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meet the makers
Our latest maker, Tina Dixon Spence, noticed a lack of options for cool, functional clothing when shopping for her baby boy. In 2014 Tina turned that market void into a thriving business through her online store Buddha Babe, featuring handmade goods for babies, toddlers and the home that are “firmly rooted in a sense of style.” Meet Tina and see her ‘drool-worthy’ products below!
My day starts with:
“Monday through Friday, I work a full time job as an executive assistant. So my day begins like any other working mom’s: struggling to get a toddler out of bed, dressed and fed before dropping off to school and rushing to the office! Lately I have been allowing myself 30 minutes of meditation before beginning the morning routine (ahem, struggle) and that has helped center me immensely!” [Read more…] about Meet the Maker: Tina Dixon Spence
It’s safe to say that maker Cinne Worthington may have single-handedly renewed our interest in decorative scarves. Located in San Francisco, she spends her days in her in-home design studio on the old industrial waterfront of a vibrant historical neighborhood called Dogpatch. You’ll find her splitting time between her graphic design business and her Etsy shop, C.Banning Accessories, where she sells uniquely designed scarves. Get to know Cinne and see her beautiful work below.
My day starts with: “a wake-up nudge from my dog’s snout, a bright sunrise over the bay and a little stretch/core workout topped off with a strong espresso. After breakfast I slip into my studio and get to work. My schedule is pretty unpredictable but I can usually get my graphic design work done by lunch so I have the rest of the day to focus on my own things. I fill the gaps with social media promos and admin for my Etsy shop and occasionally act as a curator for the maker’s blog, Found Made Modern.”
Our latest featured maker, Zoë Linn Anderson, returned to her hometown of Portland, Oregon after years of zigzagging between Massachusetts, San Francisco, New York and her home state. Encouraged by her mother, artist Carola Penn, to explore her own eye for design, Zoë began using Spoonflower to create her line of home textiles featuring tea towels, napkins and zipper pouches. Get to know Zoë more below, visit her website, and shop her wares on Etsy.
My day starts with: “the smell of coffee, the kid-size thundering of footsteps, and our dog Ollie wagging his whole body in an exuberant greeting. After scrambling to get breakfasts and lunches made, the kids to school, the dog walked, and the news read, I finally settle in to work.”
Hazy winter days are upon us in North Carolina, but our latest featured maker has us dreaming of tropical destinations. James Hackett, a fashion designer and small business owner, hails from the island of Trinidad and Tobago, just north of Venezuela in the Caribbean. His fresh and colorful designs turn Spoonflower fabrics into wearable art as dresses, leggings, bags and more. Get to know James and his business Lush Kingdom below.
My day starts with: “Work to be honest. I like to get up and go early, so I tend to leave anything I have to get done for the morning. This would be working in Illustrator or drawings mostly.”
My day starts with: “My son jumping on me to get out of bed (he’s the best alarm clock.) I get my son ready for school and then head off to the studio. If I’m lucky I try to hit the gym, but as all working moms know, making time for yourself is often difficult.”
Today we’re thrilled to introduce you to Spoonflower maker Rachel Roberts. Her Etsy shop ModFox, which features beautiful handmade modern baby bedding and apparel, has been a labor of love for Rachel and her husband Chris for the past five years. Based down south in Beebe, Arkansas, the young husband and wife duo run a successful creative business with the inspiration and support of their little “helpers”: three boys ages 5 and under (and a baby on the way!)