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GiGi’s Studio Boutique is run by individuals with Down syndrome who use a process called sublimation to make a variety of products, ranging from mugs to dog treats, bracelets, and much more. Stop by their store to see smiling faces and pick up one-of-a-kind items! All proceeds from the store go to GiGi’s Playhouse in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Find more information online at their Facebook page, Gigi’s Studio Boutique.
Do you enjoy homemade soaps, lotions, bath bombs, or lip balms? How about all of those made from goat’s milk? Jamie Clemens makes these products with her kids’ help from the goats they raise. They also make custom barn quilts, fix antique items, and create wooden signs. Jamie’s items can be found on her public Facebook group, HarveyNRubys, or at local vendor or craft shows.
Brandon Knott throws his own pottery. With over 20 years of stoneware experience, he can create anything from vases to cups, each piece differing from the next due to his specialty colors and patterns. He puts a special glaze on bowls and cups so people can dine safely with them. Brandon’s work ranges from $5-$200, depending on the type and size of the piece. Learn more on his website, www.itsknottpottery.com.
Julie Dockery has been putting her talents together for over 40 years with crocheting — each piece handmade with love. She recently made a Dorothy & Toto doll from “The Wizard of Oz” movie. Using different types of crocheting, including color pooling and the Sweetheart Ripple, her talent is one way she’s able to relax. If you want her to create an item for you, message her on Facebook or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Woodworking takes talent; however, John McGrath makes it an everyday adventure. John handcrafts anything from signs to cabinets, dressers, and more — each one tailored specifically to the client’s desires. John’s work can be found at various craft or vendor fairs and on his Facebook group, Twinwillows Woodworking. You can also email John at email@example.com.
Arthritis, plantar fasciitis, and muscle aches affect everyone at some point. To help combat these pains, Alicia Bishop makes an all-natural, organic cream product using 100 percent pure and therapeutic essential oils. Her “secret” recipe involves a meltdown method. Then, she lets the cream cool and whips it with her mixer from home. Alicia has various sizes ranging from a sample size for $2 to an 8-oz. jar for $27. There’s also a roll-on, mess-free option. You can find her Facebook page at www.facebook.com/dropsofparadiseoilsforlife.