Welcome to Handmade With Love's Artist page! These are the creative souls who put their hearts into their artistry and give us all the chance to experience their joy. Learn about them below and stop in to see their one of a kind items!
Alexis in Chains
Alexis was born in Seattle and now lives on the Olympic Peninsula. Between those homes, she lived in Chicago, where her apartment was walking distance from a chainmaille supply store. She soon discovered the joy of making jewelry and ornaments and is excited to share her work with you. When not crafting, Alexis enjoys working in the library and spending time with her husband, especially when they go on day hikes.
An Open Sketchbook
An Open Sketchbook is the shop of husband and wife, Edgar and Suzanne Cabrera. They create things that make them happy and hope, in turn, to brighten your day as well! Thank you for your interest their work!
April has spent many years creating beautiful quilts and other sewed items such as purses and table runners. Look for dog photos on her business card and price tags!
Aubrey 'n' Alpha
Just like all girls, no two hair accessories are the same. Every accessory is Unique!
Have you seen "An Officer and a Gentleman"? Cindi used to live right by the beach it was filmed! As someone who enjoys beach combing, she has collected many rocks, glass, pottery and other miscellaneous from that very beach and now offers it for others to enjoy!
Coliene is a professional microblader, located in Port Orchard! In her spare time, she also enjoys making fleece and minky blankets.
Craft Boutique de Emilie
Emily is known best for her sewing! She loves pop culture fabrics to use and has created everything from cup sleeves to purses and more.
Gail enjoys many forms of creations, but especially loves making cards and decorated wine bottles. She lives in Oregon with her husband, but visits family in Washington regularly.
No longer able to attend craft events, Gail's jewelry has found a home at Handmade With Love. You've got to see the Fairy Bell Earrings while we still have some left!
Giggles and Hoots
Even though Lynna had been sewing since she was very little, she didn’t know it was a skill. Lynna sewed clothes for herself here and there, but nothing big. In 2010 one of her friends asked her to make a couple outfits for Comicon and her friend loved them. That gave Lynna a little bit of confidence. That same friend introduced Lynna to a theater company who needed a seamstress for an upcoming production, and she took the challenge on. Every actor complimented Lynna on how great their outfits fit their bodies. More confidence built.
Lynna then started doing odd jobs on Craigslist, some wins and some crazy people, as it often goes with Craigslist. One day her husband came home from work with a Cobra Commander XXXL t-shirt. All she could think was, “That will never fit me.” So, Lynna cut it up and made a dress. It was really simple. The first time she wore it out, all her girlfriends wanted one! They asked why she wasn’t making them for everyone, and that was it. Lynna knew then, that’s what she wanted to do. In 2011 she opened her Etsy shop. Lynna started with only a couple tee shirts, but that grew quickly. In 2012 she started going to farmers markets and received a great response. She picked up custom orders and made a lot of friends.
Debra's Nifty Knits
Want to learn how to knit? Talk with Debra and she can show you exactly how she made any of her beautifully knit items. Long time knitter (among other talents, such as crochet, sewing, quilting...) with needles always at the ready. Debra keeps the store supplied with scarves, hats, socks and slippers, in between the classes she leads at Handmade With Love!
Gene's favorite crafting medium is ribbon and felt...making everything from candy bouquets to hair ribbons and decorative pins.
Heartfelt Tidbits of Creativity
Heartfelt Tidbits of Creativity cards and magnets are handcrafted in Tacoma with simple designs, embodying a passion for sharing loving thoughts and special gifts for you. HTC’s hope is to touch others’ lives, especially thsoe who share Diane’s challenges as a result of a brain injury. Our goal is to raise awareness of the abilities and needs of the brain injury community; appreciating each person as they are. Learn more about Brain Energy Support Team on their website. Please like HTC on Facebook and Instagram for your or your organizations’ needs. No order too large or too small, volume discounds and custom orders available. Available in shops across the United States. Contact us at email@example.com.
