Meet The Maker:
During this pandemic, sometimes it is easy to forget about events, time or even days of the week. But it is ever so important to remember some great heroes out there: the moms! Whether they are at home with their kids overseeing homeschooling, working at home, in the medical field or an essential worker, let's remember to hold them up on a pedestal, high, high, high above any we ever have before. We all need to feel the extra love and thought it would be a great idea to promote camaraderie and support some of the makers we know who happen to be moms - doing it all, holding it down and still creating, because they need our support more than ever. This Mother’s Day, - whether you are from New England or not -(because almost all of these amazing businesses can accommodate out of state orders) - please consider one of these incredible mother-makers to help brighten any mother (or mother to be!) you may know. We are women: helping women, promoting women and supporting women.
CECE DuPRAZ - More than masks! Shower the moms in your life with something beautiful, personalized and, above all, cozy! *** Use code “CECESHIP” for free shipping on ANY order or use the code “LOCAL” for free (safe) delivery for all Marblehead and Swampscott residents.*** And check out our version of Quarantine Cozy , in sweatshirt form.
Dope JuJu - “A boho-chic line of jewelry with a touch of badassery.” Beth Whitten of Dope JuJu creates personalized “mantra” bracelets, necklaces and other accessories to create the ultimate arm candy. Just like adult friendship bracelets - one for you and one more any mom you know in your life!
Seaweed Studio Prints
- A hand designed and printed apparel brand based in Marblehead, MA. A compilation of casual, comfy and colorful clothing with a New England twist, with designs for all ages featuring themes of ocean, animals, beach goers and boaters - assure to appeal to the adventurer in all of us! Check out this limited edition, CECE DuPRAZ x Seaweed Studio Quarantine Cozy Hooded Sweatshirt
collaboration. Quantities are limited. Cost $120.
Paper Epiphanies - “We Believe in Women!” - The mantra behind the greeting card and stationery line we featured in February. They are offering free shipping and free stamps using the code “VIRUS” and even created Covid Kits to help celebrate everyone in an extra special way because we all agree, with or without social distancing, snail mail is the best mail! Also be sure to check out their 4th Trimester
line for all the new and expecting moms out there this Mother’s Day! Paper Epiphanies is also part of a movement called the 18 Million Thanks Campaign
- a collaboration of 12 stationery cards lines run by women aimed at sending the 18 million heath care workers in our country a sign of "thanks" and "appreciation" for all they are doing to combat Covid-19.
Sh*t That I Knit - Not just hats! Sh*t That I Knit offers a variety of products from beanies and wraps, to jewelry and totes! They even put together their Quarantine and Chill
kits to help teach you how to knit in the solitude of your own home - a perfect time to learn a new hobby! Also, be on the look out for our next 'In The Loop' story about Christina! (**FunFact: owner, Christina, is about to be a new mom any day!).
Marblehead Parenting - Located in Marblehead, MA, Marblehead Parenting is a childhood development, education and parenting center, offering a variety of classes for children of any age as well as parent education classes. Due to our current climate they have adapted their course and are now offering ZOOM virtual classes! Now you don’t need to be a local resident to take advantage. Great gift to help parents keep their kids engaged now that school is cancelled.
Anna Wistran Wolfe Photography - It’s hard to think about the next time we will all be able to safely gather, but that doesn’t mean we have to miss out on capturing our families in the most magical way. Anna Wistran Wolfe is offering her “Front Porch” sessions ($75) which are 5 minutes long and conducted 6 ft away. Half of proceeds will be donated to Northeast Arc in Danvers, a non profit organization dedicated to supporting children and adults with a broad range of disabilities.
Captain’s Quarters Marblehead - Resident folk artist, Carol Eldridge, creates a number of artistic pieces along with her husband, Ken - a woodworker; together these two create amazing and unique works of art with typical New England flair! Check out everything they have, from Christmas ornaments, rugs, throw pillows, canvas prints, to mail boxes, bread boards and a plethora of other choices.
Rustic Baking Co.
Based in Swampscott, MA, Amy of Rustic Baking Co. is making specialty cakes, cookies and other amazing treats! She has some absolutely beautiful Mother's Day cookies as well as take-home cookie decorating sets! Such a fun treat to celebrate any Mom you know or a great activity for home!