Meet Kerin Lindahl, Founder of Pipsqueaks - Artist and Designer from Rockport, Maine

I grew up in a wildly creative, hands-on, DIY family. My grandmother was a watercolor artist, my dad builds furniture, and my mom and her mother made all their own clothes. 

My name is Kerin Lindahl and I live in Midcoast, Maine with my husband, son, daughter, and two dogs. I am an artist, designer, and craft person. Crafting has always been a central part of my life. Growing up, I spent my childhood outside riding horses, hiking and exploring the natural environment. I grew up in a wildly creative, hands-on, DIY family. 

My grandmother was a watercolor artist, my dad builds furniture, and my mom and her mother made all their own clothes. All of my grandparents went through wartime and the great depression and knew the value in making do. They didn’t waste anything so when I looked at the problem of having too many plastic baggies in our lunchboxes and landfills, I drew upon my roots to develop a better way in line with my background and my hopes for a better tomorrow.

I began making bags for my children's lunchboxes in the fall of 2011. I started giving them as gifts for the holidays that year, and it quickly turned into a business where I sell them on Etsy and at craft shows. Pipsqueaks now offers a wide range of reusable "paper" towels, reusable sandwich bags, craft bags, sandwich wraps, knitting cases, and more. I solve problems of daily family life through my products and believe in making life easier for families and that every little change helps the world around us. Through my business and products, I seek to make the world a better place using innovative design, creative styling, and quality handiwork.