Today I bring you a lovely story and giveaway from Liz and Mike from The Sitting Tree
We are Liz and Mike, a pair of soon to be off grid homesteaders, living in the northwoods of Wisconsin with a trio of wildly creative and beautiful unschooled boys, an English Setter called Bailey, and a reclusive black cat who wandered into the house a few years ago and never left.
In the shop you’ll find an ever changing variety of natural, sustainable products including our homemade soaps, tree branch buttons and ornaments, upcycled clothing, knitting patterns and hand dyed yarns.
Our business began under an apple tree. I spent one whole summer teaching myself to knit, watching my kids tend their plots in the garden, counting stars, identifying plants, insects and animals, and wondering how I could combine all the bounties of nature into every aspect of our life, including work.
I began selling custom hand knit clothing, then moved onto pattern design and dyeing fiber. Customers kept asking for hand knits, but I didn’t have the time to put into custom work. Instead, I started working with thrifted wool sweaters, and fell in love with repurposing clothing and accessories! Recently, my husband joined me in crafting hand made soaps and working with recycled wood. As our family changes and grows, so do our products. You never know what may end up in the shop!
Our business is an extension of our daily lives. Each product in our shop is used every day in our home, and the process of creating is integrated into living, learning, and work. Most days, it’s hard to tell where one ends and the other begins.
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A few of Liz’s gorgeous patterns from the shop
Liz and Mike are offering 5 beautiful knitting patterns to one Natural Suburbia reader. The winner will be able to choose any 5 patterns of their choice from The Sitting Tree. The collage above only features a few of Liz’s patterns, pop over to the shop to see them all. To enter this lovely giveaway please leave a comment here in this post and to earn extra entries, share about this giveaway on your Facebook and Twitter pages or Pin on Pinterest. Please remember to pop back here and leave an extra comment each time you share.The winner will be chosen on the 21st of March and will be announced here.
Lovely! The bracelet is such a neat idea.
Liz and Mike, thank you so much for sharing your lovely story here with us and for offering this generous giveaway, I’ve had my eye on your slipper pattern for some time and will be popping over to your shop soon:)
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