My podcasts

Wonder Women 176 – Daej of Daej Designs

Wonder Women 176 – Daej of Daej Designs Based in Toronto, founder and principle designer, Daej Hamilton started this company at 22 years old. Luxuriating in her 11th year of woodworking, her pieces reflect the timeless, mid-century, modern aesthetic. Using

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Wonder Women 175 – Karla Diaz

Wonder Women 175 – Karla Diaz Karla is a Mexican designer and woodworker currently living in LA with her wife. Karla grew up in Mexico City and went to school for business administration. One night, she just started sketching and

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Wonder Women 173 – Sylvie Rosenthal

Wonder Women 173 – Sylvie Rosenthal Sylvie started building at age six, at the Eli Whitney Museum where she made circuses, catapults, rockets and robots. She actually started working there as well. She did receive a BFA and MFA and

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Wonder Women 172 – Author Laura Morrison

Wonder Women 172 – Author Laura Morrison Laura lives in the Metro Detroit area with her husband, kiddos, cats, bees, tortoise, vegetable garden, books, and (depending on the season) some monarch butterflies in various stages of development and/or some neonatal

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Wonder Women 171 – Camille Finan of Remodel Your Life

Wonder Women 171 – Camille Finan of Remodel Your Life Host of Remodel Your Life Podcast, Camille Finan talks to women working in the trades and breaking down barriers in non-traditional careers. Her 35 years as a carpenter gives her

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Wonder Women 170 – Sarah of Maker Monkey Workshop

Wonder Women 170 – Sarah of Maker Monkey Workshop Sarah is a wife, mom, metalsmith, and entrepreneur. She worked in jewelry design and sculpture for over a decade after graduating from art school. When her first son was old enough,

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Wonder Women 167 – Althea of Riveted Woodworking & Design

Wonder Women 167 – Althea of Riveted Woodworking & Design Althea has a passion for creating that started at a very young age and has only grown. She has a degree and background in sewing and fashion design. Althea eventually

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Wonder Women 166 – Karen Ernst

Wonder Women 166 – Karen Ernst Karen is a professor in the art department at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, where she has been teaching all levels of Woodworking and Furniture Design since 2004. She holds a BA in Studio art

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Wonder Women 165 – Kelly Parker

Wonder Women 165 – Kelly Parker Kelly Parker is a woodworker and furniture maker whose work is all about transformation and discovery. Kelly first started woodworking when in High School as an art elective. She then went on to get

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Wonder Women 164 – Consuelo of Latinas Welding Guild

Wonder Women 164 – Consuelo of Latinas Welding Guild Consuelo, a Guatemalan-born functional artist and welder has a goal to empower women personally, creatively and economically through welding. She established the Latinas Welding Guild as a non-profit organization in 2017. 

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Wonder Women 163 – Sophie Glenn

Wonder Women 163 – Sophie Glenn Born and raised in New York City, Sophie received her BFA in Sculpture and Drawing from SUNY Purchase College, and her MFA in Furniture Design and Woodworking from San Diego State University.  She has

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Wonder Women 161 – Sarah Marriage

Wonder Women 161 – Sarah Marriage Sarah is a maker of fine furniture and other wooden objects. Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and raised in Anchorage, Alaska, she studied architecture at Princeton University and fine woodworking at The Krenov School of

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Episode 124 – Amanda of Lovingly Amanda

Episode 124 – Amanda of Lovingly Amanda Amanda is a Mom and Apprentice Luthier near Nashville, TN. In her childhood, she did sports and gymnastics. She did not play any instruments. She was introduced to instrument when she decided to

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Wonder Women 029 – Rachel of Moody Makes

Wonder Women 029 – Rachel of Moody Makes Rachel is a teacher, student and woodworker. Originally from California, she now lives on the East coast with her Wife. Though she was a creative child, she did not have much exposure

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Episode 123 – Alicia of Hylton Daniel Design

Episode 123 – Alicia of Hylton Daniel Design Alicia Hylton-Daniel was a paralegal studying to take the LSATs in the winter of 2002 when a house fire caused by a faulty fireplace to her new Durham home changed everything. The

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Wonder Women 035 – Taji of Melanated Maker DIY

