My name is Debbie. I am the oldest of five, growing up in a small town in Illinois. My greatest accomplishment in life is being a mother. I have two grown children that I am beyond proud of and two grandchildren that have my heart and I lovingly refer to as “My Munchkins”.
My love for creating started at a very early age. My Grandmother and Mother showed me how to sew and crochet when I was 8 years old, and I never looked back. I love sewing, quilting, and creating with just about every medium. I may have a sewing machine and glue gun in my craft room, but I also have a workshop with assorted power tools in the basement.
As a young adult I found a passion for making wreaths. That eventually led to my first business. I partnered with a friend, and we opened a local craft shop that we ran for 5 years. We decided then that all items were to be handmade by ourselves or local artisans. Fast forward through life, raising children, moving, changing jobs, and venturing into the business of owning a bakery for 14 years. Life has been amazing, hard, happy, and stressful. Sometimes all at the same time. But as it always turns out, we eventually come back to our roots. My passion is the same as it was years ago…
So, I enthusiastically went back to wreath making, sewing and added a new passion of designing gnomes. I have been a gnome maker for 5 years now and I never have enough time to bring all my ideas to life….but I try! They bring me joy as they are being created because each one takes on their own personality. Nothing brightens my day more than to get a note from a customer telling me that my creations put a smile on their face. Making someone smile makes my heart happy. It is why I love to create!
I began an Etsy shop and was blessed with some success. I quickly decided I again wanted to work with and support some of my fellow Creators and Small Business owners. I started my website and online shop and only stock items that are handmade with loving care and attention to detail. When you support small business and buy handmade you are not only helping a creator support a family, but you are also supporting a dream.
Do you love to surround yourself with beautiful things?
Do you love handmade vs mass produced, chain store products?
My online Shop is filled with a variety of handmade items, from Home Décor to Personal Care and many things in between. I would love for you to take a minute and give it a peak. You never know….you may find something that you just can’t live without.
You can’t buy love, but you can buy Handmade,
and that’s almost the same thing!