In time my designs were perfected

April 19, 2019

In time my designs were perfected

It was the 1970s. I consider them years to be the dark ages for underprivileged children because many adults treated me badly.

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How many smiles does it take to change a light bulb?

April 9, 2019

How many smiles does it take to change a light bulb?

None—but it sure feels good doing it with a smile! And feeling good is what Smiles All Around! Is about.

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This is how I started making skirts...

April 1, 2019

This is how I started making skirts...

I was 14 years old that my mother told me to learn stitching. I went for stitching classes daily in my Vacation.

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I started very young making Christmas tags and My Mom would sell them where she worked

March 16, 2019

I started very young making Christmas tags and My Mom would sell them where she worked

I started very young making Christmas tags and My Mom would sell them where she worked. I loved the feeling it gave me to create something others enjoyed and that started it all!

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Color Me Chic Boutique

March 2, 2019

Color Me Chic Boutique

Knowing that people wear and love my handbags, wallets, pouches, etc. is a thrill and adds so much joy to my life.

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I started painting when my youngest daughter went to college

February 24, 2019

I started painting when my youngest daughter went to college

I started painting when my youngest daughter went to college. My artist husband has been a huge inspiration to me and is my personal tutor! I love painting flowers but also still life and intimate landscapes. My work has sold as originals and cards.

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Canvas and More by Aly

February 20, 2019

Canvas and More by Aly

Canvas and More by Aly started a few short years ago in 2014. It all started when I was unable to play sports.

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Mystic Knotwork is the oldest and possibly still only knot shop open to the public

February 10, 2019

Mystic Knotwork is the oldest and possibly still only knot shop open to the public

My grandfather started this handmade business in 1957, and it's been a mainstay of Mystic, CT all the way through. The business grew out of my grandfather's passion for 'fancy knots' and continued as 'Beaudoin's Rope Locker' until 2008 when I changed the name to bring it online.

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She paints with breast milk

January 31, 2019

She paints with breast milk

I paint with breast milk (it’s weird, I know!) to help NICU babies get … breast milk!

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Dmytro from Nixie Dream

January 14, 2019

Dmytro from Nixie Dream

I'm Dmytro Skyba, an artisan from Kiev, Ukraine. I founded my Nixie Dream shop in 2014. Below is the my story, my idea and my phylosophy.

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