Hey friends! I’ve met some delightful makers on Instagram recently, and I know you would love them too. I’m starting a new Meet the Makers series so I can introduce y’all. They’re creative, kind, talented and fun. You know you want more of that in your life!
Let’s Meet the Makers!
Meet the Makers Series
The series kicks off this week with Debbie Canfield of @canfieldhouse. Debbie, a talented maker of adorable hoop art, sells her creations in her shop of the same name Canfield House . Debbie hosts some fun chats and giveaways each week on Instagram and shares lots of creative inspiration along the way.
So you can get to know Debbie, I asked her a few questions. Let’s learn a bit more about her!
Tell us a bit about yourself:
I’m a stay at home mom of three little men and I like to craft in my spare time. In a house of all boys, my craft room is a place where I can thoroughly enjoy my feminine side. I enjoy sewing, which is something I never thought I’d say, but its proven to be a calming part of my life. In the process of sewing my little business was born and it brings me joy to know that there are little portions of my creations bringing happiness to others.
What do you make?
Decorative Hoops and Postcards
Where do you create?
I create in my home, during the spare moments of any available day. It’s kinda a spattering of minutes that come here and there. In order to make it work better I’ve had to organize my process (in a sort of assembly line process) so that I can start something and follow it through to the end in short sporadic time frames.
What/Who inspires you?
I’m inspired by friends, thoughts, daydreams and colors.
Words of advice for living a creative life:
As a wife & mom first it can often get stressful running a business or creating and trying to make the time. Keep your main priority in mind first – being part of your family – and know that that portion of your life is truly the most important. The fun and business will come if its meant to be. If your family life is taken care of and there’s time for extra, you’ll be more relaxed and energized to create freely and your work will show that.
Who are some other makers on IG that you follow that inspire you?
Thanks so much for the opportunity to be a part of this!
Thanks Debbie for letting me spotlight you for the series! Now, y’all head over to @canfieldhouse on Instagram for a fun GIVEAWAY! You could win this adorable Postcard Pack- a set of postcards with glitter! Fun!
I’ll be back next Wednesday to introduce y’all to another maker! Stay tuned!