Hello makers, my name is Amanda and I am the designer, creator and freedom fighter behind Mandi’s Makings, a company birthed from the idea that we can all do something about the issue of human trafficking. It’s my passion to inspire makers to embrace their calling and use it to impact the world around them, and I'm excited to share my story today on the Our Maker Life blog!
Hi there! I'm Cristin, the coffee addicted designer behind Kozy Komforts and I am thrilled to be sharing my story here on the Our Maker Life blog!
Hi makers! Kristine of RESPONSIVE TEXTILES here! I’m so excited to share my craft with you today, but first, I have a confession. This has been weighing on me for a while, and it’s time to spill the tea. I’m a knitter who can’t do much with knitting needles. There it is! I said it! Beyond the basic knit and purl, I’m pretty lost, and it feels good to finally admit it. So how can I call myself knitter? Well, my craft is actually machine knitting.
Hi Everyone! It’s Nikolina here from Pacific Knot, and I’m excited to be an OML guest blogger! Let’s talk summer, the hot and sweaty season that makes it impossible to wear your favorite knits. That season that makes a knitter scratch their head, wondering, “What the heck am I going to make now?”
I’ll be honest, I struggle in the summer. I struggle to find my niche and to find my motivation and drive. I feel like I’m scattered and all over the place finding it really hard to focus because I don’t have a set plan or goal. Are you ready to talk about staying motivated in the warmer months? Let's go!
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.