Dain Middleton of Dainty*Made is an advocate and volunteer for San Diego’s art community. She is also a featured sponsor of Handmade Holiday at the San Diego Central Library on December 13th, for which she has volunteered her time to social media, public outreach, event planning and coordination. She even extended the inventive idea to host Rare Hare Studio and Art FORM’s free crafting for kids at Handmade Holiday, and she is also an extraordinary mom, a blogger, and a crafter herself!
Get to know more about Dain in this brief interview below. And come craft with Dain and Art FORM Tomorrow, Saturday, December 13th (330 Park Blvd. at our new downtown library)!
By coming to Handmade Holiday, you get to see the new Central Library, hear local bands, shop from an independent artists, there is entertainment to keep kids happy …and it’s all for a good cause!
What inspires you to support our new library?
I believe in the investment in public libraries. Public libraries add tremendous value to communities by providing services, entertainment, and educational opportunities to all people.
What was your favorite book as a child?
The Teddy Bears’ Picnic, Stuart Little, and Chasing Redbird!
You’re a proactive San Diegan who cultivates local art and craft community. We just saw you on Channel 6 news this week! So… How do you feel about San Diego’s arts community?
I love the growth of businesses supporting independent local artists that I’ve witnessed over the years. I hope this trend continues to grow so that more and more opportunities for local artists arise within our city.
What would our readers be surprised to learn about your business Dainty*Made?
I currently am focussing on raising my 18 month old son but I love taking advantage of opportunities to be part of great community events like supporting our new library. It’s important for me to feel connected to our city and use my creativity.
That’s part of what makes you such a wonderful mom! Is there any holiday shopping we should think about doing from your company?
I won’t be selling any of my personal work at this show, but I know I will be buying some great gifts! I always love to give Art FORM‘s Creative Reuse Cork Trivets as hostess gifts and I’m sure I will stock up on some of their Block Ornaments as well. I am always on the look out for interesting and unique jewelry, which I know I will be able to find at our show. I will be picking up stationery and great stocking stuffers from boygirlparty. I love her cute to-do list notepads.
Thanks so much for the time you’ve donated in support of art, music and our library here in San Diego, Dain! Visit Dainty*Made online at http://daintymade.virb.com, and RSVP for Handmade Holiday online here: https://www.facebook.com/events/362404483915032/