Hi makers, OML dream teamer Kelly here, back here with another fashionable maker for our How To Wear It series! The OML team loves to connect with makers and celebrate our unique styles here on our blog, and Reshma, the maker and shop owner of Hello Lavender Design definitely knows how to rock and wear her knits. We're happy that she's here on the blog showcasing her maker style with her Luna Beanie!
A new and amazingly talented maker, Reshma taught herself how to knit in early 2016 and has been addicted ever since. As someone who loves to take fiber and make it practical, useful and fun, Reshma describes her knitwear style as cozy, modern, and stylish.
Let's take a look at how to wear Reshma's beautiful Luna Beanie, and how we can incorporate it into our everyday wardrobe!
Sup, makers! Nathan, with the OML dream team and @loopnthreads, here to talk about branding.
I went through a few phases when it came to my branding and style. I know I couldn’t have been the only one who wanted some foundation on their branding and giving themselves an identity. So when the shine didn’t shine anymore, it was time to rebuff.
Let's talk about when your brand needs a makeover, the importance of your name, continuity, evolution of your business and yourself, and expanding to a new audience. Ready? Ok let's talk.
Hi makers! Kelly here, hoping your 2018 is off to a fabulous start!
Like many, I think of January as a time to reflect on the previous year and an opportunity to plan for the new one. And, like many, my planning usually involves some serious goal setting. While I have made my obligatory hefty "new-year-new-me-goals" list in my shiny new 2018 planner, I'm considering these goals more as small pieces of a bigger picture. Whether I cross off one of these goals or 10, whether my list stays the same or changes halfway through the year, I want each of them to encourage and motivate me to be a better maker and a better person. To help me grow, to be the change, to be happy with my path with no pressure from the outside world (or the inside one - we're our own worst critics!).
One of my general 2018 goals is to downsize. And that includes (gasp) my yarn.
Hey guys! I'm Lindsey from The Chesapeake Needle, and I'm so excited to share some tips with you as a guest on the Our Maker Life blog today!
As a maker with an almost-full-time day job, I know firsthand how difficult it can be to balance work and running a business and keeping up with laundry and feeding the fish and calling mom and . . . you get the picture. We only get 24 hours every day to get things done, so it's important to make the most of our time, especially during market season! Here are some helpful hints that I find really boost my productivity; hopefully they will help you too!
Hi Makers, Morgan here! I'm the maker behind Morthunder and I'm pretty excited to be an OML guest blogger!
I’m a 22-year-old Pacific Northwesterner living in Washington State. I recently got married in July and moved into a Tiny House, and upon not knowing where to store all of my yarn, I set upon a journey to use it all up in one fell swoop! So, I made 100 beanies in 100 days.
I actually made 105 beanies in 100 days because I got some orders from friends! This project was both challenging and rewarding. In the next few paragraphs I’ll reflect on my favorite parts, the most challenging parts, and rewarding aspects about doing this entire shindig.