Meet the Maker

Hi there, and welcome to The Handmade Hollow – I’m so glad you’re here! My name is Mercedes but I also go by Sades, Sadie or Mama. I am so proud to call Canada home and live in a small town with my partner, our daughter and our mischievous cat, Bean.

I have a background in the developmental services field and am completing undergraduate research within the early childhood realm. I’m a self-published author a children a picture book and a self-taught surface pattern designer.

I have always had a passion for making (often messes) and cannot wait to finally share my creations, tips and tricks with you as I go along. I refer to myself as a “niche-less” maker- I like to do it all! Sewing, quilting, paper craft, vinyl, SVG making, watercolor, digital art, surface pattern design polymer clay… if you can name it, I’ve probably done it.

There is something magical about creating items for others and yourself. Whenever you see them, you’re filled with a sense of pride and accomplishment- they become not just things but artefacts.

I hope to make a mess so you won’t have to and bring you the best tips for projects, DIYS and living a life handmade.

Words to live by. “Let all that you do be done in love”. My goal is to create a space of love and security for anyone who happens to come along. Let’s create some everyday magic.

I am SO glad you are here,

xoxo Sades.