You know there are some people who, whenever you get a glimpse into their life through their blog or Flickr it just makes you really happy? This is how I feel about Megan. I met Megan when I did the first Meet Your Maker show almost two years ago. I remember feeling really nervous because I had never done a craft show before but both Megan and co-founder Amy were so nice that I felt better right away. Megan is a maker of many things (including one of the cutest little girls I have ever seen and another baby on the way!) but focuses mainly on eco friendly home and body products. She inspires me to want to live simpler and want to hurry up and get married to Adam and someday have adorable babies!
Tell us about yourself?
I am married and a mama to little Ruby with another one on the way. Formerly an early childhood educator, I now stay home to parent full-time, which I love. Last year I co-founded the Meet Your Maker craft shows. Most of my days are centered around my family and my home, trying to create a creative and loving space for us.
What do you make?
Like most crafters, I make lots of things! I am selling natural body care and housekeeping supplies. Everything is good for your body and our planet and smells lovely. I believe strongly in self-care and like that I can help people with that.
How did you come up with your shop/business/blog name?
La Petite Vie translates to the small life. I am short, I have a small house, small child(ren) and try to live simply. My life is small, and I like it that way. I lived in France one summer with a family through an exchange program and have been slightly obsessed with the country and culture ever since.
My mother is always crafting, especially when I was young and she was not working outside the home. It seemed normal to me to be surrounded by handmade goodness. No project has been too big for her. She made my wedding gown! She bakes, sews, embroiders and amazes me by it all.
My daughter inspires me to keep things simple and healthy. I’ve learned much from my husband about the health of our ecosystem and together we are constantly striving to scale down and connect.
I’m also influenced by friends, the natural world, crafters I meet at shows, the crafty blogosphere, Audrey Hepburn, Amelie, and a really good glass of wine.
Who would you like to collaborate with?
My good friend, Lourdes Irizarry (http://lourdesirizarry.com) is a gifted designer and has inspired me much by following her creative drive. I feel as though I have much to learn in the crafty world and would love to work alongside so many people. I wish I could go back in time and knit with my grandmothers. My mother is a talented sewer and I wish we lived closer, so she could help me along. I would love to work with Rosemary Gladstar to learn more about herbs and how they work with our bodies.
5 songs you like to work to?
Oh, this is such a hard question for me to answer. I love music and the answer completely depends on the mood I’m in. It seems that most of the time I grab a moment to myself, I am trying to also find some calm, so the music I choose reflects that. And, it is winter, so it seems more of the music I listen to now seems to promote hibernation.
So here goes - this is as close as you get to 5:
Hard Life by Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy
By Your Side by CocoRosie
I Will Follow You Into the Dark by Death Cab for Cutie
White Winter Hymnal by Fleet Foxes
Naked As We Came by Iron and Wine
Mrs. Cold by Kings of Convenience
This is Not the End by Laura Gibson
Ada by The National
Tom Courtenay (acoustic - the one where Georgia sings) by Yo La Tengo