We kicked off (a rainy) spring last weekend with a visit to Boston Made, a maker’s market pop-up in Somerville. This market was especially dear to me because it was co-hosted by Kathryn of The Everyday Company. I met Kathryn a few years ago when she had her first pop-up shop for The Everyday Napkin at West Elm. Thinking back on it, the day we met was super rainy, too, and I wandered into West Elm to escape the giant drops. Those weather gods clearly don’t think too highly of us…

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Boston Made was one word: inspiring. It was amazing to see so many small businesses led by creative artists and makers. And boy were they cheered on by so many supporters (even some who honked as they drove by). Alongside Kathryn, were co-hosts Kate and Isabel of Of Note Stationers. Countless other entrepreneurs lined the space with colorful, whimsical and practical goods.

I put together just a few pictures of the array of items featured at Boston Made, but really there were so many amazing things! I’ve tried to link each one to their makers, so you can shop, shop, shop!

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The Everyday Company

According to Kathryn, I may have been the first one to purchase her Everyday Coasters and I could not be more excited! I used them when I hosted friends to celebrate my birthday this past weekend (more on that to come). They aren’t yet listed on the website, but you can stop by SOWA next Sunday and pick up a set.

 

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Of Note Stationers

There is so much thought and inspiration that goes into each one of these cards. If you want to add a personal (and creative) touch to a note, check out their confetti card.

 

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Gray Green Goods

These gnome pillows are just SO cute! I’m also a sucker for EVERYTHING blue they sell.

 

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Aurelian Spun & Woven

I could have literally wrapped myself up hand-spun goodness. Amy, the maker, makes everything locally in Brookline. I’m coveting this textured cowl for winter.

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Myrth Ceramics

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Kitchen & Kraft

If only my kitchen wasn’t already bursting at the seams! I love everything about Myrth and Kitchen & Kraft, especially the handmade touches.

 

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Shawna Koontz

I’m usually not one for art that even leans towards the abstract, but I think Shawna’s illustrations and paintings are so intriguing!

 

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Check out The Everyday Napkin’s Mother’s Day Gift Pairings, including this to-die-for scented soap! I picked up an inspiring calligraphy print and Mother’s Day card from Extras by Alaina.

If you want more information on any of the makers, check out Boston Made’s Facebook page. I’m just hoping that Kathryn, Kate and Isabel make this an annual event!

**Thank you to Kathryn who offered a discount for all Boston Bloggers.