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{Match + Maker} Round 3: Australia – Italy – Tokyo

Match + Maker | Oh My! Handmade

It is time for the last round of Match + Maker! As a community we spent February pairing up makers and making matches to help us all connect and create. Meet friends from Hong Kong to Halifax in Round 1, San Francisco to Quebec in Round 2, & makers from all over the world today. Pack your bags, we’re visiting Moldova, Italy, Australia, Canada, Tokyo, UK, and the USA!

How to Play Match + Maker:

  1. Visit Match + Maker Round 1 and Round 2 to make new friends by following each other, reaching out on social media, or by email to say hi or arrange a meet up if you find a local match.
  2. Pair people up by suggesting a match in the comments or make an introduction by email or social media!

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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 | FBEmail | 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 | @bunnycrafterEmail | 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 | FBEmail | 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 | @nataliaandreevEmail | 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!

If you’ve loved Match + Maker and want to make kind, creative connections all year give what you can to become a citizen of OMHG and support our community for the head + heart + hands

{Match + Maker} Round 2: San Francisco to Quebec

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Meeting kind people with diverse creative interests is hard sometimes so this February we’re helping everyone match up and make new friends with Match + Maker.  As a community we are pairing up makers and making matches all around the world, meet our first 10 makers here & submit your own profile to play. Now it’s time to play Round 2 and meet the next 10 submissions to our month of matchmaking!

How to Play Match + Maker:

  1. Visit Match + Maker Round 1 and Round 2 to make new friends by following each other, reaching out on social media, or by email to say hi or arrange a meet up if you find a local match.
  2. Pair people up by suggesting a match in the comments or make an introduction by email or social media!
  3. Don’t forget to submit your own profile for round three of Match + Maker next week.

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New to Springfield, MO

Danielle Begnaud | @happyguppytoys | FB | Email | Springfield, Missouri, USA

About: I opened my crochet toy business in Austin, Texas last year and have really enjoyed making and learning new things everyday. My husband and I moved to Springfield, Missouri this February.

Seeking: Looking for anyone who is interested in crafts, has or plans to have a business of their own, and/or would like to make a new friend.

Loves: I love fiber art. I care about animals, especially my dog. I value people who are optimistic and open to new experiences.

Makes: I crochet little toys from my apartment. I like to make little animals and greeting cards.

Match: Someone who is excited about life and striving to reach their goals, but who can also laugh about it along the way.

Finding Inspiration from Little Things

Kat | FB | Email | Milwaukee, WI, USA

About: Hi! I’m Kat! Creator & Designer of SimplistiCreations, inspiration activist, baker, lover of all antique things and coffee.

Seeking: Fellow crafters and makers for support and exchange creative ideas on new DIY projects and or social media promotion.

Loves: Art of any medium, coffee, colorful pens, small local shops and coffee, hosting parties, baking, talking and meeting with other creatives.

Makes: I currently make lasercut jewelry, delicious cupcakes, hand painted canvases, hand cut quote wall art. But I’d like to further explore silkscreening!

Match: Dedicated to communication + willing to collaborate on projects, lover of DIY inspirations.

London Accessories Designer Looking to Share Ideas

Dolapo James | @urbanknit | FB | Email | United Kingdom

About: I am a London based accessory designer. I make bags, scarves and cushions in bright colours and prints. My business is mainly online via my website and from my stores on Etsy and Not on the Highstreet.

Seeking: Anyone who is looking to bounce ideas around, share information about events and reliable vendors and suppliers, maybe even take part in a pop-up or two.

Loves: I love bright prints, interesting textiles, graphic design, funky fonts, pattern and pretty anything relating to design and how it can be used to improve everyday life.

Makes: I make home and fashion accessories in bright prints.

Match: Someone who also runs a handmade business in the accessories category who was willing to share ideas about events, reliable vendors, opportunities etc.

Free-spirited Chicagoan Stationer Seeking Likeminded Makers

Emily Asher | @emilyroseink | FB Email | Chicago, IL, USA

About: Thoughtful, artistic, dog-and-coffee-loving paper enthusiast who loves watercolor and works by day as a high school English teacher.

Seeking: Anyone looking for creative collaborations; other makers in Chicago; fellow encouragers and creatives.

Loves: Beauty and style, love, music, animals, family, friendships, city dwelling and books.

Makes: I make invitations, greeting cards, and gifts, and I also do freelance illustration/branding/lettering!

