Last weekend I rushed over to the Clubhouse in Somerville for the last remaining moments of the Boston Made Spring Maker Market. This was a two-day Maker Market hosted by The Everyday Napkin Co. and Of Note Stationers.
I don’t know about you, but I love me a pop-up! Especially ones filled with local makers as talented as these folks. I didn’t have enough time to see all the goods but thankfully I was able to shop and chat with several vendors. I love supporting local small businesses and had no idea that many of these existed until this market.
Who are some of Boston's Makers?
First up, The Everyday Napkin Co. makes stylish cloth napkins made of found fabrics. As their name suggests, these handmade napkins are great for everyday use and bonus, they're made right here in Massachusetts. I bought a set of these navy window pane linen napkins because I love the way they look and feel.
Next up, Annie Meyer is a friend who I met back in the day at the Copley Farmers Market. You may recognize her from the Siena Farms shop in the South End where she also used to work. I love Annie's woodworking and am in awe of her skills. She has bigger pieces too, like dining room tables that she makes. I asked her how long it takes her to make a table and she said a few weeks. What?! Crazy sauce. And amazing that she/anyone can do that.
I couldn't resist this bag from Gray Green Goods. It's waterproof on the inside and I've already crammed some of my beauty essentials inside. I've been traveling so much lately that this will definitely come in handy.
It was lovely meeting the Shea Family of Brothers Artisan Oil too. Their products have been featured in Birch Box subscriptions and they were generous enough to send me home with a few samples for Adam to try at home. He's pretty picky about his shave oil but I think he's gonna love their stuff. All natural is always a win in our house. Did you guys even know about Birchbox for men's products? I've never tried a beauty subscription but it sounds like a fun way to learn about new products.
Lastly, I met Isabel and Kate of Of Note Stationers. They're all about keeping the handwritten word alive and they make really thoughtful cards that are printed locally in Somerville.
Who are some of your favorite local makers? I’d love to hear about them!