Blog

The Squam Art Fair is this Saturday, September 13, 2014!

The Squam Art Fair is a whirlwind of inspiration. Mix together the magic of a vintage shop feel, one of a kind goodies, and the creative spirits of all in attendance and you've got yourself a memorable evening at the lake. Part of it is obviously the amazing vendors who are on hand with their exquisite one-of-a-kind hand made goods, but it is also a time for gathering with wonderful people from near and far. A true celebration of spirit and creativity. Located at the Rockywold Deephaven Camps on Squam Lake in Holderness, NH, Squam Art Fair is a creative...

Read more →


casual fall

In New England many of us get excited for the transition from summer to fall, especially when it comes to fall fashion. If you're like me, then you probably start piling on the layers at the first hint of a chill in the air, even when it's still too warm. Give your causal summer style a fall update by adding an openweave scarf. Toss it on as you run out the door on your errands for a look that keeps you cool while giving a nod to the coming fall. 1.Linen Blend Tank   2.Boyfriend Jean   3.Loomination Double Infinity Scarf  4.Veronica...

Read more →


summer to fall work attire

Seasonal transitions are always difficult to dress for. How can you keep warm without getting too hot? As fall quickly approaches, add a bright openweave scarf to ward off the morning chill on your way to work. 1. wrap dress    2. Loomination Double Infinity Scarf    3. zipper satchel    4. nude pump  

Read more →


Adult Sized Sandbox: Accelerating My Business

For years I've been working hard on my line of textiles. I began showing at craft fairs and selling my work at galleries and boutiques in 2010, but it wasn't until the fall of 2012 that I stopped making handbags, fiber jewelry, and knitwear and began to focus exclusively on handweaving. Since then I've been working on putting together a line with a cohesive aesthetic and I've finally gotten to the point where I'm confident with where my work is going. One of my first booth designs! I've been trying to take my business full time. I am still doing...

Read more →


My First Pitch Contest: Merrimack Valley Sandbox

In early February, I applied for the Consumer Ideas Pitch Contest at the Merrimack Valley Sandbox. It was an easy application - about a dozen not-so-easy questions to answer on an online form. I wasn’t sure my craft business was what they were looking for, but I knew some other craftspeople who had done it, so I figured it wouldn’t hurt to try. They chose about fifteen businesses to participate in the pitch contest. Each business would set up a table for the networking portion of the evening and seven would pitch their ideas. There was also a wild card...

Read more →