Special Organizers Edition: Olivia Lane! September 07, 2012 14:26

Happy Friday, everyone! This summer our regular shoppers may have noticed a smiling new face on the Craftland sales floor. Her name is Olivia and we're so lucky that she has joined the Craftland team, and I just had to introduce her to you. Read on to learn a little bit more about Olivia and stop in and say hi to her in person.

Please introduce yourself.
I'm Olivia! I'm the new PT sales assistant at Craftland. When I'm not pedaling plushies and other handmade goodies, I'm either nerding out on baking soda and vinegar or playing with paper and paint.

Tell us a little bit about your blog.
is a place where I share my enthusiasm for green cleaning. People often tell me they're allergic to cleaning so my blog is all about "homekeeping without hives." I try to help people overcome their allergy by making cleaning fun and easy, and by promoting healthy, non-toxic alternatives to conventional cleaning products.

What are you liking most about Providence after your recent move from Brooklyn?
OMG!!!!! I love Providence so much!!!! My favorite thing is my dishwasher. After that I love India Point Park, eating snackypoos from Wildflour, being a pedestrian in a city where people observe stop signs, and all the beautiful historic preservation on Benefit Street.

What do you like to do in your creative time?
I participate in online art challenges so I draw and paint every day. It keeps me happy. That, coffee, and meditation.

What do you do when you need a shot of inspiration?
I walk to the park and take sketches and photos. I see what my cat Lucy is doing. I dig through my recycling bin for materials. I dance!

What is your most precious handmade item?
My favorite handmade objects are the edible kind. I just tried Margaret's plum jam. OMG!!!

How did you become involved with Craftland?
When I came to visit PVD, I so wanted to go in but we didn't have time. So when I moved here, it was on top of my weekend agenda. After visiting, I knew I wanted be here all the time. I'm so grateful that I get to work in a colorful place where everything is made with love, care, and good intentions!

Little known, fun fact about you?
I'm not 24.