Wanted Creative Partner in Crime to Take over the World!
Janet Walker | @best2KiS | Email | West Midlands, UK
About: Creative designer. Affiliate marketer. Founder, editor of Best2KeepitSimple.com, A Handmade Business supporter. Multi-Passionate mom & a mean smoothie maker.
Seeking: A Creative person with big ideas, To discuss, share, build, grow, support, motivate all our projects|goals to make them happen. B Trustworthy, Honesty & Real.
Loves: My family. Building a great foundation for my sons. Reading, Meeting new creative people. Helping others. Being grateful and happy.
Makes: I make it easier for creatives | handmade’s biz owners to market their businesses online. I design paper products from greeting cards to flyers, booklets. I create websites.
Match: Support fellow creatives in business. Willing to collaborate. Wants honest real discussions.
Optional: A mom. Aged 35+. Shy Must: Luv a laugh. Crazy in a good way. Make Stuff.
New online marketplace for exotic handcrafts
Paige | FB | Email | Australia
About: Former jetsetter & now a new Mum aiming to launch a new online marketplace showcasing handcrafts from around the world.
Seeking: I’m seeking artisans who make crafts that are traditional or typical for their part of the world. Items should be handmade and materials should be sourced locally where possible.
Loves: Travel and learning about this diverse world we live in. Meeting people from different places. Helping those less-fortunate. Freedom to educate my children outside the typical classroom structure.
Makes: New friends & creative connections across the globe, a community for like-minded artisans.
Match: Co-operative, interesting, open to new ideas, fresh, fun, helpful.
Retired Teacher Seeking Crafty Friends
Marsha Roy | Email | Lake Placid, NY, USA
About: I am a retired family and consumer science teacher of 34 years – now I spend my time sewing, quilting, scrapbooking, card making, and many other crafts. I also teach children and adults to sew.
Seeking: Anyone who shares my love of sewing and crafting.
Loves: Family, church, quality crafting, traveling.
Makes: I tackle most anything that catches my eyes – I am always up for new projects. I have a long arm machine and have not learned to use it.
Match: Someone who has time to craft and share with someone else that love of crafting.
Lonely Creative Seeks Engagement and Inspiring Folk
Hannah Teej | @lemonhive | FB | Email | Ontario, Canada
About: Loves pens, creating and making stuff in rural Canada. Sounds you’ll hear from me: scribble-scribble, click-click and swoosh-swoosh (paint brushes make that noise!).
Seeking: Engaging conversation and creative connections. Those open to becoming part of a blogging circle of friends and brainstorming. Always brainstorming!
Loves: Vaguely: Creativity, potential, efficiency, improvement, social change. Specifically: Etsy, stationary, micron pens, assisting others, knitting.
Makes: I make illustrations. Whimsical images and details with swooshes and embellishments. I want to make collages, stationery, and do a craft show.
Match: Someone creative, or not. I’m open. Must like tea.
Chicagoan designer trying to break into the urban maker scene
Liz Clark | Email | Chicago, IL, USA
About: Hi! I’m a graphic designer who specializes in branding and packaging. I also take on lots of free-lance projects and the occasional pro-Bono for causes that are close to my heart.
Seeking: I would love to find a maker mentor! Someone who can show me the ropes, introduce me to a community, and be a sounding board for my project ideas.
Loves: My sweet husband, friends, fam, & faith! Doing work that matters is important to me. I especially love working with non-profits or creating projects that speak to social issues. Also eating & Paleo!
Makes: I make all sorts of print & web graphics, but I want to expand my skills- I am currently taking ceramics classes & want I to get into that big time! My other fave hobby: photography- critics welcome!
Match: An experienced maker or potter willing to share their expertise, or anyone wishing to collaborate! I know I can’t be the only maker-wannabe in Chicago 🙂
Looking for friends to share about craft
Maria Gomes | @bunnycrafter | Email | Pergine Valsugana, Italy
About: Hi, I’m Maria and I’m a crafter and blogger at Bunny Crafter. I love everything about craft but it’s a little bit lonely when I don’t find other people near me to share.
Seeking: Everyone who is interested in sharing about craft and make friendship, near or far.
Loves: Family, animals and nature, respect, and knowledge.
Makes: I want to open my own little studio where I can gather with my group of craft friends, make workshops, and sell my creations.
Match: Someone friendly and willing to talk for hours about craft and more.
