Hope Smitherman: From Child Crafter to Craft Seller

Hope Smitherman has always been excited by craft projects. She has memories of craft camps and supplies during her childhood years. Hope considers herself a jill-of-all-trades when it comes to creativity. She shares her craft journey, years as a blogger, how she […]

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Marketplace for Makers, Artists, and Artisans Come to Chicago’s Beverly Neighborhood

Like most entrepreneurs, Allison Papara’s frustration with the maker’s space turned into an opportunity to fill a void in the market. The lack of options for quality, unique, handmade goods piqued her curiosity about the handmade market.  Allison was a music lover […]

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