Friday, December 7, 2012

Introducing P.D. Barkington – Leather Goods for Man & His Best Friend

Lofted Designs is excited to introduce P.D. Barkington – handcrafted leather goods for man and his best friend.

These attractive collars are handmade in Maine (by my talented husband Patrick) using 10-12 oz. English Bridle leather and rugged hardware in solid brass and stainless steel. 

Collars are available the following colors and sizes:

• English tan with brass hardware 
     Extra Small - 14" - 17" (3/4" wide) 
     Small - 16" - 19" (3/4" or 1" wide)
     Medium - 18" - 21" (3/4" or 1" wide)
     Large - 20" - 23" (1" wide)

• Chestnut brown with stainless steel hardware
     Small - 16" - 19" (1" wide)
     Medium - 18" - 21" (1" wide)
     Large - 20" - 23" (1" wide)

Visit the Lofted Designs and P.D. Barkington store (booth #45) at Bazaar Bizarre Boston to see these handsome collars in person and purchase your canine friend a holiday gift. If you can't make it to our event, these will be available for a limited time in the Lofted Designs Etsy shop

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Buy Local Open House – Sunday, December 2nd

This coming Sunday, December 2nd from 12 - 5 pm, I am honored to be participating in an Open House Holiday Extravaganza event at Ocean Fire Pottery in York, Maine.

Each year, Amy Clark of Ocean Fire Pottery invites her favorite artisans to display their goods at her studio and this year Lofted Designs is invited! I'll be ready with a table full of necklacesearringstie bars for men, sterling silver ringspet tags and leather dog collars (made by my husband Patrick). There will also be refreshments, pottery mini-lessons, wool spinning demos, and kids art activities throughout the day!

A sampling of Lofted Designs jewelry
Other participants include:

Amy Clark – Ocean Fire Pottery (our gracious hostess)
One of my favorite local artists, Amy makes incredible handcrafted wheelthrown stoneware and combines elements of the earth to create functional art that evokes joy every day. I am the proud owner of several Ocean Fire Pottery pieces. You can preview her creations on her website or check out her Facebook page.

Laurie Wallace – Hand-Spun Knits by Laurie
Handspun items including hobo gloves, soft alpaca cowl neck scarves and hats, handwoven belts and dog leashes.

Erin Donovan – Twig Naturals
All-natural, hand poured soy candles scented with essential oils that smell amazing! Erin also makes beautiful lightboxes, collaged original art, coasters, and gorgeous pocket mirrors that would make perfect stocking stuffers. 

The Details:
Sunday, 12/2/12
12:00 - 5:00 pm
23 Woodbridge Road, York, Maine
* Plenty of parking is available at Kennebunk Savings Bank, diagonally across the street from the studio