear it’s because I’ve read so many “Work is not just an online presense” memes. It’s like the universe is telling me to stay out and about in Chicago’s amazing small business and creative community. BECAUSE IT’S SO AMAZING! So lucky to be here amongst so many inspiring talented folks who … Continue reading We launched Bird Trouble’s Handcrafted Vegan Waxed Canvas Bags Campaign on IndieGoGo! FashionForGood from Chicago

Becoming SIMPLY HAPPY by Bird Trouble

This morning, I listened to a great session of TED Radio about being SIMPLY HAPPY. If you have the time ((find the time)) to listen to this. If you have the time to read my thoughts it triggered, read below. 🙂 Alexz here. Founder, maker and creative direction of Bird Trouble. Over the time that I lived in Mexico focusing on my art and traveling via … Continue reading Becoming SIMPLY HAPPY by Bird Trouble

Shop Bird Trouble THIS Saturday, Small Business Saturday! Chicago. AD HOC, West Town. 12-7pm.

Bird Trouble is ready for the gift giving season! Visit us at AD HOC {1948 W. Chicago Ave.} this Saturday for a super fun event. In celebration of Small Business Saturday, we’re popping up at one of our favorite local Chicago stores and spending the day with our amazing community for SHOP THE BLOCK, hosted by AD HOC, Paperish Mess, Study Hall, and Tarnish. Shop The Block will feature … Continue reading Shop Bird Trouble THIS Saturday, Small Business Saturday! Chicago. AD HOC, West Town. 12-7pm.

Crafted In the Bird Trouble Studio… the Anita Fringe Suede

The last couple of weeks have been flying by… Bird Trouble has been involved in a couple of pop ups and we have even more coming up.  The next one we’ll be selling at is this Sunday evening at the Empty Bottle in Humboldt Park Chicago.  There will be bands – Outer Minds, Lil Tits, Strawberry Jacuzzi, DJ Melissa Grubbs, and The Fly Honeys.  It’s a SYA773 … Continue reading Crafted In the Bird Trouble Studio… the Anita Fringe Suede

Bird Trouble is back on Etsy! + We’re Selling Wholesale to Retailer!

I have a couple Bird Trouble announcements to make but first… HEY! It’s been a while since you’ve heard from me! Life has been so busy over here… I’ll come back to share fun news. Today, I have news of growth to share. I’m proud to announce… after a lot of thoughts and written sheets of ideas… Our leather bags are available on #Etsy again! … Continue reading Bird Trouble is back on Etsy! + We’re Selling Wholesale to Retailer!

Chicago, join us for some neighborly fun this weekend!

VISIT THE BIRD TROUBLE BOOTH AT WEST FEST. This Saturday and Sunday,  July 11th and 12th, on Chicago Ave between Damen and Wood. 12pm – 10pm each day. RAIN OR SHINE! West Fest is one of Chicago’s best street festivals, bringing you all kinds of amazingness from Chicago’s very own food, drinks, and merchandise. Also happening – Pet Fest, kid-friendly activities, and live art – on TOP of live … Continue reading Chicago, join us for some neighborly fun this weekend!

TOUGH AS LEATHER // Chicago sewing + leather workshops by BIRD TROUBLE + thedollyfox

TOUGH AS LEATHER //  a collaborative workshop dedicated to those who have a soft spot for learning how to make sustainable handmade goods, and having a DARN swell time with your community. Chicago friends! I’m proud to share that myself, Alexz of Bird Trouble, and Cara of thedollyfox are offering a super fun 4-day craft adventure called TOUGH AS LEATHER in Chicago’s Wicker Park Locallective Space. We would LOVE to see your faces … Continue reading TOUGH AS LEATHER // Chicago sewing + leather workshops by BIRD TROUBLE + thedollyfox

KICKING OFF THE MONTH WITH A PARTY IN WICKER PARK, CHICAGO.

It’s gorgeous outside in Chicago! Good thing too because Bird Trouble will kicking off a month of hands-on workshops in collaboration + support with The Dolly Fox + Locallective at the Locallective + Sauced Market OVERPROOFED event THIS THURSDAY! WHEN + WHERE:: Thursday – April 30th from 7pm to 1:30am at the Locallective Loft, 1257 N Milwaukee Ave. Super rad industrial loft space. The idea is killer. It’s going to be a party with live music by GLASS … Continue reading KICKING OFF THE MONTH WITH A PARTY IN WICKER PARK, CHICAGO.

CHICAGO Shop + Rock, with us on SUNDAY, APRIL 19th. // Lake FX Market curated by Dose Market

To my darling Chicago, Spring is basically here, the sun has been shining, and I get to see YOU in-person again soon!  On Sunday April 19th, pretty-please come hang out with me at the Lake FX Marketplace (curated by Dose Market).  It’ll be inside of the rad Cultural Center in downtown Chicago.  In a nutshell – FOR FREE – you can listen to professional creatives tell you the secrets … Continue reading CHICAGO Shop + Rock, with us on SUNDAY, APRIL 19th. // Lake FX Market curated by Dose Market

Bags to tear your heart out! // ACCESSORIES BY BIRD TROUBLE

Yesterday, I got together with some awesome ladies I’ve known for YEARS for dinner.  We shared stories from the days when we were teenagers.  Going to all the punk shows, attending the after parties, mean girls, our guilty trophy make-outs with the “cool” dudes from the bands.  We talked about current days and how we are all either going one way, that way, or way over there.  Each one of those ways … Continue reading Bags to tear your heart out! // ACCESSORIES BY BIRD TROUBLE

Bird Trouble is Being Carried at Concept Forty-Seven in Oakland, California!

A selection of Bird Trouble original and exclusive Femme Clutches are now being stocked at Concept Forty-Seven in Oakland, California. The store carries a variety of sweet and meaningful handcrafted goods from the Bay Area, including a line of organic skin and body care products called Beija Flor Natural Beauty Products.  If you happen to be near San Francisco or the Bay Area, head on over … Continue reading Bird Trouble is Being Carried at Concept Forty-Seven in Oakland, California!