Wonder Women 035 – Taji of Melanated Maker DIY Taji is a wife, project manager, woodworker, carpenter, and DIY enthusiast. She spent her childhood and early adulthood really trying all the things, searching for that “thing” that would be her

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Wonder Women 034 – Skye of Sawdust & Glitter

Wonder Women 034 – Skye of Sawdust & Glitter Skye is a self-taught creative with a DIY spirit and passion for bringing her clients’ wildest ideas to life. Sawdust & Glitter is her creative outlet for all things art, craft

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Wonder Women 033 – Naomi of Overlook Woods

Wonder Women 033 – Naomi of Overlook Woods Naomi is the artist, designer and maker behind Overlook Woods. She fell in love with woodworking while studying at Pratt Institute and realized that is what she wanted to do for work.

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Episode 120 – Alicia of Basilblue Design Company

Episode 120 – Alicia of Basilblue Design Company Alicia is a wife, mom, designer and artist. She has really been a designer and artist her whole life. She gained an appreciation for great craftsmanship from her father as a kid.

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Wonder Women 032 – Anastasia of Burnt River Wood Co.

Wonder Women 032 – Anastasia of Burnt River Wood Co. While working full time and commuting into the city, Anastasia knew she needed an outlet for all of her creative energy. She has been a creator as long as she

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Episode 119 – Sarah of Morning Glory Woodshop

Episode 119 – Sarah of Morning Glory Woodshop Sarah is a wife, mom, teacher, woodworker, and all around maker. She enjoyed making and being creative as a kid, when she was not diving into sports. She turned again to making

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Wonder Women 031 – Lexie Moore

Wonder Women 031 – Lexie Moore Lexie is a furniture maker from Tennessee. She has a bachelors of fine are with a concentration in wood.  She is currently participating in a residency program. Lexie’s work has been featured nationally.  The

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Wonder Women 030 – Sarah of Sarah.Sawdust

Wonder Women 030 – Sarah of Sarah.Sawdust Sarah is a wife and  wood artist living in Idaho. She is a master with the scroll saw, creating huge pieces of landscape art from pictures sent to her by customers. Each piece

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Episode 117 – Emily of Product of Grace Designs

Episode 117 – Emily of Product of Grace Designs Emily is a wife, mom of two (soon to be three), architect, math teacher, and oh, a DIYer and woodworker as well. She is also a self proclaimed power tool enthusiast

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Wonder Women 029 – Kim of Made Mod

Wonder Women 029 – Kim of Made Mod Kim owns and runs two companies, one is a gym, the other is a business built around making. She predominately makes various types of pegboards for homes and commercial spaces. Though she

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Episode 116 – Ariana of Nzilani Glass Conservation

Episode 116 – Ariana of Nzilani Glass Conservation Ariana is a wife and mother of two. She is also the second person in the world – and the first woman to receive a Master’s Degree in Stained Glass Conservation from

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Wonder Women 28 – Sam of DIY Huntress

Wonder Women 28 – Sam of DIY Huntress Sam is a psychologist and do-it-yourselfer from New York. She specializes in basic woodworking projects, home improvement ideas, and creative crafts all on a strict budget and while working a full time

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Episode 115 – Theresa Applegate

Episode 115 – Theresa Applegate Theresa is a self described metalsmith, artist and educator. She is also a wife and Mom. Theresa graduated from art school with a BFA and later returned to get a masters degree in art education

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Wonder Women 027 – Ellen of Crafts with Ellen

Wonder Women 027 – Ellen of Crafts with Ellen Besides being a bit of a world traveler, she is also a maker with many disciplines. Sewing is her base from altering almost every piece she purchases to making clothing of

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Episode 114 – Christabelle of Bellewood by Design

Episode 114 – Christabelle of Bellewood by Design Christabelle is a mom, woodworker and carpenter from the Bahamas. Christabelle was able to take woodworking classes in high school, and then afterwards she spent time at home with her young son.

