Live local. Shop local. I appreciate the following independent businesses, who have offered a hand up, a hand out, encouragement, or advice. Please show them your support.


Kath Barry, Babouska:  Babouska makes wearable items and home accessories using a wide variety of fabrics, mostly comprised of vintage, reclaimed, and recycled textiles and uses interesting embellishments like vintage buttons, trims, and hand-felted pieces. Most are one-of-a-kind or limited edition creations.


Gallery 54: An artist-owned and operated gallery featuring a unique blend of high-quality fine art and fine craft, including paintings, mosaics, pottery, art quilts, jewelry, photography, stained glass, handbags, scarves and more.


Karen Lockwood, Lockwood Lavender Farm:  A fifth generation farm overlooking beautiful Skaneateles Lake, and home of the annual Lockwood Lavender Festival, Lavender Plant Sale, and Lavender Market. Check the website for recipes, how to grow your own lavender, and a plethora of lavender products.


Melissa Jean:  Beautiful handmade, ceramic buttons, as well as wood, metal, and shell. In addition, the multi-talented Melissa designs her own knitting patterns.


Ohgoodygoody:  When you need a gift in a hurry, Ohgoodygoody makes it easy to buy local gift certificates online.


Patalier:  Creator of quilts, custom sewing orders, seller of vintage qullts, vintage textiles, buttons, and sewing notions. 


Schoolhouse Farms:  Schoolhouse Farms lives their values. Offering CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) to restore the vital link between consumers, farms and farmers.


Sharon Bottle Souva:  Fiber artist with a passion for quilting. Creatis decorative and functional pieces, as well as a line of fiber collages and hand-dyed silk scarves.


Sparrow Flower & Gardens:  Specializing in container gardens, small garden design, and interior plant design. Mark sees every plant as a new adventure and challenge. His enthusiam and passion for plants and flowers bubbles over in all his designs.


Tina's Yoga:  Tina is a wealth of knowledge. Her Yin Restorative Yoga classes, in conjunction with naturopathy, helped put me back together again. The most kind, giving, real person you will ever meet.


Unite Two Design:  Keith and Theresa reclaim wood and steel from local farms and construction projects to build one-of-a-kind and limited edition furniture, lighting, and home decor, as well as original jewelry designs.


Wren's Den:  Handmade soap, and also a variety of gifts, gardening accessories, and plants.