Sara Faraj Photographs Bird Trouble, Artisan Process of Leather + Waxed Textile Bags // Handcrafted in Chicago IL

In January, my friend and talented Chicago photographer Sara Faraj came to the Bird Trouble studio to hang out and shoot the creation of a Bird Trouble Bag after ordering one of my new Waxed Canvas Bag style a few weeks prior to her visit. She gifted me these photos. Over the next few weeks, I’ll share my favorites so you too can feel the good vibes and catch the process of me creating a … Continue reading Sara Faraj Photographs Bird Trouble, Artisan Process of Leather + Waxed Textile Bags // Handcrafted in Chicago IL

Seeing inside the Bird Trouble studio in Mexico…

Previously in Mexico… Wonder why I’m saying “previously”? Maybe I forgot to mention. I moved to Oakland, California. More on that later! A lot has changed and I want to find more time this week to give an update on my relocation back into the US. Super stoked about it! I will get back in the groove soon – there are a ton of ideas rolling around … Continue reading Seeing inside the Bird Trouble studio in Mexico…

Bits of the Bird Trouble Home + Studio

Stopping by today to share some shots from my bedroom and my studio. I’m so pumped about my new Cobra statue and the Mexican hanging paper balls I found in Tonala that are in the first photo. Head to the main blog page to find my blog post and photos of from shopping trip of Tonala, Mexico. On my wall: a vintage design map of a van … Continue reading Bits of the Bird Trouble Home + Studio

Photos from the studio & new textiles.

Just a few shots from the studio last week taken by a buddy who was visiting me. I purchased some new textiles that you can see in the first photo. I started imagining romantic summer bags as soon as my eyes met them. I’ve been branching out to new textiles since 1) used materials are not as easy to come by in Guadalajara as it was to in Chicago and the States … Continue reading Photos from the studio & new textiles.

Happy Weekend from Tyler Dude + the BT Studio!

My little monster man Tyler Dude makes such a great model when I’m testing out the focus on the camera. He’s such a heavy thinker. I wish he could speak so I could know what he’s thinking about. Have I told you guys that Tyler is excellent at playing dead and also at galloping like a tiny pony? Yeah, a lot of people here in … Continue reading Happy Weekend from Tyler Dude + the BT Studio!

Prepping for an exciting weekend…

 Bird Trouble Tumblr posts from this week // 1. Handmade muslin drawstring bags for sold bags 2. Making the muslin drawstring bags + the sold bags 3. Hand burned dead stock wooden tags will be on larger bags, while they last 4. New black fringe necklaces made from scrap leather found thrifting in Oakland, CA! Only two will be available – leave a comment to … Continue reading Prepping for an exciting weekend…

Recently in the Bird Trouble Studio.

Last week, I finished up a few custom and reserved orders. I made my friend a lovely fringed brown suede bag out of a fringe jacket that had once belonged to her mother. I was absolutely touched to have been asked to do such a sentimental act, especially for someone who I lived with in Chicago when I was 19 years old. A new & … Continue reading Recently in the Bird Trouble Studio.

Photos of home & captures of memories.

Here are some peaks details of my bedroom & recent Bird Trouble. This starts with sneak a shot of 5 new wallets that are heading to Chicago’s Ukrainian Village at the handmade collective shop, Paperish Mess. More on those later! Piedra Papel Tijeras on Etsy is run by Chicago artist, Lauren Reese. Her shop supports the original handheld device, books! She also runs Pan American Knits, which is … Continue reading Photos of home & captures of memories.

Thursday’s Home & Studio: In the Bird Trouble Buena Park, Chicago Home

Welcome to Thursday’s Thursday’s Home & Studio! Each Thursday will be little peaks of my home or my studio, or both. I’m not going to bore you with pictures of random trinkets I have… though I know how fun it is to look at someone’s home & what they have in it (trust me, I’m on Apartment Therapy all the time), but some times I’ll … Continue reading Thursday’s Home & Studio: In the Bird Trouble Buena Park, Chicago Home

IN THE BIRD TROUBLE STUDIO

This is where I work. I may or may not have rearranged it since these photos were taken. What do you think? I’ve been overwhelmed with work recently. Time is such a biatch! Not sure if I’ve gotten around to mentioning this, but I recently took a promotion at the hair salon. I’m blogging & doing social media for them now. I’ve been loving it … Continue reading IN THE BIRD TROUBLE STUDIO

IN THE BIRD TROUBLE STUDIO // THURSDAY pt. 1

Welcome to the first In the Bird Trouble Studio Thursday. I’ll share peaks of my studio & what I’m kinds of things I’m sewing or stirring up in here too. I know I love lurking into other maker’s studios because I get crazy inspired and want to pour more of my time into making my own space comfortable – so I hope you enjoy lurking … Continue reading IN THE BIRD TROUBLE STUDIO // THURSDAY pt. 1