Creature of Comfort: Marichelle of Heart Handmade

{Marichelle’s inspirations} 1. Charlotte Gainsbourg: I love her style.

image source.  2. I just moved into a new house so I’m currently obsessed with anything home related. Our budget for new furniture is non existent so I’ve been hitting the yard sales on a weekly basis and Knack Studios inspires me to no end! Domino magazine and their latest book are my new best friends. I’m a bit challenged when it comes to decorating, without them I would be lost.

3. A recent trip to Tuscany inspired me to start making pasta at home. It’s really easy, anyone can do it. Here’s one of my favorite recipes to make – Handrolled Pici with with Meat Ragù.

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Hello again lovelies!  Today I am so happy to have the chance to share a few of the current inspirations (and a mini interview) of one of the sweetest bloggers around: Marichelle of Heart Handmade.  Marichelle was inspired to start her blog after experiencing frustration with getting her own handmade work recognized within the marketplace.  Instead of making it all about her… she used that initial frustration and turned Heart Handmade into a wonderful haven for hand-crafters and those who love handcrafted wares.  I really admire her positive spirit and tenacity!  Through it all she has created something wonderful and positive in Heart Handmade.  If you haven’t already been by for a visit… be sure to do so now.


{Q+A with Marichelle}

-What is one thing that never fails to inspire you?

The amount of time I have to
read my favorite blogs or discover new ones has significantly decreased
this year, but I always make it a point to set a side a couple of hours
a week and take breaks during a busy blogday to catch up w/ my faves
& get inspired.

-How are you currently incorporating your inspirations into your blog/designs/art?
so happy to have “met” fellow bloggers who have been so supportive of
my journey – I’m sure you guys know who you are.  I’m constantly amazed
by your innovation, passion and the lack of sleep that’s apparent in
everything you do!  But most importantly, you’ve taught me about being
courteous and the true meaning of camaraderie.  Women get such a bad
rap, cat fights, over sensitive, misreading between the lines, but you
are proof of the exact opposite.  You have been so supportive of me and
Heart Handmade from the very beginning.  Whether it’s providing answers to my
endless advertising questions, helping me promote a new idea, giving me
harsh but sound advice or simply being there when I have a rant to
share… you ALWAYS take the time out of your busy days to respond.
Being courteous is something that I constantly strive to be.  I’m not
always perfect at it, but I do try my very very best to extend the same
courtesy to others that you’ve shown me.

What is your favorite indulgence?
Currently… Savor Soap (thanks to RJ who put me on to it!) + Bacon + fresh flowers.

-What are three creature comforts you can’t live without?
laptop, dessert – I have such a sweet tooth and must always have
something sweet to top off a meal and my boyfriend’s tea. I know it’s
just a bag of PG Tips, hot water, milk and sugar but the man’s cuppa
can’t be rivaled.

-Do you have a personal motto or words that you live by (quotes and song lyrics are fine too)?
not so much a motto or saying but a guideline that I like to live by…
I try to live passionately, meaning everything I do I do wholeheartedly
and if the passion starts to go then I move on to the next thing that I
can pour my heart into. I believe that life is way too short, so why
not make the most out of it!

You can find more from Marichelle:

{Heart Handmade}. {Lifeflix} . {FLICKR}

Thank you for sharing a lovely glimpse of your life with us today Marichelle!  Have a gorgeous weekend everyone!  I’ll see you all here on Monday!

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  1. Melissa de la Fuente / / Reply

    YAY! YAY! I adore Marichelle and am lucky enough to call her a friend and neighbor! Woo hoo! I love this Creature of comforts and love that she is so passionate, generous, funny and gracious.Love it and her!xoMelis

  2. Firefly Hill / / Reply

    I love your blog…

    came across you today via oneprettything and then I remembered seeing you on sweetpaul. Love all you have on here!

  3. Pravina Studio / / Reply

    Oh my goodness that pici with meat ragu looks soooooo tasty. I’ve marked the recipe, I have to make it soon. Thanks!

  4. Beth / / Reply

    Congrats to Marichelle for being featured on Creature Comforts!!!I would have to say that Marichelle is an awesome person and an inspiration to many.Ez~ Thanks for all that you do!

  5. Amy from Texas / / Reply

    Hi. I just started blogging a few months ago and just found you! Love your blog and all the great art links. I’m discovering all kinds of cool blogs. I’ll be linking to your freebies:-) They’re great!

  6. Marichelle / / Reply

    Ez, thank you again for asking me to be a part of your wonderful blog – so sweet of you and I had so much fun answering your thoughtful questions. And thank you everyone for all of your super kind kind comments!!:) Marichelle

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