My name is Sarah Moan, its very nice to meet you. I hate getting up early and am sincerely disappointed when my body does not allow me to sleep late on the weekends. I can’t sit still and watch TV, much to my husband’s displeasure. I’m always knitting or writting up another pattern for a new design. I am slightly addicted to magazines and love reading just about anything.
What will shoppers find in your tent? For the adults, Dools Handmade (named for my maiden name of Dooley and its subsequent nickname) has long slender hand-dyed wool scarves, chunky wide alpaca, wool and silk scarves, super-soft baby alpaca fingerless gloves, and adorable hats. For the kids, cuddly organic cotton baby blankets and coordinating hats, cotton and microfiber booties that stretch to fit on those tiny tootsies, and organic cotton sweaters. All handmade with only the finest of materials.
Where do you find your inspiration?
Color and texture a huge sources of inspiration for me. The juxtaposition of a silky yarn, next to a chunky wool is just awesome to me. Or taking a chunky yarn and knitting it up in a lace pattern, it looks so wrong, but is so right. I can also be a bit of a structure girl, so one of my go-to sources for ideas is Vogue Knitting’s Stitchionary. It is a collection of different knitting stitches. I flip through everytime I begin to design a new item. Do I like the look of this stitch with that one? Or what about a border combined with that stitch? The combinations are endless. Oh, and color! Just don't get me started there...
Besides Clover, where is your favorite place to shop for art, antiques, vintage or handmade? Etsy! You can find everything there! I shopped for a milk glass vases and wire baskets my wedding, not to mention the amazing jewelry that all of my bridesmaids wore. It is the perfect place for that special gift and I keep finding those interesting unique items you just can't live without.
What possession do you most cherish?
Okay, I’m a total sap. There is no denying it. My most cherished possession is actually a collection of possessions. It would have to be any and all notes, letters and cards I have ever gotten from my husband. The card that came with the Valentines flowers, the napkin note that was stuck in with my lunch, the birthday cards...I’ve got everyone since we started dating. Like I said, total sap.