About

Steph Ouellette and Alison McKinnon are gracefully fumbling towards a slow and thoughtful life.

Slowly Made is a journal where Steph and Alison share their imperfect attempts to live more simply.  Journey with them as they live, dwell, celebrate and create seasonally.

Made Collective is a curated online shop of Canadian handcrafted essential goods that are made using simple methods and natural materials.

Steph loves thought provoking design, cooking for people with allergies or food aversions and doing life with her husband and busy little boys.  She is a photographer and Made Collective’s creative visionary.

Alison loves words, mid-century things, the guy she married and her two daughters.  She is a writer and Made Collective’s designer/maker.

Sarnia, Ontario is home.

living a #slowlymade life