Today I want to share about some of my most crafty friends. These friends are lovely people making lovely things for this lovely world. Please enjoy this list and get inspired! Think about how you might be able to use their services and/or products to bless yourself and others.
- Hand Lettering Co.
Our friend Chris Wright, along with his beautiful family, operates the amazing Hand Lettering Co. We met Chris over 5 years ago at our previous church. We served in Jr. High Ministry together, got to see Chris get married to his sweet wife Carly, and got so excited when Hand Lettering Co. began. When the Wrights started a business creating hand lettered Scripture art, Bret and I were so impressed…we still are! I love that the Wrights goal was and still is to use their God-given gifts for God’s glory and to encourage others. It’s no surprise we have an original piece, along with many other prints, framed in our home and offices. Follow them on instagram.
- Make+Do Handmade
Our friend Brittan Weaver is one of the most creative and passionate girls we know. She has never given up on her desire to make art and share it with the world. She has an eye for beauty: natural, soft, classic, and fun. Brittan has been a part of my life for over 8 years! She is beautiful inside and out and I am honored to call her friend. Head over to Make+Do Handmade to find calligraphy, invitations, watercolor prints, headbands, flower crowns, and seasonal gift items. Follow her on instagram!
- The Trunk + Key
Our friend Sarah Trunkey sells vintage maps from the 1930s. They are beautiful for framing in your home as decor or to be given as a gift. Her maps are perfect for weddings and house warmings. The most wonderful part of her products is that all profits currently go toward the Trunkey family adoption fees. What a wonderful use of funds! Bret and I have known the Trunkeys for over 3 years now and they truly have a special place in our hearts. Sarah is a self-taught bookbinder, a lover of beautiful paper, a vintage map hoarder, and a Hoosier Girl turned SoCal Gal. Trunk + Key is a representation of the amazing family of God.
- Shamrocks & Tangerines
Our friend Amanda Picard is a master crafter! Amanda is a full-time mom to her sweet baby James and wife to her husband, Jimmy. She is known for her quilts around our church family, but most recently she has been very involved in the diaper business and created her own brand – Lucky Diapers. Lucky Diapers are a one size pocket diaper. They have 5 waist positions and 3 rise positions. They are lined with suede cloth to help wick moisture into the absorbent insert to keep your baby’s bum dry. So cool, right!? Follow Shamrocks & Tangerines on instagram.
- Mr. B’s Necessities
Our friends Shem and Lara Gott started the most incredible company, crafting all-natural soy candles, soaps, and now deodorant made with essential oils. Lara also makes beautiful handmade jewelry. Their candles are in almost every room in our home, their soaps are out on the counter and in the shower, and we hope to have their deodorant soon! Mr. B’s new storefront in Oceanside is just perfect! We love that it’s right next to, not one, but TWO coffee shops. Shem and Lara are some of the sweetest and most genuine people you could meet. Their children are adorable and their passion for God’s glory is evident in all that they do. Shem and Bret serve in music ministry together at The Fields, which is a joy as well. Follow Mr. B’s on instagram.
Aren’t these folks amazing?! I mean, seriously! And I have even more crafty friends out there too…but that’s another post for another time. Hope you enjoyed this list! And please, visit my friends on instagram and check out their amazing crafty products!