HearthMagic

Magical Resources for Creative Families

Ludington, Michigan

Buyers are raving!

This shop got multiple 5-star reviews in the past 7 days.

Announcement    Welcome to our magical space, where story, creativity, art and intentional living come together to support you on your journey around the year as a mother, parent and teacher. We are happy to have you here!

Please check out our Yearly Patron Package and 12-month Seasonal Circle Package. Patrons help to support our work and let me devote as much time to creating as I can while giving you digital access to all that Hearth Magic produces during the plan year. The 12-month Seasonal Circle Package provides you with 12 Circle/Puppet sets to make your planning easier. For any questions, please check out individual listings or feel free to send an email.

*Physical orders are currently behind schedule. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Announcement

Last updated on Apr 1, 2021

Welcome to our magical space, where story, creativity, art and intentional living come together to support you on your journey around the year as a mother, parent and teacher. We are happy to have you here!

Please check out our Yearly Patron Package and 12-month Seasonal Circle Package. Patrons help to support our work and let me devote as much time to creating as I can while giving you digital access to all that Hearth Magic produces during the plan year. The 12-month Seasonal Circle Package provides you with 12 Circle/Puppet sets to make your planning easier. For any questions, please check out individual listings or feel free to send an email.

*Physical orders are currently behind schedule. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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Advent Calendar

$6.00

Owl Learning Set

$8.00

AMBER

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AMBER

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About HearthMagic

Sales 9,106
On Etsy since 2013

The Magic begins....

Where did the spark for your business originally begin? How have you grown your business from that first idea to where it is today?

One of the first products that I created was a family calendar set. Like most of my designs, it starts with a need that our family has. As frugal and resourceful family, we always try to create what we can on our own first before shopping around. I worked on the calendar set for several late nights and hung up all the pieces! It was adorable and it helped to streamline our family rhythm so much! I finally worked up the courage to try to sell my product on facebook and thankfully my artwork was supported and encouraged!

Today my business has grown from a little side project to a REAL business that helps to support my family. Social Media has been the vehicle to bring in business and to keep me connected to my customers. I love that through facebook and Instagram I am able to share what I love and see how my work helps families all around the world. Nothing makes me happier than knowing that something I created made someone’s home more colorful, joyful and creative 😊

I know that adding a small business and all the elements that come with that into our life has been equally chaotic and rewarding. What impact has your journey in small business had on your family?

There have been moments where I wonder what I was thinking when I went down this road, lol! Our family responsibilities as Mom and Dad have become more fluid with all of us at home working and learning together. This is a real challenge for us, and yet it has strengthened our marriage immeasurably. Taylor and I are faced with hundreds of moments every day where we must work either together or against one another. Each success we have makes our marriage stronger and each set back becomes a learning experience. Our children have been amazingly supportive. They oooh and awwe over the things I make and honestly, their approval makes my heart burst even more than a good review online.

How would you describe your style? Are there any crafters/artists/designers that you particularly look up to?

Whimsical folk art, maybe? :) I would hope that people think of my creations and think colorful, whimsical and useful 😊

My favorite artist is JW Waterhouse, which is so interesting because I could never come close to that level of skill. What I admire most about his work was his usage of myth and story as inspiration. I love art that transports you to another place. I also love art that takes everyday family moments and makes them beautiful and magical.
Other artists that I love are: Carl Larsson, Trina Schart Hyman and Gerda Muller.

With parenting, working at home, you've got a lot to juggle. How do you manage all the pieces of your life and keep yourself, your home, your family, and your workspace organized?

I struggle with this every week! The only advice that I can give is to sort those pieces in order of priority. There are rare times each year when I am really in a crunch and work MUST come first. But, 85% of the time I try to put my family relationships and spiritual well being at the top of my list. For me that means that I try to devote all of my morning hours and time immediately after lunch to our home and family. When I spend too much time working, everyone suffers and I feel like I am not able to authentically sell a product that is supposed to bring peace to my customers’ homes when my home is chaotic, messy or out of balance. My time teaching , playing and exploring with my children ultimately feeds my creative spirit and inspires new creations. In return, my work ends up blessing our home. It is such a blessing to have all of those pieces of my life intermingle. Physically, my workspace is everywhere! My desk, kitchen table, bed, the picnic blanket outside and even the beach. I sneak in all the moments I can in whatever creative ways are possible 😉

We live in such a mass-produced, instant, 'cheap' society where everything is either a click or a short drive away. Why should people continue to make things by hand?
I have a deep love for handcrafted things. Whether it is something a family member made, an item from an Etsy maker or even bargain from the thrift store… the feeling and enjoyment I get from that item is so drastically different from its counterpart purchased at a big box store. Now that we survive on our WAH Businesses, we have a new appreciation for local, independent and non-chain shops. Whenever possible, I go to the local bookstore, the family owned restaurant, or my friends who sell quality products. Every time I make the choice to support them, I feel like eventually those financial blessings come back and sustain our own businesses.
When I look at where I hope our society will be in the future, I really envision a place where the skills of the past and the products of everyday makers are made available to a global audience.

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  • AMBER

    Owner

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