I believe in paper and pen. Growing up, I loved to write thank you notes more than opening presents. I have three pen-pals, one of whom I've never met. A fair percentage of my ideas form on old receipt paper with borrowed pens. I keep our love letters in an old beat-up toolbox. There is nothing quite as lovely as the space where art and letters meet.

My inspiration grows from the trees and gardens surrounding our little cabin in the woods, quilting, fiber arts, and from my family and friends near and far. I rarely think about creating a “product,” but more often start by making something I truly love for someone I care about.

Looking back on The 2015 debut launch

When I launched my wholesale line in early 2015, I shared a lot about myself, my inspiration, and the art I create to make each of these pieces. What I didn’t anticipate were the stories you would share with me. Throughout this past year I’ve met so many of you at markets, events, in your shops, and sometimes simply online. I love hearing about your own pen-pals, framed love notes, calendars turned postcards, and tea towels too pretty to use. There’s something truly special about watching the work I create find a place in your homes and lives. Thank you not only for your support, but for sharing these stories with me.

our 2017 collection update

All of our products remain printed in the Midwest with a commitment to partnering with other small and family-owned businesses. This year you’ll find fresh designs throughout our Michigan-made tea towels, greetings cards, and ever popular little note sets. Our brand new line of note pads is not to be missed with five designs to choose from. The calendar is back again featuring twelve unique patterns and pages that double as ready-to-mail postcards. And straight from Hazelmade’s beginning, you can still find my one-of-a-kind art cards combining layers of stitched papers, fabrics, and feathers into 100% original pieces. 

Thank you for all your support. I can’t wait to see what our third year brings for all things Hazelmade. 

Susan Hazel Rich
Owner & Illustrator
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