Brooke Ristow is an organic wonder– her body products are natural and inspiring. I absolutely loved engaging with her because I feel like I learned something new about a holistic approach to self care. Brooke is offering a generous 30% off your order at her shop, if it’s made on December 16 and 17. The […]
Our featured maker this week is crafty AND a curator! Stacy Wong has so much going on– I was surprised I was able to snag an interview! Aside from creating her own line of product, she runs an online boutique called “Twine”. Here, she explains what inspires her and how she got started. -Aurora please […]
Vanessa Cochran is a soap maker. She also runs her soap making business, Soap Farm. It’s a lovely line of soaps with variety… and that’s to say the very least. When you go to her website, you’ll see everything from Bay Rum to Sea Kelp. With something for everyone (really– she’s even got an option […]
*Editor’s note: We are so happy to have Eleanor back on Dear Handmade Life for her intuitive business tips and advice. We especially love this post because eleanor gets personal as she talks about her own struggles to make her full-time job be doing what she not only loves but is great at! -nicole s. […]
Sean Friesen’s children’s apparel line, Orangeheat, is just as adorable as the name suggests. It’s graphic, fun, colorful, and, most of all, conscious. In our interview, he talks about infusing his line with the energy of his environment in Venice. –Aurora Please introduce yourself. Hello, my name is Sean, and I am currently living […]
There are certain things that are like catnip to me. A great vegan dessert. A charismatic speaker. And most of all– a great blog. David Cheaney, of Cheltenham Road, writes such a blog, and in turn, showcases his lovely, vintage inspired wares. He makes me want to throw the casual dinner party of my dreams, […]
The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. ~ Albert Einstein -nicole s.
find something you are passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it – Julia child -nicole s.
The first time I made something with my hands happened by chance when I was ten. I stood on the side of the freeway next to our stalled red Toyota watching my mom shrink in the distance as she walked to the call box. The tow truck would pull up in hour just like it […]
by: steph calvert *editor’s note: for those of you not familiar with steph calvert…welcome to knowing one of the hardest working talented women dear handmade life knows. she’s the powerhouse behind hearts & laserbeams and the tech expert behind dear handmade life and our patchwork and craftcation websites. not only is she an amazing web […]