My creations are now available in three spots!  

If you live in St. Louis, Missouri, you can go to The Foundrie at West County mall.  Shelah will help you out!  Tell her I sent ya! 

If you live in Columbia, Missouri, you can go to American Shoe Store on Broadway and pick up a bag!  Tell Mike I sent ya!  

You can also buy my bags directly from me via my bigcartel shop by clicking here!  If you see something but want it a little differently, email me directly about a custom order at yonderinfo@gmail.com.  I've made several special orders and I'm happy to collaborate with you!  

Happy shopping, friends! 


the new Yonder shop

At the end of September I started working really hard on a new line of bags.  I've been out of the "selling" game for awhile now, but my need to make things has never quieted down.  I set out to make something that I was really happy with; something that felt like me.  The cool part is that I think I've finally found it.  I wake up wanting to sew. I go to bed dreaming about sewing.  I haven't been this excited about work in a long time.  

I've gotten an online shop together and I wanted to let you all know about it in case you wanted to drop by.  I'm over on big cartel now and I'd love it if you'd pop by!  My shop name is Yonder Studios and you can find me here.  I also post quite a few photos of my work on my Instagram account which is here.  

Hope you're all having a great weekend! 


I've been busy

It's been a really busy month since I spoke with you all last.  I've mustered up the courage to start something new for myself and so far, I'm really enjoying it.  I don't know how often I'll be coming to this spot anymore.  It's been a really fun journey; growing in this space.  My life these days seems to be getting busier and busier.  If I have the time, I will stop in now and again to post something, but I will be over here for the next little bit.

The above photos are part of my new project.  See, the book that I mentioned in my last post has inspired me to do something I've been wanting to do for a long time--work for myself.  In the past month, I've launched a line of handmade bags and started shooting portraits.  Photography and sewing are my deepest loves and this all feels so right to me right now.  These photos are from my very first session and I couldn't be happier with how they turned out!  Taking photos with friends is the best!  If you'd like to see more from that session, head here.

As for my bags, you can catch a peek of them on my instagram account.  So far, I've been making them for shops in my city.  I'm hoping to get ahead and make some extra to have in an online shop.  Alas, I'm also still working my retail job, so finding time to make that many extra is a little hard.  I'm doing well though, and enjoying the process.  If you're in Columbia and want to buy one, they are available at American Shoe on Broadway.  I will let you know when they are available at more stores!  

If you live in (or near) Columbia and want to make some photos with me, send me a message at julienardy@gmail.com.  I'm available for couples and family photos and engagement shots at this point.  I like the feeling of small, intimate settings!

I'm so excited about this next chapter and I hope you'll tag along!  I've loved having you along for the ride all these years!!