Moms show off home-based businesses at Shipyard Park

By Tanner Harding | Jul 09, 2017
Photo by: Tanner Harding Lynne Pelland and daughter Bailey sell hand-made bows.

Mattapoisett — Necessity is the mother of invention – or so it goes for Lynne Pelland.

At Sunday's Shopping at Shipyard event, Pelland was selling hand-made bows.

“I have a daughter, and I couldn’t find bows to go with all her outfits,” she said. “So I went on YouTube and learned how to make them myself.”

“YouTube solves everything,” her daughter Bailey chimed in.

Shopping at Shipyard, an event for local stay-at-home moms to show off their businesses, took place under the Harbor Days tent at Shipyard Park.

Kendra Chase had a table selling pottery pieces that she creates herself. An employee of Grainger Pottery in Marion, Chase noticed that there were a lot of scraps going to waste.

She got the permission of owner Geoffrey Grainger to take those scraps and make her own creations. At Shipyard Park, she sold painted vases and imprinted necklaces.

“The vases are good for broken buds,” she said, explaining that for bigger vases you would have to cut healthy flowers off for longer stems.

Chase’s art can be found at

Sylvia Fales also sold something decorative – but for tables not hair. At her display, she showed off framed shell art that she makes herself.

“I live in Florida in the winter, so I needed something to do,” she said.

Originally, she hand-picked all the shells she used, but the right shells were harder to find in Massachusetts.

Fales said there isn’t necessarily a method to her art, she just lays out all her supplies and jumps in.

“I know what I would like them to look like,” she said. “No two are the same, they’re all different.”

Shopping at Shipyard was Fales’ first time selling her creations, and said any that she didn’t sell she would give away as gifts.

“I’ve enjoyed making them,” she said.

Also present at the event were sales representatives for ThirtyOne, Pampered Chef and Lularoe.

Kendra Chase creates and sells pottery. (Photo by: Tanner Harding)
Kendra Chase created these vases. (Photo by: Tanner Harding)
Amanda Alcaidinho is a representative selling Perfectly Posh, all-natural beauty products. (Photo by: Tanner Harding)
Seashell artwork by Sylvia Fales. (Photo by: Tanner Harding)
(Photo by: Tanner Harding)
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