The Handmaker's Journal

  • Get Rewarded

    Awhile back I implemented a rewards program, whereby you, as a customer, could earn points by doing things like, setting up an account, following m...
  • It's Just a Bunch of Hocus Pocus

    Gather round sistaaas!  Halloween is near and I smell children...er...yarn.  It's time to grab your broomsticks...er...I mean knitting sticks and ...
  • The Great American Road Trip

    When I was a kid every summer we would load up the car and head out on a summer road trip. Usually to my aunt and uncles house in Rainer, Oregon b...
  • Dear Reader,

    It has come to this authors attention that the incomparable of the season is preparing for the holidays ahead. As I've heard through the gossip ...
  • Wanderlust

    A couple of weeks ago The Handmaker's Bag reached a milestone.  I celebrated my 5 year business anniversary.  It's a wonderful achievement and I w...
  • I Picked Some Flowers For You.

    What do April Showers bring?  Spring Bouquets. Flowers are blooming everywhere including here at HB headquarters and the HB shop.  I've been inspi...
  • We are 5!

    Yes, that's right. The Handmaker's Bag is 5.  It was 5 years ago today I opened up that little Etsy shop not having any idea where it would go.  Tw...
  • RESIST - If You Can

    I don't watch a lot of TV but I do have a few favorites.  And one of them just returned after a loooooong hiatus.  Yes, The Handmaid's Tale is bac...
  • Go Tell the Bees

    Although Starz released its popular Outlander series in 2014 I didn't discover it until 2017.  It wasn't that I hadn't heard of it or wasn't aware...
  • 2021

    Happy 2021! We made it!I don't think 2020 was a great year for anyone but it wasn't all bad. I can't say I'm sad to see it go but looking back I ca...
  • Begin

    Every year I choose a word or phrase of the year. I place it in prominent places around my studio so it’s always front and center. When I feel stuc...
  • Click now for VIP access.

    Hey, have you heard?  There is a brand new private Facebook group just for HB VIP's and I want to invite you to be among the first to join. This gr...