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We are proud new chicken owners. It happened suddenly and a bit unexpectedly.  We had stopped into our local (40 minutes away) Tractor Supply Company to grab some supplies. It also happened to be the day they got chickens in.  We watched the baby chicks and pined over them, but agreed we weren't ready. While our landlord had approved us keeping chickens on the property, we still felt unprepared. Sure, I had spent many nights reading chicken blogs, but that doesn't prepare you for raising them. Really, nothing can fully prepare you for raising anything.  As we stared at the chirping...

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Casey Poehlein, French Kiss Furniture, modern craft, wood worker, wood working -

If you've ever met Casey Poehlein, you're sure to remember her. Her quick wit, style, and honesty leave an impression. French Kiss Furniture is owned and operated by Casey, and we are super excited to have her work stocked in our online shop. We were lucky enough for a chance to pick her brain about how she navigates conceptual art and craft. With a background in conceptual art and a strong feminine aesthetic, Casey's personality shines through in her wood work. Check out her work, and read on to learn more about this wood working woman!     You're a conceptual...

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craft, Glass, Glass blower, Glass Blowing, glassblowing, Leckie Gassman -

Glassblowing is one of those crafts that excites. Molten glass on the end of a long steel pipe, going in and out of a blazing Glory Hole. (Yes, the furnace used to reheat glass to maintain proper working temperature is called a Glory Hole). Torches blasting, people rushing back and forth, and music bumping. It's a fun and exciting environment! We wanted to share a bit of glass terminology before we dive into our next Artist Feature, as some of the terms are craft specific. A Hot Shop is the studio space that glass artist work in when blowing glass. Using...

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collaborative project, fibers artist, fringe + branch, macrame, macrame artist, textile artist -

We caught up with artist Kait O'Connell of Fringe + Branch to hear a bit more about her process. Jayna + Kait have known each other ...

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    We caught up with Lyndsi and Nick of Mean Jean to hear more about their  making process! The Duo lives and works in the Echo Park neighborhood of LA, where they handcraft their leather wares. Read on for more info about this LA power couple and the labor of love that goes into Mean Jean: Mean Jean! We have to ask, where did the name come from? Who is Mean Jean? Lyndsi: Years ago, a few gal friends and I stumbled onto this box full of antique pins at a vintage shop in Los Angeles. There were names...

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