Mothers Who Make

September 9, 2016

While I feel some sadness that the long days of summer are now behind us, part of me is truly excited for the cooler air, and the sense of renewal that September brings. A little about me, in the weeks leading up to the first day of school, I would pretend to get off an imaginary school bus and do imaginary homework.  So, needless to say, school was my happy place.  Now, in adulthood, I miss the excitement of a crisp notebook and the promise of a new-found skill. With this in mind, I’ve been finding myself inspired by all the mothers who make.  And I want to say, in a public forum, that I WILL learn to sew (with guidance from Slack Tide Quilt Shop), something, anything, before the Holidays.

Below are some of my favorite New England based mothers who make beautiful things.

Paddle Boat Studio

If you are looking to get crafty, I’m loving this quilt created by Hannah of Paddleboat Studio. Check out her etsy shop for the pattern here.

Erin Flett

Maine based mother Erin Flett is a textile designer. Her bright, bold fabrics are the perfect way to spruce up a lack luster space.  Visit her website to see her entire line (think bags, rugs + wall art).

Khaki's Balm

Treat yourself to the amazing all natural skin care line created by Newburyport based mother Khaki Paquette.  Purchase the products here or visit her shop in downtown Newburyport!

The Ropes Maine

I can’t wait to snag one of these lovely bracelets created by Maine based mother Shana Ready.  Each bracelet is made from authentic marine ropes, dock line, and hardware.  With a variety of colors and sizes you are sure to find a perfect fit!  Get yours here or stop in to local retailers such as Bliss Boutique.

Farm House Pottery

Farmhouse Pottery based in Woodstock, Vermont offers beautiful and functional pieces crafted by Zoe and James Zilian.  I’ve been admiring the farmers pitcher and the cheese stone. Instead of just buying the goods, why not visit Woodstock, and partake in a wheel workshop.


I adore this pottery made by Maine based mother Alison Evans.  Each piece is inspired by the sea, and while the Oyster Series is her most popular, I have my eyes on her teacup and saucers, found here.

So why not take a wheel workshop, pick up a paintbrush, or a sewing needle and make something beautiful for yourself or a dear friend. Better yet, get a group together and join the Crafter’s Box.  Each month you will receive a box in the mail with the supplies needed to complete a project for your home.  Classes are taught virtually by master makers, purchase a single monthly subscription or pull together five friends and opt for the Crafter’s Night subscription to save some dollars bills!

Happy Fall!!



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