Hi makers! Kelly here, back with another creative fashionista for our How To Wear It blog series! The OML team loves to connect with makers and celebrate our unique styles, and this week we have all the heart eyes for the style of Tanisha Conrad , the maker and shop owner of A Boundless Sea. Tanisha is joining us here on the blog to show us all how she styles her beautiful, cuddly cable-knit scarf.
So how does Tanisha describe her HTWI style? Comfortable, easy to match and fashionable.
Tanisha is a true creative who draws from the beauty of nature and sea life for her knit inspiration and Etsy shop. Through her maker journey, Tanisha builds community by inspiring those around her to embrace and make the most of life in creativity and courage. We're super excited for Tanisha to give us three detailed looks behind her beautiful cable scarf!
Hello makers! Kelly here, slowly coming out of blog-hiding with a brand new Question of the Week for you.
Creativity runs deep in us makers. Our passion and determination to create drives our ideas, our hobbies, and for many of us, our businesses. So what happens when those creative juices run dry? And worse, what do we do when the tap that normally has a steady flow of ideas is completely clogged up with doubt, exhaustion, an discouragement?
If you're a maker, no doubt you've encountered a creative block. The question is, how do we combat that so we as makers are able to move forward?
The OML 2017 maker meet-up in Toronto, was just a week ago, and definitely made for one amazing summer-filled surreal experience! Meeting and connecting with hundreds of amazing makers from all over the world to mix, mingle and make in Canada was super cool and it has no doubt re-energized and re-inspired many of us to enjoy our maker life in the best way! Whether you're currently working on a crochet swimsuit, a knit crop top, offering summer shop sales, or stocking up for Fall, the summer maker life is always better with a good music playlist!
The OML team is super excited that DJ and knitter, Xoli Ngcoza, the maker and shop owner of Hand Knit by Xoli, is sharing a cool, new and exclusive OML summertime mix that will definitely make you want to grab your headphones, pick up your yarn and head to the beach! Xoli loves connecting her long-lived passion for music with her knitting, and has gotten more than 500 plays on her mixcloud playlists. Check out Xoli's OML summer maker mix below and let us know what projects you're making and enjoying with the best summer '17 music vibes!
As Canada celebrates its 150th birthday, we're excited to celebrate and honor the maker life with Canadian makers! One such maker is Tanya of T's Crochet Shoppe - hailing from Ottawa, Ontario - who's embarked on a special social media adventure to celebrate her love for Canada. As a maker, Tanya specializes in creating modern and classic women's and children's accessories that are both trendy and cozy. She's constantly inspired by her surroundings, from fashion runways to the great outdoors, and pours that inspiration into her designs. We're excited to share Tanya's maker life and her T's Across Canada journey!