I have a deep love of all things handmade. I value and cherish the artistic expression, care and creative spirit that is within a handmade item, whether it is jewelry, pottery, watercolour art or stitchery. It is my honour to introduce you to 4 incredibly talented people, who are makers, artists, and owners of small businesses that will flourish with your support. Shopping small means shopping with a big heart. (Don’t forget to leave a comment to enter the Giveaway).
Meet Ashley Prodahl, the owner and designer behind True Leaf Collection. Not only does she make ALL the pretty bags (that could hold all my pens and paper), a portion of her profits is donated to Northern Animal Rescue to help abandoned furry friends in need.
My name is Ashley, and I am the creator behind True Leaf Collection. What started with making my own yoga mat bag has grown into making all kinds of bags designed for travel and inspired by nature! All of my designs contain some part of repurposed material, and a portion of each sale goes to help Northern Animal Rescue. Thank you for supporting local, handmade makers such as myself. [ Click HERE to visit Ashley’s Etsy Shop or check out her Instagram @true.leaf.collection ]
Meet Cara Rosalie Olsen , the visionary artist and writer behind Mollusk LOFT, whose exquisite botanical watercolour paintings will take your breath away.
Hello! I am a writer and artist, and most importantly, full-time mama to my daughter Hazel Gwen. I get by with a little caffeine, a lot of grace, and the support of my best friend and husband, Michael. I named my shop Mollusk LOFT because I am a Mollusk — which, by my own definition, is to say that I am soft-hearted, acutely-aware, intensely-feeling creature, with an insatiable desire to connect with others. I truly, truly hope for the opportunity not only to sell to you, but to know you, and discover YOUR art. [ Click HERE to visit Cara’s Etsy Shop and you can check out her Instagram @molluskgrl ]
I know you will LOVE the treasures that come from the hands of these 4 extraordinary artists and artisans. In fact, all have happily agreed to offer a giveaway of one of their unique handmade pieces! To be entered to win, comment below which item you would like as a gift: Clair Ashley bracelet OR Cara Rosalie’s watercolor botanicals OR Terre Ferme coffee mug OR True Leaf tropical bag / clutch. GOOD LUCK! ( 4 Winners will be chosen on Dec 15)