Melissa Hunter Dark returned home a couple of years ago with her husband, David, and adorable little boy, Ford. They have worked diligently to restore a lovely old farmhouse, while also raising cattle on their farm, Otter Creek Farm. I love following her on Instagram (@greenergrass_handmade) just to see her adorable cow videos!
When she’s not busy raising calves and her own child, Melissa’s creative talents are evident in her many and varied sewing projects, from baby blankets to children’s bow ties and hair bows to handmade teepees. I mean, what kid wouldn’t love having their own teepee?
Melissa also teaches the dwindling art of sewing in small classes and workshops throughout the year, as well as hosts craft parties for your own event!
I have participated in a couple of Melissa’s craft parties, and I can tell you, she makes small projects like handmade cards and hair bows simple and truly encourages her participants to be creative. I just love being around someone like that!
If you check out Melissa’s website (greeenergrasshandmade.com) you’ll also find tutorials for lots of crafts you can accomplish on your own time. I think my favorite is the book page wreath, which we featured here a while back!
And, of course, you can purchase her bow ties and hair bows from the “Littles” page of The Southern Mercantile Store, or all of her products are available on her website.