August 13, 2014
In the last few months, I have gotten bitten by the creativity bug. It started with loom bands about 6 months ago and then branched into bottle caps, yarn, and beads. I’ve become a hobbyist hungry for jewelry making. Occasionally you will see posts about the latest creations. I am hoping to turn “Mags & Gilly” Boutique into a cottage industry to benefit my girls living with autism. I hope to include them in the artwork, packaging, and marketing of handcrafted items.
I opened an etsy store, but saw little action. I may give it another go, but for now I am concentrating on my local community. One of my favorite local businesses has put some of the items by the register in the store. Grow With Me is a resale shop in Ann Arbor. They give back to the community and to local autism organizations such as the Judson Center and the ACC at EMU. Be sure to visit Grow With Me located in Westgate Shopping Center. Not only will you be supporting a local business, you will also help to support autism organizations.
Here are a few samples and hopefully more is to come!
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” ~Jeremiah 29:11.