Match: A fellow maker who wants to collaborate or be an accountability partner, someone with experience doing craft shows who can give me some good pointers and tips!

Consciously Crafting to Make You Smile!

Natalie Chickee | @Chickee | FB Email | Montreal, Quebec, Canada

About: I’m a Metis Artist/ Jewellery designer and I create handmade jewellery with semi-precious stones, crystals and beads from all over the world.

Seeking: Friendships, Business Relationships, Artistic relationship.

Loves: Being Ethical, Harmony, Peace, Joy and Gladness. Gemstones, Nature and Family.

Makes: I make jewellery.

Match: Fun, those who value operating with integrity and genuinely themselves. Joyful.

Creative Professional Mom Seeks Same

Lauren Venell | @lvenell | FB  | San Francisco, CA, USA

About: Sr. Visual Designer at a tech startup with my own creative business on the side. Mom to a spirited 1.5 yo girl. Teacher of financial topics to other creative professionals. Loyal friend.

Seeking: Other (creative) professional moms, especially those who work FT or outside the house but want to do their own thing someday. Happy with someone local or a far-flung pen pal.

Loves: A challenge, honesty, humor and hustle. I want to be fulfilled while being present for my family and making the world a little better than I found it. Is that possible?

Makes: Mostly 3D things like props, sculptures and products, as well as financial classes for other creatives. Beginning to dabble in illustration and infographics. Graphic designer at my day job.

Match: A like-minded mom who is still figuring it all out but remains undeterred. Willing to open up and talk about the tough stuff. A booster and a confidante. Let’s be each other’s mentors!

Seeking Handmade Minded Folks

Kayleigh Small | @nestingdollkay | FB  | Email | Buffalo, NY, USA

About: I love to take old unwanted items, and breathe new life into them. Figuring out my business and the next steps while drinking too much coffee and paying far too much attention to my dog.

Seeking: Business related – other crafty and handmade minded folks. Personal -I love knitting and crocheting and would love someone to share that with.

Loves: I love my husband, and our little family (2 cats and dog). I love working with my hands and creating new beautiful things. I deeply value my relationships and try very hard to nurture them.

Makes: I make leather goods and handbags out of recycled materials.

Match: Someone who has experience or is experiencing handmade marketplaces who understands my concerns/questions and we can grow and learn from one another.

Calling all Makers!

Sara Price | @whymbags | FB  | Email | Schenectady, NY, USA

About: Hello! I’m a lifelong sewer and crafter. I work from my home studio full time. I am passionate about exploring the world around me in search of inspiration for my designs and to enjoy life everyday

Seeking: I would love to meet other makers/entrepreneur’s to bounce around ideas with & talk about the triumphs/struggles of selling handcrafted items. Craft buddies. Mentors. Fellow explorers.

Loves: Taking the time to live life to it’s fullest. Friendships and quality relationships. Finding enjoyment in my daily work. Free time. Reading. Crafting. Being inspired.

Makes: Proud owner and designer of Whym, handcrafted leather handbags & accessories. I design from bags, passport covers, valets, flasks, etc! Personally – knitting, DIY for the home, sewing, anything new!

Match: Someone who is creative, enjoys a good conversation, and likes to try new crafts to get inspiration. A motivator and collaborator. Exploring buddy.

Creative in Quebec

Kara Needham  | Email | South Bolton, Quebec, Canada

About: Creator of Savonnerie de L’Estrie, a very small natural soap and lotion making company, longtime folk artist and administrative member of Farfelu, an artists cooperative in Sutton Quebec.

Seeking: I’m open to any kind of match, especially other mentoring soap makers who have been able to expand their businesses, and artists, website designers, small business promoters.

Loves: I care most about my three adorable daughters, and my husband when he’s not driving me crazy…. The rest of my family, Folk art, England, reading, walking, positive environmental stories, vegetarianism.

Makes: I make all natural skincare products, all featuring labels of paintings I’ve done specifically for them, the soaps each have a picture of a different scene or landmark in the eastern townships of Que.

Match: Someone willing to share ideas, enjoys talking about recipes and designs and websites and all the things that make my family’s eyes glaze over… Anyone really.

SuperCrafty Sewing Star looking for the rest of my Constellation

Karen R LePage | @onegirlcircus |  Email | USA

About: I’m a mom to 4 kids and a puppy nestled in between Detroit and Ann Arbor. I sew everyday, and help my favorite fabric designers bring their garment ideas to life.

