We Are the Makers Swap – with Macrame from KnottyBloom

I participated in the We Are the Makers Swap brought to you by the lovely Craft your Life Collective and Makers Movement this past month. Each of us submitted images of what we’d like to send, and if chosen to participate we were matched with another maker.

My package was delivered today and HOLY COW. I was matched with Nalani over at Knotty Bloom (seriously, go check out her work!) and was lucky enough to receive one of her gorgeous plant hangers.

Plant Hanger from KnottyBloomI also happened to have a little budding succulent in a small pot that kept getting lost in my forest of plants. The pot fit perfectly in the hanger and I couldn’t have been more pleased.

The cording is soft, the weaving is exceptionally beautiful and it is just a joy to look at.

we are the makers swap with knottybloomSee that little plant in there? 6 months ago it was a clipping from an older succulent, and it’s starting to grow! I think given it’s new, beautiful home it will do nothing but thrive from here on out! (Right?)And here’s where it will live in the studio, right infront of a nice sunny window, guarding my lenses and camera gadgetry.

Knotty Bloom's macrame hangerA big, giant THANK YOU to KnottyBloom, for sharing this beautiful piece of handmade artistry with me. And of course, to Maker’s Movement and CYLcollective for organizing this fantastic swap!

Hope you all have a lovely weekend <3



Additional BEAUTIFUL piece of weaving pictured above as a bracelet, is not infact a bracelet. It’s a MINI-HANGER!!!! How cute is that???

KnottyBloom's Mini-Hanger

#MakerSpaces with MakersMovement

This week the lovely folks over at MakersMovement have been running a little series on creative spaces on their instagram account.

The tag #Makerspaces has been a fantastic little collection of inspiring studios, artsy interiors and drool-worthy lighting, inciting some serious need to clean up my space.

…which I never really got a chance to do, but decided to take a picture anyway.


This is where my magic happens. Where I play with my paints, cut paper, package orders and daydream up new projects. It’s not much, and it’s pretty cluttered — but it’s my favorite place to be.

I just love the peek into other creative’s lives that this tag offers up — it’s so inspiring to see the workstations of my favorite’s makers!


Happy Friday friends! <3 <3



Splotchy Florals

This week has been a bit of a blur. Long hours in the studio, followed by late nights working on personal projects make for slow, blurry early mornings.

Usually I begin my work day with color studies, emails or printing orders – but this morning all I could seem to muster was a bit of splotchy painting. An hour so later and nearly a full pot of coffee later I was able to wake up a bit.

These sorts of days are not the norm. I usually feel like I have pretty good handle on how to balance my work/sleep schedule, but with an influx of ideas and only two hands, I seemed to have ended up a bit out of whack.

I’m hoping I can use this weekend to catch up on a bit sleep. What do you all do to keep a natural balance of work and sleep?
watercolor floral