We’re thrilled to introduce our latest featured maker, Maggie Revel Mielczarek of Leland gal. Maggie splits time between Grand Rapids, Michigan, and Leland, Michigan, where her seasonal shop draws customers with colorful, unique prints inspired by waterside living. Buoyed by her background in art education, she taught herself graphic design and turned her eye for color into textile printmaking with Spoonflower. It’s no surprise that both her grandmother (pictured below at 103 years old!) and mother are artists and have passed on their talents and encouragement to Maggie. Follow her Instagram to stay up-to-date with her latest creations.
My day starts with a bit of a mom hustle, feeding two boys, getting one to school and the other back down for a nap and then hit the ground running with either a shift at the store, exercise, or checking things off my list.
Caitlin Topham, Spoonflower team member and the creative brains behind Salty Oat, visits the blog today to share how she started quilting and what it's like to embark on a creative venture!
Caitlin Topham, author of Salty Oat, started blogging about quilting in 2009 as a creative outlet, never expecting it may become a real source of income one day. Just a few years later she's selling her quilts in local shops and sourcing fabrics from around the world to sell in her online fabric shop! Read on for Caitlin's take on what it's like being a creative entrepreneur.