I had such a great time chatting with Erin Husted of Hackwith Design House for the Why Do We Have Things? podcast a few weeks ago. Our conversation dug into the idea of sustainability in business, and all the different forms that can take. If you’re curious about my commitment to sustainable, natural materials, or how I approach sustainability in my business practices, have a listen!
Back in 2014, Marisa Anne Cummings stopped by Cotton & Flax headquarters to interview me for her new series, Creative Thursday. I was one of her first interviews for the video podcast, and I’m excited to share that the series is now live.
I was nervous for this interview (one of my first on camera!), but the conversation that I had with Marisa was so engaging that the time flew by. In the interview, we chat about running a business, goal setting, creativity, and lots more. You even get a peek in my tiny studio to see me printing some tea towels. Check out my episode, and let me know what you think!
What?! It’s December?! This year is flying by, so I’m taking time each month to recap all the amazing things happening at Cotton & Flax.
First, we added two new retail stockists: Cedar & Hyde in Boulder, and White Rabbit in Iowa City. Lots of our current brick and mortar stockists got fresh merchandise this season, so check out all our stockists to find places to Shop Small this season.
I had so much fun at Eastside Handmade and West Coast Craft! These seasonal events are a great opportunity for me to get out of the studio and share my work with a new audience. Even though the bigger shows can be exhausting, I love the experience of talking about my work with hundreds of creative, like-minded shoppers. It was great to test out a few new products, too, like these keyfobs made in collaboration with Deakin Handmade!
This month, Cotton & Flax got some pretty exciting press coverage: Sunset Magazine included our forest green confetti coasters in their gift guide! Our products were also featured in lots of online gift guides and round-ups, including Design Milk, Sweet Paul, and Ink+Smog Editions.
Recently, I had the pleasure of chatting with Elise Blaha Cripe about burnout and creativity for an episode of her podcast, Elise Gets Crafty. I love sharing my experience with nurturing creativity in my business, so this conversation was one a particularly engaging conversation.
I still have lots to learn about how to avoid burnout (if you listen to the podcast, you’ll hear how I work to survive the holiday season craziness every year…), but it was fun to hear Elise’s perspective on this subject. The photo above is Elise’s favorite quote from the episode.
Feeling grateful this week for the opportunity to share my insights into running a small business on Design*Sponge for their Life and Business series. Visit Design*Sponge to read my interview, and learn more about all the ups and downs of running Cotton & Flax (plus, bonus life advice from Tina Fey!).