Hi, I’m Mallory Paige.
And I’m passionate about bringing handmade back to life. Once you incorporate handmade into your life, your bliss will expand exponentially. I know because it happened to me. As I continue to explore the beauty of handmade through creative pursuits – like sewing, knitting, and graphic design – personal growth techniques – like meditating and being present in the moment – and kitchen experiments – like trying new foods, making up recipes and providing nourishment to loved ones – I find my self-confidence, joy and verve for life increasing.
I’m overjoyed to be able to share crafts, recipes, opportunities for growth and bits of everyday life with you. Here’s a rundown of the categories I focus on :
Create – You may think that you are not creative or “artistic.” I thought this about myself until just recently and it was really a bummer. I’m here to tell you – guarantee you – that you are creative. The more you cultivate your abilities and allow yourself to create, the more confident and proud you will become. You’ll find tips, tutorials, free patterns and projects, inspiration and much more.
Grow – You and I both have endless opportunities to learn, grow and become the best versions of ourselves. Sometimes, though, you just need a little prompting and support from other people. Luckily, you’ll be getting inspiration, ideas and practical techniques here, so you can sink in those roots and grow.
Savor – Food is so much more than just basic nutrients. A whiff of chicken soup can send you back to your grandma’s house, harvesting from a garden can make you giddy with anticipation as the seasons change, special meals can convey your love; memories, friendships, life happens in the kitchen. Be sure to check out all the recipes, tutorials, tips and techniques.
Live – Life can pass right by if we never take a moment to really appreciate the moment. Sometimes all it takes is a little reminder about the beauty of everyday life and a feeling of connection. Part reflection, part letter from the heart -with equal doses honesty and humor – this category allows me to share bits of my life with you.
Like I mentioned above, I didn’t always incorporate creativity into my life. I knew for a fact that I wasn’t “artistic” and I was pretty sure that I didn’t even have a crafty or creative bone in my body. Then I decided to just try. First an easy knitting project; it turned out and compliments flowed in from others. The momentum was building. Second a patchwork shower curtain; it enlivened the tiny bathroom and brought me joy. My confidence was increasing. Third an applique owl dish towel; it was so cute and unbelievably simple to make. I was officially riding the creative wave, and don’t plan to ever stop.