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Day in the Life: Scout and Catalogue

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Behind Scout and Catalogue’s dreamy marbled wallets and covetable leather bags is a woman with a vision – of secret beaches, sun-kissed skin and all-day siestas. Her name is Breanna, and though she’s based in Vancouver, Canada, her inspiration blossomed while living near the beach in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

Eager to learn more about her process and meet the woman behind the bags, we invited Breanna to take over Etsy’s Instagram last Wednesday as part of our #dayinthelife series. Check out her photos below, as well as the exclusive outtakes that didn’t make it to Instagram.

 Greetings from Vancouver! Today Breanna of @scout_catalogue is taking over our Instagram account to give us a peek into her #dayinthelife. #etsycanada #etsywholesale etsy

@etsy: Greetings from Vancouver! Today Breanna of @scout_catalogue is taking over our Instagram account to give us a peek into her #dayinthelife. #etsycanada #etsywholesale

 "Fun with holographic foil, which I use in some of my designs." – @scout_catalogue #dayinthelife #etsycanada #etsywholesale etsy

@etsy: "Fun with holographic foil, which I use in some of my designs." – @scout_catalogue #dayinthelife #etsycanada #etsywholesale

 "I don't even want to know how many hours I've spent in front of my trusty industrial sewing machine over the years." – @scout_catalogue #dayinthelife #etsycanada #etsywholesale etsy

@etsy: "I don't even want to know how many hours I've spent in front of my trusty industrial sewing machine over the years." – @scout_catalogue #dayinthelife #etsycanada #etsywholesale

 "I started dyeing fabric and experimenting with hand crafting accessories while I was living in Mexico. This is my favourite bag for summer – the Oaxaca tote in Indigo." – @scout_catalogue #dayinthelife #etsycanada #etsywholesale etsy

@etsy: "I started dyeing fabric and experimenting with hand crafting accessories while I was living in Mexico. This is my favourite bag for summer – the Oaxaca tote in Indigo." – @scout_catalogue #dayinthelife #etsycanada #etsywholesale

 "Vancouver is famous for being nestled between the ocean and the mountains. Sometimes I take advantage of setting my own schedule and play hooky at the beach." – @scout_catalogue // #dayinthelife #summer #beach etsy

@etsy: "Vancouver is famous for being nestled between the ocean and the mountains. Sometimes I take advantage of setting my own schedule and play hooky at the beach." – @scout_catalogue // #dayinthelife #summer #beach

Outtakes:

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Scout and Catalogue HQ is in an old building on Vancouver’s east side.

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This is Bruce Wayne, Breanna’s notoriously-shy studio sidekick.

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Breanna hangs hand-dyed scarves up to dry.

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Nature’s colors and textures serve as creative inspiration.

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Evening hours bring relaxation and a glass of wine.

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Breanna says: “Nothing beats a good book, though Netflix comes in handy too!”

Big thank-you to Bre for giving us a peek into her world – for more behind-the-scenes photos and inspiration, be sure to check out her blog.

What does a day in your life look like? Show us by uploading a photo to Instagram and including @etsy and #dayinthelife. You could be featured on Etsy’s Blog and Instagram!

All photos by Scout and Catalogue.

Aleksa Brown is an editor and brand storyteller at Etsy.