Cornhusk isn’t just for tamales and dolls anymore.  It makes great wreaths that are sturdy and unique. 

I started making dried flower wreaths 40 years ago.  I named my business Cindy’s Workshop.  My family helped me with growing flowers and sweet annie.  Then came the pip berry wreaths and baskets that I sold at The Olde Picket Fence in Hartville, OH.  I also enjoyed working there for many years.  My husband and a friend grew Christmas trees for several years so I had unlimited material for fresh Christmas wreaths.  I attempted mail order through Country Sampler magazine for a time.  I found that personal contact with customers was what I enjoyed the most. 

The entrepreneurial spirit must be in my genes.  My Dad, in 1946, started a business making advertising buttons from aluminum.  My son created a little side business with his 3D printers.  My grandkids have also been involved in a few ventures of their own.

Craft shows through the years have been a fun, learning experience.  I am thankful for the help and support that I received from family and friends.  I appreciate the support of my customers and all of their encouraging comments.

I feel very fortunate to be able to be part of Shaker Woods and look forward to an amazing festival.