Seeking: I would love to meet local people with whom I can geek out about multi-crafting (sewing crochet, knitting, weaving, painting, paper crafts, crafting with children) and laugh. Lots of laughing.

Loves: I value children, animals, our world, sustainable manufacturing, local economies, spreading lovingkindness and teaching people to make their favorite clothes.

Makes: I make whatever I can think of. If I don’t know how, I learn how. I make friends. I make vegan food. I make time for what’s important in life.

Match: My ideal match will challenge me, craft with me, teach me, play with me, and drink tea with me.

Now it is your turn! Make your February friendly by playing matchmaker and getting to know these lovely people by checking out their links and saying hi. I have already fallen a little bit in love with everyone who has submitted and am so excited to meet new friends from near and far. We’ll be back soon for Round 3 so be sure to submit if you want to play!

{Match + Maker} Round 1: Hong Kong to Halifax

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It’s time to play round one of Match + Maker with the first 10 submissions to our month of matchmaking. From Hong Kong to Halifax we’re pairing up makers and making matches, be sure to submit your profile to join in!

How to Play Match + Maker:

  1. Make new friends by following each other, reaching out on social media, or by email to say hi or arrange a meet up if you find a local match.
  2. Pair people up by suggesting a match in the comments or make an introduction by email or social media!
  3. Don’t forget to submit your own profile for round two of Match + Maker next week.

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Dressmaker, sewing, crafty stuff

Joanna | @pyneandsmith | FB | Email | San Clemente, California

About: Hi! I’m originally from England but now live in southern California. I have sewn since I was little, and late last year started selling my dresses online and at markets. I love anything crafty!

Seeking: I would love to make some creative & crafty friends! I’d like to meet Shoemakers, hat makers, bag makers, etc.

Loves: I love my family above all! I care about our planet, teaching my son ‘maker’ skills and spending quality time with my hubby. I value every single dress I make & send out into the world.

Makes: I make clothing, mostly dresses. I’d like to make some bags using leather, at some point. I’m pretty open to wherever my business wants to take me 🙂

Match: Ideally, someone who is a nerd like me about their skill! Interesting, creative, independent and with a sense of humor.

Mini island fabric-holic

Ven Ven Law@qtpiworkshop | FBEmail | Hong Kong, China

About: My name is Ven Ven, a Hong Kong Chinese. I am a mom, living in the most beautiful island in Hong Kong named Cheung Chau where I have my home studio for my fabric addiction.

Seeking: People who think with many possibilities, open minded for creativity but not limited to skills. I like funky and crazy ideas with new form and materials.

Loves: Details, an experience. I think handcrafts differ than manufacture products mostly because there are cares, attention to user and the experience during the process that makes it meaningful.

Makes: I make everything with beautiful fabrics, and I wanna learn about wood work!

Match: Enjoy life and eyes for details + loving heart for animals + a bit silly

Palette et ribambelle

Pascale CerdanEmail | Orinda, California

About: Artist crafter native from France I love art painting collage and making craft

Seeking: Local artist and crafter to share ideas and maybe making fair together

Loves: Art all kind of form

Makes: Collage, rag doll, greeting card, painting, papier mache

Match: To meet and craft together maybe start a creative business together

Maker Seeking Mentor or Maven for Making Waves

Beth Ardron |@PoisonPearHFX | FBEmail | Halifax, NS

About: Designer, owner, maker behind Poison Pear. Lover of dogs, cats, and inappropriate jokes.

Seeking: I would love a mentor, someone with experience with wholesale, or just someone to light a fire under my ass. Someone with big ideas, who wants to do something exciting that gets people talking.

Loves: I value the process of making, and the people who make things, whatever it is that they make. I love biking around the city, petting neighbourhood cats and enjoying a good walk in the woods.

Makes: I draw, screen print, and sew clothing and accessories. I want to make meaningful connections with other creatives so we’re better together!

Match: Someone with an established and growing creative business, someone who shares my love of the slightly weird and wonderful, someone who sees the trees for the forest.

From Sea-to-Sky to the Moon and beyond!

Donna Barker | @donnabarker | FB Email | Sea-to-Sky, BC

About: Career technical writer (20 years) for progressive non-profits; novelist (written but not yet pub’d); over-sharing blogger; Chief MemWow Creator; wife, mom, volunteer firefighter, horrible cook.

