Summer Picks

What we’re shopping for this summer in Headwaters.

June 20, 2019 | | Made in the Hills

Cool embroidery

Make room on your lapel – buttons are back. Artist Rachel Mein is giving the genre the needlepoint treatment with youthful motifs reflecting her broad interests, including pet portraits, honeybees and Mexican tacos. You’ll find her work online and at her day job as a teacher at The Raise-an-Artist Project in Ballinafad. (Buttons $15, pet portraits from $125, How Lovely How Twisted)

Just for kids

With her four young children, it’s hard to believe Julie Duff has time to sew an entire line of hip, gender-neutral baby, toddler and kid clothes. And the Orangeville entrepreneur is still expanding The Young Nest. Expect more darling clothes like these lemon-print bloomers, as well as cute animal prints and other sturdy pieces that will last for multiple hand-me-down rounds. (Bloomers $25, tank $26, The Young Nest)

Green to go

Orangeville creative spirit Elizabeth Glenday, aka BusyLizzy, has turned her sights on adding style to the zero waste movement. Her crocheted cotton water bottle caddies, metal straw sleeves and travel mug cuffs make cutting back on single-use plastics and coffee cups positively cozy. Look for her at the Orangeville Farmers’ Market. (Straw sleeve $8, BusyLizzy Boutique)


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Janice Quirt is a freelance writer who lives in Orangeville.

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