Hi! I'm Emily. I'm a maker and educator living in San Francisco and the gal behind The Morose Bee.
The Morose Bee started in my college dorm room in 2008 as a creative outlet in between studying and working. My early products were mostly up-cycled items and vintage finds, but as time went on I began to explore new materials from ceramics to textiles. Using the connections I made with other creative folks, I started The Morose Bee blog to host DIYs, inspiring images, amazing work by fellow artists, and my own creative process. Teamed up with the blog Creativity Lizette, we expanded to Bee Creative Swaps and host maker swaps several times a year to engage in our creative community.
While I still love making and selling my own handmade items, my background as a swap host and art teacher helped me to realize how much I loved helping other people create. Several life pivots later, The Morose Bee is now a place to shop & trade sustainable fabric and notions for your own creative experience. I believe that makers shouldn't have to choose between their love of creating or their desire to live more sustainably. I strive to create a more eco-friendly shopping experience by offering sustainably made new products such as organic fabrics as well as secondhand materials and destash items.
Check out my shop, join a swap, and fuel your own creative process!