Seeking: Anyone who laughs a lot, can still imagine the blue sky on our endless rainy days, and who says, “Yes, and…” when things seem impossible.

Loves: Small town living, open-mindedness in all areas of life, being of service and – most important – creating a life where work & fun are indistinguishable; weekdays & weekends blur.

Makes: I create special event memoirs that make people say, “Wow!”.

Match: Someone who…

  • has online marketing experience.
  • has graphic design skills.
  • thinks yoga pants and hoodies are the perfect business attire.
  • laughs a lot.

New Webdesigner Looking for Mentor and Support

Audrey Harris| FBEmail |Leesburg, VA

About: Creative Entrepreneur, Multi-Faceted (can’t be pigeon-holed!), Daughter, Sister, Girlfriend…AWESOME cook and movie knowledge connoisseur…at least I’d like to think so on that one!

Seeking: A more mature creative designer, “mature” meaning only that you have been doing whatever you are doing for a good while, you are confident in your work and are willing to reach back to someone else.

Loves: Christ 1st, Family 2nd then pretty much everything else is a very strong 3rd! I love good design, THE BEACH (and oddly the smell of SPF), hunting for cool jewelry @ FOREVER21, outdoor activities!

Makes: I make websites and creatively consult small businesses! I would love to really round out my talents with a firm hold on graphic design (better than I currently have) and HTML + CSS…I’m studying 🙂

Match: You don’t have to have my same values, but someone who is patient, creative and willing to mentor, be a business buddy or someone who can reach out and say “hey, are you on track today?”

Hair bows and crochet!

Mullissa | @sapphireowlbows | FB | Email | Las Vegas, Nevada

About: Hi I’m Mullissa and I am just as unique as my name! I love anything crafty! I just love creating stuff that shows either mine or someone else’s personality!

Seeking: Fellow crafters who work from home as well that may be able to give me some advice or tips. Also just anyone who loves hair bows and crochet!

Loves: I value my family the most. I care about everyone and love meeting new people!

Makes: I make custom made boutique hair bows and crochet cozies for coffee cups!

Match: Fellow crafters who work from home.

London Calling

Hannah Miles | @utensils0 | FBEmail | London, UK

About: Creative Officer at a startup app company (designing their social media and promotional images), I work with paper and would love to go freelance and play with paper all day.

Seeking: Local crafters who want to sit and chat, supportive communities and people looking to learn and teach skills.

Loves: Tea, cake, cats, exploring new crafts, reading and meeting people to talk to about crafts.

Makes: I work with paper, making 3D objects, scenes and papercutting 2D designs and illustrations. I would like to learn embroidery, crochet and knitting in my free time.

Match: Fellow lover of crafts, an enjoyment of paper products but not necessarily a paper worker. Happy to chat over tea and cake!

Knitting Around Cleveland

Jen@KnittingARound | FBEmail | Cleveland, OH

About: Lawyer by day, knitter and blogger by night. I work so I can always be planning my next adventure in the US or abroad. I would love to knit together the law and my love of crafting.

Seeking: Looking for others who have been making their way in the craft business world to share ideas, suggestions and feedback.

Loves: My favorites are family, friends, knitting and living life to the fullest.

Makes: I knit anything and love special requests! I blog about my knitting and travels and would love to take it all to the next level.

Match: My ideal match will be anyone open to this process who has a love of crafts!

Let’s Make Stuff!

Marcy Bridges | @moonscreations | Email | Stuarts Draft, VA

About: Hey! I’m a fiber artist, originally from the DC area. I’m a wife and the mom of two; 2 years and 6 months. I believe in positivity, elbow grease, the healing power of laughter, and garden gnomes.

Seeking: Someone who enjoys laughing, will eat my baked goods, and wants to drop by for tea and/or crafty times.

Loves: My family, Yarn, Cooking, Reading, Making the world a cuter place!

Makes: I crochet dolls for a living, when I’m not working, I’m knitting. I also write when my children let me.

Match:Someone who’s crafty and will watch Korean dramas with me while we craft, or get me when I quote movies at them. Also, they should probably be ok with cats and dogs, and babies.

Now it is your turn! Make your February friendly by playing matchmaker and getting to know these lovely people by checking out their links and saying hi. I have already fallen a little bit in love with everyone who has submitted and am so excited to meet new friends from near and far. We’ll be back soon for Round 2 so be sure to submit if you want to play!