featured sponsor: magpie lovely

I'm so thrilled to introduce you to the wonderful sponsors of The Sleepy Time Gal!  Each week I will be sharing my favorite things about each of these companies.  Please take a moment to check them out for yourself.

Magpie Lovely:

"Magpielovely.com was formed to introduce the boutique shopping consumer to the world of handmade, independent artists. The products featured here are made exclusively by independent crafters and artisans and are never made in a factory. These artists love what they do, are making gorgeous products at reasonable prices and are helping to keep our planet green."

The greatest aspect of Magpie Lovely is their successful effort to showcase independent artists.  The current "Featured Designer" is a group of Ugandan women who work for Sseko Design.  This company hires women in transition from secondary school and going to a university by helping them earn money towards their university education.

The women of Sseko Design create beautiful sandals, like these black sandals (above) and starboard sandals, which both come with special instruction on multiple ways of lacing them.

Other products I love by other designers from Magpie Lovely: the Blue Buds Supper Clutch,

children's hair clips and clothing,

Angel's Song necklace and other eclectic jewelry,

and beautiful soaps, for starters.

Such beautiful, handcrafted treasures can be found there--I think you'll agree!  Take a minute to see for yourself.   Welcome aboard, Magpie Lovely!

the sleepy time gal