We are excited to tell you all about Shannon McCarthy the maker behind Detroit based, Comfortably Lovely! At Comfortably Lovely, Shannon currently focuses on making recycled paper goods and accessories. Shannon says she's "a little obsessed with all things vintage" and loves that she can "borrow from nostalgic by-gone times in both feel and material" in her work. She started her handmade career making collages with vintage papers, and in 2004 launched an Etsy shop selling vintage clothing and other items.
She realized she needed a name for her business quickly and it came to her in the form of a song. The chorus of "I Love My Shirt" by Donovan came on her turntable where he sings the words 'comfortably lovely' in reference to loving older/well loved items that are still wonderfully usable, and the name stuck. Shannon says, "GOOGLE IT" which we've taken the liberty of doing for you :) Listen to the song here!
Currently, Comfortably Lovely is a part-time endeavor for Shannon, she is focusing on online sales as well as selling in more brick and mortar shops (*AHEM shop owners* contact her)! Her favorite part of the creative process is searching for and finding old books and maps to use in her products and we absolutely LOVE the outcome. Comfortably Lovely has been part of the Half Mile Handmade family since DAY ONE and everyone adores her local themed pins and magnets. Shop Comfortably Lovely goods by stopping in to our store or clicking the link below!