I LOVE a good recommendation, so I had to share! Please take a look at these sweet small businesses.
Alicia, or Fawnie as i call her in my mind, is a sewist and a great friend. She makes unique kiddo clothes with an ever-changing fabric options, and currently is making these adorable holiday stockings. Alicia is a single mom to two magical children, and kicks ass daily. She is also half of the reason I even have a clothing business, as she encouraged me from day -1 (yes, day negative one!) (The other half of the reason I have a clothing business is due to my mom teaching me to sew, but she doesn't have a website so i can't promote her. But I promise she's cool. Hi mom!) Anyway go check out Fawnie, ahem, i mean ALICIA! www.fawnvintagehandmade.com
Poppy Bee makes the photographic backgrounds you will see in all my product shots. I am in love with these backgrounds. Poppy Bee's owners, Clare and Joe, are photographers and artists and they know what the hell they are doing. This is truly a product that changed my business and I recommend them 1000%. www.poppybeesurfaces.com
Hey Weegs cracks me up. Sarah writes greeting cards that are unlike any others and I bet you need a stack in your drawer. They really do come in handy. www.heyweegs.com
Dana is an artist and my neighbor! Her work delights me. I am not one to analyze abstract art, I just know that I love her style. This one makes me think of rain clouds, rainbow sprinkles, and a stormy ocean... I just love it. www.danabettinger.com
Tavernier is a sweet little chocolate shop I visited in Vermont. They make INCREDIBLE products, including this one which is my favorite: the Submarino. It's a small bar of chocolate you use to stir your coffee (or any desired hot beverage) resulting in CHOCOLATE COFFEE. I mean. It's amazing. www.tavernierchocolates.com
Domesticity is a FAB fabric shop in Baltimore. No, that's not anywhere near me, but the owner and I hit it off quickly and I latched on to this wonderful shop! If you need fabric or yarn, or sewing supplies, or want to talk about how awesome Taylor Swift is, then Christina is your gal and Domesticity is your shop. www.shopdomesticity.com