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Wonder Women 026 – Annette of 513 Woodworks

Wonder Women 026 – Annette of 513 Woodworks Annette is an engineer by day and a woodworker by night and weekend.  Annette did not grow up with anyone really making or woodworking around her. Still, when it came time to

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Episode 112 – Erika of Madera by Erika

Episode 112 – Erika of Madera by Erika Erika is a wife, mom of 4, and fine furniture maker.  Erika started her journey with 7th grade shop class in 2002 and has continued since then. She built several furniture pieces

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Wonder Women 024 – Erica Ehrenbard

Wonder Women 024 – Erica Ehrenbard Erica is a sculptor based in Philadelphia with a practice that spans fine art, design, research, and metal fabrication. Her artwork can be found in galleries as well as public and private spaces, and

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Wonder Women 23 – Dana of Herdesk

Wonder Women 23 – Dana of Herdesk Dana is the founder of herdesk and Positive Equation. Herdesk is a responsibly-made desk designed by and for women, built in the U.S. Prior to COVID, Dana was using a cheaply-made desk that

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Wonder Women 022 – Katy of Keene Lane Co.

Wonder Women 022 – Katy of Keene Lane Co. Katy designs, builds and sews original, one-of-a-kind furniture and home decor. Her skills grew from a young age. Katy’s mother was an artist who instilled creativity as early as she can

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Wonder Women 021 – Larissa of LOHR Woodworking Studio

Wonder Women 021 – Larissa of LOHR Woodworking Studio Larissa started being trained as a woodworking apprentice under Jeff Lohr in 2012 and has spent every moment since then learning the craft from the ground up. Previously a math teacher,

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Wonder Women 020 – Bronte of Freeman Fabrication

Wonder Women 020 – Bronte of Freeman Fabrication Bronte is a trained and certified welder that owns her own custom fabrication and furniture design business. Her journey began with needing to furnish her first apartment. Not wanting any part in

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Wonder Women 019 – Monica & Jessy of Cirro Studio

Wonder Women 019 – Monica & Jessy of Cirro Studio Monica and Jessy are business partners and life heart-ners. Together they create wood furniture and housewares, keeping a high focus on detail with an emphasis on design. They serve both

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Wonder Women 018 – Roxanne of Suite City Woman

Wonder Women 018 – Roxanne of Suite City Woman Roxanne is a maker, restorer, re-imagineer, small business owner and blogger. She makes well-crafted, small-batch, artisanal products such as furniture using scrap leather and natural sustainable fibers. She also creates miniature

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Wonder Women 016 – Alicia Butty, Canadian Welder Girl

Wonder Women 016 – Alicia Butty, Canadian Welder Girl Alicia has been making since she can remember, and welding since she was about 10. When an event took her out of the more traditional university for a while, at the

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Wonder Women 015 – Sami of Sami Lee Studio

Wonder Women 015 – Sami of Sami Lee Studio Sami works full time as a content creator for Avid CNC while also running a side business, Maoke Made, a feminist fabrication company, AND designing and making her own furniture. Bored

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Wonder Women 014 – Britt & Shannon of Britt Builds

Wonder Women 014 – Britt & Shannon of Britt Builds Britt and Shannon are a married couple doing the corporate thing by day and woodworking side hustle by night. Britt’s introduction to woodworking came through shop class at school. This

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Wonder Women 013 – Sara Bendrick

Wonder Women 013 – Sara Bendrick Sara Bendrick is a designer, licensed contractor & T.V. Host for the DIY Network.  She has a bachelors in landscape architecture from Cal Poly SLO and when not filming ‘I Hate my Yard’ or

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Wonder Women 012 – Ashley Minney

Wonder Women 012 – Ashley Minney Ashley Minney is a self proclaimed jane of all trades, master of none. She really enjoys being able to experiment with different mediums and different ways of making. She produces content around what she

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Episode 111 – Leslie of Cream City Crates

Episode 111 – Leslie of Cream City Crates Leslie is a Mom and creator of cream city crates. She makes handmade signs, candles and themed gift crates. What started as a fun “survival kit” for her mother for a weekend

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2020 Highlights 04 – Tami, The Girly Shop Teacher

2020 Highlights 04 – Tami, The Girly Shop Teacher GIRLY SHOP TEACHER, LLC IS A CONSTRUCTION EDUCATION CONSULTING FIRM BASED IN DALLAS, TX FOUNDED BY TAMI GAMBLE AND BECKY LEWIS. WITH EMPHASIS ON BUILDING THE NEXT GENERATION OF CRAFTSPEOPLE, GIRLY

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2020 Highlights 02 – Alma, Char, & Jessie talk about Diversity & Inclusion

