Heather starts her day with several large cups of tea, while the rest of the house is still asleep. She loves it when she has a full day in her coach house studio (tucked behind a Victorian home) with nothing else on her calendar. In this incredibly soothing space filled with natural light, she creates her collection of goods, gifts, and holiday essentials. The art history graduate started her company in 1996, and can’t imagine being anything but a Maker. Her favorite part of the process? “I love making lots of any one thing, lining up the supplies and seeing the items come together,” she says. “It is how I work and why I like to make things."