A Trip Inside San Juan De Dios, Guadalajara with Bird Trouble

The San Juan De Dios Market in Guadalajara, Mexico is said to be the largest indoor market in Latin America. It’s at 40,000 square meters, which is 9.88 acres. A baseball field is 3 acres. There’s a ton of items such as candy, jewelry, cell phones, herbs, candles, clothing, bags, blankets, belts, and a food court with tortas ahogadas, pozole, fish dishes, and tacos. I really enjoy … Continue reading A Trip Inside San Juan De Dios, Guadalajara with Bird Trouble

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

Visiting Circa Modern Chicago + Ezra Siegel Art

Circa Modern Chicago had an event the other week, celebrating the new work of Chicago artist, Ezra Siegel, that was displayed amongst the walls. So we stopped by to see what all the buzz was about! On the walls, Ezra’s new work both stood out and blended in perfectly. It’s as if both Ezra’s art and Circa Modern were meant for each other. It’s as if Ezra’s … Continue reading Visiting Circa Modern Chicago + Ezra Siegel Art

Crafted in the Bird Trouble Studio… the Debbie Satchel

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

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!

Farewell 2014 <3

{{Photo by the sweet Aaron Mrz in Guadalajara Mexico}} SS2014’s best seller, the BRODY BAG PENNY SATCHEL, photo c/o of my gal Melissa from Moldie Goldie See ya 2014! You were awesome. I learned so much about loving myself and seeing what I’m capable of achieving with practice, hard work, trusting my intuitions, meeting new people and living a pretty healthy lifestyle. It was the year … Continue reading Farewell 2014 ❤

CHICAGO POP UP // 9/20+21 // FW2014 Collection at Humboldt House // + California Nights!

SHOP FASHION FOR SUSTAINABILITY + EXPRESSION CHICAGO, meet the FW2014 collection “LOST IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION” in person! ::THE POP UP:: RSVP through our Facebook invite to come to this Saturday and Sunday, September 20th and 21st, pop up! Maker/designer: Alexz Sandoval & the BIRD TROUBLE collection will be set up at the mid-century lovin’ rad local small business, Humboldt House at 1045 N. California … Continue reading CHICAGO POP UP // 9/20+21 // FW2014 Collection at Humboldt House // + California Nights!

DIY Scarf Experiment with 100% Natural Peruvian Dyes.

I recently played around with the natural dyed Lindy brought back to Mexico from her Peru trip for it.  The pack she gifted me has so many colors!  I decided to play around with two different kind of blues and a forest green for these scarves that I quickly made. These scarves were simply made by tearing manta, tying and knotting and restricting the manta in multiple areas … Continue reading DIY Scarf Experiment with 100% Natural Peruvian Dyes.

Bag Inspiration: Mexican Handcrafted Bag

Isn’t this purse great?! I found this little guy at the antique mercado that goes on every Sunday. You can see a preview photo post that I shared here, that has photos of this great place. You have to go there if you’re ever in Guadalajara, and if you like old things like I do. I carried my new little…pig without a tail?….friend today and paired … Continue reading Bag Inspiration: Mexican Handcrafted Bag