2020 Highlights 02 – Alma, Char, & Jessie talk about Diversity & Inclusion Another one of my favorites, not just because it is with my #makersquad , Alma, Char, and Jessie, but also because they gave such an amazing gift

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2020 Highlights 01 – Diedre & Laura Making.A.Seat.At.The.Table

2020 Highlights 01 – Diedre & Laura Making.A.Seat.At.The.Table The first re-run episode I bring you is episode 56 with Deirdre Visser & Laura Mays who created Making.A.Seat.At.The.Table. Check out: Deirdre Visser Laura Mays Making.A.Seat.At.The.Table

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Episode 110 – Danielle of Tuft Interiors

Episode 110 – Danielle of Tuft Interiors Danielle is a wife, mom of two littles, designer and maker. Not too long ago Danielle was running her own brick and mortar store where she showcased and sold her own designs along

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Episode 109 – Conversation with Sami Lee on Inclusion

Episode 109 – Conversation with Sami Lee on Inclusion After the initial conversation with Sami for her interview episode, Wonder Women 015, I asked Sami to come back and have a conversation with me around diversity and inclusion in the

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Episode 108 – Sarah of The Created Home

Episode 108 – Sarah of The Created Home Sarah is a wife, mom of two, and runs her own blog dedicated to woodworking, renovating, and all things DIY. She loves to design lasting, functional, and beautiful pieces, and she is

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Episode 106 – Mara of Silverhair & Sawdust

Episode 106 – Mara of Silverhair & Sawdust Mara is a wife, mom of two grown daughters, and beginner woodworker. Mara has tried a few different hobbies over the years, getting into running at one point. As her and her

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Episode 105 – Marielle & Lisa

Episode 105 – Marielle & Lisa Marielle & Lisa are a couple, Moms, working at The Ohio State by day, and making by evening and weekends. Between the two of them, they cover almost every craft from sewing, cooking, woodworking,

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Episode 104 – Nicole of Nicole Huppert Design

Episode 104 – Nicole of Nicole Huppert Design Nicole is a wife, mom, UX designer by day and woodworker by night. Nicole describes herself as being creative even as a child and really being drawn to the arts. She followed

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Episode 102 – Gbeke with Simplicity for Designs

Episode 102 – Gbeke with Simplicity for Designs Gbeke is a wife, mom of two young kiddos, works fully time in IT and runs a DIY home improvement blog called Simplicity for Designs. Gbeke always had an interest in design

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Episode 101 – Emily of Emily Joyce Official

Episode 101 – Emily of Emily Joyce Official   Emily is a wife, mom, and enamel artist. Though she graduated college with a degree in enamel, Emily actually spent many years after college as an art teacher. Recently though, she

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Episode 100 – Lauren of Rasp & File Designs

Episode 100 – Lauren of Rasp & File Designs Lauren is a wife, mom, and custom woodworker located in the DC area. Her specialty is working with live edge slabs and metal bases to maker her clients’ dreams come true.

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Episode 99 – Brook of B.E. Happe Designs

Episode 99 – Brook of B.E. Happe Designs Brook is a wife, mom, and handmade goods business owner who is living the RV life and traveling the country with her family. Brook started crocheting hats and donating them to the

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Episode 98 – Angela creator of Move Over Bob

Episode 98 – Angela creator of Move Over Bob Angela is a wife, mom, former barber, and owner of her own design and build business. Angela has really always had a passion about building up trade work and working in

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Episode 96 – Emilee of Mama Needs a Project

Episode 96 – Emilee of Mama Needs a Project Emilee is a military wife, mom of two, and DIY maker. Emilee started her making journey on a military base in California with her husband. She had wanted to find something

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Wonder Women 009 – Erin of Maker Gray

Wonder Women 009 – Erin of Maker Gray Erin is a DIY furniture maker and home remodeler sharing video tutorials on YouTube. From getting a degree in art, to making music, to becoming a professional photographer, to discovering woodwork, Erin

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Wonder Women 008 – EJ of Hurricane Woodwork

Wonder Women 008 – EJ of Hurricane Woodwork EJ is a woodworker located in Philadelphia. Their main objective is to provide their clients with full service woodwork design using ethically and sustainably sourced woods. They work predominantly with reclaimed wood.

