Artisan Craft Kits
Starting in 2021 we'll release limited-edition Artisan Craft Kits every other month.
Discover this month’s kit and get freshly inspired by the artist-grade tools and handmade materials.
Artisan Craft Kits
We're declaring 2021 the year of creativity with our Artisan Craft Kits: a DIY project with beautiful, materials and hand-made projects to inspire.
All kits are limited editions, so be sure to sign up to be the first to hear when they go up.
Valentine’s Day is coming closer. Do you love it? Do you dread it? Are you kind of meh about the whole thing?
I’m a longstanding member of club ‘meh’.
Sure, I like chocolates and flowers as much as the next person, but if it isn’t accompanied by something personal and meaningful, it fails to really move me.
But this year I don’t want to (just) be on the receiving end.
I want to share my love for the people around me in a meaningful and creative way.
While Ellie loves sewing, I'm more of a painter but we both agreed that energy seems to come as soon as we're creating. No matter how tired, it's always a happy headspace that's more powerful than coffee and feels more nourishing than kale.
Painting offers a moment to process thoughts and be something other than a mother. Don't get me wrong, I love being a mom but it can get overwhelming. Just like I remember when I was single having to do everything myself also felt overwhelming.
I have tried so many different planners and organizers to bring order into my days. I would set deadlines for myself. I tried desperately to plan my day according to the pre-printed times in my planners.
I WILL submit the proposal by 9am. I WILL finish that commission by Friday. I WILL meal-prep for the entire month.
As if mere willpower would magically free up time in my day and force my two young boys to play peacefully and independently when I needed them to.
Strangely enough my daily schedule never fit into what I had so rigidly planned for myself and I ended up frustrated instead.
Slowly Gathered is run by artist & product developer Lottie with the help of Nel (general amazing person), Sam (all the wood things) and Eli (our 10-year old photographer in training :)
We're based in the beautiful Guelph, Ontario Canada.