I know summer is not officially over, but when I saw these on my wonderful friend and customer's website Beadboard UpCountry, I just had to join in the fall fun! Another woman after my own heart - Daria Knowles is the artist, creator and owner of the business that creates these beauties. With a rich background in art, the humanities and classics, she ran an art gallery before deciding to be a stay-at-home Mom. While doing this she continued her creativity by sewing and knitting. With a passion for textiles, she started making beautiful purses out of fine silks, linen, suede and velvets.
Leave it to a creative soul to come up with the idea for Hot Skwash after seeing a crude gingham version, and then turn the proverbial sow's ear into a silk purse, so to say! She has a great eye for color, texture and shape and this gives each "skwash" it's very own personality. She works with local farmers in Oregon to recycle unwanted pumpkin and squash stems AND she employs other stay at home Moms to help with the harvest! The company motto is "to combine creative passion with family" - how can you miss with this loving, generous attitude! See her website and blog for more information.