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Episode 94 – Tanda @TandaMadison

Episode 94 – Tanda @TandaMadison Tanda is an entrepreneur, maker and founder of Vanguard Tech. As she says, happiness is a shop full of tools and a mind full of ideas. She is fascinated with making and micro-manufacturing. As a

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Episode 93 – Jennifer with I Wear Many Hats

Episode 93 – Jennifer with I Wear Many Hats Jennifer is a wife, mom of two, emergency room RN, home DIYer and woodworker. Jennifer’s introduction to woodworking came from a need to have furniture for her home on a budget.

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Wonder Women 006 – Alexis

Wonder Women 006 – Alexis Alexis is a craftsperson and woodworker that is currently running a local maker space, Protohaven, in the Pittsburgh area. Alexis has always been creative and went to college for industrial design. After college she had

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Wonder Women 005 – Violin Maker Emma Hardy

Wonder Women 005 – Violin Maker Emma Hardy Prior to beginning training as a violin maker in 2017 at Merton College (London), Emma worked as a book cover designer and typesetter where she learned the joy of small details which

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Episode 91 – Katie Thompson of Women of Woodworking

Episode 91 – Katie Thompson of Women of Woodworking Katie Thompson is an independent artist, author, creative consultant and speaker based outside of Charleston, SC. She is a disabled mother of two, and wife. She lives and works out of

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Episode 90 – Whitney of That Woodworking Girl

Episode 90 – Whitney of That Woodworking Girl Whitney is a wife, mom of 2, woodworker and DIYer. Whitney has always enjoyed being creative, but it was when her and her husband had their first place that she got into

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Wonder Women 003 – Marylou with Made by Marylou

Wonder Women 003 – Marylou with Made by Marylou Marylou is a designer currently based in Raleigh, NC. She has always had a love for art and design, regardless of the medium. She will never claim to be an expert

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Episode 89 – Lizzy, The House of Timber Rerun

Episode 89 – Lizzy, The House of Timber Rerun Rerun: You may know Lizzy from her amazing wood sign and logo work. Well she recently become a Mom to a beautiful baby girl, Crew. Lizzy found making through a need

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Wonder Women 001 – Daej of Daej Designs

Wonder Women 001 – Daej of Daej Designs Based in Toronto, founder and principle designer, Daej Hamilton started this company at 22 years old. Luxuriating in her 11th year of woodworking, her pieces reflect the timeless, mid-century, modern aesthetic. Using

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Episode 84 – Nicole with Simply Aligned Home

Nicole is a wife, mom, engineer, and DIY room renovator. Her interest in how things work together lead her to her career as a mechanical engineer. After purchasing a house that was mid- renovation, her DIY side kicked into gear.

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Episode 81 – Panel with Char, Alma, and Jessie, Diversity in the Maker Community

This week’s episode is with a panel of amazing Moms: Char (Wooden Maven), Alma (Pink Soul Studios), and Jessie (Built by Jessie). Each of these awesome women have had their own experiences on being women of color in the maker

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Episode 79 – Shankevia of Sawdust & Fabric

Shankevia is a wife, mom of 3, and furniture maker. She taught herself how to woodwork while homeschooling her oldest and trying to find something to direct their energy to. Though her kids were not that interested, she definitely caught

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Episode 76 – Ceramic Artist Heidi McKay

Heidi is a spouse, mom of two, professor, ceramic artist and jewelry artist. Heidi found a love for ceramics and pottery at a young age and that has really just stayed with her. Her family was really creative when she

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Episode 75 – Michelle with a Piece of Meesh

Michelle is a wife, mom, full-time nurse practitioner and beginner woodworker. Michelle gave woodworking a try when she needed something for her own home and caught the maker bug.  She now enjoys doing pieces both for her own home as

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Episode 74 – Kristen with In Her Garage

Kristen is a wife, mom of 2 girls, a registered nurse, and a woodworker. Kristen started her woodworking career when she wanted certain pieces of furniture for her home, but could not find them for a reasonable price. Eventually she

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Episode 73 – Lilly of The Creative Heart Studio

Lilly is a wife, mom of two, and party prop maker extraordinaire. Lilly has been creative since she was a kid and she even got to attend a special high school that was for people who enjoyed making and creating

