Natalie Davis
Posted on May 31, 2012 by Natalie Davis on leather, life

On Humility

leather carving by Jim Linnell Any craftsperson worth their salt will tell you that humility is an important quality to cultivate. You must embrace mistakes and know that you do not know everything. The elusive knowledge you seek cannot be found in a particular book or in purchasing the right tool. It comes with time […]

Posted on May 24, 2012 by Natalie Davis on Austin, Canoe, events, Feliz

Feliz Applications Open

Feliz, the handmade holiday event I am curating with Abby Powell, is currently accepting applications for vendor spots. Thanks to some great upcoming press, we’ve decided to extend our application deadline to June 30th! So, if you’ve been thinking about applying or know someone who’d be a great fit, jump on it, friends. This will […]

Posted on May 18, 2012 by Natalie Davis on Austin, Canoe, events, food, life

Pies & Pigs on June 14th

Colleen Sommers is a friend, artist, baker, and all-around amazing person. She is the brains and heart behind Pie Fixes Everything and a staple at the HOPE farmer’s market, our home away from home. Recently Colleen was diagnosed with breast cancer and, like many in the creative and culinary community, does not have heath insurance. […]

Posted on May 16, 2012 by Natalie Davis on life

Big plans

AP Photo/Lindlar May has been an important month for us, as we’ve announced some big big news and are embarking on new journeys. I’ll be talking about some details here over the next few months, but I wanted to kick off this new stage with a beautiful image from 1962 in a West Germany slaughterhouse. […]

Posted on May 10, 2012 by Natalie Davis on Austin, food, restaurants

Dinner at Lenoir

A few weeks ago we spent an amazing evening at Lenoir on S. 1st. Thanks to some brilliant serendipity, we managed to sample every plate on the menu, and each course outshone the other. We had impeccable service and shared a great bottle of wine. Adjusting to the food scene in Austin has taken some […]

Posted on May 8, 2012 by Natalie Davis on Austin, fashion

Crowned Bird

Crowned Bird is a truly unique clothing line by the dynamic Priscilla Barrosso. I met Priscilla when I first moved to Austin and was blown away by her talent. Only later did I find out that she also had moved from the Bay Area and worked for Levi’s and the famous Al’s Attire. Her looks […]

Posted on May 3, 2012 by Natalie Davis on events, Feliz, vendors

Feliz Sale Makers

photography by Kate Miss If you’ve been following along on the Feliz blog, you’ll notice we’ve started to announce some of the wonderful artists that will be joining us in November. For me, For You (Kate Miss) and In Haus Press are two of my favorites, although it’s so hard to choose. Not to brag, […]

Posted on May 1, 2012 by Natalie Davis on leather, studio visit

Studio Visit: Barrett Alley

Barrett Alley is a designer and leather craftsman working in Dallas, Texas. He focuses on hand sewn leather goods, using traditional saddle stitching to create durable and beautiful products. We sat down with Barrett to chat about his process and get a peak inside his studio. Natalie Davis: What are your prized tools, i.e. objects […]