Make & Stitch

Embroidery hasn’t really been cool since Jane Austen was writing novels. But 200 years later it has become all the rage again. Just two years ago, you might have thought it was a lost art. But now people whose grandmothers taught them needlework have come out to let their hidden talents shine. Embroidered hoop decorations…

The Candle Caffe

In 2015, Misty was a woman on a mission. She had been making 100% naturally-scented soy candles, and wanted to see if it could be turned into a viable business. Although it took a bit of experimenting, today her candles are selling well. “My candles are inspired by holistic products and natural remedies, as well…

1L Designs

My husband is an engineer. His life revolves around being practical. And he doesn’t really ‘get’ jewelry because it serves no practical purpose other than to dangle around one of my limbs and cost him money. Well touché. Because 1L Designs jewelry is as much about practicality as it is about having something pretty to…

Peony Soap Company

Peonies are Nora’s only memory of living in South Korea before being adopted and starting a new life in America. “I always sang a song about them when I was a child,” explains Nora. “My dad would buy me a peony on my Gotcha Day, which is the day that you are adopted. Mine was…

Cat & Cow

These cleverly illustrated cards are a million miles away from your granny’s old Hallmark ones. Although, I wouldn’t recommend giving this one to granny. “Oh, it’s a picture of a banana? That’s nice, dear.” “No grandma, it’s a banana hammock. BANANA HAMMOCK.” Cat & Cow specialize in creating eye-catching, often humorous little cards that are…