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    Shop Feature: The Bee & The Fox

    Stumbled upon The Bee & the Fox shirts on Instagram and I just fell in love with their “Mama Bird” & “Baby Bird” tees! It turns out, all their other tees are just as adorable! Today, The Bee & The Fox owner Ashley Jennett talks about how they’ve started the brand plus a bit more. What’s the story behind the shop name? The Bee & The Fox is something I started with my husband. He always calls me his “bee” and I’ve always called him my “fox”, so it was created based on our nicknames for one another. Lame, I know. What are your top 3 favorite picks from your shop?…

  • Cyan handmade
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    Shop Feature: Cyan°

    Our featured shop this week, Cyan°, is founded by Marie-Pier Nicol, a mother of three from Drummondville, Quebec. Marie fell in love with sewing when she was pregnant with her first child.  After having her second child, Marie decided to create her own stuff, realising that she couldn’t find the things she liked from the market, and one thing led to another. What’s the story behind the shop name? I was in bed with my drawing pad searching for my company name and then I looked at my quilt cover color cyan and thought it would be a great shop name! And now my youngest son’s name is Yann so many people think it’s related, maybe it…

  • Fiber Huis handmade
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    Shop Feature: Fiber Huis

    For our Shop Feature, let’s meet maker Brittany Farber who started her small business in 2009 under the name Sew Nina, after her hand sewn creations. Brittany lives in Oshkosh, Wisconsin with her husband Jeff (a loom maker who also owns his own shop, Woody6Switch) and daughter, Marina. In 2010, Brittany began to sell weaving kits from her Etsy shop, and over time renamed her label to Fiber Huis. I love that the shop offers crafters sustainably produced weaving supplies and fiber yarns. The kits are a complete package which include all the materials you need, plus a Beginner’s Guide for those who’d like to try their hands on a weaving project.   What’s…