Caroline is an actor and teaching artist who is based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She is currently the Director of Education with Summit Players Theatre, a Teaching Artist with First Stage, and an Inside Sales Rep with MainStage Theatrical Supply. When the COVID pandemic hit, Caroline was in her senior year at Marquette University, preparing for the intense one-woman show that would have been her senior capstone. When that production was cancelled and her senior year came to an unexpected end, she focused all her attention to teaching Shakespeare. She created a summer of digital programming for Summit and managed to teach safe and distanced in-person classes with First Stage. But the summer eventually came to a close and theatre opportunities quickly dried up. That is when Caroline revisited her love of sewing and discovered a new talent in cross-stitch. And from there, Your Millennial Granny was born!
Your Millennial Granny officially began in August 2020 when our owner, Caroline Norton, decided she wanted to use her cross-stitch and sewing abilities to make fun, irreverent pillows to add a bit of joy to a world saddened by a global pandemic. When discussing this with her friend Erin, they got the idea to collaborate and also sell the boxes full of button crafts that were collecting dust in Erin's basement. The result was a store full of quirky new takes on old standards your grandma enjoyed creating. We take the beautiful styles of cross-stitch and button art and modernize them in a way that both excites a new audience and pays homage to the original art forms. https://www.etsy.com/shop/YourMillennialGranny https://www.instagram.com/millennialgrannystore/