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Episode 72 – Christy with Twisted Twine Woodworking

Christy is a full time CPA and Mom of two grown girls. Now she starts off this episode with a bang, talking about how much she actually LOVES accounting. After her oldest daughter went off to college and before her

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Episode 71 – Katie Freeman with Freeman Furnishings/Maker Mom Podcast

So after lots of messages and asking, it is I, your host, Katie Freeman, back with a second interview on more info on myself. Not really sure why y’all wanted more of my back story, since I’m pretty sure I

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Episode 70 – Halley with Ice + Dust Pottery

Halley is wife, mom of a spirited 5 year old boy, full time graphic designer, and ceramic artist. Halley grew up being very creative, even went to art school right out of high school. Once graduating college she dove into

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Episode 69 – Kourtni Leigh with House on Longwood Lane

Kourtni is a wife, mom of two and DIY/Home renovation blogger. Kourtni has only been doing DIY and home renovation projects for just a few short years. It really all started with the birth of her oldest and her decision

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Episode 68 – Charlee with Build and Create Home

Charlee is a wife, mom of 4, and maker/DIYer that lives in Hawaii. She started her journey down the road of DIY when her and her husband were in a house that needed some serious renovating.  She has grown from

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Episode 66 – Kaylee with This Mother Flipping House and Kaylee Did it DIY

Kaylee is a partner, mom of two, house flipper and DIY project maker extraordinaire. Kaylee started out doing DIY projects at home and woodworking at a young age and it has stuck with her ever since. When her oldest was

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Episode 65 – Jennifer or Miss Dewalt

Jennifer is a Mom of two, flag maker, and better known as Miss Dewalt. Jennifer makes beautiful flags for police officers, fire fighters, people in the armed forces or anyone who enjoys flags really. She had to learn how to

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Episode 64 – Deserae with Harvester Woodworks

Deserae is a wife, Mom of two, and sports masseuse as well as woodworker. Deserae was introduced to woodworking by her father at a young age. She learned the value of being able to make something you needed or wanted

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Episode 61 – Jaime Derringer of Design Milk and Clever Podcast

Jaime is a wife, mom, artist, editor of Design Milk, and co-host/co-producer of Clever Podcast. Phew, that is a lot! Jaime started both Design Milk and doing artwork in 2006. For Design Milk she shares design trends and designers making

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Episode 59 – Kendra with Dam Rad Designs

Kendra is a wife and mom of identical twin boys. After university she started a career in the construction industry.  Through hard work she found herself working in the office. Then when her boys were born she transitioned into a

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Episode 56 – Making a Seat at the Table

Today’s episode is a bit different. I have a chat with Laura Mays of episode 55 and Deirdre Visser about the book they are writing together and the show they curated together called Making a Seat at the Table that

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Episode 57 – Cynthia with Lucky Buttercup and Daughters

Cynthia has quite the journey to becoming a maker. She was introduced to woodwork and making as a young child by her father. However, she did not take it up as a hobby until about 3 years ago. Cynthia is

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Episode 55 – Laura Mays

Laura is a mother, woodworker, teacher, curator, and author. She has a degree in architecture, but really has a drive to be much more hands on. Through a series of events she found herself in woodworking school, getting a certificate

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Wood & Resin Galaxy Clock

Wood & Resin Galaxy Clock Introduction I have quite the stack of old reclaimed barn wood in the shop. In the past, I have used it on some rustic projects. However, I really wanted to find a way to modernize

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Episode 53 – Tammy with Wood and Cotton Creations

Tammy is a wife and mom of two teenage boys. She has been a maker or creative person from a young age starting with embroidery. Now she still does embroidery in addition to quilting, hand carving spoons and making furniture

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Episode 52 – Best of Maker Mom Year 1

This episode contains clips of four different episodes from the first year. It starts with Timisha of Toolbox Divas, then Brandy of Studio Aube, then Alma of Pink Soul Studios, and last but not least Brandi of Eternal Harvest Décor.

