I was delighted to check my mailbox earlier this week and find a copy of the new craft book by Jennifer Forest: Crafty Girls Talk! The book is full of interviews from crafters all over the world, and I was thrilled when she asked me to participate!
Kenn from Twofour Manufacturing is another fellow Atlantan. In fact, he and Jeanette Zeis – who I talked to last week – are partners!
The spotlight on vegan crafters continues! It’s been super fun learning more about my favorite vegan crafty superstars.
Jeanette Zeis is a fellow Atlanta crafter, and I’m a huge fan of her work. I’ve got one of her serving dishes, a miniature cupcake stand, one of her ceramic to go mugs in my cupboard, and I use them all the time. She operates a couple of pottery businesses: The Vegan Dish and Vessles and Wares. She creates beautiful, handmade pottery in vibrant colors with lots of hand-drawn and hand-stamped details.
Happy MoFo everyone! It’s been so much fun revitalizing the 5 Questions series, and I thought the Vegan Month of Food was a good chance to highlight some of my favorite vegan crafters. We’re kicking things off today with Tracy Perkins, the vegan soap queen behind Strawberry Hedgehog! Don’t her soaps look good enough to eat?
Confession: I am a long-time fan (and customer!) of Jay’s. All of my hemp Lunch Kits used her hand-dyed hemp. Jay’s fabric is a joy to work with, and I’m thrilled that she was able to answer my 5 questions!
Mary Kearns creates handmade beauty products for her company Herban Lifestyle. She’s also the co-founder of Herban Crafts, where she and Karen Lee make super fun DIY beauty kits.
I first ran across Jennifer Nelson’s block-printed organic fabric when I worked on Crafting a Green World’s Fab Fabrics series. All of Home Sweet’s fabric is block printed by hand on organic fabrics using eco-friendly inks. I’d featured her gorgeous fabrics a couple of times, and then in 2007 she was magically my booth neighbor at Crafty Bastards in Washington D.C. Small world!
Jennifer is an awesome gal, and her work reflects her cheerful, friendly personality just perfectly! I’m super excited to share Jennifer’s 5 questions, so you guys can get to know her a little bit, too.
Australian artist Kirsty Fletcher creates beautiful sculpture and collage from reclaimed cardboard. Kirsty, with a little help from her friends and family, salvages her materials from their recycling bins and the side of the road, and she transforms these found objects into adorable art pieces.