Jan is an all-around crafter who creates adorable decorative wooden Scarecrows for every season.
Janie is a true crafter in her heart! She enjoys sewing, painting, and paper quilling. She currently lives in northern Oregon.
Jennifer has been creative in one way or another for many years. She started doodling on paper and moved to wood burning (pyrography) a few years ago after receiving a burning kit as a gift. She free-hands much of her work and has started wood carving as well.
What a painter! Junji's acrylics on canvas are so very lifelike and her watercolors are stunning.
Katie Oswald Originals
HI--Katie's business was born of a desire to give a great wedding gift on a shoe string budget. When she graduated from college, her roommate was the bride. Katie purchased a set of canisters from a thrift shop and hand painted them. The gift was a hit and didn't bust her budget. Over the years, Katie's process has remained the same, however she has expanded to glass, wooden name plaques and hand painted scrapbooks. She proudly admits that most of her glass is rescued and repurposed...her own contribution to a greener world. Katie's goal has always been to provide affordable hand painted gifts that are beautiful, functional and unique.
As a lover of high-5’s and laughter, Kristina feels it is her mission in life to spread light and love to those around her - whether it is in the form of a joke, a well-thought handmade gift, or using the blinker correctly when changing lanes. Favorite crafting pasttimes include: making diaper cakes, jewelry, crocheting, plastic canvasing, and lighthearted photography. Favorite non-crafting pasttimes cover: anything to do with Halloween, reading favorites of Stephen King or Kim Harrison or Richelle Mead, writing stories, and swimming (in bodies of water where her feet touch). She resides in the beautiful Pacific Northwest state of Washington with her husband and two young boys.
Mabel by Design
Joleen is a Washington native who’s a passionate geek for all things science and sci-fi. Joleen learned to crochet from her grandmother, who used to make all her Cabbage Patch dolls clothes, though she didn’t really pick it up and get serious about it until a few years ago. When she isn’t creating fun hats or blankets for her friends and family, Joleen spends time with her husband, Nathan, watching the Seahawks, or chilling with her 2 dogs, Brody (Pembroke Welsh Corgi), and Zoe (Pembroke Welsh Corgi). Mabel (Border Collie/Aussie and the namesake of her designs) has gone over the rainbow bridge but is still thought about every day.
Are you a scrapbooker? Card maker? Paper crafter? Michel has all the goods for you to create your own art! She puts together card kits and sells die cuts and notions for you to be creative with.
Missie is an avid-crafter but finds it hard to nail down just one type of craft she enjoys the most. Her current passion is loom knitting and making candles, though she also enjoys paper crafts, photography, graphic design, crochet, and jewelry making. Missie is married and the mother of 2 children, obsessed with Harry Potter and the band Hanson, and loves going hiking, though the thought of coming across large wild animals terrifies her. You can find Missie holding down the fort at the Handmade With Love store and managing the Handmade With Love booth at craft fairs.
Origami a la Carte
Celeste Fleming started Origami a la Carte in 2016 after becoming re-inspired with the art of paper-folding. She incessantly folded cranes and water bombs as a child but only recently discovered how elegant and durable origami could become as jewelry. She lives near Vancouver, WA with her partner and small origami-wearing child/excellent product tester and works as a caregiver when not folding origami, skateboarding, or collecting amazing clothes from the Goodwill.
Scrubbies, dishcloths and scarves are Patty's favorite things to make! Knitting and crochet...she does it all!
Crocheting up some awesome gifts for the Pokemon Trainer in your life!
Red Sage Trinket
Yvonne likes going to new places & trying new things, and she has way too many hobbies to count because of it. She thinks she used almost every one of them in 10 years she was a scout leader, though. For the last 15 years or so, Yvonne has been creating gemstone & sterling silver beaded jewelry for women, men, kids, even pets. She likes to also make unexpected pieces, using materials such as leather, bone or even finds from her favorite place of all-time, the hardware store. (It’s a great source for scrapbooking and card making too.) Yvonne is an avid reader, hates to work out even though she really should, she’d rather watch educational TV, even if it is about killer sharks! (her youngest son’s favorite), but she likes going to the movies. She hopes to eventually create one-of-a-kind jewelry on a full time basis one day, but until then she’s a stay-at-home mom with 2 growing boys, 2 crazy dogs, 1 noisy bird and a whole bunch of chickens, and a pretty great hubby too!
