MEET THE MAKER
My name is Gallit Cavendish and I, along with my husband and two daughters Calliope and Poppy, live in the beautiful small town of Bowdoinham, Maine where we own and operate a small organic farm. I am a professional chef by trade and have always been very passionate about cooking beautiful food. One day 12 years ago, a farmer walked into the restaurant where I was the Chef looking to sell his beautiful vegetables. Not only did I love the produce but fell in love with the farmer as well. Shortly after I left my job, moved onto the farm, got married, and started a family. We have a lovely life here together.
6 years ago our son Elon was born and died just 8 short days later.
Deep in despair, I found myself at my sewing machine trying to find something positive, something beautiful. Loveline baskets came about over the years as a way for me to center in this grief and to find a new way in life. My husband and I tried for years to have another child. Due to many challenges beyond our control, we could not conceive without very expensive intervention.
Loveline baskets is a labor of love for me. It has allowed me to create beautiful items and to stay centered so that I can be a good mother, wife, daughter, sister, friend, and active community member. This process has allowed me to find and choose joy every day in addition to paying for the intervention that gave us our beautiful daughter, Poppy.
I believe that I have been able to turn the work of my sorrow and grief into something beautiful and meaningful.
Throughout my life, I have always been creative. As an adult, cooking professionally became my main creative outlet but I have enjoyed pottery, painting, baking, sewing garments, and many other art forms. My baskets are a combination of all of those expressions; creating large pots of dyes, working with color, and sewing new shapes for people to enjoy.
I love what I do!
Thank you for taking the time to read this and I hope that you enjoy looking at and using your Loveline basket.
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