This Handmade Life: In Brick & Mortar.

Oh good news!!! How I love when everything comes together 🙂

So … I have been pondering (for months now) … how I could create some sort of partnership between my love for all things handmade … and my photography studio. I had signed a lease for a space (see my previous post) … that was to be the photography studio. BUT the stars aligned in a different way than I had planned … and now … through a series of fortunate events … I now have rented additional space in the same building … and am able to re-introduce a new (and much improved) Studio 36as well as … a retail shop full of handmade goodies! And the shop title? You guessed it (pretend you did) … This Handmade Life.

This Handmade Life will be filled with goodies from my Etsy site, as well as goodies from other vendors. We will also host some fun crafting classes and get-togethers. Very exciting stuff!

Want a peek at some of what the shop will contain? Well, here are a few items we will soon be carrying in the shop …

First … some fun, geek & chic jewelry …

Some sweet, sweet, hand-knitted finger puppets of every variety … including Harry Potter …

And these awesome-can’t-wait-to-get-my-hands-on kits for making felted critters (so easy to do & with awesome results) …

As you can see … we plan to carry some whimsical, out-of-the-ordinary goodies. Lot’s more to come … but I wanted to give you a sneak peek as to some of what we will be carrying on opening day. When is that you wonder? Our “soft-opening” is February 2nd … and our Grand Opening is during the Downtown Bangor Art Walk scheduled for March 18th.

170 Park Street, Bangor, ME

Hours are 11-5 Wednesday thru Saturday.

Looking forward to all of it! And wait till you see the photography studio! I am so in love with it. Other area photographers are too … and we have created a co-op. For details, please see



Jodi Renshaw

About Jodi Renshaw

Jodi is a homeschooling Mom, a photographer, a wife, and a proud resident of the city of Bangor. She spends part of her time working at a locally-owned shop in the downtown area, part of her time homeschooling her favorite young man, and most of her time behind a camera lens. She often writes about adoption, family life, homeschooling, and community.