• 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…

  • Decor Asylum wooden houses
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    Shop Feature: Decor Asylum

    Dimitra is the artist behind Décor Asylum, and from her creations, it is easy to tell that this talented woman has passion for her art. Her creations show an affinity with winter and the woodlands. We have seen snapshots of her creative space in October, and it’s only fitting that we get to know more about her work and her online shop. From her home in Argos (where she draws, paints and makes by hand everything you see in her shop), Dimitra opens up to us on Decor Asylum’s beginnings and challenges, her inspirations and joys. And so without further ado, I am pleased to present to you our final featured handmade…

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    Workspace: Decor Asylum

    Upon discovering her work on Etsy, I was instantly drawn to Dimitra’s charismatic owls. It was also my first encounter with the term “pyrography”, which I found means “the art of decorating wood with burn marks” (wiki). Needless to say, I explored her shop and found out so many more things to love. Apart from her owls, I found that her bears were just as charming as her whales and foxes. I absolutely adore her whimsical take of the woodlands! Browsing around her online shop is such a happy tour. I can imagine how happier it would be to actually walk inside a real store and be able to touch and see these…