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Episode 47 – Elisha with Pneumatic Addict

Elisha is a wife, mom of identical twin boys, furniture maker and content creator. From her start as a hairstylist to making her first projects out of necessity of things for her home to now content creator extraordinaire, Elisha seems

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Episode 45 – Cecilia with @theshop_wooddesigns

Cecilia is a wife, mom to triplets (that’s right, I said triplets), woodworker, and power carver. Before getting into woodworking and carving she was a graphic designer. So, it’s fair to say that Cecilia is a creative person to her

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Episode 44 – Ashley with Build Like a Chick

Ashley is a single Mom of twin boys and running her own furniture business in Utah. Right from the start Ashley gave it a go at turning her making into a business by starting with painting furniture first. She no

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Replicating Custom Pieces with DIY Silicone Mold

Replicating Custom Pieces with DIY Silicone Mold  Introduction Being the owner, designer, and maker of a custom product-based business can sometimes create restraints, such as how much product that sole person can physically create while managing the other aspects of

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Episode 41 – Katie with @handmadekatie

Katie is a wife, Mom of twin boys, and maker, carpenter, aspiring plumber. Currently she is remodeling her kitchen which she has turned into a family affair. Though she has done quite a bit of making with different materials, Katie

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Episode 40 – Celena Camp with Down to Earth Woodworks

Celena is a single Mom, works a full time job in the gun industry, and is running her own woodworking business.  She is a self proclaimed tinkerer from a young age. She got into woodworking because she needed a piece

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Episode 37 – Flashback with Ellen from Little Bare Furniture

This episode is a flashback to episode 2 – I have the great pleasure of speaking with Ellen Smith of Little Bare Furniture in Ohio.  If you aren’t following her journey, you need to be!  She has a degree in sculpture,

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Episode 32 – Amy with Her Tool Belt

Amy is a wife, mom of 3, part-time mechanical engineer, woodworker, and part-time blogger.  Phew!  That made me tired just writing it! Amy has been working with her hands from the time she was small, working on her family farm. 

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Episode 31 – Carson with @itotallyhaveaworkshop

Carson is a wife, Mom of 3, and beginner woodworking.  She is not however a beginner maker. She has enjoyed making in several different areas, including quilting.  Her and her husband and oldest child moved just a week before her

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Episode 30 – Sarah and Rachel with Sticks, Inc.

Sarah started Sticks almost by accident.  She is a degreed artist who really enjoys creating abstract paintings.  A friend of hers aske her to create a nativity set, and basically the rest is history.  As a Mom of 3 young

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Episode 29 – Alma with Pink Soul Studios

Alma is a wife, stay at home boy Mom, and amazing woodworker. She has always had an interest in art and creativity that eventually became focused on woodworking. She uses those woodworking skills and creativity to create custom mallets, push

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Episode 28 – Jen Woodhouse

Jen is an Army wife and homeschooling mother of two. She and her family call Nashville, Tennessee home, but are currently stationed at Fort Hood, Texas. The House of Wood is Jen’s creative outlet for all things DIY and design, a place

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Episode 27 – Jess Crow with Crow Creek Designs

Jess is a Mom of 3 and artist extraordinaire. She started her maker journey as a child of humble beginnings who learned very early that if you want something, we have to make it.  She has carried that spirit with

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Episode 26 – Brittany with Pretty Handy Girl

Brittany, wife, mom, and demolition expert??  She is a DIY blogger, home renovator and house flipper.  Brittany got her start working with tools as a young child when her parents renovated their house on their own.  So I guess you

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Episode 24 – Charlee with Build and Create Home

Charlee is a wife, mom of 4, and maker/DIYer that lives in Hawaii. She started her journey down the road of DIY when her and her husband were in a house that needed some serious renovating.  She has grown from

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Episode 23 – Jenny with Sacred Cinder

Jenny is a Wife, Mom of two boys, and a maker.  Currently she is a stay-at-home Mom, but with her youngest starting Kindergarten in the fall she is looking forward of entering the workforce again.  She mainly makes signs and

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Episode 22 – Alicia Jackson

Alicia Jackson is a wife, mom, full time engineer, and woodworker and builder.  Alicia grew up exposed to building and construction, but it wasn’t until a need for a project at home did she venture into the world of woodworking

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Episode 18 – Anika with Anika DIY Life

Anika is a wife, mother of two and DIY blogger living in Southern California.  Anika has her doctorate in Electrical Engineering and was succeeding in that career when she started her woodworking journey.  It all started with the need for

