Monday, April 21

Spring things

The csa is underway! In full swing! Production! I love all the colors! Much more to come...
I will be posting these pieces in the etsy shop.
Xx!

Friday, March 21

Just born


We went to the farm over in Albion to pick up the finest milk in the world. As I was putting the coin in the honor box, the farmer came in and said "if you want to see some wicked cute pigs come with me!". Well, I did want to see them! I followed! They were born last night. The tiniest spring piglets all shivering under the lamp.  Misty Brook Farm. Xx

Wednesday, March 5

spring, please!




i am sooooo ready for spring. as i write there are tiny snowflakes falling, sky is grey, and it is feeling very wintery outside. inside? new clothes! i am very excited about this beautiful, light, soft Indian print! done up in a men's shirt style - the print is a brown/grey. i WILL be ordering more of this material as well as other prints, and colors. pretty! if you email me i'll tell you what my inspiration was for this shirt!

new styles for girls - a painterly, earthy cotton voile skirted tank. a stripe linen skirted tank, and trousers.
i will be adding these kid's styles (and a few more) to the shop in mid-march.

the Indian-for women- print top may be ordered HERE! it is $215. it fits like a men's small.
email me if you'd like one - lisa.lebouton@gmail.com
please, follow me on instagram - i'm gearing up for great photo activity, and that will be the place to see what i'm up to!

oh, and i can make those kid's styles for adults - where you wondering???
XX!

Sunday, February 23

THANK YOU!!!

a HUGE THANK YOU! to everyone who has joined the CSA!!!
THANK YOU, Sophie!
THANK YOU, Jade!
THANK YOU, Belinda!
THANK YOU, Ritu!
THANK YOU, Corinne!
THANK YOU, Lara!
THANK YOU, Besty!
THANK YOU, Annri!
THANK YOU, Annette!
THANK YOU, Yuting!

this is great!
i will be sending you linen color choices this week - for the MAY pieces.
for those getting the opposite shipments - i will be gathering fabric choices in the coming weeks.

email me ANYTIME! please!

AGAIN, THANK YOU!
XX!

Wednesday, February 5

subtle dress girl

Max put my sketch in situ - girl in the subtle dress.

still time to sign up for the csa! look at the previous two posts for details!
xx

Saturday, January 11

C.S.A. sketch

from left to right - broad shirt with gathered pant, linen tank with tie waist skirt, tradition dress, modified dress, foldover top with tie waist skirt, subtle dress, lined wool coat
read the post below for C.S.A. information
xx

Thursday, January 9

Le Bouton C.S.A. - update!

C.S.A. ! community supported apparel!
this is going to be a long, wordy post, and you should read every word. so, go get yourself something to drink...... i'll wait....go ahead!
ready?
ok!

the le bouton c.s.a. will work much the way the traditional farm c.s.a.(if you are not familiar with a farm csa - email me, and i'll tell you all about it) works. You will purchase in advance a group of clothing that will be shipped to you twice a year, may and october. there are 4 groups to choose from.

GROUP ONE - $400usd
may - light linen broad shirt
          linen tank
          linen gather pants or linen tie waist skirt
october - light wool, or linen foldover top
               light wool or linen tie waist skirt

GROUP TWO - $600usd
may - light linen broad shirt
          linen tank
          linen gather pants or linen tie waist skirt
          linen tradition dress or linen modified dress
october - light wool or linen foldover top
               light wool or linen tie waist skirt
               light wool or linen modified dress

GROUP THREE - $800usd
may - light linen broad shirt
          linen tank
          linen gather pants
          linen tie waist skirt
          linen tradition dress  or linen modified dress
october - fine cotton broad shirt
               light wool or linen foldover top
               light wool or linen tie waist skirt
               light wool or linen subtle dress

GROUP FOUR - $1,000usd
may - light linen broad shirt
          linen tank
          linen gather pants
          linen tie waist skirt
          linen tradition dress
          linen modified dress
october - fine cotton broad shirt
               light wool or linen foldover top
               light wool or linen tie waist skirt
               light wool or linen subtle dress
               lined wool coat

interested? i am making an assumption that if you are considering this you have looked at this blog, and watch what i do. two of the style are new - the gather pant will have a simple pull on style, be loose with gathered ankles, kind of a rounded shape (like the le bouton kids pants? kind of), the tie waist skirt will have a drawstring (attached to elastic for comfort). the lined wool coat will have a similar shape to the le bouton stripe coat.

HOW DO I PURCHASE? you email me, and i send along a paypal invoice after we've made contact, and i've answered your questions.
my email address is at the bottom of this exceedingly lengthy post which i am making even more lengthy by stating my opinion that it's lengthy...

now, take a look through the blog.  go get another imbibe-able...
read on.
-sizes are S, M, L
-did you see something on the blog that you'd like instead of what is offered? ASK ME! if i can make it       work i'll do it! we can certainly discuss it!
-COLOR CHOICES FOR THE LINEN WILL BE AVAILABLE!!! MANY!
-for the october shipment i will offer a neutral palate.
-"BUT LISA! i live in the southern hemisphere!" i will swap the shipments for you :)
-need a PAYMENT PLAN? ASK ME! we can work something out.
- DOMESTIC SHIPPING IN THE U.S.A. is FREE , out of country please contact me for rates!
TERMS - payments must be paid in full by Feb. 22, 2014.
                returns can be made within 14 days of receipt, and will receive shop credit (1 year).
                item must be unworn, not washed, and not damaged.
                the exchange credit rate will determined by me with regard to cost of time, and material.
                exchange credit rate is non-negotiable.
                i must be legit with customs.
                return shipping cost is the responsibility of the buyer.

phew. that was wordy.
ok!
EMAIL ME! lisa.lebouton@gmail.com
xx
ps it would be GREAT if i could know of your interest by JAN.22! thank you, thank you!



 

           









              

Friday, January 3

sketches, and flowers



happy new year! settling in to 2014 - so far so good! very cold here, but not as bad as some places i'm hearing about. the wood stove is giving a strong effort, and i spent most of yesterday downstairs in front of it working on this whole wardrobe subscription concept. can anyone help me with a name for this? "c.s.c." isn't working for me. i have it mostly-mostly figured out, mostly.
for all of you that responded to my last post regarding this - a HUGE thank you! your encouragement and requests are great to hear. i hope to be able to fulfill most wishes!
i really want to make a big beach tote...
sketches and tea.
the nasturtium put forth two beautiful blooms on new years day! frances planted this from seed three years ago. i love nasturtiums.
xx
comment please - ok?

Friday, December 27

winter around the house






snow! ice! brilliant sun! fire in the stove! all's well!
we had a relaxing, calm christmas. simple food and hanging out with family. pasta with the many fish. we watched "the great beauty" in the evening with big bowls of popcorn, then after that we wanted to watch another. so, "mid-august lunch".
frances was with her papa, and his great rambling family. cool cousins! when i spoke to her she sounded very happy in her fantastic composed way.

images
1. my cutting table. now, a writing table. and the big window, and the happy plants.
   we lost power for a few days- hence kerosene lamp. working on a business plan. yes. i. am.
2. home exterior - the window. the birch tree bent with ice.
3. an icey pine hand reaching for a red twig.
4. high up ice covered branches sparkling, and clinking.
5. driveway as if going out to the road.
6. max's folks house. snug.

question - how does the idea of a clothing "csa" sound to you? so, it would be a "csc"?. i've been thinking about it for a while.  one would subscribe, and based on which tier you chose, would receive a little wardrobe twice, or four times a year. this could be for women, or children.
let me know what you think, and please offer suggestions! could be cool!?

xx