Tell us about your creative work and what we can expect to see at Handmade Hamilton.
We use a high quality wool blend felt and 100% felted products to create unique botanical felt flowers, felt succulents, and home decor. We also have a line of fun and whimsical felted pet "rocks" called "Stone Softies" where we let our creativity and imagination run wild.
What does your creative process look like?
Suzanne loves to garden and is a self-professed plant nerd. From this perspective, we try create botanically-correct plants in the medium of felt. We have two daughters who provide a huge source of wild and crazy ideas for our Stone Softie friends. The whole creative process is a family affair, and we all share a lot of laughs as our creations come "alive"
What inspires you to create the work that you do?
We are environmental scientists and this is an excellent outlet to allow our creative sides to flourish. We love to see the joy that our products bring to the faces of so many people.
What are some of your favourite podcasts or music to listen to when you create?
Suzanne is currently listening to a podcast called Serial by This American Life and Mike has A Charlie Brown Christmas by the Vince Guaraldi Trio on a constant loop. We also love Ray LaMontagne, The War on Drugs, Tom Petty and George Michael.