Easily distracted beadaholic seeks chatty crafter pals
Helen | @KittyBallistic | FB | Email | Cheshire, United Kingdom
About: Hello, I’m Helen. I live in Cheshire in the United Kingdom. I mostly make jewellery which I sell on Etsy, but I dabble in other crafts. I used to make felt characters but have lost my sewing mojo.:(
Seeking: I would love to chat to local jewellery makers, maybe even meet up at some point. However, I am happy to chat to crafters from all over the world.
Loves: I am mad on animals, particularly cats, goats, alpacas and giraffes. I am also developing a bee obsession (I neeeed my own hive). I have a daft sense of humour, so love to share silly jokes.
Makes: I make bead jewellery at the moment, but am starting to work with gemstones and metal (hit it with a hammer!). I also want to get back into making my felt characters. And I make chocolates too…
Match: I’d like someone who has a similar daft sense of humour (see my FB page and blog), and who I can share ideas with. Must be chatty and an animal lover.
Looking for a Guiding Hand
Charlotte | Email | United States
About: I am just starting my journey to begin a site and selling. I enjoy working with a variety of material but my favorite is paper crafting followed by fabric.
Seeking: Hoping to find a match to guide and advise. To exchange creative ideas. To support and encourage each other.
Loves: What I value most is family and friends.
Makes: I enjoy creating paper and fabric projects centered around holidays, especially Christmas.
Match: Is willing to share, laugh, and enjoy crafting.
Tree Huggin’ Artist in the Southwest
Simona LaMotte | Email | Hereford, AZ
About: My art business is in its infancy although I have been a creative pretty much my whole life. I am an artist and an entrepreneur who lives conciously and values the environment in all its forms.
Seeking: Artists, carpenters, metal smiths. Anyone who is brave enough to put their creative visions out there for the world to see.
Loves: My yoga practice, environmental practices, & relationship with my family shape the person I am on a daily basis. They feed my passion &lift me up to pursue my purpose. ❤️ interior design & Starbucks.
Makes: I create home decor pieces (hand painted sings, wall hangings, etc.) using reclaimed materials. I also paint on canvas. My style is anywhere from shabby chic to Buddhist-inspired pieces.
Match: I’d like to talk with others about their business practices. I really just want to surround myself with those who live conciously and are living their passions.
Tokyo Food & DIY Blogger Looking for Creative Friends
Alyssa Wiegand | @alyssaandcarla | FB | Email | Tokyo, Japan
About: I’m an American expat living in Tokyo. I’m a food and DIY blogger, currently writing a cookbook and teaching cooking classes in English.
Seeking: Creative people who love crafts and/or food. People who are open to taking classes, craft dates, grabbing lunch or coffee, and just looking for inspiration in the everyday.
Loves: Creativity, collaboration, friendliness, open-mindedness, desire to learn new skills and teach others.
Makes: Paper crafts, general crafting, interested in learning to crochet/knit and expand my limited sewing skills, love cooking.
Match: English speaking (doesn’t have to be perfect English!), free time during weekdays.
Giving in Vancouver
Ashley G Johnson | @ash_is_magical | FB | Email | Vancouver, BC Canada
About: Founder & Curator of The AnthropologyOf Giving, colour lover, maker in many mediums, adore fresh ocean air & amazing coffee. I believe in connecting through mindful giving.
Seeking: I’m open to supporting, collaborating, brainstorming, guiding, making, dreaming et cetera.
Loves: People; learning who they truly are, what they are passionate about & what they value. Community & helping build a healthy one and&supporting it the best I can. History, culture & traditions.
Makes: I love making a myriad of things. I would like to start a line of greeting cards and one day write a children’s book.
Match: Open minded, fun, supportive, common sensical but creative, always willing to learn.
Mail from Minu
Natalia Andreev | @nataliaandreev | Email | Moldova
About: My name is Nata. I am a journalist from Moldova. In ’14 I started a mail project, which I truly enjoy. I find the writing process a good meditation and sending a parcel of art, quite challenging.
Seeking: For someone who would like to exchange creative letters every month.
Loves: I have a strong interest in Art History. My favorite artists are Frida Kahlo and Gustav Klimt. And yes, I am a cat person!
Makes: I make “art” parcels that I send every month #aroundtheworld.
Match: Someone who would like to become my pen pal.
We travelled the world through our screens this month to meet diverse makers of all kinds! It has been a wonderful reminder that our community is global and we can connect + create with people from all over the planet without going anywhere. Don’t forget to reach out to everyone who submitted this month and say hi, ask a question, invite them to collaborate. Visit Round 1, Round 2, and Round 3 to meet our makers, expand your network, and be part of making a community where finding friends is as easy as saying hello!