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Episode 17 – Martina with Knotty By Nature (KBN) Designs

Martina is a woodworker and Mom of two teenage boys. Her and her wife run KNB Designs where they work with clients to create custom designed furniture. Martina has an array of skills from traditional woodworking methods to CNC. An

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Episode 16 – Brandi with Eternal Harvest

Brandi is a Mom of three, homeschools her kiddos, and makes super awesome tables and other stuff out of wood. Brandi has had quite a journey from phycologist to stay at home Mom and maker. With her background as a

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Episode 15 – McKenna with Neat & Navy Blue

McKenna is a Mom of two who started refinishing and painting furniture as a way to have something just for herself.  As a stay at home Mom its very important to have something that is just for you.  She started

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Episode 14 – Tiffany with Staying Inside the Grey

Tiffany is a Mom of 1 and maker extraordinaire.  She has done all sorts of making from crafting to stained glass and now woodworking and starting to dabble with welding.  She finds that making helps to ground her in a

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Episode 13 – Courtney with The Sweetest Little Life

Courtney is a Mom of 3, maker, entrepreneur, and author.  She truly is doing ALL the things and totally rocking it!  Courtney shares with us her journey from make up artist to maker to overnight Etsy success story! She also

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Episode 10 – Meghan with Sweet Aloha Designs

Meghan, maker, and Mom of three, really discovered the joy of making as a way to occupy herself after her oldest joined the military. Now she is busy managing her making business, working a day job, and the busy schedule

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Episode 11 – Ashley with Shes the Carpenter

Meet Ashley, mom of 2 boys, and USMC spouse, and oh, runs her own custom woodworking business.  It all started with the need for a patio table.  She needed one, couldn’t find one that fit her taste, so hey, she

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Episode 12 – Ashley with Handmade with Ashley

Ashley is a Mom of two, a software engineer, a gaming enthusiast and yes, a maker.  She enjoys woodworking along with 3D printing.  Making allows her to have a hobby that gets her doing things physically and away from a

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Episode 08 – Michelle with Artisan Woods

Michelle is a Mom of 3 girls, two of which she home schools, and an artist and maker.  She loves to flex her creativity muscles dabbling in woodworking, painting, and DIY. She also enjoys the therapeutic benefits behind making. 

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Episode 07 – Valerie from Old Soul Designs

In this episode I talk with Valerie of Old Souls Designs.  A mom of 3 boys, military wife, and woodworker extraordinaire.  You can often find this busy Mom working hard in the shop she built!  That’s right, she built her

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Episode 06 – Wendy with the Pursuit of HappyMess

Wendy Vollans is a Mom of two creative teenage girls and a maker. She does such great projects like small carvings and resin work.  She is also well known as one of the most generous people within the maker community. 

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Episode 04 – Brandy Aube of Studio Aube

Brandy Aube is an amazing maker, and the first non-woodworker for the show.  She does stunning work with metal, and oh, she’s also a Mom and has a day job. Brandy talks about her childhood, growing up in a family

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Episode 02 – Ellen Smith with Little Bare Furniture

In Episode 02 I have the great pleasure of speaking with Ellen Smith of Little Bare Furniture in Ohio.  If you aren’t following her journey, you need to be!  She has a degree in sculpture, is a wife, mom of

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Wood & Resin Coffee Table

Wood & Resin Coffee Table Introduction Late summer/early fall of last year (2017) I was looking for a project where I could start with a funky liveedge wood slab and incorporate some resin.  I had received some interest after showing

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Carving a Set of Bar Stool Seats from Cedar

Carving a Set of Bar Stool Seats from Cedar Introduction A good portion of my work is either customized or commissioned work.  Today’s project has such an origin.  I have made a few sets of bar stools with carved cedar

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Carving a Display & Serving Tray from a Walnut Slab

Carving a Display & Serving Tray from a Walnut Slab Introduction About a month ago I had the opportunity to meet with another Iowa maker who lives in Ankeny.  Randy with Metal Wood Creations and I met through Instagram and

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From Tree to Chair: Building a Rocker with Anne of All Trades

From Tree to Chair: Building a Rocker with Anne of All Trades Let me introduce you… You may or may not know about Anne of all Trades.  Six years ago she started spending as much time as she could learning

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