Hi! My name is Leslie.

Creator Leslie Friend is a girl who loves to make. A mother of three growing children, she is always looking for ways to feed their creative souls. She wants them to think big and to be innovative—qualities that they can carry into adulthood. Her love of chalkboard paint shows in various spots in her home, displaying her belief that chalk is one of the easiest ways for kids to create. One day, she thought it would be fun to bring that chalk play to the table; the chalkboard placemats were born! They were in such high demand with friends and family that she couldn’t make them fast enough. With the help of a friend, she found a US-based manufacturing company, keeping her creation close to home.

Chalk Lots have been sold retail at Crate & Barrel as well as featured in Real Simple Magazine, Table Magazine, Family Fun Magazine and the Pioneer Woman’s Blog.

Feel free to email me with questions and comments.

You can also knit, bake and share bits of Leslie at www.afriendtoknitwith.com