Every once in a while, someone comes along in your life, and you just know you are immediately grateful for them. That’s sort of how it is with Tabitha, the mastermind behind the amazingly honest blog Raising Up Arrows, and the handmade line Violet & Burke.
Just a little back story, Tabitha and I met freshman year at Elizabethtown College. We were in the same (awful) freshman seminar class. She eventually transferred out, and fast forward almost ten years, we were able to reconnect on facebook after realizing we lived in the same area!
I was fortunate enough that she is really into photography, so we were able to connect even more through my blog (she would use her talent to take my blog pictures). Being able to meet once a week for a few hours was such a great time to just enjoy each other’s company, share some laughs, and our trials, tribulations and triumphs as a Mommy. I’ve grown to really cherish our friendship- I know her kindness is genuine, her thoughtfulness is true, and not to mention I can count on her to pray for me and with me when I need it.
Since reconnecting, I have known how talented she is. How many people can look at an old leather jacket and think “I could totally turn that into baby moccasins or a really great leather skirt.” I know I certainly couldn’t. When the time came for me to take my online store to an actual brick and mortar, I knew I wanted her handmade work to sell. It’s obvious each piece is carefully made with a whole lot of heart and even more soul.
I love that, if even a little, I am able to help Tabitha fulfill her passion (and she is helping me fulfill mine as well). Being able to support a small, handmade business that is run by someone who is so passionate and kind, is what makes this all worth it.
One of my favorite items from her Violet & Burke line is her most recent addition- her infinity scarves (in addition to baby mocs, and baby rompers). She hand makes these from 100% organic cotton. Mind you, she makes all of this with two children under the age of 3. Usually while they nap. I don’t know about you, but when my kids are napping, I am too! (and her skin is always glowing…I don’t know how she does it!)
Lucky for you all, Tabitha is kind enough to host a giveaway, and give you all a chance to win one of her infinity scarves, in either your choice of the La Venta print (which I am wearing) or the Abalone Cove print.
Check out her instagram to see what other items she offers and to connect with her for special orders and good luck!