One of a kind is the perfect way to describe Harriet's knit and crocheted items! She loves to create and use colors and textures to express herself. She makes everything from scrubby cloths to fingerless gloves to beach cover-ups, to sweaters...and more!
Rock Your Wire
My name is Darcey Lyn McCallum and I'm a dedicated, full time handmade jewelry artist who takes great pride in my work. I’ve been on Etsy since 2008, and prior to finding my own path, I worked for our local provincial government, as well as doing business coaching for people with disabilities. I currently operate two shops on Etsy. RockYourWire.Etsy.com & RockYourNose.Etsy.com. I live in a very small community on Vancouver Island in BC, Canada. I live in an older home that overlooks a large lake, with great opportunities for swimming and kayaking. It’s peaceful and idyllic here.
Sally’s dream job is to work at Disneyland and to live at the ocean. But that’s not going to happen anytime soon...Sally’s been married over 30 years, has three children, three grandchildren, two cats and has worked for Head Start since the fall of 2005. Her grandma taught her to sew at a young age so she was able to make her own clothes and would impress boyfriends by making them shirts. From there, Sally made her children’s clothes and then Halloween costumes for her grandson. Sally loves piecing quilts!! From table runners to king size quilts and everything in between. Also loves to do simple knitting, cross stitch, loves to read & travel.
Rachal is the owner of ScrapSome!, a paper supply and crafting business here in the Pacific Northwest. She holds regularly scheduled craft events and retreats, as well as selling her own handmade items focusing on pop culture (cups, tea towels, scrapbook kits...she does it all!).
Hand dipped kitchen utensils for everyone!
Traci loves to reduce, reuse, recycle! She started Handmade Americana with her daughter a few years ago, selling flags made of recycled fence wood, among other handmade home decor. She currently lives north of Seattle with her husband and puppies.
Walk on the Moon
Making all the sparkly things! Swarovski Crystal and Quartz are the common themes in the jewelry pieces Handmade With Love carries from Walk on the Moon.
Yvonne is a painter, living in the Puget Sound. She's been painting off and on for many years. But this is her true calling! She's waiting for the day when she can do art full time. Her paint of choice is Acrylic on canvas.
Kayla demanded only the most natural and most luxurious products for herself and her tiny family, but finding luxury products that didn’t have nasty additives like sulfates and parabens was so hard to find! And, by chance, if she was able to get her hands on something that met all of her high expectations, the pricing was outrageous! How was a single income family supposed to afford $43 for a bar of soap, just to avoid gross chemicals and additives? That’s when Zazzykat Creations was born. After falling head-over-heels in love with soap making, Kayla decided she wanted to offer the public something she had searched YEARS for: natural, luxury products that were actually affordable! If she had known it was this fun and exciting to create unique, luxury products, she would have started years ago!
Kayla is so passionate about her work, and admittedly is hopelessly addicted to creating beautiful, handcrafted bath and body products. She hopes to add a little light into your world today!
Zelinsky's Bags of Holding
Meg is a stay at home mom that just loves crafts. After having her second overly drooly baby, she found good bibs hard to come by. Her solution was to make them herself! After being stopped all the time by people asking where she got her adorable coordinating bib sets, Meg decided to start up her own business to share her adorable (and absorbent) creations. Meg's current inventory includes Geek Chic and Nerd Couture Custom Handbags.
Go Green, Start here for yourself, hostess, teacher, holiday, birthday, baby, any original unique GIFT, Jane hopes that her products will be at the TOP of your list for handmade upcycled functional ECO friendly dryer sheet pillows, sachets, custom word/name pouches and more.