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
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.
I named this design the Lola Tote after the best, my compassionate and sweet mother. I named one of the most functional bags on the Bird Trouble Web Store after my mother, not only because I think about her a lot and want it to be named after her but because I believe my mother is strong and can adapt herself to any situation… … Continue reading Crafted in the Bird Trouble Studio… the Lola Tote Bag
Okay I direct my thoughts into a positive direction with every Bird Trouble bag I create, but this Debbie Satchel I recently finished is magnificent!! The details on it really do make me happy, and I know it’ll make the new lucky lady who, the future owner, happy too. I added a leather trim to the textile pocket for the first time and I have decided to keep that same detail … Continue reading Crafted in the Bird Trouble Studio… the Debbie Satchel
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!
We’re still in Oakland, California! The west coast has been treating Bird Trouble extremely well. But holy cow, the weather has been beautiful. Here are the new products! Buy yourself something pretty! http://www.birdtrouble.com Oaxaca Large Femme Clutch Oaxaca Femme Clutch Oaxaca Femme Clutch Oaxaca Femme Clutch Estrella Tote Bag — SOLD Estrella Femme Clutch Continue reading New One of a Kind Femme Bags + Tote Bag!
A few months ago, I won a handmade Girl Gang patch on Instagram from this Bird Trouble month’s guest bloggers, She/Folk. It’s too cute. Wearing it gives me the confidence that I am a proud and strong young woman! I keep switching it from bag to bag through my bi-weekly bag changes. Gotta keep those vibes around. In this post, you are seeing it on … Continue reading Got my Girl Gang with me.
Between the last two weeks of official prototype creating and after a couple weeks of first and sometimes second attempts, I made a custom order bag for a new Bird Trouble customer in Minneapolis. She actually used to a co-worker of mine at the Chicago salon I was working at just before I came to Mexico to do Bird Trouble full-time. I was so pleased when I … Continue reading Recently finished and a Little Nina Simone
The photos above were found on Pinterest. Their hyperlinks, if there is any, were repinned onto my Pinterest, here. Inspiration for Bird Trouble’s Fall 2014 Collection. Dark, sexy, WILD AND FREE, texture, a Spanish fever. My sketches are blending with the images in my head, and my mind is running into beautiful photos like these that I found on Pinterest to collect for some future photo shoot inspirations, and … Continue reading WILD + FREE with a SPANISH FEVER. // Inspiration Friday for Bird Trouble Fall 2014
It seemed like I worked full days, every day from Monday of last week, up ’til this Friday afternoon filling an order of about 50 products, one that was requested to be shipped out speedy style 7 days from the order request. It’s a great feeling finishing this project with such little time. It’s only me over here. At the end of the day, when I see how much … Continue reading Be chill and work. // Photos from the studio.
Hi friends! I have a few new really cool leather accessories that are great for women (and one for a man!), especially those with a more bohemian and DIY style who love supporting small designers like Bird Trouble! The following products are hand-stitched, not put through the sewing machine, so they are one of a kind but still at a great retail price for customers. Find these … Continue reading New Handcrafted and Handstitched Leather Accessories
I received a custom order request for a hip bag after I shared photos of Carly’s duffle bag (psttt…the Carly will be available as a Made To Order style in the BT shop soon!). Amber wanted a hip bag with the textured leather that was used to make the duffle bag. She loved this style that is already in my shop. I hand-stitched this bag with a wax … Continue reading The Leather Hip Bag + Coming Soon to the Shop: Choosing your Strap Length!
Yesterday, I finished another custom order bag. This bag. I don’t think I’ve ever felt so proud about a bag! Really. I purchased new tools earlier last week because I’m receiving more leather requests which is really great, leatherwork has always really intrigued me. I wanted more control over the making of my leather pieces, more control that I get using my machine. Don’t get me wrong because I … Continue reading A New Bird Trouble Leather Duffle Bag & How I Made It.
Here are some new pouches for all of you who like to have all those little things that you own, organized and in one spot. These will only be available while supplies last… AKA they come in a limited run. Grab one before they’re gone! The plaid is vintage that I found back in Chicago and the leather tassel strings are repurposed from a fringe accessory … Continue reading Calling All Plaid Lovers! + a Bird Trouble Giveaway.
This week, I’m working on two custom bags using two Guayavera shirts. I’m cutting up these shirts to repurpose the material. The first one is already done and I’m going to start cutting up the sage colored one today. The navy one is a tear drop shape duffel bag with a drawstring closure. There’s a bunch of adorable details on it too, like leather pull strings with fringe … Continue reading A Custom Order in Progress, Plus New Info on Designing Your Own Bird Trouble