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Every-so-often I bring you an interview
and giveaway with one of Clean's sponsors. It's a great opportunity to
discover a new small businesses and also a friendly reminder that there
are alternatives to the mass-produced products, big-box stores, and the
Each sponsor is carefully hand-picked and their interviews never cease to inspire me. Enjoy!
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Today I'm happy to introduce you to Karen and her whimsical work, LittleWool. Our interview (as well as a giveaway and a coupon code) are below!
What is your company and how long have you been in business?
Hi all. My name is Karen, chief dreamer
and creator of LittleWool. As many of these things often begin, I
started out by making things for my family…mostly toys and clothes for
my girls. As time went by my house started to fill up with handmades
and I had to either stop making (which would leave me miserable and
therefore not a good idea) or find some way to start selling my
About 5 years ago I got my first table at a local craft fair
and I was off and sewing.
When my family was younger, time was hard to
come by so I have tried to be slow and steady with LittleWool. Now
that time is becoming more my own I find it easier to create and be out
of the house selling, while still devoting plenty of time and love to my
favorite position, that of a Mama.
about as a result of wanting to make things for my family. But I do
have to admit that part of my motivation (quite a large part truthfully)
comes from my love of having pretty things in my home. Every single
item I create is one that I would happily have and use in my own home –
exploring our community and the surrounding ones. The natural world
provides me with plenty of inspiration, not to mention, supplies for my
While I do believe that I am helping to keep the
landfill pile from growing by using only wool blankets that no one else
wants, and sweaters that appear too old and felted, this isn't the main
way I believe me and my creations are bringing good into the world.
When I am all setup at either our local farmer's market, or craft fair,
the people that walk past all stop and smile.
They see my creations
all set up and seem compelled to stop in and chat…not just children
It is wonderful for me to hear from people about how my toys
remind them of certain times in either their own childhoods, or those of
their kids. It feels good to make people smile.
Karen's work has no shortage of magic and whimsy. And you can claim a little piece of your own!
Little Wool is offering us this charming mama and baby sheep pair (pictured above) to a lucky winner. (I think you can guess how I feel about these two.) To enter just leave a comment below! I'll announce a winner next week.
Comments are now closed. The winner is Krystal who said:
"Those are amazing. Perfect for our Spring nature set up :)"
Little Wool is also offering a coupon code for their shop, good for 10% off of your next purchase. Use coupon code "Lusa10" before May 1, 2013.
Have a cozy, wonderful weekend everyone. And thanks, LittleWool!