The Handmade Design House. Here we like to create everyday with a playful outlook on life. We aren't afraid to try something new OR get our hands dirty! And we sure as heck won't back down from a crafty challenge. Our motto is "make something or make something happen."

Composed of many handcrafted elements, Christopher Blake was created by Christopher Blake LeapHart (ME!). All of our products are handcrafted and independently designed. This means that someone's hands made every element of our items and when you support our shop you are helping someone put food on their table or clothes on their back. The products in the shop are entirely made by Blake at the moment, but we are currently working on a few collaborations with other local artists.

Here's a little more about me-

 Photo by Will Crooks for atHome Magazine Fall 2017

Photo by Will Crooks for atHome Magazine Fall 2017

Hey! Since we are friends now, you can call me Blake. I'm a driven artist who believes "DIY" is an adjective, verb, and noun. I will DIY anything. Literally. Anything. I usually have dried paint or runaway glitter somewhere on my person. My goals in life are to never stop creating and inspire others to do the same!

I was born and raised in South Carolina- specifically, Aiken. I have to admit I love a nice glass of sweet iced tea and the smell of honeysuckles. Throw in a warm breakfast amidst a cool breeze coming from an open window and I'm a kid again at Nanny's house. My passion to create definitely stems from my family. Someone is always singing, cooking, building, or making something with their hands. They also instilled in me the courage to do something different- something you believe in.

Today I am engaged to my high school sweetheart, Claiborne. She's a nursing student so we both heal and nurture through the work we do. We strike the perfect balance between realist (Claiborne) and dreamer (me). Oh! We also rescued a furry little potato named Chloe! She's a jack russell-mix and we just taught her how to lay down on command!

I'm an open book, so if you have any questions just send me a message and I'd love for us to strike up a conversation!