Monday, June 11, 2007

Supporting "Indie"

I've been on an "indie" kick for a while now. I think it's so important to buy from small businesses especially businesses that are run out of a home. I've been a work from home mom and it's tough stuff to balance work with life...since I only really dabble now with my cloth diapering business and don't rely on it for income anymore (mostly just Etsy and yarn purchases...snort), I try to pass the torch and support others in their endeavors. I have a few favorite indie designers/sewers/artists that I'd like to share with you. Please check them out and support their work. In doing so, you give opportunity to another woman who without the support wouldn't be able to do what they love to do most, create.

The Plucky Knitter - breathtakingly beautiful hand dyed sock and laceweight yarn with colorways inspired by her favorite things
This Is Spiffy - gorgeous stitch markers & jewelry
MaryMo - handmade bags, pouches, art and knitwear
Scout's Swag - gorgeous yarns, knitting bags, and notions
TinkerWithThis - jewelry, pouches, hand stamped tees and baby items, gorgeous bags

Please feel free to share some of your favorite indie businesses with me in the comments so I can check them out! :)

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Posted by Wannabe @ 12:22 PM

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Oh my gosh, that sock yarn is beautiful! Do I have room in my stash??? (Silly question)

Posted by Blogger Annie @ Monday, June 11, 2007 1:55:00 PM #

love the links and great taste too. Plucky yarns.....yummy.
Support me when I set up my little shop :)

Posted by Anonymous yarnsnob @ Monday, June 11, 2007 3:13:00 PM #

thank you so much for the kind words....yes, indie is best! now off to shop for a new knitting bag on etsy....

you know you have to share when you find more great indie finds!

: )

Posted by Anonymous Sarah @ Monday, June 11, 2007 3:59:00 PM #

What a brilliant idea to share your favorite indie shops with us. I loved them all - especially that first one, the yarn is to die for!! geeyouknit! is just opening up and she's got great stuff. I also ordered stitch markers from Entrelac and they are fabulous!!

Posted by Blogger Karen @ Monday, June 11, 2007 4:35:00 PM #

Oh I'm really digging Plucky's beautifully dyed yarns! I must get my hands on some!

Posted by Blogger mle @ Tuesday, June 12, 2007 8:47:00 AM #


Posted by Blogger African Kelli @ Wednesday, June 13, 2007 3:03:00 PM #

yay for shout-outs. and yay to new stuff coming soon. {still working on the bag, promise...}

Posted by Anonymous tinker @ Thursday, June 14, 2007 10:21:00 AM #
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