About Me:

House of Moss: Handmade Woodland Decor for the Natural Home

I’m Alison Comfort Bay, the maker behind House of Moss. My aesthetic is very much shaped by the beautiful Pacific Northwest surroundings here in the Portland (Oregon) area: Our damp climate creates a gorgeous forest environment, full of moss, trees, and mushrooms. I was exposed to Waldorf education during the year I spent as a nanny, and the Waldorf sensibilities of natural materials and simplicity have stayed with me in my work. Add to that my lifelong love of tiny things, and you get House of Moss: a miniature world of woodland-themed felted wool.

I'm very interested in creating a beautiful handmade life. Starting my own business as part of the handmade movement embodies my values as a member of a world awakening to ideas of a new way of living. I think that people are beginning to be more interested in transforming our economic culture, rather than seceding from it. For me, it's a step towards independence from working for "The Man" and it allows me to create a life based on local, sustainable, human-scale activities.

About House of Moss:

House of Moss is a place for natural felted wool home decor, gifts, and children's items: wool acorns, felted amanita mushrooms, embroidered star moss, wool pebbles, tiny felt terrariums, animal sculptures, wool nests, and other natural curiosities.

Wool is completely eco-friendly and biodegradable; I buy mostly from local shops and farms. I recycle/upcycle as much as I can, from bottlecaps and lids to hold my wool mushroom gardens. I use reusable kraft boxes for packing fragile items, and padded mailers made with post-consumer recycled paper, and I use fragrance-free biodegradable detergent for my wet-felting. So you can be sure that, in our quest for lovely artful homes, we are not causing our earth to suffer for it.

I’m very open to custom orders, and I respond as quickly as I can to messages.

I also offer wholesale/large-order sets at discounted prices. Feel free to inquire through my "Contact" tab for details.

• To the beauty, humility, and tenacity of moss & felt •